Emergency Action Planning



About EAPs

About EAPs

EAP Examples

The New North Carolina EAP Form

EAP Examples

MS Word download The Dam Safety Program page on The Division of Land Resources website provides information on a number of topics, including:

  • New EAP Template for Dams of Any Size
  • NC SIMS Methodology (New! 14 December 2010)
  • Workshop for Dam Owners and Emergency Managers (14 December 2010)

PDF Document Sample Comprehensive EAP

PDF Document Sample Simpler EAP

The North Carolina Dam Safety Program has created a new Emergency Action Plan template (form) for use on dams of any size in the state. For more information on the form and its use, contact the Dam Safety Program. The Program also has created guidelines for creating Simplified Inundation Maps (SIMS) for use with the EAPs.

Some of the kinds of information needed for the North Carolina EAP form can be seen in examples developed by the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) and USDA.

A Comprehensive EAP

The Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) has made available a sample of a comprehensive EAP that was prepared for a dam in Oklahoma. The contents and level of detail in the sample are similar to what should be found in a North Carolina EAP for a HHP dam.


USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service provided an EAP for a dam built under its cost-sharing programs. It is a High-Hazard Potential dam. Because the dam was originally built as part of a USDA conservation cost-sharing program, an EAP was required by USDA. The EAP includes four inundation maps, each showing a segment of the area that would be reached by the wave front if the dam failed. One of these maps is in the Inundation Map Samples section of this website.

In reproducing this EAP with permission of USDA, the name and identifying information about the dam were deleted, as were names, addresses, and phone numbers of persons listed in the notification lists, and signatures of those who received copies of the EAP.