FHWA and USACE PA for Transportation Program in Georgia

Programmatic Agreement Among the Federal Highway Administration; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District; Georgia State Historic Preservation Officer; the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation; Participating Tribes; and the Georgia Department of Transportation Regarding the Section 106 Process for the Transportation Program in Georgia.

Program Comments

36 CFR § 800.14(e)  

This program alternative allows a federal agency to request the ACHP comment on a category of undertakings in lieu of commenting on a case-by-case basis. The ACHP may also provide comments on its own initiative. Program comments are especially advantageous to agencies that may have repetitive management actions for a large inventory of similar historic properties or for agencies that have programs that generate a large number of similar undertakings.

Standard Treatments

36 CFR § 800.14(d)

Standard treatments are a program alternative that allows the ACHP to establish standardized practices for dealing with certain categories of undertakings, effects, historic properties, or treatment options. They are intended to establish best practices which encourage excellence through the application of widely accepted historic preservation practices. Federal agencies can increase the efficiency of their Section 106 reviews for undertakings that incorporate these standard treatments into project planning and design.

Exempted Categories

36 CFR § 800.14(c)  

Although rarely sought, a federal agency may seek relief from Section 106 review for a specific category of undertakings because the effects to historic properties are known and not significant. This program alternative allows agencies to propose a program or category of agency undertaking that is exempt from further review under Section 106.  The ACHP may also propose an exemption on its own initiative.

Prototype Programmatic Agreements

36 CFR § 800.14(b)(4)

The ACHP can designate an agreement document as a prototype that can be used for the same type of program or undertaking in more than one program or area. When a federal agency uses a prototype programmatic agreement, the agency may develop and execute the agreement with the appropriate SHPO/THPO without the need for the ACHP's participation in consultation or ACHP signature. 

Programmatic Agreements

36 CFR § 800.14(b)

Programmatic agreements are the most commonly used program alternative.  They allow federal agencies to govern the implementation of a particular agency program or the resolution of adverse effects from complex projects or multiple undertakings similar in nature through negotiation of an agreement between the agency, appropriate SHPO(s) /THPO(s), and the ACHP.  In certain circumstances, the ACHP may also designate a specific agency agreement as a prototype agreement

Alternate Procedures

36 CFR § 800.14(a)

Alternate procedures are a program alternative that allows federal agencies to streamline the Section 106 process by tailoring the process to the agency’s programs and decision-making process. Procedures, approved by the ACHP and adopted by the agency, substitute in whole or in part for the ACHP’s Section 106 regulations under Subpart B.

Section 106 Applicant Toolkit Checklist

This checklist accompanies the ACHP's Section 106 Applicant Toolkit, which provides 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.

Section 106 Implications for Properties on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 11 Most Endangered List for 2019

The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s annual list of the 11 Most Endangered Historic Places was announced on May 30, highlighting historic properties that the organization believes are at risk of destruction or irreparable damage. At least three of the places on this year’s list involve Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation’s attention in resolving preservation issues.

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