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The following digital library section contains great introductory information and general resources for the Section 106 Process.
  1. 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. 
  2. Publication
    By law, members of the public have a voice when federal actions may 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.
  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.
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  5. Regulation
    Section 106 Regulations Text "Protection of Historic Properties" (36 CFR Part 800) Incorporates amendments effective Aug. 5, 2004.

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. Publication
    The Office of Native American Affairs (ONAA) works with federal agencies, Indian tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations to address critical consultation issues.
  2. Public Resources
    The 1992 amendments to the National Historic Preservation Act recognized and expanded the role of Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations in the national preservation program. In response to these changes, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) revised its regulations to clarify their role in the Section 106 process.

Disaster Recovery

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
    A list of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) pertinent to Disaster recovery.
  2. Prototype Programmatic Agreements
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has developed a Prototype Programmatic Agreement (PPA), in coordination with the ACHP, to create a framework for FEMA in developing agreements to improve and expedite Section 106 compliance for disaster recovery activities.  The ACHP’s Chairman designated the PPA on December 17, 2013 in accordance with 36 CFR Part 800.14(b)(4).

Environmental Issues

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
    This handbook provides advice on coordinating NEPA and Section 106 compliance procedures to improve environmental reviews.
  2. Public Resources
    The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) frequently receives inquiries regarding the applicability of reviews conducted in accordance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) to shale gas development projects. Given that much of the nation’s shale gas development occurs on private property and is carried out by private developers, there remains some confusion as to whether and when federal permits, approvals, or licenses that may invoke Section 106 review are required for these activities. Recognizing the public interest in the potential for shale gas development to affect historic properties, the ACHP has prepared this primer to assist stakeholders and the public in understanding when opportunities for participating in the Section 106 review of such activities may exist