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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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.
The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 requires all states to have a State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) to preserve historic sites in the United States.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recognizes the importance of preserving that connection by ensuring that the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act and The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 are carried out on the Nation's transportation projects.
Almost 2,000 historic Oregon properties are now listed in the National Register, which is maintained by the National Park Service under the authority of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.
The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (as amended) established a procedural requirement for all Federal agencies to follow.

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