National Historic Preservation Act Assessments
The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA) establishes historic preservation policy and responsibilities for all federal agencies and is intended to ensure that historic preservation is fully integrated into the ongoing programs of federal agencies. Section 106 of the NHPA requires federal agencies to take into account the effects of their undertakings on historic properties, and afford the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation a reasonable opportunity to comment. The purpose of Section 106 is to balance historic preservation concerns with the needs of federal undertakings. This review process ensures that federal agencies identify any potential conflicts between their undertakings and historic properties and resolve any conflicts in the public interest.
Below are links to vessel assessments: