MDAH Historic Preservation

Federal and State Project Review<

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History administers review and compliance responsibilities under both federal (National Historic Preservation Act) and state (Antiquities Act of Mississippi) laws. The Department's federal authority (also known as Section 106 review) extends to federal projects that affect or have the potential for affecting properties listed in, or eligible for inclusion in, the National Register of Historic Places. Prior to all federally funded, licensed, or assisted construction activities, a "Request for Cultural Resource Assessment" form must be submitted and may be obtained from the Historic Preservation Division.

The Antiquities Law of Mississippi was enacted to locate, protect, and preserve sites, objects, buildings, shipwrecks, and locations of historical, archaeological, or architectural interest in the state (referred to as "Mississippi Landmarks"). The approval of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History is required for construction activities on state, county, or municipal lands or water which may affect objects, buildings, shipwrecks, and locations of historical, archaeological, or architectural interest. Prior to any construction on state, county, or municipal lands or water, a "Notice of Intent Form" must be submitted to the Department of Archives and History.

To learn more about the Federal and State Project Review program, contact Jim Woodrick, Interagency Coordinator.

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