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GAO Report Cites National Historic Preservation Act as Impediment to Stimulus Funding Recovery Projects
Historic Preservation Blog from PreservationDirectory.com - GAO, National Historic Preservation Act, Stimulus Funding Recovery Projects
Contributed By: The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Email The Author: pr@nthp.org
Website: http://www.nthp.org

A Government Accounting Office (GAO) report released on February 23rd identified three major impediments to distribution of stimulus funding as identified by state, local, and federal agency officials – including the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), along with the Davis Bacon Act and Buy America requirements.

The report cites an example of how the NHPA affected the Department of Transportation’s selection and start of projects. For example, DOT officials said that projects to improve the security of train stations, bridges, and tunnels were delayed because Amtrak had to obtain clearances for its projects through the various state historic preservation offices before starting work. In addition, seven states (out of 16 interviewed) also identified the NHPA as a factor that did or could impact the timing of their Recovery Act projects. For example, officials from the Michigan Department of Human Services stated that an estimated 90 percent of the homes slated for weatherization in their state would need a historic preservation review, but the Michigan SHPO office had only two employees, so state officials were concerned that the review process could cause significant delays. To avoid further delays, Michigan state officials signed an agreement with the state historic preservation office to expedite the review process.

The preservation community plans to use the GAO’s criticisms of the NHPA to highlight the lack of funding for additional SHPO staff to handle the additional workload and review processes for Recovery Act projects. The complete GAO report is available for review at http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d10383.pdf.

Reprinted by permission of the Public Policy Department of the National Trust

 


Keywords: GAO, National Historic Preservation Act, Stimulus Funding Recovery Projects

Posted: March 4, 2010
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