Location

UMass Amherst

Event Website

http://fishpassage.ecs.umass.edu/Conference2012/

Start Date

6-6-2012 1:50 PM

End Date

6-6-2012 2:10 PM

Description

Dam Removal is becoming a popular concept for river restoration but some states do not view dam removal as restoration or have permitting procedures in place for restoration activities. Added to the complexity that some states have multiple permits (sometimes conflicting), the regulatory process can be the most difficult aspect of a dam removal project. This presentation will outline the basic permitting process in a few states and their general problem areas, and discuss the stream-lined approach that Pennsylvania's Division of Dam Safety has used successfully over the last decade. The presentation will also make suggestions on how to get regulators involved in the dam removal process and some permitting ideas that may work in your state to make your dam removal project more successful.

Comments

Mr. Vince Humenay is the manager of Headwater Partners, LLC which is a ecological restoration and water resource firm based out of central Pennsylvania. The firm specializes in dam removal and river restoration, but also provides other water resource services such as streambank stablilization, wetland restoration, and lake and pond dredging. Mr. Humenay previously managed Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection's dam removal program for over eight years. Mr. Humenay has been involved in over 200 dam removal projects and his performance has played a critical role in developing Pennsylvania as the national leader in dam removal. Mr. Jumenay has a bachelors degree from Juniata College in Biology and a Master's Degree from Penn State in Environmental Pollution Control. Vince is also an avid angler and canoeist.

Share

COinS
 
Jun 6th, 1:50 PM Jun 6th, 2:10 PM

Session C5 - Regulatory Hurdles and Inconsistencies of Dam Removal

UMass Amherst

Dam Removal is becoming a popular concept for river restoration but some states do not view dam removal as restoration or have permitting procedures in place for restoration activities. Added to the complexity that some states have multiple permits (sometimes conflicting), the regulatory process can be the most difficult aspect of a dam removal project. This presentation will outline the basic permitting process in a few states and their general problem areas, and discuss the stream-lined approach that Pennsylvania's Division of Dam Safety has used successfully over the last decade. The presentation will also make suggestions on how to get regulators involved in the dam removal process and some permitting ideas that may work in your state to make your dam removal project more successful.

http://scholarworks.umass.edu/fishpassage_conference/2012/June6/23