OFFICE OF HISTORIC PRESERVATION
NEW! Preservation Matters Newsletter Returns
After a brief hiatus, Preservation Matters, the Office of Historic Preservation's newsletter, is back with a new look and a thematic format. The theme of this first issue is "pushing the envelope," a look at innovative and unconventional approaches to preservation.
NEW! Deadline Approaching for the 2014 Governor's Historic Preservation Awards
The nomination deadline is May 12, 2014 (postmarked or hand-delivered by that date). For general information and award criteria, see our Nomination Information document. Then use the appropriate form to prepare your nomination: Project Nomination Form or Individuals, Organizations, and Agencies Nomination Form. Don't miss the chance to honor an individual, organization, or project for exceptional efforts in preserving California's heritage! For more information, contact awards coordinator Diane Barclay at Diane.Barclay@parks.ca.gov or (916) 445-7026.
NEW! Materials from the 2013 THPO/SHPO Summit Now Available
Handouts and presentations from the October 30-31, 2013, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer / State Historic Preservation Officer Summit are now available. Visit the Summit Materials webpage to download, view, and print these items.
NEW! Office of Historic Preservation Reorganization
The units of the Office of Historic Preservation have been reorganized in relation to staff who perform reviews of environmental compliance activities under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and California Public Resources Code Section 5024. Specific staff assignments have not changed--so the staff contact for a particular agency will remain the same as previous to the reorganization. The only changes have been to assign some staff to different supervisors in the office. Please see the revised organizational chart for the OHP for more information. To find out the specific reviewer for an agency, refer to our agency assignments list.
Section 106 Submittal Checklist Now Available
The Office of Historic Preservation now has a checklist to use in determining what information to send to us for consultation under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act in order to help make review of your undertaking proceed as efficiently as possible. For those of you who are more familiar with the process, there is a two-page checklist with little explanatory information about the items we suggest you submit to us. There is also a longer, annotated version of the checklist with explanations for each of the checklist items.
Action Plan for the CHRIS Modernization and Sustainability Plan
The Maintenance and Operations Action Plan for the CHRIS Modernization and Sustainability Plan has been finalized. The Action Plan will cover the period from November 1, 2013, through April 30, 2015. The focus of the CHRIS’ efforts during this time period will be on accelerating CHRIS Inventory data conversion as part of maintenance and operations activities, thereby achieving a digitized statewide inventory by completing Phases 1 and 2 as identified in the CHRIS Modernization and Sustainability Plan.
For California State Agencies: Consultation Under PRC 5024 and 5024.5
The Office of Historic Preservation has created a new informational document with recommendations to assist state agencies in complying with the requirements of Public Resources Code § 5024 and 5024.5 and understanding the expectations of the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) regarding consultation on state projects that may affect historical resources. Ideally, this guidance will help minimize time and effort spent preparing submittals to the SHPO. Consultation documents that do not meet the guidance detailed in this document may generate inquiries for further information, delaying conclusion of the consultation.
eLearning Course: Interpreting and Applying the Secretary of the Interiors Standards
OHP is pleased to offer a free eLearning Course on Interpreting and Applying the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties with an emphasis on the Standards for Rehabilitation.
This course consists of three self-paced modules. It has been designed to answer the kinds of questions OHP staff most commonly get about how and when to use the Standards, particularly when planning or reviewing rehabilitation projects. Click on the link above to begin.
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The California Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) administers state and federal historic preservation programs and provides technical assistance to federal, state, and local government agencies, organizations, and the general public with regard to historic preservation programs designed to identify, evaluate, register, and protect California's historic resources.
OHP also serves as staff to the State Historical Resources Commission (SHRC), a state review board appointed by the governor, which is responsible for reviewing nominations to the four federal and state registration programs administered by OHP.
Created by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, OHP is funded by an annual grant from the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) administered by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, with matching funds from the State of California. The HPF is funded by Outer Continental Shelf oil lease revenues.
The mission of the Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) and the State Historical Resources Commission (SHRC) is to provide leadership and promote the preservation of California's irreplaceable and diverse cultural heritage.