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  Section III. Historic Preservation Legislation

 

A. Laws

 

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American Indian Religious Freedom Act of 1978 as amended (42 U.S.C. 1996 and 1996a)

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Archeological and Historic Preservation Act of 1974 as amended (16 U.S.C. 469-469c-2)

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Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA) of 1979 (P.L. 96-95; 16 U.S.C. 470aa-470mm). Requires Federal agencies to acquire a permit prior to conducting archaeological excavations on Federal lands.

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National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 as amended. (42 U.S.C. 4321-4347)

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Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act  (25 U.S.C. 3005). Law governing the disposition and repatriation of American Indian burials and associated funerary items from Federal land.

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National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 as amended through 2000 at 16 U.S.C. 470.

 

 

 

B. Regulations

                   

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Curation of Federally-Owned and Administered Archaeological Collections (36 CFR 79).

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President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) for implementing NEPA  (40 CFR 1500-1508).

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Procedures for Implementation of Environmental Laws: (49 CFR 1105).

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Section 106 Regulations of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) as amended through August 5, 2004, at 36 CFR Part 800.

                        

          

 
  Section IV. Resources and Links

                  

 A list of books, journals and web sites regarding historic preservation laws and relevant cultural resources management technical resources. Web links are provided for other on-line resources including technical manuals, guidance and bulletins.  Note that this site has many links to other organizations, such as educational institutions and non-profit associations. While we offer these electronic linkages for your convenience in accessing historic preservation-related information, please be aware that when you exit the Board’s web sites, the privacy policy stated on our web site may not be the same as that on other web sites.  The Board cannot attest to the accuracy of information provided by linked sites.  Linking to a web site does not constitute an endorsement by the Board or any of its employees of the sponsors of the site or the products presented on the site.

 

 

A. Historic Preservation Agencies or Organizations

 

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Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

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Historic American Building Survey/Historic American Engineering Record

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National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers

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National Conference on State Historic Preservation Officers

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National Historic Landmarks Program

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National Park Service: Discover History

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National Register of Historic Places

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National Trust for Historic Preservation

           


B. Historic Railroad/General Railroad Information

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Bridge Basics - Guide to basic bridge types usually associated with rail lines.

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Links to Railroad History Resources in the United States - Comprehensive list of sites on the history of railroads maintained by the University of Connecticut.

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Railroad Data.com - Provides over 5,000 links to informational sources on railroads including links to historical societies that focus on railroads.

 

 

C.       Historic preservation Books

 

     

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Cultural Resources Laws and Practice: An Introduction by Thomas F. King (2004).

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Federal Planning and Historic Places: The Section 106 Process by Thomas King (2000).

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Places That Count: Traditional Cultural Properties in Cultural Resource  Management by Thomas King (2003).

                 

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D.       Historic preservation technical Material

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Web Sites      

 

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Section 106 Regulations Users Guide - Web links to Advisory Council regulations, explanatory material, and guidance on a variety of Section 106 issues.

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Section-by-Section Questions and Answers - A very useful document that provides guidance for each part of the Section 106 regulations.

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Federal Historic Preservation Case Law, 1966-1996 and Federal Historic Preservation  Case Law Update, 1996-2000 - Excellent summary of historic preservation case law including NHPA, Section 106 and NEPA.

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Advisory Council Case Digest - Yearly listing of cases litigated under Section 106.

                 

 

Agreement Documents

 

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Programmatic Agreement Tool Kit - Site developed by the Center for Environmental Excellence and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.

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Formats for Memoranda of Agreements under 36 CFR 800 - Two formats for Memoranda of Agreements developed by the National Preservation Institute. 

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Standard Stipulations for Memorandum of Agreements (MOAs) under Section 106 of the NHPA - Provided by the National Preservation Institute.

 

                                                                                                                               

 

Archaeological Resources  

 

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Guidelines for Evaluating and Registering Archeological Properties.

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Recommended Approach for Consultation on Recovery of Significant Information from Archeological Sites - Guidance from the Advisory Council that includes suggestions for resolving adverse effects to archaeological sites and a model memorandum of agreement.

 

 

Architectural Resources

 

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Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online - Getty Institute site that provides definitions to architectural terms etc.

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Guide to Architectural Styles - Site maintained by the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire with a guide to the major American building styles and periods.

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Historic American Building Record (HABS) /Historic American Engineering Record(HAER) - Division of the National Park Service with guidelines for documenting historic buildings and structures and records of historic properties that they have documented; includes historic photographs, drawings, archival information and many documents.              

 

 

Cultural Resources Management

          

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American Cultural Resource Association - Provides information on current topics in cultural resources management.

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Assessing Visual Effects on Historic Properties - Guidance from the Delaware SHPO on evaluating visual impacts.      

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Tools for Cultural Resources Managers - Guidance from the National Preservation Institute on cultural resource management issues including complying with Federal laws governing the consideration of historic properties.

           

 

National Register of Historic Places          

 

 

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National Register bulletins and brochures - Information on the National Register  criteria and process for evaluating specific property types for the National Register of Historic Places.

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National Register Information System - On-line data base of National Register listed properties.

             

                                   

 

Secretary of Interior’s Standards and Guidelines       

 

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Secretary of Interior’s Standards for Archaeology and Historic Preservation - Guidance for developing historic contexts, and identifying archaeological and historic sites using field studies and other methods.

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Secretary of Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards - Provides the minimum professional qualifications recommended by the Secretary of Interior for archaeologist, historians, and others in the cultural resources management.

 

                 

           

Tribal Consultation  

 

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Advisory Council Native American Program: Guidance for Federal Agencies - Includes the Advisory Council policy statement on tribal consultation, answers to frequently asked questions, and other related guidance documents.

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Bureau of Indian Affairs Answers to Most Frequently Answered Questions - Answers to fundamental questions about American Indians.

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Indian Land Cessions in the United States 1784-1894 - Maps and documents indicating the location of tribal lands ceded to the Federal government.

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List of Federally Recognized Tribes - Bureau of Indian Affairs.

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List of Non-Federally Recognized Tribes

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Native American Consultation Data Base - Provides lists of Federally recognized tribes by county, state and tribe.

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Native American Research - Provides links to sites that can assist in determining the extent of tribal affiliation to specific geographic areas.

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Tribal Historic Preservation Officers - Current list of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers by state.

 

           

 

E.             Journals

 

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American Antiquity -     Peer reviewed academic journal published by the Society for American Archaeology on archaeological topics from North America.

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The Society for Historical Archaeology - Peer reviewed academic journal published by the Society for Historical Archaeology on historic archaeology topics.

 

                 

                 

          

F.             Professional Organizations

 

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American Cultural Resources Association

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American Institute of Architects

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American Society of Landscape Architects

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Committee on Historic and Archaeological Preservation in Transportation (ADC50)

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Register of Professional Archaeologists

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Society for American Archaeology

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Society of Architectural Historians

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Society for Industrial Archaeology

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The Archaeology Institute of America

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The Society for Historical Archaeology

                       

 

                 

 

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