Laws, Regulations, Ordinances, and Incentives
LAWS AND REGULATIONS
California Public Resources Code Historical Resources Section 5020-5029.5
California Register of Historical Resources: 5024.1
State Owned Resources; Policies to Preserve: Section 5024
State Owned Historical Resources; notice and summary of proposed actions to SHPO; mediation responsibility: Section 5024.5
Natural Disaster Damage to Historic Property: Section 5028
Section 5028 of the Public Resources Code state that no historic building that has been damaged by earthquake, flood, or fire may be demolished or substantially altered unless it is a threat to the public, or if OHP agrees. The Section can give both cities and preservations a powerful tool to prevent the demolition of historic structures that are listed on any federal, state, or local register.
NPHA (FEMA website)
Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act
Programmatic Agreement for California
FEMA and its state partner, the California Office of Emergency Services (OES) and OHP have developed an agreement that specifies to how historic properties will be handled under federally-declared emergencies. For questions about how OHP coordinates with FEMA and OES, contact Susan Stratton, OHP Project Review Unit Supervisor.
The Seismic Bond Act
Provides tax relief for Unreinforced Masonry Buildings (URMs)
California Revenue and Taxation Code Section 70-74.6