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Agreement Addresses Management of Navy Region Hawaii Historic Sites
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) recently signed an agreement with the U.S. Navy and others to streamline Navy operations and maintenance activities in the Navy Region Hawaii, which includes important historic properties in the Pearl Harbor National Historic Landmark District.
The June 26, 2002, agreement, which was also signed by the Hawaii State Historic Preservation Officer, the Historic Hawaii Foundation, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, allows the Navy to conduct in-house reviews for many routine undertakings in the Navy Region Hawaii. An Integrated Cultural Resources Management Plan will guide the management of historic properties and facilitate the design and construction of new facilities.
Many of the historic properties covered by the agreement are associated with the December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor and the war in the Pacific, and some of the historic sites have traditional and religious significance to Native Hawaiian organizations. Through the agreement, the Navy will work with a variety of individuals and organizations to balance the protection of historic sites in the Navy Region Hawaii with national defense mission requirements. The agreement is expected to serve as a model for other Navy installations.
ACHP worked with the Navy and other historic preservation partners signing the agreement to identify and address preservation concerns at the Navy installations. An independent, Federal agency, ACHP also played a central role in coordinating discussions and resolving differences among the parties.
ACHP membership includes four historic preservation experts, four citizen members, a Native Hawaiian, a governor, a mayor, and four Federal agency heads, all appointed by the President. The Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture, the Architect of the Capitol, the president of the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers, and the chairman of the National Trust for Historic Preservation round out the membership.
ACHP is headquartered in Washington, DC, with an office in Denver, Colorado.
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Posted July 8, 2002