Laws and Regulations

CERCLA and NHPA Coordination for Superfund Sites

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.

CRM Compliance for Non-Specialists

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.

NEPA Compliance and Cultural Resources

Gain a basic understanding of the National Environmental Policy Act and the NEPA process. Learn to identify cultural resources in context and examine the requirements for their consideration within the NEPA regulations. Discuss how to incorporate cultural impact assessments into environmental impact statements, environmental assessments, and categorical exclusions. Assess practical applications for effectively integrating the analyses required by NEPA with other regulations.

Section 4(f) Compliance for Historic Properties

Section 4(f) of the DOT Act of 1966 is triggered by funding or approval from a U.S. DOT agency for a project that proposes "use" of historic property or land from a publicly owned park, recreation area, or refuge. With a focus on historic properties, 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.

Section 106: An Introduction

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.

Section 106: Agreement Documents

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.