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FHWA Statewide Programmatic Agreements

Under PAs, routine actions, such as repaving, may be exempted from Section 106 review.

The use of statewide Section 106 Programmatic Agreements (PAs) can save a state transportation agency (STA) significant time and money in completing the review of routine and non-controversial FHWA projects. As part of FHWA’s Every Day Counts initiative, many FHWA state offices (Divisions) and state transportation agencies are actively working with their State Historic Preservation Officers (SHPOs) and the ACHP to develop PAs or update existing ones. 

We have updated our checklist for developing a FHWA statewide PA and have posted several example PAs to educate others on how FHWA Divisions have expedited Section 106 review without compromising the protection of important historic properties. The checklist is a good starting point, as it includes useful advice on the drafting of a statewide PA, the necessary components, and what the ACHP looks for in our review.  A list of the FHWA Statewide PAs currently in effect is also provided through the link below.

Guidance on Statewide PAs
ACHP Checklist for Statewide PAs
List of FHWA Statewide PAs currently in effect
FHWA Sample Statewide Programmatic Agreements

Recently Executed Statewide PAs:

California - Caltrans Statewide PA Amended

Delaware - PA streamlining review of  minor projects

Georgia - PA for Emergency Relief Projects

Illinois - PA for the Treatment of Euro-American Archaeological Sites in Illinois

Kentucky - PA for Routine Roadway and Bridge Projects in Kentucky

Maryland - PA for Historic Highway Bridges

Missouri- Statewide PA for Phased Identification of Archaeological Properties

Montana - PA for the Treatment of Abandoned Railroad Grades

Utah - Amended PA for Federal-Aid Projects

Updated August 19, 2014

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