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Historic Sites, Buildings, and Antiquities Act (Historic Sites Act)

Legislation building upon the earlier Antiquities Act to organize most of the national parks, monuments, and historic sites under the responsibility of the National Park Service (NPS). The Act (16 USC 461-467) declared a national policy of preserving historic sites, buildings, and objects of national significance for public use. Provisions of the Act are implemented through the NPS regulations available at 36 CFR 1-65.

Regulations Applicable to Energy Development

Portions of the regulations implementing the Historic Sites Act are potentially applicable to energy development activities.

  • Historic Sites Act Regulations
    Regulations issued by the NPS providing for the proper use, management, and protection of persons, property, and natural and cultural resources within areas under the jurisdiction of the NPS

This statute may apply to the following energy resources:
Biomass, Carbon Sequestration, Coal, Geothermal, Hydrokinetic, Low-Head Hydropower, Oil & Gas, Solar, Transmission, Wind
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