Program Comment to Avoid Duplicative Reviews for Wireless Communications Facilities Construction and Modification

July 31, 2020

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation has amended the referenced Program Comment which avoids duplicate reviews under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act regarding telecommunications projects that undergo Section 106 review by the Federal Communications Commission under existing Nationwide Programmatic Agreements. Amendments in 2015 extended the duration of the Program Comment, added agencies that can use the Program Comment, and provided for a monitoring system. An amendment in 2020 added the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement to the Program Comment and authorized the Chairman of the ACHP to amend the Program Comment to add new agencies to it or extend its duration.