NHPA Section 106

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) must comply with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), 54 U.S.C. § 306108, where its actions under the DRECP have the potential to adversely affect historic properties. Based on the size and complexity of the undertaking, the BLM has determined that the development of a Programmatic Agreement (PA) as described at 36 C.F.R.§800.14 (b) is the most appropriate manner to meet its responsibilities under Section 106 of NHPA.

The BLM anticipates that the PA will address potential effects associated with adopting a land use plan amendment (LUPA) regarding possible siting for future utility scale renewable energy projects on BLM land. The BLM is currently identifying and inviting other parties to consult on the development of a PA for this undertaking.