ACHP Publications

Top Resources

The following digital library section contains great introductory information and general resources for the Section 106 Process.
  1. Policy Document
    Communities across America are experiencing housing shortages, especially shortages of affordable housing. The Policy Statement on Housing and Historic Preservation promotes federal, state, and local action to rehabilitate historic buildings for housing and accelerate permitting and environmental review, including Section 106 review.
  2. Guidance Document
  3. Policy Document
    America’s historic properties–important places that help to define and connect people to their communities–are experiencing escalating climate impacts that are increasingly leading to their damage and destruction. This policy statement addresses how climate change affects historic properties, articulates principles the ACHP will integrate into Section 106 reviews involving climate issues, and advises public-serving institutions on how they may research, plan for, mitigate, and adapt to climate change impacts on historic properties.  
  4. Guidance Document
    Mission Statement: The ACHP promotes the involvement of Native youth in historic preservation as both a means to protect places of religious and cultural significance to them and as a career path. Download full document here
  5. Legislation
    With passage of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) in 1966, the federal government embarked on a new era of leadership in the preservation of our nation’s historic properties. 

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. Publication
    The Office of Tribal and Indigenous Peoples (OTIP) works with federal agencies, Indian tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations to address critical consultation issues.

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. Publication
    The Office of Tribal and Indigenous Peoples (OTIP) works with federal agencies, Indian tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations to address critical consultation issues.
  3. Guidance Document
      The Relationship Between Executive Order 13007 Regarding Indian Sacred Sites and Section 106 Introduction
  4. 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.
  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.