Archaeological Sites and Section 106: A Discussion on Identification and Evaluation

Beginner

Participants in Section 106 reviews often find themselves discussing archaeological site identification and evaluation. But what if the terms and methods are not familiar? Program Analyst John Eddins and Historic Preservation Specialist Alexis Clark, both archaeologists, demystify some factors that influence delineation of the Area of Potential Effects for archaeological sites and helps participants identify issues to consider in developing an identification plan and considering the multiple levels of significance that different stakeholders may ascribe to such properties. Some familiarity with the Section 106 regulations is recommended.

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Meeting the Reasonable and Good Faith Standard in Section 106 Review

Intermediate

Experienced Section 106 practitioners will benefit from this opportunity to explore the steps necessary to make a reasonable effort to identify historic properties for a specific undertaking and to carry out such identification efforts in good faith. Join Tom McCulloch, Senior Archaeologist and Assistant Director in the Office of Federal Agency Programs, and Bill Marzella, Program Analyst and Bureau of Land Management Liaison, to learn about this regulatory standard while practicing its application to case scenarios.

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Managing Confidential Information and Section 304

Intermediate

Section 106 is a public process, but there are circumstances when information about historic properties should be kept confidential. Kelly Fanizzo, Associate General Counsel, and Bill Marzella, Program Analyst and Bureau of Land Management Liaison, will outline the types of information that may be protected from release (including in response to FOIA requests) by Section 304 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Consider how Section 304 may apply to different consultation scenarios and learn how to address issues regarding the scope and limits of Section 304 with Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, and other parties concerned about the confidentiality of sensitive information. Some familiarity with the Section 106 regulations is recommended.

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Resolving Disputes in Section 106

Advanced

The Section 106 review process is critical to informing federal infrastructure planning and decision making. Key findings within this review process, including an agency’s findings about the eligibility of historic properties to the National Register and effects to them, can be the subject of disputes among consulting parties. In this webinar, explore the diagnosis of and strategies for resolving such disputes with Blythe Semmer, Senior Program Analyst, and Jaime Loichinger, Assistant Director for Permitting, Licensing, and Assistance in the Office of Federal Agency Programs. Familiarity with consultation in the context of Section 106 reviews is recommended.

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Winter 2021 FREE Section 106 Webinar Series

The ACHP will present a FREE series of LIVE Section 106 webinars in January 2021. Each one-hour webinar includes opportunities for you to interact with the content, instructors, and other participants in the Zoomgov.com meeting (a FedRamp compliant application). Each webinar assumes that participants have some knowledge of the Section 106 review process, implementing regulations, vocabulary, and key concepts. If you participated in the May 2020 webinar series and/or the Section 106 Essentials classroom course, you are ready for the Winter 2021 Webinar Series. Click the date/time of the webinar topic to register at Zoomgov.com today!

General Information

Instructors

All webinars are taught by ACHP staff instructors with practical experience in Section 106 review and in developing program improvements.

Zoomgov

To fully participate in the webinar, you will need to access the URL from a computer or tablet device with the Zoomgov app. If your computer or tablet does not have a microphone, speakers, or video, you may also access the course by dialing one of the phone numbers in the registration confirmation/access email message. The app is required to participate in polls which will be used to advance the learning objectives of the webinar. Video sharing is not required.

Attempting to access the course through an internet browser or phone only will limit your ability to participate in the course and achieve the learning objectives. If you cannot access the course from a computer or tablet with the Zoomgov app, this may not be an appropriate training option for you.

Handouts for future reference

The webinars include handouts for future reference, but do not include a copy of the slide deck or access to a post-presentation recording. Participants are encouraged to take notes, answer polls, provide feedback in chat, and ask questions (chat or voice) during the webinar.

Certificate of completion

Within one week of the webinar, each participant will receive a certificate of completion by email, suitable for submittal to your supervisor and/or accreditation organization.

Cost: FREE!

Questions? Contact us at training@achp.gov.

60-minute interactive webinars on timely Section 106 topics presented by experienced ACHP staff