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The Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office & 106 Reviews Presented By: Mary Ann Heidemann, Manager Government Programs and Compliance For: ACE/MN.

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1 The Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office & 106 Reviews Presented By: Mary Ann Heidemann, Manager Government Programs and Compliance For: ACE/MN Annual Conference March 5, 2012

2 Establishment of SHPO SHPO authorized in Sec. 101 of the National Historic Preservation Act, passed in 1966 Minnesota SHPO established in 1968 SHPO appointed by each States Governor Federal Act sets minimum program requirements 6

3 Duties of the SHPO Under The National Historic Preservation Act Conduct a comprehensive state-wide survey of historic resources Nominate properties to the National Register Create & implement the State Preservation Plan Administer State program of Federal preservation incentive programs Assist local units & state agencies with historic preservation Consult with Federal agencies about impact of Federal projects on historic resources Provide public information, education, training and technical assistance

4 Intended Audiences Owners of historic properties Local government units State agencies Federal agencies Tribes Preservation groups Preservation professionals The public

5 Participation in SHPO/THPO Programs All 50 States Eight US Territories Washington DC Native American Tribes MN has 9 THPOs currently (out of 11 recognized tribes)

6 MN SHPO Organizational Structure & Location SHPO is located in MN Historical Society (MHS) MN Legislature named head of MHS as State Historic Pres. Officer Government function inside a private, non- profit institution SHPO offices located in History Center, in downtown St. Paul

7 SHPO Director and Staff in MN Steve Elliott Heads MN Historical Society and Serves as the MN SHPO Barbara Howard is Deputy SHPO & Department Head SHPO has 18 staff persons in four areas – Administration: 2 – Outreach & Grants: 7 – Register & Incentives: 4 – Compliance: 5 Many state/federal agencies employ in-house historians & archaeologists (ie: MnDOT)

8 MN SHPO Organizational Chart

9 MN SHPO Staff

10 SHPO Programs in Minnesota National Register Federal Tax Credits State Tax Credits MN Legacy Grants MN Main Street Prog. Sec. 106 Reviews Assist Local Heritage Preservation Comm. Keep Historic Site & Survey Records Create Preservation Plan

11 Sec. 106 review per 36 CFR Part 800

12 Programmatic Agreement between FHWA, SHPO & MnDOT Internalizes Transportation Review MnDOTs Cultural Resources Unit (CRU) represents FHWA CRU reviews FHWA projects for potential affects on historic properties Projects with no historic properties move forward Projects historic properties but no effect move forward Projects that may affect historic properties go to SHPO

13 Reasonable Effort is required by regs to identify historic properties. This means a survey. Survey Requirements: Cover both structures & archaeological sites Identify known sites Conduct Phase I Survey to discover any new sites Evaluate Register eligibility of new sites If site is Register eligible, evaluate effect of project on the historic property

14 Compliance Unit Sec. 106 Review Process Applies to projects receiving federal funds or permits that have the potential to effect historic sites. In FY 2010, 5006 new review packets were received. Project Receipt & Screening Hard copy submittals only Date stamped & logged in Map & file of project area & known sites created Projects with no effect on historic properties get quick turn-around Projects in or near known sites are reviewed further Distributed internally Distribution for Comments Sent to appropriate staff – Archaeologist – Architectural Historian – Architect Twice monthly triage Experts make comments Compliance Unit compiles response within 30 days Complex projects may require series of responses

15 SHPO Submittal Content Describe undertaking Funding & permits Project location map Area of Potential Effect Ground to be disturbed Building/site photos Available plans/designs Public participation info Dont assume we understand the project as well as you do!

16 Check with SHPO for Known Sites Site Data Base Includes: Historical and Architectural Sites Archaeological Sites Regulatory Status of Sites: – Listed in National Register – Certified as eligible – Staff finding as eligible Location of sites (T,R, Sec) State Register sites listed in MN Historic Sites Act Access to Site Data Mapped on SHPO topos Known sites also have a file Maps and files open to public Tues-Fri, 8:30-4:00 Or send data base query to: requesting known sites in each geo section of interest Queries run once a week

17 If Historic Properties are Present or Suspected Within the APE, SHPO Concerns Can Include: Archaeological site disturbance Adverse building or site impact Additions or alterations Severing property Adverse site modifications Changes in key site features Change of setting & function Visual effects Noise, vibration & traffic Historic Dist. business impacts

18 Resolution of Adverse Effects Typical Hot Buttons: Near water (archaeology) CCC/WPA structures Mid-century modern designs Construction impacts Visual or noise effects on nearby historic sites Avoid – Find known sites – Change plans Minimize – Compatible designs Mitigate – Negotiate an MOA – Agree on stipulations

19 Questions or Comments? Thank You!


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