Defining the Area of Potential Effects


The Area of Potential Effects (APE) is the foundation of a federal agency’s efforts to identify historic properties in a Section 106 review. Learn how APEs vary based on the nature of an undertaking, practice defining a preliminary APE in project scenarios, and explore best practices for documenting APEs with Program Analyst Sarah Stokely.

Planning for Successful Section 106 Agreements


When a federal agency finds that an undertaking may adversely affect a historic property, it must consider measures to avoid, minimize, and mitigate such adverse effects, document the resolution of the Section 106 consultation in a formal, legal agreement, and implement the measures in the agreement. In this webinar, Associate General Counsel Kelly Fanizzo will practice applying the tools for agreement writing and reviewing provided in the ACHP’s Guidance on Agreement Documents and guide participants in performing a “reality check” for agreement consultation. Cultural resources professionals and project/program managers with a strong understanding in the requirements of Section 106 consultation will benefit from this fresh look at effective strategies to execute implementable agreements in a timely manner.

So you think you need a PA…


Many federal land management units – including bases, campuses, buildings, forests, and parks – benefit from Section 106 Programmatic Agreements that establish efficiencies for routine projects and maintenance, repair, and operations activities. In this webinar, Program Analysts Katharine Kerr and Chris Daniel will identify the pros and cons of pursuing such a PA and provide practical advice to program managers on how to develop one.

Resolving Disputes in Section 106


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 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.

The ACHP has completed its Fall 2018 Webinar Series. We will announce our Spring 2019 Webinar Series early in the new year. Scroll down to view a list of current webinar topics.

General Information

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

AICP CM Credits

American Planning Association, AICP CM logoAmerican Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this activity.



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Past Topics


  • Defining the Area of Potential Effects
  • Section 106 Documentation and e106


  • Understanding 36 CFR 800.12: Disaster Response and Emergencies 
  • Managing Confidential Information and Section 304
  • Meeting the Reasonable and Good Faith Standard in Section 106 Reviews
  • Preservation Compliance and Property Disposal
  • Planning for Public Involvement in Section 106 Reviews
  • Planning for Successful Section 106 Agreements
  • Section 110(k) and Section 106: Responding to Anticipatory Demolition Concerns
  • So You Think You Need a PA...


  • Innovative Approaches to Section 106 Mitigation
60-minute interactive webinars on timely Section 106 topics presented by experienced ACHP staff