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 Encoding: 64 TEXT 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 http://www.swanet.org/ ++++++++++------------------------++++++++++ http://www.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/waisgate.cgi?WAISdocID=2764820164+23+2+0&W AISaction=retrieve [Federal Register: September 13, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 179)] [Proposed Rules] [Page 48579-48594] >From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov] [[Page 48579]] _______________________________________________________________________ Part VI Advisory Council on Historic Preservation _______________________________________________________________________ 36 CFR Part 800 Protection of Historic Properties; Proposed Rule [[Page 48580]] ADVISORY COUNCIL ON HISTORIC PRESERVATION 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.