CULTURAL RESOURCES AND SECTION 106 OF THE NATIONAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION ACT
|A cultural resource can be an archeological site, building or structure. Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 requires the federal government to consider the impacts of its actions on cultural resources that are historic properties. A historic property is defined as a property eligible or on the National Register of Historic Places (http://www.nps.gov/nr/). If the government’s actions damage the characteristics that qualify the property for the register, the federal agency must enter consultation with other federal and state agencies, interested parties and take the views of the public into account in seeking ways to avoid, minimize or mitigate the damage to the affected historic property.
The views of the public are essential to informed Federal decision making. In any Section 106 undertaking at Fort Wingate, the Army seeks public comment and input as to its effect on historic properties. The public’s views will be taken into account in the consultation to resolve the damage to the subject historic property.
More information on Section 106 can be found in the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (www.achp.gov) publication, A Citizen’s Guide to Section 106. The document may be downloaded at http://www.achp.gov/citizensguide.html.
Fort Wingate will be transferred to the Department of the Interior. Transfers between federal agencies are not subject to Section 106. All Section 106 actions at Fort Wingate are related to the environmental cleanup prior to transfer.
CULTURAL RESOURCE POINTS OF CONTACT
Historic Architecture: Joseph Murphey, Historical Architect, US Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District. Phone 817-229-1956. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Archeology: Seth Sampson, Archeologist, US Army Corps of Engineers. Phone 501-340-1049. Email: email@example.com.
SECTION 106 ACTIONS AT FORT WINGATE
Proposed Demolition of Structure 6 (Gas Station), Structure 46 (Water Tank)
and Structure 53 (Water Tower)
Recordation of the Gas Station
Recordation of the Water Tower and Storage Tank
New Mexico Historic Property Inventory Forms
Letter to New Mexico State Historic Preservation Office
Letter to Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Draft Memorandum of Agreement