Section 106 of the 1966 National Historic Preservation Act (as amended) aims to protect historic and cultural properties from unintentional federal action. A federal action can be through a permit, license, or funding. Historic and cultural properties include standing structures and archeological sites.
Requires federal agencies to consult with the State Historic Preservation Office to:
· Identify historic properties in the project area and determine their eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places.
· Consider the effect of their projects on historic properties.
· Seek ways to avoid or reduce adverse effects to historic properties.
Gives the Federal Advisory Council on Historic Preservation an opportunity to comment on the project and its effects on historic properties.
Seeks the public’s opinion if review finds adverse effects to historic properties.
Our office has specific guidelines for archeological sites. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions about these guidelines.
How do I submit a project for review?
Download this form if you have a simple project that involves one or two properties.
Is your project more complex? Please mail the following information to our office.
- Detailed description of proposed project
- Name of all funding, permitting, and/or licensing agencies for the project (state and federal)
- Clear project location map, including project site plan, if applicable
- Clear, current photos of all standing structures within the project area. It helps if you key the photographs to a site plan.
- Project address(es)
- Project plans and specifications, if applicable
Contact us with questions.