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Bob Ferguson

AGLO 1978 NO. 5 > Feb 28 1978

If the state of Washington were to assume responsibility, by law, for inspecting and approving the operation of nonfederal dams, it would then follow that the State could, in a given case, be held liable ". . . for the failure of the dam which had been inspected and approved."