The Department of the Army (Army) notified the ACHP that it had established a Strategic Agenda to improve the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) compliance process (NHPA Strategy) for Army historic properties in a letter from the Assistant Secretary of Army Installations, Energy and Environment dated July 26, 2019. Among the initiatives set forth in the NHPA Strategy was pursuing programmatic Army-wide NHPA compliance solutions with the ACHP for Army historic properties. In particular, the Army Federal Preservation Officer (FPO) was directed to achieve programmatic NHPA solutions for historic housing.

To achieve these solutions, the Army may utilize alternative procedures to comply with the requirements of the NHPA. Section 106 of the NHPA requires federal agencies to take into account the effects of their undertakings on historic properties and provide the ACHP a reasonable opportunity to comment with regard to such undertakings. The ACHP is the federal agency tasked with review of other federal agencies’ compliance with the NHPA and the implementing regulations.

Program Alternatives

The Army has a number of program alternatives in place to meet its NHPA Section 106 requirements and to help achieve these goals. These program alternatives include: 

Army Alternate Procedures

Army Capehart Wherry Housing Program Comment

Army Inter-War Housing Program Comment

​​​Army Vietnam War Era Housing Program Comment

Army Pre-1919 Housing Program Comment 


Additional Information

Program Alternatives

Program Comments

Program Comment Questions and Answers

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