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Laws and Regulations

CERCLA and NHPA Coordination for Superfund Sites

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Identify opportunities to coordinate Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) responses at Superfund remediation sites that may include cultural sites or be a historic property. Focus on how to anticipate and plan for incorporation of the Section 106 process into project management and community consultation. Learn how to determine if NHPA applies, evaluate the use of feasibility studies and risk assessments, and discuss the conclusion and resolution of the process.

Faculty

Claudia Nissley, president, Nissley Environmental Consultants; former director, Western Office, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and Wyoming State Historic Preservation Officer; specialist in preservation issues relating to NHPA, NEPA, CERCLA, ARPA, and NAGPRA

CRM Compliance for Non-Specialists

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Discuss how to survive and thrive wearing the "second hat" of cultural resource manager when you've been assigned as an agency's cultural resource manager or historic preservation officer. Learn how to deal with legal responsibilities under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and other cultural resource authorities and examine how these relate to laws such as NEPA, CERCLA, and the Endangered Species Act.

Faculty

Claudia Nissley, president, Nissley Environmental Consultants; former director, Western Office, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and Wyoming State Historic Preservation Officer; specialist in preservation issues relating to NHPA, NEPA, CERCLA, ARPA, and NAGPRA

NEPA Compliance and Cultural Resources

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Learn about environmental impact analysis, cultural resource management, and historic preservation responsibilities and relationships. Assess practical applications for effectively integrating the analyses required by the National Environmental Policy Act, related environmental regulations, and the National Historic Preservation Act.

Faculty

Claudia Nissley, president, Nissley Environmental Consultants; former director, Western Office, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and Wyoming State Historic Preservation Officer; specialist in preservation issues relating to NHPA, NEPA, CERCLA, ARPA, and NAGPRA

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Joe Trnka, AICP, CEP, NEPA specialist with Kirkham Michael; specializes in NEPA, Section 106, and Section 4(f) projects

Section 4(f) Compliance for Historic Properties


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Section 4(f) of the DOT Act of 1966 is triggered by projects funded or approved by a U.S. DOT agency that propose the use of historic property or land from a publicly owned park, recreation area, or refuge. Examine the stringent approval standards of this substantive law and discuss ways to better integrate and streamline Sections 4(f) and 106 with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process.

Faculty

Joe Trnka, AICP, CEP, NEPA specialist with Kirkham Michael; specializes in NEPA, Section 106, and Section 4(f) projects

Section 106: An Introduction

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Learn the basics of project review under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. This seminar emphasizes practicalities-how to avoid pitfalls and victimization by myths. Discuss recent changes in regulations and procedures, with an emphasis on coordination with the National Environmental Policy Act and other laws.

Faculty

Allyson Brooks, Ph.D., Washington State Historic Preservation Officer; formerly worked for Minnesota DOT, the South Dakota Preservation Office, and the U.S. Forest Service; specializing in transportation, tribal consultation, large cultural landscapes/TCPs, Section 106, historical archaeology, and GIS

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Ethel R. Eaton, Ph.D., senior policy analyst, Office of Review and Compliance, Virginia Department of Historic Resources; previously with the Maryland Historical Trust, with past excavation, teaching, and research positions at universities and museums

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Claudia Nissley, president, Nissley Environmental Consultants; former director, Western Office, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and Wyoming State Historic Preservation Officer; specialist in preservation issues relating to NHPA, NEPA, CERCLA, ARPA, and NAGPRA

Section 106: A Review for Experienced Practitioners

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Review regulations, standards, guidelines, and related laws relevant to Section 106 review. Discuss issues, problems, and "tricks of the trade," with an emphasis on ways to employ creativity and flexibility to reduce complexity and improve effectiveness.

Faculty

Claudia Nissley, president, Nissley Environmental Consultants; former director, Western Office, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and Wyoming State Historic Preservation Officer; specialist in preservation issues relating to NHPA, NEPA, CERCLA, ARPA, and NAGPRA

Section 106: Agreement Documents


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This advanced seminar focuses on memoranda of agreement and programmatic agreements under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Learn how to survive and thrive during the agreement process through careful analysis, clear writing, and good negotiation. Review the available tools, guidelines, alternatives-and non-alternatives-to reach a favorable conclusion to the process.

Faculty

Claudia Nissley, president, Nissley Environmental Consultants; former director, Western Office, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and Wyoming State Historic Preservation Officer; specialist in preservation issues relating to NHPA, NEPA, CERCLA, ARPA, and NAGPRA

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Ethel R. Eaton, Ph.D., senior policy analyst, Office of Review and Compliance, Virginia Department of Historic Resources; previously with the Maryland Historical Trust, with past excavation, teaching, and research positions at universities and museums