The Bureau of Land Management historic preservation program took an important step forward on Feb. 9, 2012, when a major revision to the national Programmatic Agreement (nPA) was signed at the business meeting of the ACHP.
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation wants to ensure citizens, federal agency staff, those seeking federal permits and other assistance, and preservation partners have tools to assist them in factoring historic preservation into federal project planning through the Section 106 review process.
References for those new to the requirements of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act
The Section 106 regulations, “Protection of Historic Properties,” 36 CFR Part 800
The following resources provide strategies for handling infrastructure Section 106 reviews specific to federal agencies or project types. They include Section 106 program alternatives that tailor the requirements of the regulations for particular situations.
Newly Updated Online Tool Assists with Involving Indian Tribes Early in Section 106 Historic Preservation Process
The National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), which established the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation in 1966, requires federal agencies to act as responsible stewards of our nation’s resources when their actions affect historic properties. Section 106 of the NHPA sets forth a process for federal agencies to identify and assess the effects of their actions on historic resources.
Welcome to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation's (ACHP) Guidance on Section 106 agreement documents. Section 106 agreement documents play a critical role in documenting a federal agency's commitment to carry out and conclude their responsibilities under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) (54 U.S.C. § 306108). This guidance is provided to assist federal agencies, states, Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, applicants, local governments, consulting parties, and the public in developing, implementing, and concluding such agreements.
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation signed the Authorization Letter on November 21, 2014, designating the Prototype Programmatic Agreement (PPA) for use by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Prototype Programmatic Agreements are a type of program alternative that the ACHP can designate to assist federal agencies in their efforts to comply with the requirements of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C.