U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Program Comment for Vacant and Underutilized Properties

October 26, 2018

This program comment provides the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with an alternative way to comply with its responsibilities under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), 54 U.S.C. 306108, and its implementing regulations at 36 CFR part 800 (Section 106), regarding vacant and underutilized properties. It enables VA to proceed with certain undertakings following an expedited review process that complements VA's real property priorities in finding uses for vacant and underutilized properties. The Program Comment applies to the following categories of undertakings regarding management of VA's vacant and underutilized properties (1) Enhanced-Use Leases and NHPA Section 111 Leases and Exchanges; (2) Sales, Transfers, Exchanges, and Conveyances; (3) Deconstruction and Demolition; and (4) Maintenance and repair of non-historic properties and utilitarian historic properties.

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