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Working with Section 106
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Section 106 Guidance, Advice, and Assistance for Users
Publications, guidance, opinions, and information to assist Section 106 users in applying the regulations.
Electronic 106 System Now Available
The ACHP is pleased to announce the availability of its voluntary Electronic Section 106 Documentation Submittal System (e106) for use by any federal agency (or officially delegated non-federal entity) when notifying the ACHP of a finding of adverse effect, inviting the ACHP to be a consulting party to resolve adverse effects, or proposing to develop a Programmatic Agreement for complex or multiple undertakings.
The e106 system is designed to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and transparency of the Section 106 review process by providing federal agencies with an electronic submittal system that serves to expedite a critical step in Section 106 review and encourage complete and accurate submissions that can be shared with others. Read the announcement regarding the availability of this system.
Download the Instructions for the Form
Download the Form in Microsoft Word
Download the form in Microsoft Word Compatibility Format
New Applicant Guidance for Unified Federal Review for Disaster Recovery
The ACHP, in coordination with the inter-agency Steering Group comprised of the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the Council on Environmental Quality, is pleased to announce the release of the Unified Federal Environmental and Historic Preservation Review Guide for Federal Disaster Recovery Assistance Applicants (Applicant Guide). The issuance of this Applicant Guide is an important step in the implementation of the Unified Federal Review (UFR) Process, established in July 2014 through an interagency Memorandum of Understanding. To learn more about the UFR Process and to access the Applicant Guide, please visit the Unified Federal Review webpagehttps://www.fema.gov/unified-federal-environmental-and-historic-preservation-review-presidentially-declared-disaster
State-by-State List of ACHP Signed Agreement Documents
In hundreds of cases throughout the country, the ACHP participates in consultation on the development of Section 106 agreement documents that evidence federal agency commitments to resolving adverse effects on historic properties that might result from their actions. Read the individual agreement documents here.
Guidance on Agreement Documents
The ACHP is pleased to announce the availability of its "Guidance on Agreement Documents" (GAD). GAD is designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Section 106 in crafting and implementing such agreements. It also includes advice on monitoring and closing out agreement documents. It is augmented by two checklists, sample agreement documents, and an extensive series of example stipulations on issues.
Section 106 Applicant Toolkit
This Toolkit provides helpful tips and advice for applicants navigating the Section 106 process to make better informed decisions to improve outcomes in the review process and avoid unnecessary delays.
Handbook on Coordinating NEPA and Section 106
The White House Council on Environmental Quality and the ACHP released a handbook designed to help coordinate required review processes under the National Historic Preservation Act and the National Environmental Policy Act. This handbook provides practical advice to practitioners and stakeholders to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of federal agencies’ environmental review.
Identifying ACHP Contacts for Section 106
The Office of Federal Agency Programs (OFAP) represents the ACHP in Section 106 cases. Use the OFAP Agency Organizational Chart to identify the appropriate OFAP contact for assistance with a Section 106 issue related to a specific federal agency. If you have an issue with an agency not listed on this chart, please contact Odette Williams, administrative assistant, at 202-517-0228 or email@example.com.
OFAP is organized into two sections to address program and policy development in key areas. Use the OFAP Policy Organizational Chart to identify the appropriate section and point of contact in OFAP to address issues relating to these policy areas.
Protecting Historic Properties: A Citizen's Guide to Section 106 (2015 edition)
106 Regulations (in PDF)
Text of ACHP's regulations, "Protection
of Historic Properties" (36 CFR Part 800) (incorporates amendments effective
Aug. 5, 2004)
Section 106 case highlights
Section 106 Archaeology Guidance
Section 213 Report
Energy, Transmission and Historic Preservation
This web page serves as a central link to a range of resources regarding ACHP involvement and activities related to energy development and transmission project in the Section 106 process. This includes guidance, task force involvement, and other relevant and important information to assist federal agencies, tribes, other stakeholders, and the public.
Review of Section 106 Regs Under E.O. 13563
Consistent with the requirements of Executive Order 13563, "Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review," the ACHP has completed a review of the regulations implementing Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. The ACHP adopted a plan for completing this and future reviews on August 11, 2011. Read the plan.
Read the summary of public comments and actions.
March 2014 Update
Program Alternatives – 36 CFR § 800.14
Nominate Your Federal Activity for the ACHP Chairman's Award for Federal Achievement in Historic Preservation
ACHP Native American Program: Guidance
for Federal Agencies
Information for Federal agencies working with
Native Americans in the Section 106 process
Archeology Task Force
Guidance for archeology conducted
under Section 106
106 Training and Education
Information on ACHP training activities
Federal Historic Preservation
Case Law, 1966-2000
Handbook of Federal historic preservation
September 9, 2015
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