When it comes to historic preservation regulations and requirements, no company is better equipped to professionally carry out your obligations and move your project forward than CRA. For thirty (30) years, CRA has worked closely with a wide variety of public and private sector clients to obtain federal, state, or local permits; funding; or approvals. The result of our experience is a solid grasp on the professional methodologies required for proper investigations, a thorough understanding of reviewer expectations, and a comprehension of the intricacies surrounding the review process.
With CRA on your team, you can rest assured knowing that the historic preservation requirements associated with your project will be efficiently and effectively managed, saving you time and money.
Section 106 Review: Basics
Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 requires all federal agencies to take into account the effects of their undertakings on places listed in, or eligible for listing in, the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). It also requires the agencies to give the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) an opportunity to comment on those effects. The Section 106 process seeks to accommodate historic preservation concerns with the needs of federal undertakings.
Section 106 does not mandate an outcome and does not guarantee the preservation of NRHP listed or eligible sites; however, it does mandate that a balance be sought between project activities and the historic environment.
How does Section 106 take place?
Federal agencies carry out a consultation among the responsible agency officials and other consulting parties with an interest in the effects of the undertaking on historic properties.
The goal of consultation is to identify historic properties potentially affected by the undertaking, assess the effects of the undertaking, and seek ways to avoid, minimize, or mitigate any adverse effects on historic properties.