Message #296:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: Draft Section 106 Regs in 9/13/96 Federal Register Publication (Part I)
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 96 08:56:00 MST
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Tom King writing to members of FPForum :

New if unimproved 106 regs -- I understand that the new revised draft 
Section 106 regulations will be published today (Friday the 13th) in the 
Federal Register for comment.  I hope everyone will look them over carefully 
and comment on whether, from your perspective, they really improve the 106 
process or correct any of its deficiencies.  As in voting, comment early and 
often.  Unless the draft has improved substantially from the last one I saw 
(which is unlikely), I think that a close reading by SHPOs, tribes, local 
governments, agencies, industry, consultants, preservation groups, and 
others will reveal sufficient problems to recommend that the ACHP go back 
once again to the drawing board.

SO.... I went to GPO ACCESS, selected database 
for "Federal Register, Volume 61 (1996)," and typed "Section 106 
Regulations" in the search terms block.  The results are pasted below.

Brian Kenny


[Federal Register: September 13, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 179)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 48579-48594]
>From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []
[[Page 48579]]
Part VI
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
36 CFR Part 800
Protection of Historic Properties; Proposed Rule
[[Page 48580]]
36 CFR Part 800
Protection of Historic Properties
AGENCY: Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.
SUMMARY: The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation is proposing changes 
to its regulations in order to implement the 1992 amendments to the National 
Historic Preservation Act and to improve and streamline the regulations in 
accordance with the Administration's reinventing government initiatives. The 
proposed changes will modify the process by which Federal agencies consider 
the effects of their undertakings on historic properties. On October 3, 
1994, the Council published for comment in the Federal Register a notice of 
proposed rulemaking that set forth changes to the Section 106 process. After 
reviewing the comments on the October 1994 proposal and in response to 
agency downsizing and restructuring, the Council substantially changed its 
proposal to better meet the streamlining goals of the Council. Therefore, 
the Council is publishing a new notice of proposed rulemaking. In its 
streamlined proposal, the Council seeks to balance the interests and 
concerns of various users of the Section 106 process, including Federal 
agencies, State Historic Preservation Officers (SHPOs), Native Americans and 
Native Hawaiians, industry and the public.