The Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA's) official policy for management of cultural resources and compliance with Section 106 is established in VA Directive 7545: Cultural Resource Management, which is implemented in accordance with VA Handbook 7545: Cultural Resource Management Procedures. The handbook requires the designation of Cultural Resource Management Officers at the regional level and encourages Medical Center Directors to appoint cultural resource managers. Many VA facilities also develop and implement Historic Preservation Plans to assist in the management of their historic properties.
Office of Construction and Facilities Management (CFM) - Historic Preservation
This link connects to VA's Historic Preservation Office main page. The page provides detailed information about the program and VA's inventory of historic properties.
VA Cultural Resources Management Checklist
VA developed an interactive Cultural Resources Management Checklist to assist in maintaining compliance with the federal laws, rules, and regulations designed to protect cultural resources.
VA's Office of Tribal Government Relations (OTGR)
OTGR works to strengthen and build closer relations between VA, tribal governments, and other key federal, state, private and non-profit partners in an effort to effectively and respectfully serve veterans across Indian Country.
VA Tribal Consultation Policy
VA established this policy in order to enhance the relationship of cooperation, coordination, open communication, good will; to work in good faith to amicably and fairly resolve issues/differences; and to continue to pursue mutually agreeable objectives successfully.
VA Handbook 8603: Consultation and Communication with Federally-Recognized Indian Tribes
Establishes VA procedures for consulting and communicating with federally-recognized Indian Tribes.