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Consulting with the Montana SHPO Guidelines and Procedures

INTRODUCTION (PDF)

Purpose
Responsibilities of the State Historic Preservation Officer
Participation by Applicants in the Review Process
The Role 0f the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Role of the Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places
Tribal Historic Preservation Officers
Programmatic Agreements>
Coordination of Review under the National Historic Preservation and The National Environmental Protection Acts
Four Steps to Review and Consultation
Figure 1. Four Steps to Consulting Under Section 106

STEP ONE: INITIATE THE CONSULTATION PROCESS (PDF)

Federal Laws and the Definition of Undertaking
Requirements for Consultation with Others
Consultation under State Law (Montana State Antiquities, Unmarked Burial and Repatriation Laws)
Define Area of Potential Effect>
Assess information Needs in Consultation With SHPO and Others
File Search Requests

STEP TWO: IDENTIFY HISTORIC PROPERTIES (PDF)

Timing of Survey
Qualifications of Survey Personnel
Survey Coverage
Site Forms and State Numbers
Confidentiality
Subsurface Testing During Survey
Survey Maps
Other Survey Guidance
Survey Results
Report Format
Submission of Reports to SHPO
No Sites - No Properties Affected
Sites Located
Sites Located - But Undertaking Redesigned to Avoid Affects
Agency Evaluation of Eligibility in Consultation with SHPO
Sites Located - But Not Eligible
Sites Located - Eligibility Unresolved: Additional Information Needed
Sites Located - Eligibility Unresolved: SHPO/Agency Disagree
Sites Located - Eligible
National Register Criteria of Eligibility and Considerations
Criteria for Evaluation
Criteria Considerations
Integrity
Eligibility Documentation for Property Types
Notification Requirements Regarding Evaluations of Eligibility
National Historic Landmarks (Special Requirements)

STEP THREE: ASSESS ADVERSE EFFECTS (PDF)

Criteria of Adverse Effect
Adverse Effect Finding
No Adverse Effect Finding
Consultation/Resolution of No Adverse Effects
National Historic Landmarks

STEP FOUR: RESOLVE ADVERSE AFFECTS (PDF)

Adverse Effect Resolution
Mitigation Options for Adverse Effect

APPENDICES

File Search Request Form
Recommended Site Form (CRIS)
Recommended Isolated Find Form (PDF)
Recommended Report Format (PDF)
CRABS Data Entry Form
Recommended Submission Letter Format  (PDF)
Montana Historical and Architectural Inventory Form (PDF)
CLG List
Tribal Culture Committees/THPO
SHPO Staff
Useful References and Applicable Guidance
Paleontological Information System Form