Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Use of the ACHP’s Program Comment for Communications Projects on Federal Lands and Property
Department of the Army Program Comment for Inter-War Era Historic Housing, Associated Buildings and Structures, and Landscape Features (1919–1940)
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation has issued a program comment for the U.S. Department of the Army that sets forth the way in which the Army complies with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act for its inventory of Inter-War Era historic housing management actions, including: maintenance, repair, rehabilitation, renovation, abatement, mothballing, demolition, replacement construction, new construction, lease and conveyance.
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.
This program comment provides the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with an alternative way to comply with its responsibilities under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), 54 U.S.C. 306108, and its implementing regulations at 36 CFR part 800 (Section 106), regarding vacant and underutilized properties.
GSA Section 106 Agreements
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Section 106 Agreements page is a digital archive or repository of agreement documents arranged pertaining to their respective GSA region. Each agreement document is arranged in its own page along with any amendments to the agreement and may contain documents produced as part of the agreement's stipulations.
Read the full text of the VA Program Comment in the Federal Register.
The ACHP officially participates in various GSA consultations and also provides GSA with technical assistance when appropriate. GSA cases in which ACHP is officially participating can be found here. Section 106 agreements GSA filed with the ACHP are available by request; please contact ACHP's Office of Federal Agency Programs to contact ACHP's GSA Liaison (202-517-0200).