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The National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) requires that Federal agencies take into account the effects a project will have on historic resources and allow the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation the opportunity to comment on the effects of the project. Historic resources include structures, archaeological sites, traditional cultural properties, or other cultural resources included on, or eligible for inclusion on, the National Register of Historic Places.

FEMA activities requiring NHPA compliance include repair or restoration of historic facilities, demolition or removal of historic structures, and improved, alternate, or relocated projects affecting historic or archaeological sites. FEMA is required to make a good faith effort to identify historic properties within a given project area's potential effect.

Last Updated: 
07/24/2014 - 16:00
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