Northwest Association of Environmental Professionals

Webinar: ACHP/CEQ Guidance for Integrating NEPA and Section 106

  • Wednesday, August 07, 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Parametrix, 700 NE Multnomah St, Suite 1000 Portland, OR 97232
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NAEP Webinar presented by NWAEP:


"ACHP/CEQ Guidance for Integrating NEPA and Section 106"

Wednesday, August 7, at 10:00am PT


PORTLAND

Parametrix, Inc.

700 NE Multnomah St, Suite 1000

Portland, OR  97232

Contact: Shane Phelps sphelps@parametrix.com

 

Please register to attend the webinar in Portland using the event page registration button. Space is limited, so registration is encouraged. NWAEP is showing the webinar as a benefit to NWAEP-members.  Membership is not required to participate, but non-members are encouraged to join!


Date and Time: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 1pm ET (12pm CT, 11am MT,10am PT)
Duration: Event will last 90 minute
Location: Portland NWAEP showing
Questions: Please contact Tim Bower at 856-283-7816 or emailing naep@naep.org  


Description:

The Federal environmental review processes under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) encourage coordination and integration of the two processes.  To support efficient planning, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) and Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) developed new guidance entitled “NEPA and NHPA: A Handbook for Integrating NEPA and Section 106.”  This new handbook explains the relationship between Section 106 and NEPA, strategies on how to coordinate the processes, and the Section 106 substitution process.  Substitution authorizes agencies to use the procedures and documentation required for an Environmental Assessment or Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to comply with Section 106 in lieu of the procedures in Title 36CFR 800.3 through 800.6.  The National Park Service (NPS) is a leader in use of the substitution process. 

The National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP) Education Committee, with support from the NAEP NEPA Practice, has developed an informative webinar to help NEPA and Cultural Resources professionals understand the key provisions of the CEQ/ACHP Handbook, coordinating NEPA and Section 106, the substitution process, and best practices. 

The National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP) webinar, ACHP/CEQ Guidance for Integrating NEPA and Section 106, is scheduled for Wednesday, August 7th, at 1:00 p.m. ET. The intent of the webinar is to acquaint environmental professionals with the CEQ/ACHP Handbook, understand the principles of coordination and substitution through case studies, and learn best practices from a practitioner’s perspective. 

There are three confirmed speakers for the webinar: 

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) [confirmed, ACHP speaker TBD]. 

Nick Chevance, Regional Environmental Coordinator, National Park Service has extensive experience in using NEPA documents for Section 106 consultation purposes.  He provides NEPA support to the 60 units of the National Park System in the 13 states of the Midwest Region.  He has been a member of NAEP since 1998. 

Joseph Trnka, Senior NEPA Professional, Kirkham Michael and Associates is a Project Manager with extensive experience in combining project-level NEPA review with NHPA Section 106 review and Section 4(f) evaluation. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and a Certified Environmental Professional.


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