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On the Hill: President’s Budget Seeks Preservation Cuts. Again.

Last week President Trump sent his FY19 budget proposal to Congress. The annual ritual, replete with press photos of shrink-wrapped budget tomes and countless charts, marks the start of the formal FY19 appropriations process. Much like last year , historic preservation priorities face...

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Forum Journal : Fifty Years of Heritage So Rich: The National Historic Preservation Act

Heading into the 50th anniversary year of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), the fall 2015 issue of the Forum Journal looked ahead toward the next 50 years of preservation. As we leave 2016 behind, we pause to reflect on the NHPA and its role in shaping the preservation movement...

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The Sticky Wicket of Regulating the Use of Repurposed Post Office Buildings

Saving great architecture can sometimes require that a building be given a new purpose, and historic post offices are a case in point. Though built for a very specific use, hundreds across the country have now been adapted for everything from funeral homes to hotels. But saving the brick and...

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Webinar: The Legal Landscape of the Dakota Access Pipeline in Standing Rock Sioux Tribe vs. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

By Brian Turner, Will Cook, and Elizabeth Merritt On Tuesday, October 25, as part of the Preservation Leadership Forum’s webinar series, we hosted a webinar about some of the legal issues involved in the ongoing Dakota Access Pipeline controversy, including Section 106 of the National...

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Section 4(f) Success Stories

Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act, the law that established the US DOT, is intended to protect significant parks, recreation areas, wildlife refuges, and historic sites from the effects of transportation projects. Under Section 4(f), historic sites and other protected...

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Section 106

Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act requires that federal agencies take into account the effects of their undertakings on properties listed or eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 of...


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Federal Preservation Laws

A collection of statutes and regulations have been adopted at the federal level which address government activities and policies regarding historic and archeological resources. Federal Preservation Laws A collection of statutes and regulations have been adopted at the federal level which...


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Undertaking

Federal agency actions requiring review under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Source: Miller, Julia H. A Layperson’s Guide to Historic Preservation Law: A Survey of Federal, State, and Local Laws Governing Historic Resources Protection . Washington, DC: National Trust...


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Section 106

Provision in National Historic Preservation Act that requires federal agencies to consider effects of proposed undertakings on properties listed or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Source: Miller, Julia H. A Layperson’s Guide to Historic Preservation Law: A...


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Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP)

Independent federal agency responsible for implementing the Section 106 review process. Source : Miller, Julia H. A Layperson’s Guide to Historic Preservation Law: A Survey of Federal, State, and Local Laws Governing Historic Resources Protection . Washington, DC: National Trust for Historic...