The FCC & Section 106 Review

Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA) requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take into account the effects of its proposed undertakings on historic properties. These undertakings typically include projects, activities, or programs that require a permit, a license, or approval from the FCC. The regulations that implement Section 106 (36 CFR Part 800) require the FCC to consult with the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO).

The 2004 Nationwide Programmatic Agreement for Review of Effects on Historic Properties for Certain Undertakings Approved by the Federal Communications Commission (Nationwide PA) streamlines the Section 106 review of FCC actions  that are not exempt under the 2001 Nationwide Programmatic Agreement for the Collocation of Wireless Antennas (Collocation PA).

As part of the Nationwide PA, applicants are required to use FCC Form 620 NT or FCC Form 621 CT.  At this time we are not accepting FCC E-106 forms.

All Forms 620/621 must be accompanied by the OHP FCC Submission Cover Sheet. Project submissions that do not include this cover sheet will not by reviewed. If you have any questions regarding the cover sheet, please e-mail

FAQs - FCC Nationwide PA  and the Learning Interactive Unit: Nationwide Programmatic Agreement  are provided to help FCC applicants and their consultants develop effective historic preservation solutions as they comply with Section 106.