Alaska State Cultural Considerations Overview (11-AK-a)
State Cultural Considerations Overview Process
11-AK-a.1 to 11-AK-a.2 – Does the Project Affect an Officially Designated State Historic Site or Involve State Action or State Lands?
The Office of History and Archaeology (OHA) and the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) consult with state agencies pursuant to the Alaska Historic Preservation Act to determine how a proposed project might affect listed historic properties and to consider alternatives to avoid, minimize, and mitigate effects to such properties. If the project affects an officially designated state historic site, or it is undertaken, licensed, or permitted by the state, or located on state lands, the developer should initiate the State Historic Preservation Process. For more information, see:
11-AK-a.3 to 11-AK-a.5 – Have Potential Human Remains Been Discovered?
Before beginning construction, a developer should contact relevant involved agencies and individuals to develop a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), or Programmatic Agreement (PA) to establish procedures should human remains be discovered at the project site. A developer who discovers human remains on the project site is required to report the discovery a peace officer (such as a police officer, Village Public Safety Officer, or Alaska State Trooper (AST)), the State Medical Examiner Office, the Division of Public of Parks and Outdoor Recreation – Office of History and Archaeology, and the landowner. If human remains are discovered on the project site, the developer should initiate the Human Remains Discovery Process. For more information, see:
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