6_Cultural Resources

Report
Cultural
Resources
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Cultural Resources Process
Project Initiation Package
Request for Review
Field Investigations
Cultural Resource
Document
ODOT Review
Agency
Coordination
NEPA Document
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National Historic Preservation
Act (1966)
• Significant historic resources were being lost due to
“urban renewal”
• Provided for expansion and
maintenance of the National
Register of Historic Places (NRHP)
• Formed Advisory Council on
Historic Preservation (ACHP)
• Requires federal agencies to
take into account the effects of
their undertakings
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Section 106 - NHPA
• Requires consideration of effects on historic
properties listed on OR eligible for the NRHP
• Ensures preservation values are factored into
decision-making and planning process
• Considers views of the public (may be done
concurrently with NEPA Public Involvement)
• Federal agencies responsible
for Section 106 compliance
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36 CFR Part 800
• Implementing regulations of the NHPA
www.achp.gov/regs-rev04.pdf
• Spells out the process in identifying historic
resources and determining effects
• Mandates the review process
be completed prior to the
expenditure of Federal Funds
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Request for Review
Information submitted to OES for scoping
• Project Description
• Mapping
• Previously Inventoried Resources
Ohio Historic Inventory
Ohio Archaeological Inventory
National Register of Historic Places
Historic Bridges
Etc.
• Photolog
• Other project information
• See Section 106 Toolkit
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106 Coordination
• Once OES receives the RFR:
 Assess to determine what, if any, additional work
is required
 Clear in-house OR
 Recommend consultant complete Phase I
• Once studies are complete:
 OES issues IOC or formal letter
 Includes resources identified in APE
 Includes effect call for project
 Includes language to be included in CE
 May include Section 4(f) language (de minimis)
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Project Effect
• 36 CFR Part 800/PA
 Minimal Potential to Cause Effects per ODOT’s
revised Programmatic Agreement (11/30/11)
 No Historic Properties Affected
 No Adverse Effect
 Adverse Effect
• Effects determined in consultation with OHPO
• Only one effect determination for an undertaking
***READ ALL DOCUMENTATION***
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Online CE – Cultural Resources Tab
• Description of Efforts
• Discuss resources identified through records check
 Include who conducted and when
• Discuss resources identified through field review
 Include who conducted and when
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Online CE – Cultural Resources Tab
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Online CE - Cultural Resources Tab
Remarks
• Include information from end of IOC or letter.
 Effect Call
 Bulleted items
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Online CE – Cultural Resources Tab
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Online CE – Cultural Resources Tab
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Online CE – Cultural Resources Tab
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Commitments
• List commitments out of coordination
READ ALL CORRESPONDENCE
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Documentation
• Agency Coordination Letters (part of CE)
• ODOT generated coordination (part of CE):
 ORC Section 149.53
 Section 106 PA IOC
• Survey Reports (project file)
• Documentation for Consultation/Determination of
Effects Report (project file)
• MOA (Memorandum of Agreement) (project file)
• PA (Programmatic Agreement) (project file)
• HABS/HAER (project file)
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Points To Remember
• Section 106 applies to any federal undertaking
• Must consider effects on eligible or listed NRHP
properties
• Imperative to read all documents generated
 Agency Letters
 IOCs from ODOT-OES and/or ODOT District
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Points To Remember
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Lead Federal Agency is responsible for all decisions
Commitments out of coordination must be included
Cross-over areas: Section 4(f), Public Involvement
Document everything
 Decisions, findings, consultation, etc.
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Contacts/Information
• Cultural Resource Staff
 Erica Schneider - AEA
 Susan Gasbarro - H/A Team Leader
 Stan Baker - Archaeology Team Leader
• Cultural Resource Website
 Report requirements
 Agreements
 Publications
 Historic Bridges
 General guidance and related links
 Section 106 Toolkit
 Cultural Resources Manual
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