Avalanches in National Parks; Uinta Research and Curatorial Center; Mount Rainier National Park; Barataria Preserve Unit; and to Amend the National Historic Preservation Act: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on National Parks of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, Second Session, on S. 931, S. 1678, S. 2140, S. 2287, S. 2469, June 8, 2004

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Page 29 - ... to use all practicable means and measures, including financial and technical assistance, in a manner calculated to foster and promote the general welfare, to create and maintain conditions under which man and nature can exist in productive harmony, and fulfill the social, economic, and other requirements of present and future generations of Americans.
Page 28 - NHPA charges the ACHP with advising the President and the Congress on historic preservation matters and entrusts the ACHP with the unique mission of advancing historic preservation within the Federal Government and the National Historic Preservation Program. In...
Page 11 - Mr. Chairman, this concludes my prepared remarks. I would be pleased to answer any questions you or other members of the Subcommittee may have.
Page 15 - Mr. Chairman, that concludes my prepared statement I would be happy to answer any questions at this time.
Page 28 - ACHP's authority and responsibilities are principally derived from NHPA. General duties of the ACHP are detailed in Section 202 (16 USC 470j) and include: • advising the President and Congress on matters relating to historic preservation; encouraging public interest and participation in historic preservation; recommending policy and tax studies as they affect historic preservation; advising State and local governments on historic preservation legislation; encouraging training and education in historic...
Page 29 - Congress recognized the value of having an independent entity to provide advice, coordination, and oversight of NHPA's implementation by Federal agencies. The ACHP remains the only Federal entity created solely to address historic preservation issues, and helps to bridge differences in this area among Federal agencies, and between the Federal Government and States, Indian tribes, local governments, and citizens. While the administration of the historic preservation review process established by Section...
Page 17 - ... preservation. The council is comprised of 20 members, including private citizens and experts in the field of historic preservation. Its mission is to advocate full consideration of historic values in federal decisionmaking; to oversee the Section 106 review process, which requires federal agency officials to consider the impact of their programs and projects on places of historic value; to review federal programs and policies to further preservation efforts; to provide training, guidance, and...
Page 29 - It coordinates the national program, assisting Federal agencies in meeting their preservation responsibilities. Through its administration of Section 106, the ACHP works with Federal agencies, States, tribes, local governments, applicants for Federal assistance, and other affected parties to ensure that their interests are considered in the process. It helps parties reach agreement on measures to avoid or resolve conflicts that may arise between development needs and preservation objectives, including...
Page 29 - Founded as a unique partnership among Federal, State, and local governments, Indian tribes, and the public to advance the preservation of America's heritage while recognizing contemporary needs, the partnership has matured and expanded over time. The Secretary of the Interior and the ACHP have distinct but complementary responsibilities for managing the National Historic Preservation Program.
Page 29 - Indian tribes, businesses and organizations, and private citizens will have an effective opportunity to participate in Federal project planning when historic properties they value may be affected. Under Section 211 of NHPA (16 USC 470s) the ACHP is granted rulemaking authority for Section 106. The ACHP also has consultative and other responsibilities under Sections 101, 110, 111, 203, and 214 of NHPA, and in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (42 USC 4321 et seq.) is considered...

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