ACHP Point of Contact

  • FHWA Liaison/Program Analyst
    Mandy Ranslow

Agency Point of Contact

Success Stories

The Section 106 process can result in great success with projects large and small. Consultation is a hallmark of the process. Read the Section 106 Success Stories below and learn how to nominate a worthy case for a spotlight story.

A view of the historic Catoctin furnace

Catoctin Furnace

Thurmont, Maryland

Highway archaeology reveals African American contribution to U.S. industrial history.


Useful Resources

  1. Guidance Document
    Section 304 of the NHPA protects certain sensitive information about historic properties from disclosure to the public when such disclosure could result in a significant invasion of privacy, damage to the historic property, or impede the use of a traditional religious site by practitioners.
  2. Public Resources
    The ACHP developed this toolkit to provide information and guidance on the Section 106 process to parties who are the recipients of, or are applying for federal licenses, permits, assistance, or approvals.
  3. Guidance Document
    Federal agencies transfer real property out of federal ownership in a variety of ways and for a variety of reasons. When federal land managing agencies or permitting and assistance agencies transfer real property out of federal control, they often use preservation conditions. Sometimes referred to as covenants or easements, preservation conditions are restrictions and conditions on transfers of federal real property, put in place prior to transfer and written in such a way that they are adequate and legally enforceable to ensure the long-term preservation of a historic property's historic significance ("Preservation Conditions").
  4. Program Comments
    A process that will streamline historic review requirements under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) for almost 200,000 bridges nationwide saving approximately $78 million has been put in place by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) in concert with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and other agencies.
  5. Publication
    Executive Summary In conjunction with its regular quarterly meeting, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) hosted a summit meeting of Federal agencies November 14, 2002, to discuss cultural heritage tourism. Many Federal agencies are already supporting heritage tourism in various ways through their missions and programs. This meeting provided an opportunity for comparing notes on these activities, and to begin discussing ways to improve the coordination and consistency of such efforts.