Proposed Changes by the National Park Service to the National Register of Historic Places
Recent proposals for revisions to the National Register of Historic Places are of serious concern to the preservation community. The National Park Service (NPS) did not consult with other federal agencies or State Historic Preservation Offices or conduct full tribal consultations before proposing these changes. As the National Trust explains, “The NPS’ proposed rule changes would primarily concern National Register nominations of federally owned properties and the process whereby property owners in historic districts object to nominations.”
These changes would give federal agencies veto power, have a negative impact on the Section 106 process, and give majority land area ownership the power to defeat a nomination for a historic district.
For more information about the proposed changes and to learn where you can enter comments about them before April 30th, click here to visit the National Trust’s webpage on the issue.
Click here to visit the Preservation League of New York State’s discussion of the proposed changes and their impact on New York State.