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Home arrowNews arrowFebruary 28, 2014

Submit Comments for the ACHP's Report to Congress on Historic Post Offices

The public is invited to submit comments to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) in order to inform its report to Congress on the United State Postal Service's disposal of historic facilities. Congress tasked the ACHP in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 to develop this report on appropriate steps to ensure that the United States Postal Service (USPS) complies with the provisions of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act regarding its planned disposals. The ACHP must submit the report to Congress by April 17. A panel of the ACHP's members will oversee the development of this report with assistance from staff and submit it on behalf of the members.

An increasing number of disposals of historic facilities from the USPS's real property inventory have generated public and congressional interest in these undertakings. The public has expressed concerns to Congress, the ACHP, State Historic Preservation Offices, and the USPS regarding the effects of the disposal of historic facilities on local communities, historic properties, and historic districts. Further, the Congress has previously considered legislative action to address concerns regarding the decision making process for the disposal of these facilities. The ACHP has been advising the USPS and consulting parties on questions regarding the conduct of the Section 106 process for proposed disposal undertakings for several years.

The ACHP now welcomes comments from interested organizations and the public regarding the USPS's disposal of historic facilities for consideration as the ACHP prepares its report. Please provide any comments by April 1, 2014, by email to uspsreport@achp.gov or by fax: 202-606-5072. Comments can also be sent to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 803, Washington, DC 20004, ATTN: USPS Report.

 

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