Saving Places that Matter: A Citizen's Guide to the National Historic Preservation Act / Edition 1

Saving Places that Matter: A Citizen's Guide to the National Historic Preservation Act / Edition 1

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by Thomas F King
     
 

ISBN-10: 1598740857

ISBN-13: 9781598740851

Pub. Date: 11/30/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

They’re going to tear down the most cherished building in your town for another strip mall. How do you stop it? Tom King, renowned expert on the heritage preservation process, explains to preservationists and other community activists the ins and outs of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act—the major federal law designed to protect

Overview

They’re going to tear down the most cherished building in your town for another strip mall. How do you stop it? Tom King, renowned expert on the heritage preservation process, explains to preservationists and other community activists the ins and outs of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act—the major federal law designed to protect historic places—and how it can be used to protect special places in your community. King will show you the scope of the law, how it is often misinterpreted or ignored by government agencies and developers, and how to use its provisions to force other to pay attention to your concerns. He explains the quirky role of the National Register and the importance of consultation in getting what you want. King provides you with numerous examples of how communities have used the Section 106 process to stop wanton development, and encourages you to do the same. King’s guide will be the bible for any heritage preservation or community activist movement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598740851
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/30/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface     9
Saving Places-Introduction     11
Saving Your Place     11
Consider Section 106     11
Other Laws     13
Some Success Stories     14
The Purpose of Section 106     18
Achieving Preservation     18
Knowing Your Place     19
The National Register of Historic Places     22
The Letter of the Law     24
Words, Regulations, and Laws-Understanding the Context of Section 106     26
Definitions     26
The Cast of Characters     39
The Project Proponent     39
Federal Agency Overseers     43
Government Review Agencies     45
Indian Tribes and Native Hawaiian Groups     49
Architect/Engineering/Planning Firms     50
Environmental Impact Assessment Firms     51
Cultural Resource Management Firms     52
Project Supporters     53
Local/Neighborhood Opposition Organizations     53
National Advocacy Groups     54
How Section 106 Is Supposed to Work-And Why It Often Doesn't     56
Section 106: A Thumbnail Sketch     56
A Quick Digression into NEPA     59
How Agencies Abuse Their Responsibilities A Summary     61
Place-Saving Strategies-Getting Into the Action     73
Strategics     73
How Section 106 Review Gets Started     79
Becoming a Consulting Party     88
Asserting your interest     89
Place-Saving Strategies-Getting Your Place Noticed     95
Strategics     95
"Historic Properties" and the "Identification Effort"     96
Scoping     98
Real Scoping     102
The Results of Scoping     110
What's Really Supposed to Come Out of Identification     117
Historic Property Identification and NEPA     120
Evaluation-Is Your Place Eligible for the National Register?     123
For Those Who Just Tuned In     123
Register Eligibility is Really Important     124
What the Register Is     125
What Agencies Are Supposed To Do     126
Regarding as Eligible, Determining Eligibility, Listing     127
The Criteria     129
What the Criteria Mean     129
Strategics     135
What To Do     136
Common Proponent Dodges     140
Playing the Criteria Considerations      147
Back to the Process     154
Don't Forget NEPA     157
Will There Be an Adverse Effect on Your Place?     160
So Your Place Is Eligible     160
What Being Eligible Means     161
"No Historic Properties Affected"     161
Determining Adverse/No Adverse Effect     162
The Upshot     175
Don't Forget NEPA     176
"Resolving" Adverse Effects on Your Place     179
Strategics     179
What the Agency Has To Do     180
Consultation: Avoiding and Climbing Out of Pitfalls     182
Don't Shoot Yourself in the Foot     185
The Memorandum of Agreement     190
If There Is an MOA     190
NEPA Coordination     192
Endgame - and Further Complications-How You Got To This Point     196
Stop the MOA     196
And Then?     199
Convincing the Council     200
But...     201
Playing By Other Rules     201
An Example: The Trail of Dreams     205
Afterword: Now That We Understand the System-Let's Fix It     210
Section 106 Memorandum of Agreement for the Broad Run Bridge     212
Resources      218
Glossary     222
Index     235
About the Author     240

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Saving Places that Matter: A Citizen's Guide to the National Historic Preservation Act 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
manirul01 More than 1 year ago
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