Section 106 Programmatic Agreement (PA)
The Georgia DOT must comply with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966 for federal funding and permitting. Section 106 requires agencies to consider the effects of their actions upon historic resources listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places when planning projects. In the decades since the NHPA was passed, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Georgia Division and the Georgia State Historic Preservation Officer (GA SHPO) have developed policies and procedures with GDOT to facilitate the Section 106 review of transportation projects in Georgia. These policies and procedures have been documented in a variety of agreement documents over the years. The current PA consolidates those agreements and includes the USACE as a signatory along with the GA SHPO, ACHP, and federally recognized tribes.