Section 106, Part 1:Process

Through a series of panel discussions and case studies, this series of webinars will introduce participants to the regulatory processes that implement the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. Explained in "Section 106" of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), these processes are required of any Federal "undertaking." This includes projects involving Federal funding, permitting, or licensing, as well as sales or rentals of federal property. Intended for federal, state and local government officials, environmental consultants, public officials, and those with general interest, these webinars will describe how to craft an area of potential effect, identify and evaluate historic properties, assess potential effects, craft solutions to avoid, minimize, or mitigate adverse effects, and structure agreement documents as a record of consultation. A special session that focuses on the integration of public participation in the Sec. 106 process will be of particular interest to community activists, Indian tribes and other interested parties.


  • Gloria Scott, California Department of Transportation
  • Tristan Tozer, Office of Historic Preservation