Examples of Federal Agencies & Actions Typically Subject to Section 106 Review

(not an all-inclusive list)

U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

Small Cities/Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Programs

Elderly & Assisted-Living Housing Programs (Section 202 and Section 811)

HOME Investment Partnership Housing Program

Loan Guarantees (with Mass Housing Finance Agency)

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Cellular Telecommunications Antenna Installations

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

Permits for construction or relocation of bank branches

U.S. Postal Service (USPS) 

Construction, alteration, demolition, or sale of postal facilities

U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT)

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)-funded roadway projects, bridge rehabilitations/replacements,  and transportation enhancement projects.

Federal Transit Administration (FTA) public transportation projects

Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) commercial train service

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) environmental, marine safety, and navigable waterways permits

Surface Transportation Board (STB) approval of abandonment of commercial railroad lines

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Section 404 water protection permits (Federal Clean Water Act)

Section 10 of Rivers and Harbors Act permits

U.S. Department of Defense

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Disaster preparedness and response activities

National Park Service (NPS)

Management of national parks and historic sites

National Heritage Areas

Save America’s Treasures Grants

Preserve America Grants

U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)

Construction, alteration, demolition, or sale of federally-owned government facilities

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Rural housing assistance programs

Soil conservation projects (Natural Resources Conservation Services)

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)  Grant programs for museums/cultural facilities

Source:  Massachusetts Historical Commission  9/27/04