Notice of Issuance of Program Comment for Communications Projects on Federal Lands and Property (Final)
May. 25, 2017
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) issued a Program Comment for Communications Projects on Federal Lands and Property at the request of DHS to accelerate the review of these projects, particularly broadband deployment, under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. The Program Comment can be used by federal land and property managing agencies who must comply with the requirements of Section 106 when deploying communications activities on public lands and property. Federal agencies using the Program Comment may fulfill their Section 106 responsibilities for the relevant undertakings by implementing the terms of this comment, which include processes for the identification of historic properties and consideration of effects to these properties. The Program Comment also identifies certain undertakings that require no further Section 106 review under specified conditions. The Program Comment was issued by the ACHP on 8 May 2017 and went into effect that day. POC is Charlene Dwin Vaughn, AICP, Office of Federal Agency Programs, ACHP, 401 F Street NW., Suite 308, Washington DC 20001-2637, email: email@example.com.