Section 106

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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