The Section 106 Essentials
Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 9 a.m.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 5 p.m. EDT
Washington, DC, United States
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The National Historic Preservation Act requires federal agencies to consider historic preservation in developing plans for projects with federal involvement. This two-day course provides a complete overview of the review process, known as Section 106, through which agencies consider the effects of their projects on historic properties. This course addresses key concepts involved in Section 106 compliance and offers students opportunities to apply their new knowledge to a case study exercise. Upon completion of The Section 106 Essentials, participants will be able to: • Understand the relationship of federal historic preservation review requirements to the National Historic Preservation Act; • Determine whether a Section 106 review is required and who should participate in a review; • Carry out or participate in the four-step procedure through which federal agencies fulfill their project planning review requirements under Section 106; • Participate in consultation to consider alternatives and resolve conflicts between federal or federally assisted development and historic preservation. The Section 106 Essentials is appropriate for federal, state, or local government officials, tribal representatives, and private consultants who encounter federal preservation regulations in their jobs, as well as members of the public with an interest in historic preservation. Experienced practitioners seeking a refresher in the regulations will also find this course suited to their needs. Instruction is provided by staff members of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the agency responsible for administering Section 106, who assist federal agencies and other stakeholders with the review process on a daily basis.