Army BRAC 2005 1 Historic Preservation Opportunities and Challenges.

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<ul><li><p>Army BRAC 2005Historic Preservation Opportunities and Challenges</p></li><li><p>FrameworkUnder a NEPA UmbrellaNEPA Documentation LevelsRecord of Environmental Consideration (REC). Prepared by affected installation.Environmental Assessment (EA). Prepared by the BRAC NEPA Support Team (NST). Approved by Garrison Commander.Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Prepared by NST. Signed by Installation. Record of Decision (ROD) signed by the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management (ACSIM).</p></li><li><p>BRAC NEPA Documents8 EISs:Fort MeadeAberdeen Proving GroundFort BelvoirFort LeeFort BenningFort CarsonPinon Canyon Maneuver SiteFort Sam Houston</p><p>177 EAs</p></li><li><p>NHPA: Section 106Consultation partiesSHPOAppropriate Federally-recognized Indian TribesLRALocal interest (historical and development oriented)</p></li><li><p>OpportunitiesSympathetic redevelopmentRequires structure set up in initial Programmatic AgreementLocal ordinancesPreservation CovenantsRequires cooperation between the LRA and SHPOFollowing covenantsContinued consultationPossible Tribal Issues</p></li><li><p>ChallengesBRAC Timeline:Army NEPA completion goals: EAs 6 months, EISs 12 months.Prior ARMY BRAC EIS completion dates ranged between 16 and 48 months.All actions including construction and basing complete by 15 Sep 2011Early Transfer GoalsCompeting interestsEconomic redevelopmentHistoric PreservationComplianceMaximum preservation safeguardsTribal Interests</p></li><li><p>Tribal Interests500 Years of American Indian law and treaty makingEuropean vs. Tribal concepts of landuseGovernment to Government RelationshipGovernment to Government relations between the Tribes and the Federal Government based on Tribal SovereigntyTrust responsibilitiesConsultation responsibilityNot stakeholders</p></li><li><p>Contemporary Tribal IssuesPreservation of traditional culturePrevention of disturbance of ancestral remainsEnvironmental issuesLands of historic interest, not just Indian country todayConsultation is pre-decisionalnot pre-announcement</p></li><li><p>Lessons Learned from Previous BRAC RoundsHave a consistent approach. The Armys model PA being considered by DoD.Taking maintenance issues into account during real estate appraisal of historic properties.Strive for an economically successful development. To enable, care with restrictions in covenants a necessary element.SHPO awareness of the real estate disposal process.Rapid transfer to avoid properties in mothballed state.BRAC project managers must maintain an up-to-date list of all stakeholders and consulting parties.</p></li><li><p>LinksArmy BRAC Websitehttp://www.hqda.army.mil/acsim/brac/braco.htmArmy BRAC NEPA Documents Websitehttp://www.hqda.army.mil/acsim/brac/nepa_eis_docs.htmhttp://www.hqda.army.mil/acsim/brac/env_ea_review.htmFormer BRAC Reuse siteshttp://www.hqda.army.mil/acsim/brac/BaseReuseWebsites.htmhttp://www.oea.gov/oeaweb.nsf/dayandriser.pdfAdvisory Council on Historic Preservationhttp://achp.gov/bracnotes.htmlNPS: Historic Tax Credit Basicshttp://www.oea.gov/oeaweb.nsf/aguilar.pdf</p></li><li><p>Ernie SeckingerBRAC NEPA Support Teamernie.seckinger@us.army.mil251 694 4107</p></li></ul>

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