preservation of the nation’s heritage and its economic benefit to communities. The NHPA sets forth broad affirmative responsibilities for federal agencies with respect to balancing mission needs with historic values. Section 110 (54 USC Ch. 3061) directs that historic preservation is to be integrated into the programs of federal agencies. Agencies meet this responsibility by taking steps to identify and thoughtfully manage historic properties in their care as well as through compliance with Section 106 of the NHPA (54 USC § 306108). Section 106 requires federal agencies to take into account the effects of their projects and programs on historic properties and provide the ACHP a reasonable opportunity to comment on them. The ACHP’s regulations implementing Section 106 36 CFR Part 800 detail this consultative review process. The EO further directs agencies to advance good preservation stewardship by pursuing partnerships with state and local governments, Indian tribes, and the private sector to promote the preservation of the unique cultural heritage of communities and to realize the economic benefit that these properties can provide through activities like heritage tourism, housing businesses and organizations that can operate in harmony with an agency’s mission, or contributing to the ongoing vitality of small towns and city centers as focal points of civic activity. The ACHP continues to see the use of partnerships to identify, protect, and use historic properties trending upwards. As in the 2017 progress reports, federal agencies are increasingly receptive to, and entering into, preservation partnerships in their management of historic properties. Throughout this report the term “historic properties” is used as defined in the NHPA as those buildings, structures, objects, sites, and districts that are listed in, or are eligible for listing in, the National Register of Historic Places (National Register). The term includes National Historic Landmarks (NHLs), which are designated by the Secretary of the Interior for their exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the nation.
LIST OF ALL AGENCIES SUBMITTING A 2020 SECTION 3 PROGRESS REPORT
›› National Institute of Standards and Technology ›› National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ›› National Park Service ›› Tennessee Valley Authority ›› U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ›› U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ›› U.S. Forest Service ›› U.S. Geological Survey ›› U.S. International Boundary Water Commission ›› U.S. Postal Service
›› Armed Forces Retirement Home ›› Bureau of Land Management ›› Bureau of Reclamation ›› Department of Defense ›› Department of Energy ›› Department of Homeland Security ›› Department of Labor ›› Department of Veterans Affairs ›› Federal Aviation Administration ›› General Services Administration ›› Maritime Administration ›› National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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