“It outlines the set protocols that we’ve agreed with to both the states of Tennessee and Kentucky … and really, just how we’re managing our historic resources,” said Bush. “We were working with two different states, and so we’re all … agreeing to the same protocols. It streamlines the reporting process and helps us manage the preservation efforts.”
The agreement is between the U.S.D.A. (U.S. Department of Agriculture), LBL, the Kentucky and Tennessee SHPOs (State Historic Preservation Offices), the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
The 16-page Final Draft of the Heritage Programmatic Agreement (PA) is currently under review by these consulting parties and is also available for public review and comment.
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