Enacted in 1966, the National Historic Preservation Act established a federal program aimed at preserving historically significant resources. Section 106 of the Act requires federal agencies to consider the impacts of their actions on sites that are listed in or eligible to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places. This includes examining alternatives that would reduce or avoid harm to these resources. The Act is enforced by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. Learn more about the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. See the full text of the National Historic Preservation Act
The National Historic Preservation Act mandates federal agencies to act as responsible stewards of our Nation's resources when their actions affect historic properties. The act established the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), which has legal responsibility to encourage federal agencies to factor historic preservation into federal project requirements.
The federal law that encourages the preservation of cultural and historic resources in the United States.