National Historic Preservation Act
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The NHPA was passed in 1966, and requires that federal actions consider their impact on historic resources, which include both settler and indigenous artifacts. The requirements of the act are often referred to as "Section 106", which is the part of the act that defines the procedures required of a federal action.
- The Advisory Council for Historic Preservation is a national https://www.achp.gov/digital-library-section-106-landing/national-historic-preservation-act
- In Washington State the Department of Archaeological and Historic Preservation serves as the State Historic Preservation Officer, and is consulted to concur with a federal determination.
- In Washington State, because of
- 36 CFR 800 describes regulations that apply to federal consultation processes - https://www.achp.gov/sites/default/files/regulations/2017-02/regs-rev04.pdf