The ACHP is pleased to note that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has completed revisions of all state Protocols, which define the relationship between a state's BLM staff and an individual State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO). BLM's revised National Programmatic Agreement (nPA), which was executed with the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers and the ACHP in 2012 and amended in 2014, called for the BLM-SHPO Protocols to be updated by February 9, 2015 to reflect the changes in the nPA. Since October 2014, revisions to Protocols have been completed in Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, and Oregon. Recently, BLM-Utah executed a State Protocol. These Protocols spell out how BLM offices will work with the SHPO: cooperating on preservation planning and public outreach efforts, sharing information, meeting reporting requirements, and consulting on Section 106 undertakings. The Protocols do not alter BLM's responsibilities to consult with Indian tribes or other consulting parties under Section 106.
State-by-State Executed Protocols: