Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) requires federal agencies to consider the effects of their proposed projects on historic properties. Additionally, Section 106 gives the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), consulting parties, and the public the opportunity to provide input on the proposed project before a final decision is made.
Section 106 is a four-step process to ensure that preservation values are factored into federal agency planning and decisions: initiation of the process, identification of historic properties, assessment of adverse effects, and (if necessary) resolution of adverse effects. This process is illustrated in more detail below.
In accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), the U.S. Marine Corps has re-initiated Section 106 consultation with the CNMI Division of Historic Preservation, the National Park Service, the Municipality of Tinian, and the Advisory Council of Historic Preservation (ACHP) to consider the effects of the CNMI Joint Military Training (CJMT) on historic properties.
The U.S. Marine Corps is identifying historic properties within the Area of Potential Effects (APE) in an effort to assess effects on historic properties. Historic properties may include sites, buildings, structures, objects, and districts eligible for or listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). The U.S. Marine Corps has identified a total of 344 historic properties, including one National Historic Landmark (NHL), within the APE.
A summary of areas surveyed within the APE can be viewed here. A list of known historic properties within the APE with description and NRHP Criteria for Evaluation (as defined in Federal Regulation 36 CFR 60.4) can be viewed here.
The U.S. Marine Corps encourages the public to share information regarding historic properties by providing a comment below through January 5, 2024. Hard copy comment forms are available at the following offices: Office of Mayor – Municipality of Tinian & Aguiguan and the Commonwealth Bureau of Military Affairs.
Office of Mayor – Municipality of Tinian & Aguiguan
XJCH+76G, San Jose, Tinian 96952
Commonwealth Bureau of Military Affairs
6Q63+RGF, Pagan Loop, Capitol Hill, Saipan 96950