Section 3: Reporting Progress on the Identification, Protection, and Use of Federal Historic Properties
In 2017, the ACHP updated its Section 3: Reporting Progress on the Identification, Protection, and Use of Federal Historic Properties in order to reflect current emphasis on sustainability within the federal government. The following objectives still apply for the ACHP regarding federal agency Section 3 progress reports:
- Provide increased focus on the need to report progress in the identification, protection, and use of historic properties as required by Section 3(c) of the EO;
- Solicit information from agencies on their efforts to establish and meet benchmarks for the improvement of their preservation efforts and programs and to identify successes and challenges in incorporating these goals into agency strategic plans;
- Provide guidance to agencies on coordinating the preparation of Section 3 progress reports with other federal agency reporting responsibilities and encourage greater coordination within agencies between preservation staff who are completing Section 3 progress reports and staff in other programs who may be completing other reports that account for similar activities; and
- Provide a lasting framework for future progress reports to be updated only as needed.