The Civil Engineer School

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Air Force Civil Engineering Center
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Air Force Institute of Technology Civil Engineer School
 
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation is an independent federal agency that promotes the preservation, enhancement, and productive use of our Nation's historic resources, and advises the President and Congress on national historic preservation policy (information at http://www.achp.gov/ )
 
 
An overview of NHPA Sec. 106 process is available at www.achp.gov/docs/airforcefactsheet.pdf
 
SESSION DESCRIPTIONS
 
NHPA Compliance and Real Property Disposal
When a federal agency determines that their property is no longer needed for discharge of their responsibilities, such property may be excessed to another federal agency or disposed out of federal ownership. Both paths lead to specific historic preservation compliance responsibilities under Sections 110 and/or 106 of the NHPA. Participants will be guided through the different means of disposal to develop a working knowledge of what NHPA responsibilities apply. Learn how to resolve adverse effects and address these and other historic property management challenges.
 
Basics of Air Force EIAP and NHPA Section 106 Coordination
The USAF has a standardized process for meeting its responsibilities of NEPA as well as historic preservation compliance, particularly Section 106 of the NHPA. The EIAP is the Air Force’s framework for compliance with NEPA as an “umbrella” for all applicable laws including NHPA and Air Force/DoD policy. Participants will be guided through the Section 106 planning process and how it can be best integrated with the EIAP process. Learn how effective coordination can foster comprehensive, smart planning and decisions reflecting environmental and historic preservation values, avoid delays and unforeseen costs in the process, and head off potential conflicts.
 
Meeting Energy Efficiency Goals in NHPA Section 106 Compliance
Federal agencies are tasked with meeting numerous initiatives regarding sustainability and energy efficiency. When historic properties, especially buildings, are in the mix these needs often appear to conflict with preservation stewardship and compliance responsibilities under Section 106 of the NHPA. Participants will be guided through a set of guiding principles for sustainability and historic federal buildings. Learn how historic buildings can be sustainable assets and not liabilities through an Air Force project case study.
 
KEY PRESENTER
 
Ms. Katharine Kerr, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Ms. Kerr has been with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) since 2006 and handles Section 106 NHPA reviews for the Department of Defense including all branches, National Guard and Reserves (except for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers). Ms. Kerr assists military installations including those of the Air Force regarding development of Section 106 agreements for project-specific mitigation, and complex and multiple undertakings. She helps installations cultivate compliance tools to streamline historic preservation reviews using the installation’s own internal controls and processes. For the past several years, Ms. Kerr has partnered with the Air Force Civil Engineering Center to create tailored Section 106 training including many on-site presentations. She holds a B.A. in Historic Preservation (Mary Washington College) and an M.A. in Urban Affairs and Public Policy with a concentration on Historic Preservation (University of Delaware).
 
QUESTIONS
 
If you have any questions or concerns about the event please contact Joe DiMisa, Instructor of Environmental Management, at Phone 937-255-6565 ext 3522 DSN Prefix 785 or email
 

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