Congressman John Moolenaar and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell have reintroduced bipartisan dam safety legislation they originally introduced last December.
Last May, the Edenvile and Sanford dams failed, causing flooding in communities in Midland and Saginaw counties and causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage. The legislation makes reforms and improvements to dam and hydropower safety operations and oversight in the United States.
The National Dam and Hydropower Safety Improvements Act of 2021 would enhance dam and hydropower safety operation requirements nationwide and aims to modernize existing infrastructure through the development of new best practices and improved communications between Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and states.
The National Dam and Hydropower Safety Improvements Act of 2021 would specifically do the following: