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Archive of Prominent Section 106 Cases:
June 2000

Introduction

Criteria for
Involvement

Arizona-Nevada:
Hoover Dam Bypass

California:
U.S. Courthouse
(San Diego)

California:
Geothermal Developments
(Modoc & Klamath National Forests)

District of Columbia:
General Post Office

Kansas:
South Lawrence Trafficway

Louisiana:
Industrial Canal Lock
(New Orleans)

Minnesota-Wisconsin:
Stillwater Lift Bridge

Mississippi:
U.S. Courthouse
(Gulfport)

New York:
Hudson River Park
(New York City)

South Dakota:
Francis Case Reservoir

South Dakota:
Federal Lands along Missouri River

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Application of the Council's
Criteria for Involvement

Under the Councilís regulations, the Council may enter the Section 106 process when it determines that its involvement is necessary to ensure that the purposes of Section 106 and the National Historic Preservation Act are met. Its decision to do so must be guided by specific criteria that are set forth in Appendix A of the regulations. The Council is likely to enter the Section 106 process when an undertaking:
  • has substantial impacts on important historic properties
    (Criterion 1);
  • presents important questions of policy or interpretation
    (Criterion 2);
  • has the potential for presenting procedural problems
    (Criterion 3); and/or
  • presents issues of concern to Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations (Criterion 4).

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