The mission of the RMC is to advise and support USACE’s Civil Works program. The roles and responsibilities of the Risk Management Center are listed in ER 10-1-55 as:
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The RMC supports HQ with technical and programmatic oversight for all non-routine dam and levee safety activities.
The RMC is responsible for supporting and informing HQUSACE's management of the portfolio of dams and levees in the Corps' inventory with the goal of reducing risks in the most efficient manner possible. The RMC leads efforts to evaluate structures where risks are potentially unacceptable and manage the portfolio from a national perspective.
The RMC is responsible for leading the development of risk-related tools and risk methodology for the USACE Dam and Levee Safety programs and supports risk approaches in other related areas as directed by HQUSACE. The RMC develops these tools and methods internally and with District, MSC, HEC, ERDC, and external support. The RMC leads and supports the development of methodology to support risk assessments in dam safety, levee safety, asset management, and other risk activities as requested by HQUSACE. The RMC also leads risk assessments and is the mandatory center for assessing life safety risks in accordance with the Dam Safety ER 1110-2-1156.
The RMC is responsible for managing data associated with non-routine dam and levee safety activities.
The RMC supports HQUSACE policy development and participates in strategic planning efforts as requested by HQUSACE. The RMC identifies gaps in existing policy and suggests improvements to existing policy.
In accordance with EC 1165-2-214 or the current Civil Works Review Policy, the RMC serves as the Review Management Organization (RMO) for non-routine Dam Safety products, vegetation variance, and non-routine Levee Safety related products when appropriate (i.e. those completed without a decision document).
The RMC is responsible for leading efforts to coordinate technical competency and technology development for risk-based scientific and engineering analyses of dams and levees.