The Office of General Counsel provides legal counsel to ACHP members and staff, reviews and manages Freedom of Information Act requests, and oversees the agency ethics program.

This office’s core responsibilities include:

  • advising the ACHP on all aspects of the National Historic Preservation Act, and in particular, the Section 106 review process
  • assisting with Section 106 agreement drafting, negotiation, and implementation
  • advising on consultation requirements, and determining how best to coordinate Section 106 review with other environmental and federal property management laws and regulations
  • providing legal support to the agency regarding legislative analyses, policy development, and litigation involving historic preservation matter