The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) oversees a key federal environmental review created by the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966. Known as Section 106 review, it ensures federal agencies consider impacts to historic properties during the development of federal or federally-assisted projects.
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and the National Trust for Historic Preservation are seeking nominations for the 2021 National Trust/ACHP Award for Federal Partnerships in Historic Preservation. A category of the National Preservation Awards, this joint award honors outstanding federal partnerships that advance the preservation of important historic resources.
On April 3, 2020, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation issued a blanket extension regarding the review under 36 CFR 800.12 of undertakings responding to COVID-19 emergency and disaster declarations. Three extensions were issued, the third of which was set to expire on December 31, 2020. Considering the likelihood of such declarations remaining in place into the foreseeable near future, and the ongoing need for federal agency responses to them, that extension is now set to expire on March 31, 2021.
The ACHP will offer three live Section 106 training courses in 2021: Section 106 Essentials, Section 106 Agreements Seminar, and the Section 106 Practitioners Workshop.
These digital courses will provide an interactive classroom experience using Zoomgov.com (a FedRAMP compliant application), and continue to foster live discussion with poll questions and small group exercises.
Section 106 Essentials will be offered in two, four-hour sessions on consecutive days: February 9-10, April 13-14, July 13-14, and September 14-15, 2021, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. EST each day. The registration fee for this course is $400.
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Chairman Aimee Jorjani today toured the site of what will be the National World War I Memorial in Washington, D.C. Located in Pershing Park one block from the White House, the memorial is expected to open to the public in April 2021. Of the four major wars of the 20th century, World War I is the last to have a national memorial in the nation’s capital.
Pershing Park, a memorial to General John J. Pershing, commander of American forces in World War I, was redesignated as the site of the National World War I Memorial through legislation signed by President Barack Obama, as part of the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission activities.