Guidance, Technical Assistance & Planning

National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA)

NRT Resources

Programmatic Agreement on Protection of Historic Properties During Emergency Response Under the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (2002)
The purpose of this Programmatic Agreement (PA) is to provide an alternative process to ensure appropriate consideration of historic properties within the meaning of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) during emergency response to a release or spill. This PA does not address the consultation procedures under Section 106 of the NHPA once that phase of the response action has ended.

External Links

National Register of Historic Places Spatial Data (GIS) Download (NPS)
The National Park Service (NPS) Cultural Resources GIS program has created spatial data from the unrestricted National Register of Historic Places database (NRIS) inventory in a file geodatabase format using ESRI's ArcMap 10.0.  Users may download the dataset to use in their GIS software or view the data using ESRI’s free ArcGIS Explorer Desktop tool. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources.


Working together to protect against threats to our land, air and water

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