Blm National Programmatic Agreement

BLM Arizona thanked all parties consulted in the development of the agreement. Copies of the executed agreement are currently being sent for the signature of the 53 matching parties identified. Notifying parties have until November 30, 2018 to sign if they wish and return the signature page to BlM`s Arizona office. Interested members of the public will find below a link to the agreement. The Bureau of Land Management, Arizona State Office (BLM Arizona) has concluded the development of a programming agreement to define the procedures it will use to examine the impact of travel management decisions on historic real estate. The agreement was signed by the Chief of Historic Historic Preservation Officer of Arizona, the California State Historic Preservation Officer and the Executive Director of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. He is now considered executed. Please ask kathy Boden about the documents at 307-775-6017 or Mary Hopkins, SHPO at 307-777-6311. If you have any comments or questions, please contact Leslie Mead at lmead@blm.gov or 602-417-9412 The BLM has contacted the CHPA; six SHPs in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah; NTHP; and Indian tribes in the development of a Compliance Agreement (PA) for Section 106 compliance procedures for future solar companies. The BLM made available to the tribes the Palestinian Authority project in February 2011 and the revised PaPA draft in late October and early November for review and opinion. In May 2012, version 2.5 of PA was sent for notice to strains with historical and cultural links to solar energy zones (SEZ) and/or variance zones. Detailed comments from the Colorado River Indian Tribes and the Big Pine Paiute Tribe have led to additions and changes to compliance procedures in the AP.

The advisory parties approved the final provisions of Solar PA in August 2012. The National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Duckwater Shoshone have signed as congruent parties. The Final Solar PA was signed on September 7, 2012 by the director of BLM and fully executed on September 24, 2012 by all parties.