CRM Compliance Review

A variety of Historic Preservation regulations and laws dating from the 1960s to present direct municipalities to mitigate the impact of their actions on historic resources. At the federal level, Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) states that the act of issuing a permit or taking any action that involves the expenditure of federal money qualifies as an undertaking and triggers this review.

Similarly, in California the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) considers historic resources (building, structures, archeological) to be part of the environment, and tasks any local government with a permit approval process to carry out the environmental impact analysis. All “Secretary Standards” consistency analyses are prepared in direct response to this requirement.

Alice works with clients to provide the documentation required under CEQA and Section 106 to assess and document how their proposed project could impact historic resources.

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