Caltrans Section 106 Programmatic Agreement

The formal agreement between the agencies defines a workload for the programme and includes agreed performance targets and a process for reporting on the progress of the SHPO to Caltrans. In 1995, FHWA, Caltrans, SHPO and ACHP entered into a programmatic agreement for the programmatic implementation of compliance with NHPA Section 106 under the California Seismic Retrofit of Bridge Structures Program, considered an emergency program. Since the implementation of the Sismic Retrofit Programmatic Agreement, toll bridges and bridges have been modernized, but the Local Bridge Seismic Safety Retrofit Program is still in effect. If the District of Caltrans finds that the Sismic Retrofit Program will have a negative effect on a historic concession area or if an objection to the “No Adverse Effect” finding cannot be resolved within 15 days, the District of Caltrans will act in accordance with provision X.C. In case of disagreement, the District of Caltrans will act in accordance with provision X.D, except that the deadlines for responding to the consultation are 15 days instead of 30 days. Performance indicators are based on the Steps of the Section 106 procedure, in accordance with 36 CFR 800, and the Programmatic Delegation Agreement signed in January 2004 between FHWA, Caltrans, SHPO and the Advisory Council for Historic Preservation. . . .