What does the National Historic Preservation Act do?

What does the National Historic Preservation Act do?

The act established permanent institutions and created a clearly defined process for historic preservation in the United States. Historic structures that would be affected by federal projects—or by work that was federally funded—now had to be documented to standards issued by the Secretary of the Interior.

Who is responsible for ensuring historic buildings are preserved under the National Historic Preservation Act?

The California State Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) is responsible for administering federally and state mandated historic preservation programs to further the identification, evaluation, registration and protection of California’s irreplaceable archaeological and historical resources under the direction of the …

What is the Archaeological and historic preservation Act?

Passed and signed into law in 1974, this act amended and expanded the Reservoir Salvage Act of 1960. The AHPA required that Federal agencies provide for “…the preservation of historical and archeological data (including relics and specimens) which might otherwise be irreparably lost or destroyed as the result of…

What was one of the consequences of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966?

Sets the federal policy for preserving our nation’s heritage. Establishes a federal-state and federal-tribal partnership. Establishes the National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks Programs. Mandates the selection of qualified State Historic Preservation Officers.

Who enforces the National Historic Preservation Act?

State Historic Preservation Officer
(a) IN GENERAL. —It shall be the responsibility of the State Historic Preservation Officer to administer the State Historic Preservation Program. (10) advise and assist in the evaluation of proposals for rehabilitation projects that may qualify for Federal assistance.

When and how did the federal government get involved in historic preservation?

With the passage of the Historic Sites Act of 1935, Congress established a national policy on historic preservation.

What are the preservation goals of the Historic Preservation Act of 1966?

The Historic Preservation Act (abridged) Requires federal agencies to take into account the effects of its actions on historic properties by identifying historic properties, assessing adverse effects and resolving those adverse effects.

What does section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act?

Section 106 of the NHPA requires that each federal agency identify and assess the effects its actions may have on historic buildings. Under Section 106, each federal agency must consider public views and concerns about historic preservation issues when making final project decisions.

How do I cite the National Historic Preservation Act?

Citation. National Historic Preservation Act, 54 U.S.C. §§ 300101-307108 (1966).

How long does a Section 106 agreement take?

Most LPAs take time to deal with Section 106 viability reports; the vetting and negotiation process is unlikely to be complete in less than 8 weeks. It is therefore important to begin addressing this as soon as possible in the planning process.

What is a section 106?

A section 106 agreement is an agreement between a developer and a local planning authority about measures that the developer must take to reduce their impact on the community. A section 106 agreement may be modified or discharged, for help negotiating this process a planning expert’s help should be sought.