Agencies have effectively used Section 106 program alternatives to tailor Section 106 project reviews for multiple land- and property-managing agency benefits, including focusing limited resources on preservation priorities and contributing to comprehensive historic property management strategies. Program alternatives have also improved efficiency and effectiveness of project reviews for infrastructure projects affecting historic properties on federal lands. interest in combining agency- or facility-wide surveys with program alternatives, which reflects a mature planning approach to the management of historic property inventories rather than reactive Section 106 compliance on a case-by-case basis. Program alternatives continue to have particular relevance for addressing large-scale infrastructure development, which often crosses or occurs on federal lands, to support transparent and predictable review coordination. At the same time, the development of program alternatives needs to effectively engage all stakeholders, especially those indigenous communities that have special relationships to properties of traditional religious and cultural significance on federal lands. Over the past three years, the ACHP has seen an increase in the use of Section 106 program alternatives to support federal agency missions. There continues to be increased
›› The ACHP should continue outreach to federal agencies, industry, state and tribal officials, and other key stakeholders to identify and implement opportunities for improving the efficiency of Section 106 reviews and better coordinating review timing for infrastructure projects on federal lands or property while promoting effective historic preservation outcomes. ›› Federal agencies and the ACHP should collaborate on refining programmatic approaches wherever they are considered, and the ACHP should examine steps it can take to improve the process of program alternative development, with particular attention to the engagement of nonfederal stakeholders.
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