Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (36 CFR Part 800) requires all federal agencies to consider the effects of the projects they fund on properties listed or eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. If a federal undertaking will effect an NRHP eligible or listed property, that agency must take steps to resolve their adverse effects. Section 106 requires the lead federal agency to consult with the relevant State or Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, Tribes, members of the public, and other stakeholders, as appropriate.
Section 106 review may also be incorporated into the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act, which serves as the authority for managing the impacts of federal actions on all aspects of the human environment, defined as “…the natural and physical environment and the relationship of people with that environment" (40 CFR 1508.14).
Cardno JFNew's cultural resources team can provide the services needed to ensure compliance with Section 106 at all stages of a project.
To learn more:
Section 106 Regulations Summary
National Register of Historic Places