What is Section 106?
National Historic Act of 1966 (as amended 1980), Executive Order 11593 Protection
and Enhancement of the Cultural Environment (May 13, 1971), the Archaeological and
Historic Preservation Act of 1974, and the Procedures for the Protection of Cultural
Properties (36 CFR 800). Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of
1966 states: "The head of any Federal agency having direct or indirect jurisdiction
over a proposed Federal or federally assisted undertaking in any State and the head
of any Federal department or independent agency having authority to license any
undertaking shall, prior to approval of the expenditure of any Federal funds on
the undertaking or prior to the issuance of any license, as the case maybe, take
into account the effect of the undertaking on any district, site, building, structure
or object that is included in or eligible for inclusion in the National Register
of Historic Places".
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