The Links on this Page provide copies of documents that are to be used as editable templates that when completed in conformance with the guidelines presented will compose final Phase I Formal Dam Safety Inspections in compliant format.

If you have questions about Phase I Formal Dam Safety Inspection Report requirements please contact Tom Famulari at the Office of Dam Safety at 617-626-1367.

Dam Safety Inspection Template link. Guidelines are included within the template for both conducting field inspections and preparing reports.

Phase 1 Formal Dam Safety Inspection Report Template and Instructions doc format of    Phase 1 Dam Safety Inspection Guidelines

Inspection Checklist link. This checklist may be used in the field as a data collection guide to record inspection data and findings. The completed checklist is to be comprised of the data collected in the field transferred carefully into the excel spreadsheet at this link.  Each page of the checklist is to be inserted into the Phase I Dam Safety Inspection report in Appendix B. Sections of the checklist that are not applicable to the type of dam being inspection are to be noted as Not Applicable to this Structure.   Please note the checklist spreadsheet at this link has been revised to include the Dam Evaluation Summary Detail Sheet which is automatically populated with data as data is input into the various pages (worksheets) of the Inspection Checklist spreadsheet.

Inspection Checklist xls format of    Inspection Checklist  (please note a correction to impoundment surface area units was made 10 15 2012, surface area is to be reported in acres)

Sample Phase I Formal Dam Inspection Report link.  This document is provided for information to demonstrate the required level of detail and format for presenting inspection findings to both the dam owner and the Office of Dam Safety that are compliant with Dam Safety Regulations.

Sample Phase I Formal Dam Safety Inspection Report pdf format of    Safety Inspection Report  file size 7MB

Office of Dam Safety
How to contact us:

Write to the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Office of Dam Safety, 180 Beaman Street, West Boylston, MA 01583
Phone (voice) 508-792-7716, EXT. 600
Email dam.safety@state.ma.us