STEP 2
Identifying Historic Properties

The agency identifies the historic properties that could be affected.

The agency gathers information to decide if any properties in the area that may be affected by the project are listed, or are eligible for listing, in the National Register of Historic Places.

If no historic properties are present, or if those present will not be affected by the project, the review may conclude here.

Determination

Have any historic properties been identified?
Yes
Yes, at least one historic property was identified.
If at least one historic property is found, the federal agency must proceed to the assessment of effects. The SHPO/THPO or the ACHP can also object to a finding of no historic properties affected. The agency must notify all consulting parties and invite their views.
No
No historic property was identified.
The federal agency documents its finding, seeks the concurrence of the SHPO/THPO, and makes information available to consulting parties and the public.
The agency has completed its Section 106 responsibilities.