From Preservation Action:
The National Park Service is moving closer to finalizing rule changes to the National Register of Historic Places that will have a significant impact on how properties are nominated to the National Register and determined eligible, despite significant opposition. The rulemaking is currently under it's final review by the Office of Information & Regulatory Affairs (OLIRA) at the White House's Office of Management and Budget. This review process lasts for up to 90 days, but could be ended sooner.
In early 2019 the National Park Service proposed rule changes to the National Register and the preservation community and others responded with an outpouring of comments expressing their concern. In total over 3,000 comments were submitted, the vast majority opposing the changes. Preservation Action submitted comments, specifically highlighting 7 ways the proposed revisions would impact local communities, and encouraged others to submit comments as well.
At this time interested parties can request a meeting with OLIRA to discuss concerns about the National Register rulemaking during this final review stage and reference RIN 1024-AE49.
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