Welcome to FHWA’s Section 106 Tutorial. This tutorial is designed to help transportation professionals and other interested individuals understand the fundamental requirements of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA) and its implementing regulations. The process laid out by Section 106 and its implementing regulations (36 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Part 800) seeks to accommodate historic preservation with the needs of Federal undertakings.
Since the mid-1960s, Federal transportation policy has reflected an effort to preserve historic properties that have national, state, or local significance. The NHPA, signed into law the same day as the Department of Transportation Act of 1966, establishes our nation’s policy on historic preservation. Section 106 of the NHPA charges all Federal agencies with taking into account the effects of their actions on historic properties.
The content of the tutorial has been divided into seven topic areas:
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