ACHP Section 106 News |
WELCOME FROM OFAP DIRECTOR REID NELSON
Welcome to the second edition of the ACHP’s Section 106 Newsletter. We appreciate the positive reception to the inaugural newsletter and the constructive feedback we received about its content. It seems we are accomplishing our goal of helping you participate more effectively in the Section 106 process by keeping you informed of recent Section 106 news, guidance, and training from the ACHP.
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SECTION 106 IN THE NEWS
Now you can learn about Section 106 anytime, anywhere! The ACHP’s Section 106 training program is pleased to announce the new E-Learning Portal is open. This site provides access to online Section 106 training courses that can be taken at your own pace. Read about training here.
The ACHP is encouraging federal agencies to consider providing direct assistance to SHPOs and THPOs to support their role in Section 106 reviews. Read more about this effort here.
WORKING WITH SECTION 106
1. GAD Facts:
The ACHP’s Guidance on Agreement Documents (GAD) is an online tool for developing clear, concise, and complete Section 106 agreements. It went live in November 2014. This occasional e-news item highlights a piece of advice from GAD that can help you navigate the drafting of Memoranda of Agreement (MOAs) and Programmatic Agreements (PAs). GAD is available online here.
Understanding the Reviewer’s Guide and Content Checklists
GAD contains two agreement document checklists, one for document content and one for those reviewing the document.
Read more about GAD and Section 106 Documentation Standards here.
OFAP Staff Updates
The Office of Federal Agency Programs is pleased to announce one new staff member and three others who have taken on new positions. Read more here.
NEW SECTION 106 SUCCESS STORIES PUBLISHED
The ACHP is developing a series of Section 106 Success Stories in honor of the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act. Quite a few have been published since our last e-newsletter. A couple of the most recent include the following:
• Permian Basin: Innovative Approach is Model for Cultural Resource Management–Chaves, Eddy, Lea Counties, New Mexico
• Saratoga Battlefield: Key Battlefield of the American Revolution Saved from Nuclear Threat –Stillwater, New York
• Dayton Veterans Affairs Grotto and Gardens: Creative Partnership Restores Healing Landscape for Veterans–Dayton, Ohio
See all of the Success Stories here. If you would like to submit your own success story, we’d love to hear from you!
CURRENT EVENTS AND TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
1. Upcoming meetings and conferences:
• ACHP Business Meeting, July 13-14, Washington, DC
• National Alliance of Preservation Commissions Forum, July 27-31, Mobile, AL
2. Upcoming ACHP training courses and webinars:
Section 106 Essentials training course:
• July 12-13, Denver, CO
• August 23-24, Washington, DC
• October 4-5, Washington, DC
• November 15-16, Houston, TX (NTHP Conference)
Advanced Section 106 Seminar:
• July 14, Denver, CO
• August 25, Washington, DC
Click for more information or to register for ACHP courses and webinars.
3. Other training resources:
• The National Park Service and the Department of the Interior offer numerous classroom and online training opportunities to private, state, not-for-profit, and federal government agencies. Check out their offerings here. For information about how to sign up for these courses, obtaining a user account or other questions, visit the External Learners page.
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