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The following digital library section contains great introductory information and general resources for the Section 106 Process.
  1. Publication
    By law, members of the public have a voice when federal actions will affect properties that qualify for the National Register of Historic Places, the nation's official list of historic properties. Protecting Historic Properties: A Citizen's Guide to Section 106 Review is designed to help citizens make their voices heard. The guide covers information including the following:
  2. Publication
    Las reglamentaciones dictadas por el ACHP describen el proceso de revisión según la Sección 106 y especifican las acciones que las agencias federales deben tomar para cumplir con sus obligaciones legales.
  3. Guidance Document
  4. Publication
    Advisory Council on Historic Preservation The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) is an independent federal agency with the primary mission to encourage historic preservation in the government and across the nation.
  5. Guidance Document
    RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVING TRIBAL-FEDERAL CONSULTATION

Section 106

Section 106 Review must take place in conjunction with National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) Reviews. There are other environmental considerations throughout the review process.
  1. Public Resources
      Download a pdf copy of this handout.
  2. Publication
    By law, members of the public have a voice when federal actions will affect properties that qualify for the National Register of Historic Places, the nation's official list of historic properties. Protecting Historic Properties: A Citizen's Guide to Section 106 Review is designed to help citizens make their voices heard. The guide covers information including the following:
  3. Publication
    Las reglamentaciones dictadas por el ACHP describen el proceso de revisión según la Sección 106 y especifican las acciones que las agencias federales deben tomar para cumplir con sus obligaciones legales.
  4. Regulation
    Section 106 Regulations Text "Protection of Historic Properties" (36 CFR Part 800) Incorporates amendments effective Aug. 5, 2004.
  5. Guidance Document
    Section 800.4(b)(1) of the Section 106 regulations states that federal agency officials shall make a “reasonable and good faith effort” to identify historic properties.This guidance was developed to assist federal agencies and consulting parties in determining what constitutes a reasonable and good faith identification effort. 

Indian Tribes & Native Hawaiians

Section 106 Review must take place in conjunction with National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) Reviews. There are other environmental considerations throughout the review process.
  1. Guidance Document
  2. Guidance Document
    There can be some confusion about agreements among Section 106 participants. The ACHP offers this guidance to clarify the different types of agreements mentioned in the ACHP’s regulations at 36 CFR Part 800 and when it is appropriate to use them.
  3. Publication
    The Office of Native American Affairs (ONAA) works with federal agencies, Indian tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations to address critical consultation issues.
  4. Guidance Document
      The Relationship Between Executive Order 13007 Regarding Indian Sacred Sites and Section 106 Introduction
  5. Guidance Document
    The consideration of Native American traditional cultural landscapes in Section 106 reviews has challenged federal agencies, Indian tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations for some time. There has been confusion regarding what makes a place a traditional cultural landscape, whether they can be considered historic properties, and whether the size of such places influences their consideration under the National Historic Preservation Act.

Energy and Transmission

Archaeology

Section 106 Review must take place in conjunction with National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) Reviews. There are other environmental considerations throughout the review process.
  1. Public Resources
    In accordance with Secs. 800.5 and 800.6 of its revised regulations (36 CFR part 800, "Protection of Historic Properties," published [May 18, 1999]) implementing Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation is publishing a recommended approach for consultation by Federal agencies, State Historic Preservation Officers, Tribal Historic Preservation Officers, and others on the effects of Federal, federally assisted, and federally licensed or -permitted undertakings on archeological sites. ACHP has determined that issuance of this guidance is consistent with ACHP's revised regulations. The full text of the guidance is reproduced under the Supplementary Information section of this notice.