Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act

Section 106 of the National Historic
Preservation Act
Review and Compliance for
CDBG/CHIP Program Projects
CDBG/CHIP Application Form
• Applicant’s priority:
To demonstrate a need for the
proposed project
• Georgia State Historic Preservation
Office’s priority:
To review the application for
potential effects to historic
structures and/or archaeological
Section 106 of the National
Historic Preservation Act of 1966
• Federal law that requires all projects with
federal involvement be reviewed by the State
Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the
state in which the project is located
• DCA cannot release any HUD funds until
Section 106 review and compliance is
CDBG/CHIP Projects of Primary
Concern to the Georgia SHPO
• Rehabilitation/alteration of any buildings 50
years old or older, such as schools, housing, and
community buildings, that are not covered under
the 1997 Programmatic Agreement
• New construction (buildings, water tanks, etc.)
• Demolition or relocation of historic resources
CDBG/CHIP Projects of Secondary
Concern to the Georgia SHPO
• Installation of water and sewer
• Road paving and drainage
• Construction of sidewalks
Primary Types of Effects
Considered Under Section 106
• Physical effects:
Demolition, addition, alteration, relocation,
ground disturbance (archaeology)
• Visual effects:
Introduction of incompatible
buildings/objects into the viewshed of a
historic building, district, or landscape
Documentation Required to
Complete Most Section 106 Project
• Completion of HPD’s Environmental
Review (ER) Form (in Applicant’s Manual)
• Attach ER form to DCA-9 form in the
CDBG/CHIP application package and new
ER form
ER Form
General Information
Project Name
Federal Agency – HUD
Agency’s Involvement –
Project Type
Level of Review – Section
F. Project Description
G. Contact information
H. Attach a map – Location
maps (preferably USGS
topographic), for example from or other sites
and city map
I. Reviewed before? If yes,
attach copy of SHPO letter
II. Information Defining Area of
Potential Effect (A.P.E.)
A. Describe A.P.E.
B. Attach map showing extent of
C. Provide clear, color photographs of
all historic structures (50 years old
or older) that are in, adjacent to,
and/or within view of the project
III. (Archaeological) Site
A. Past Archaeological
investigations (if known)
B. Available information on sites
C. Past Use
D. What is on property today
E. Land-disturbing activities
F. Details of area of land
IV. Building & Structure
A. Project in or adjacent to a National
Register- listed District?
B. Are there buildings in A.P.E. 50
years of age or older?
C. If yes, are any listed or eligible for
listing on the National Register?
D. If yes, does project include
rehabilitation, relocation,
demolition or additions to these
Preparation of Historic Resources
Additional Information
A. Changes within setting
B. Changes outside setting
C. Changes to Noise/Air
D. Changes in ownership
Additional Consideration
• If renovating/altering a historic
structure (such as a vacant school
into a Boys & Girls Club), plans and
drawings of the proposed changes
should be enclosed in the
application package (or provided
later when available).
Final Points to Remember
(Part I)
• Submit photographs of all historic structures.
• All photographs should be keyed to a site
plan or map to show their location and
direction of view.
• The presence of historic structures in the
project area does not automatically mean that
the project cannot be funded.
Final Points to Remember
(Part II)
• Include all necessary documentation in the
application to facilitate a timely review.
• Contact the Historic Preservation Planner at
the appropriate Regional Development
• For complex projects or projects that may
have adverse effects to historic structures
and/or archaeological sites, hire a qualified
historic preservation professional.
HPD website:
Elizabeth (Betsy) Shirk
Environmental Review Coordinator
(404) 651-6624
[email protected]
Michelle Volkema
Environmental Review Specialist
(404) 651-6546
[email protected]

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