The Section 106 Essentials



Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 4:30 p.m. PDT

Seattle, DC, United States

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The Section 106 Essentials is a two-day course designed for those who are new to federal historic preservation compliance or those who want a refresher on the Section 106 regulations and review process. This course explains the requirements of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, which applies any time a federal, federally assisted, or federally approved activity might affect a property listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.

What will you learn in The Section 106 Essentials?

  • 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.


This course features a real-life case study illustrating each step in the ACHP's regulations, “Protection of Historic Properties” (36 CFR Part 800). ACHP staff instructors provide practical advice on how to make Section 106 work smarter and more efficiently to resolve conflicts between development plans and historic preservation values. Participants receive a handbook of reference materials and a CD containing model documents, guidance materials, and reference links.

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MaryAnn Naber

Confirmed Speaker

MaryAnn Naber is the Senior Program Analyst/Federal Highway Administration Liaison at the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation where she is the primary point of contact for FHWA program development, research, and guidance. MaryAnn is an Architectural Historian by training, holds a B.A. from Mary Baldwin College and an ... Read More

Katharine Kerr

Confirmed Speaker

Katharine Kerr has been with the ACHP since 2006, and has over 14 years of experience in historic preservation policy with a Bachelor of Arts in Historic Preservation and a Master of Arts in Urban Affairs and Public Policy with a concentration in Historic Preservation. She currently handles casework from ... Read More

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