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Cultural Resources/Historic Properties/Tribal Relations

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Historic preservation is an equal and integral component of resource management at operating civil works projects. As such, historic preservation should be give just and equal consideration along with other resource objectives in preparation and implementation of Master Plan and Operational Management Plan (OMP) documents. It is the responsibility of all Corps element to coordinate the historic preservation activities outlined in ER/EP 1130-2-540 and other regulations to ensure an integrated natural and historic resources management program. The Corps of Engineers will manage federally owned, administered, or controlled historic properties in a spirit of stewardship for the inspiration and benefit of present and future generations

Section 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA) calls on all federal agencies to establish--in conjunction with the Secretary of the Interior--their own historic preservation programs for the identification, evaluation, and protection of historic properties.

Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA) requires Federal agencies to take into account the effects of their undertakings on historic properties, and afford the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation a reasonable opportunity to comment.

HPMP/Integrated Cultural Resources Management Plan: The purpose of this document(s) is to provide a comprehensive program to direct the historic preservation activities and objectives at each project, and to effectively manage and protect each historic property. EP 1130-2-540 6-8(f)

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The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) was enacted on November 16, 1990, to address the rights of lineal descendants, Indian tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations to Native American cultural items, including human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony.

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