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1 Cultural Resources Categorical Exclusion Training Class

2 Cultural Resources Process 2 Project Initiation Package Request for Review Field Investigations Cultural Resource Document ODOT Review Agency Coordination NEPA Document Categorical Exclusion Training Class

3 National Historic Preservation Act (1966) Significant historic resources were being lost due to “urban renewal” Provided for expansion and maintenance of the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) Formed Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) Requires federal agencies to take into account the effects of their undertakings 3 Categorical Exclusion Training Class

4 Section 106 - NHPA Requires consideration of effects on historic properties listed on OR eligible for the NRHP Ensures preservation values are factored into decision-making and planning process Considers views of the public (may be done concurrently with NEPA Public Involvement) Federal agencies responsible for Section 106 compliance 4 Categorical Exclusion Training Class

5 36 CFR Part 800 Implementing regulations of the NHPA Spells out the process in identifying historic resources and determining effects Mandates the review process be completed prior to the expenditure of Federal Funds 5 Categorical Exclusion Training Class

6 Request for Review Information submitted to OES for scoping Project Description Mapping Previously Inventoried Resources  Ohio Historic Inventory  Ohio Archaeological Inventory  National Register of Historic Places  Historic Bridges  Etc. Photolog Other project information See Section 106 Toolkit 6 Categorical Exclusion Training Class

7 106 Coordination Once OES receives the RFR:  Assess to determine what, if any, additional work is required  Clear in-house OR  Recommend consultant complete Phase I Once studies are complete:  OES issues IOC or formal letter  Includes resources identified in APE  Includes effect call for project  Includes language to be included in CE  May include Section 4(f) language ( de minimis ) 7 Categorical Exclusion Training Class

8 Project Effect 36 CFR Part 800/PA  Minimal Potential to Cause Effects per ODOT’s revised Programmatic Agreement (11/30/11)  No Historic Properties Affected  No Adverse Effect  Adverse Effect Effects determined in consultation with OHPO Only one effect determination for an undertaking ***READ ALL DOCUMENTATION*** 8 Categorical Exclusion Training Class

9 Online CE – Cultural Resources Tab Description of Efforts Discuss resources identified through records check  Include who conducted and when Discuss resources identified through field review  Include who conducted and when 9 Categorical Exclusion Training Class

10 Online CE – Cultural Resources Tab 10 Categorical Exclusion Training Class

11 Online CE - Cultural Resources Tab Remarks Include information from end of IOC or letter.  Effect Call  Bulleted items 11 Categorical Exclusion Training Class

12 Online CE – Cultural Resources Tab 12 Categorical Exclusion Training Class

13 Online CE – Cultural Resources Tab 13 Categorical Exclusion Training Class

14 Online CE – Cultural Resources Tab 14 Categorical Exclusion Training Class

15 Commitments List commitments out of coordination 15 READ ALL CORRESPONDENCE Categorical Exclusion Training Class

16 Documentation Agency Coordination Letters (part of CE) ODOT generated coordination (part of CE):  ORC Section 149.53  Section 106 PA IOC Survey Reports (project file) Documentation for Consultation/Determination of Effects Report (project file) MOA (Memorandum of Agreement) (project file) PA (Programmatic Agreement) (project file) HABS/HAER (project file) 16 Categorical Exclusion Training Class

17 Points To Remember Section 106 applies to any federal undertaking Must consider effects on eligible or listed NRHP properties Imperative to read all documents generated  Agency Letters  IOCs from ODOT-OES and/or ODOT District 17 Categorical Exclusion Training Class

18 Points To Remember Lead Federal Agency is responsible for all decisions Commitments out of coordination must be included Cross-over areas: Section 4(f), Public Involvement Document everything  Decisions, findings, consultation, etc. 18 Categorical Exclusion Training Class

19 Contacts/Information Cultural Resource Staff  Erica Schneider - AEA  Susan Gasbarro - H/A Team Leader  Stan Baker - Archaeology Team Leader Cultural Resource Website  Report requirements  Agreements  Publications  Historic Bridges  General guidance and related links  Section 106 Toolkit  Cultural Resources Manual 19 Categorical Exclusion Training Class

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