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Staying Ahead of Historic Resources Compliance - Bonneville Power Administration as a Case Study

Friday, August 28
1:50–2:30 PM PT
 | 4:50–5:30 PM ET

About the Session

Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) requires federal agencies to consider the effects of their actions on historic properties. Evaluation efforts often take place as a response to a project's regulatory needs, which can lead to project delays, budget overages, and historically significant surprises in an agency's building portfolio. Through compliance with Section 110 of the NHPA, Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has implemented a robust historic resources program that addresses thousands of built assets. Program components include a historic context, National Register evaluation framework, comprehensive survey with federal eligibility determinations, treatment manuals, and a field guide reference book for historic properties. The results of this effort include millions of dollars in cost savings, reduced time and scope for historic resources review, and fewer surprises during Section 106 consultation. This presentation describes BPA's program as an in-depth case study applicable to all agencies and entities with historic resources obligations.


  • Cultural and Historical Resources

About the Speaker


Patience Stuart
Senior Architectural Historian and Project Manager

Ms. Stuart is a Senior Architectural Historian and Project Manager in AECOM’s Impact Assessment and Permitting group. She has 11 years of experience in cultural resource management and preservation planning for Federal, State, and local agencies, as well as the private and non-profit sectors.

Ms. Stuart has managed or served as a technical lead for cultural resources compliance and planning projects with expertise in architectural survey, historic research, National Register nominations, Historic American Building Survey, Historic American Engineering Survey documentation, and strategic preservation planning.


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