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Arizona Energy Office

Historic Preservation Section 106

The section 106 process seeks to accommodate historic preservation concerns with the needs of Federal undertakings through consultation among the agency official and other parties with an interest in the effects of the undertaking on historic properties, commencing at the early stages of project planning. The goal of consultation is to identify historic properties potentially affected by the undertaking, assess its effects and seek ways to avoid, minimize or mitigate any adverse effects on historic properties.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in coordination with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers (NCSHPO), has developed a prototype Programmatic Agreement to address its historic preservation requirement for DOE State Energy, Weatherization and Energy Efficiency Community Block Grant Programs.

The DOE, the AZ Dept of Commerce, Energy Office and the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) have developed a Statewide Programmatic Agreement (PA). As long as the contractor adheres to the scope of work in conformance with this executed PA, the contractor need not perform any further Section 106 review. The Statewide Programmatic Agreement is available by clicking here or contact the SEP, EECBG or WAP program Manager. Additional information is also available at the Dept of Energy website: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/wip/historic_preservation.html.