National Historic Preservation Act of 1966


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National Historic Preservation Act of 1966

Expanded the National Register of Historic Places to make it a nationwide inventory of districts, sites, structures, and objects of state and local as well as national importance, maintained by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. The act also created a review agency, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, made up of federal officials and private citizens to advise the president and Congress on historic preservation matters for highway or utility construction, if they are likely to have any effect on historic structures.
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Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Register is part of a program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect historic and archeological resources.
When the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 was passed, Congress made the federal government a leader and a full partner in historic preservation (14).
These would include the Clean Water Act, the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Program, the Clean Air Act, the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the Archeological and Historic Preservation Act of 1974 .
Under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and the Revenue Act of 1978, federal districts are listed on the national historic registry and receive certain protections and tax benefits.
1 Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 empowers governmental agencies to require that investigations for cultural resources be conducted at a project site.
The field application will be used to assess highway construction sites and collect data required to comply with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

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