Section 106: National Historic Preservation Act

Section 106 of the NHPA requires that federal agencies make a good faith effort to identify historic properties that may be affected by the agency’s undertakings. Any project that will affect a resource listed on the National Register of Historic Places or eligible for listing on the register triggers a requirement to initiate consultation with the local State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO), and any other concerned parties, including the public. If historic properties may be affected, the consultation process is aimed at avoiding any negative effect, minimizing the effect to the properties, or developing an effective mitigation strategy to minimize the overall harm to the historic property(s).

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