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Published on: Monday, July 8, 2024 read more ...

National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Process

Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) requires that federal agencies consider any effect or potential effect of projects they carry out, approve or fund on historic properties listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

Army National Military Cemeteries (ANMC) initiated the Section 106 process with notification to the Virginia State Historic Preservation Office. ANMC solicited participation from the public and other stakeholders to seek input and information regarding the identification of, and potential effects to, historic properties associated with this undertaking.

On Dec. 15, 2023, Army National Military Cemeteries (ANMC) completed the Section 106 process as part of the federally mandated removal of the Confederate Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. The process concluded with the execution of a Programmatic Agreement signed between ANMC, the Virginia State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP). By carrying out the terms of the Agreement, the Army will fulfill its responsibilities under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and its implementing regulations, “Protection of Historic Properties” (36 CFR Part 800).

What to Know

•   NHPA Section 106 Process 

•   Consideration of Adverse Effects 

•   Mitigation Measures

•   Section 106 Process Documents 

•   Click here, or on the "Documents" tab at left, for a list of public documents related to the removal of the Confederate Memorial. 

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