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Section 106 Webinar Series

Registration is now open for the ACHP’s Fall Section 106 Webinar Series. Enrollment is limited to 25 students to facilitate interaction with instructors. Please review the cost and cancellation information below before registering. Registration closes 48 hours prior to start time.

Defining the Area of Potential Effects
Beginner level
1 hour, same course offered each of dates below
Tuesday, 9/22/15 2:00 p.m. EDT
Wednesday, 9/30/15 11:00 a.m. EDT
The Area of Potential Effects (APE) is the foundation of a federal agency’s efforts to identify historic properties in a Section 106 review. Learn how APEs vary based on the nature of an undertaking, practice defining a preliminary APE in project scenarios, and explore best practices for documenting APEs with Program Analyst Katry Harris.

Section 110(k) and Section 106: Responding to Anticipatory Demolition Concerns]
Intermediate level
1 hour, same course offered each of dates below
Thursday, 10/22/15 2:00 p.m. EDT
Tuesday, 10/27/15 11:00 a.m. EDT
What happens when it appears a historic property may have been harmed by an applicant for federal assistance before a Section 106 review is complete? The first step is to understand when Section 110(k) of the National Historic Preservation Act applies and who must address this concern. Blythe Semmer, Training Specialist, will answer these two questions and share pointers on responding - as a federal agency, SHPO/THPO, or other stakeholder - to situations in which anticipatory demolition questions surface.

Meeting the Reasonable and Good Faith Identification Standard in Section 106 Review
Intermediate level
1 hour, same course offered each of dates below
Tuesday, 11/17/15 2:00 p.m. EST
Wednesday, 11/18/15 11:00 a.m. EST
Experienced Section 106 practitioners will benefit from this opportunity to explore the steps necessary to make a reasonable effort to identify historic properties for a specific undertaking and to carry out such identification efforts in good faith. Join Senior Program Analyst and Archaeologist Tom McCulloch and Assistant General Counsel Kelly Fanizzo to learn about this regulatory standard while practicing its application to case scenarios.

Cultural Landscapes: Identification and Effects Assessment NEW DATES ADDED!
Intermediate level
1 hour, same course offered each of dates below
Wednesday, 12/9/15 2:00 p.m. EST
Wednesday, 12/16/15 11:00 a.m. EST
Learn how to identify cultural landscapes and to assess how their character-defining qualities could be affected by federal projects undergoing Section 106 review. Participants will be introduced to a range of features - natural and man-made - that should be considered in the identification and evaluation of changes to cultural landscapes. This intermediate-level webinar led by Nancy Brown, ASLA, the ACHP's Liaison to the Bureau of Land Management, will explore examples of how federal agencies are balancing effects to cultural and historic landscapes with project needs.

All webinars are taught by ACHP staff instructors with practical experience in Section 106 review and in developing program improvements.
Registration is $50 per participant, per webinar. Pay online with a credit card by clicking on the course title above. Registration includes a printable certificate of completion.

Registration fees are non-refundable, but another person may take your place if we are notified in advance. Please contact us at least 24 hours before the webinar start time to arrange a substitution.
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Archaeological Sites and Section 106: A Discussion on Identification and Evaluation

Energy, Transmission, and Section 106
Guidance for Incorporating Historic Preservation in Local Rightsizing Efforts
Managing Confidential Information and Section 304 of NHPA
Preservation Compliance and Property Disposal  
Understanding 36 CFR 800.12: Disaster Response and Emergencies

An Overview of Program Alternatives
Innovative Approaches to Section 106 Mitigation


Last Updated: September 15, 2015

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