Programmatic Agreement for the Operation and Management of the Missouri River Main Stem System for Compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act, as amended
In September 2001, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District (Corps) made the decision to replace the existing Programmatic Agreement for implementation of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), which was signed in 1993. The existing PA was an agreement between the Corps, the Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota and Montana State Historic Preservation Officers (SHPO), and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP). Since the signing of the agreement, a federal requirement came into effect that required the Corps to involve the Native American Tribes within the Missouri River Basin on the implementation of the Cultural Resources Program in the Omaha District, which is the upper Missouri River Basin.
Programmatic Agreement Administrative Record
As a result of this decision the Corps decided to follow a three-phase process to complete a new Programmatic Agreement for the Operation and Management of the Missouri River Main Stem System (hereafter called the “new PA”). The three-phase approach would include early input by interested parties and potential consulting parties.
The District and the consulting parties signed this agreement on April 13, 2004. The final PA included twenty-eight signatories; two federal agencies, sixteen Tribal governments, two Tribal historic preservation officers, four state preservation officers, one state agency and one private organization.
Programmatic Agreement Funding Correspondence
Official correspondence regarding funding for the implementation of the PA from 2002 to present.