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ABPP Nationwide Programmatic Agreement

Thank you for your interest in the National Park Service's American Battlefield Protection Program (NPS ABPP). We welcome your comments on our draft Nationwide Programmatic Agreement regarding Section 106 Review for the NPS ABPP's Battlefield Preservation Planning Grants and Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants.

As per 36 CFR Part 800.2(d), individuals or governments interested in the effects of these undertaking upon historic resources, or items identified within this Programmatic Agreement, are invited to comment. Please see the other links and documents in the Links and Documents List to the left for more background information on this project, including a link to a Citizen's Guide to Section 106.

The public comment period begins Monday, August 1 and ends Monday, August 22, 2016.

When commenting, please indicate the Section Name (e.g. II. Planning Grants, V. Resolving Adverse Effects) and line number provided on the left side of the draft.
Comment Period: Closed        Aug 1, 2016 - Aug 22, 2016
Topic Questions Instructions:
During your review, the NPS ABPP asks you consider the Topic Questions below. Feel free to answer these questions and/or provide other specific comments on the draft in the comment box.
Topic Questions:
1. How should NPS ABPP handle requests for archeology investigations under the Planning Grant Program given that many battlefield sites are often associated with other historic events?
2. Should the Applicant be allowed to consult with consulting parties regarding identification and evaluation of historic properties and assessment of effects?
3. Would you object to BLAG applications having a condition to coordinate Section 106 reviews after acquisition has occurred, when no actions on the property will be permitted?
4. What mitigation measures will avoid, minimize, and mitigate adverse effects resulting from BLAG projects?
5. What does the public want to know about proposed BLAG applications?
Document Content:
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