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Risk-Informed Decision Making (RIDM) Interim Policy Guidance

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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 2016

This document introduces the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Risk-Informed Decision Making (RIDM) Guidelines (Risk Guidelines) that will be used to identify, analyze, assess, and manage the risks associated with FERC-regulated dams. Chapter 1 provides a brief overview and framework for the dam safety risk process. Chapter 2 provides a discussion of risk analysis and the process and procedures for conducting a risk analysis for FERC-regulated dams. Chapter 3 provides an overview of the concepts of tolerable risk and as-low-as-reasonably-practicable, how risks are to be assessed, and dam safety decision making. Chapter 4 provides a discussion on risk management, including prioritization and urgency of dam safety actions and risk communication.

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2016 (current)

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Revision ID: 6591
Revision Date: 02/21/2023