Regulatory Compliance

Since 1980, AHS has assisted clients with cultural resource compliance at the local, state, and federal levels across the Northwestern United States. AHS services manage cultural resources as well as meet the requirements of federal, state, and county regulatory statutes, including:

  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
  • National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA, Section 106)
  • Executive Order 05-05 (in WA state)
  • Department of Transportation Act (DOT, Section 4f)
  • Archaeological Resource Protection Act
  • Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)
  • Indian Graves and Records (RCW 27.44)
  • Archaeological Sites and Resources (RCW 27.53)

In addition to physical impacts, AHS assesses visual impacts to culturally sensitive areas for adverse effects of new developments (e.g., windfarms, cellular towers, etc.).

List of Documents AHS Routinely Prepares for Clients:

  • Survey reports (Phase I)
  • Archaeological testing and evaluation plans (Phase II)
  • Data recovery reports (Phase III)
  • Construction monitoring reports
  • Historic building assessments
  • Historic and Ethnographic Overviews
  • Cultural resources management plans
  • Memoranda of agreement (MOAs) and programmatic agreement (PA)
  • NRHP nominations and determination of eligibility
  • HABS/HAER/HALS documentation
  • Inadvertent discovery plans
  • Environmental Assessment (EA) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)