National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA) Section 106
NASA’s Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
project proposes the following actions: (1) demolition of buildings/structures and
(2) cleanup of soil and groundwater. These proposed actions could result in adverse
effects to Cultural Resources at SSFL.
Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA) requires Federal
agencies to consider the potential effects of their proposed actions on historic
properties. (Section 106 refers to such actions as "undertakings".) The Section
106 process seeks to incorporate historic values into project planning through consultation
among the Federal and state agencies, and other parties with an interest in the
effects of an undertaking on historic properties.
NASA is preparing for the NHPA Section 106 consultation process and is seeking interested
community groups and members of the public to become consulting parties. Individuals
or organizations with a demonstrated interest in the effects of the undertaking
on historic properties may request to become consulting parties. The various consulting
parties will work together to discuss options, provide multiple viewpoints, and
strive to seek common agreement on the incorporation of historic preservation values
into the project.
With the California State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), the Advisory Council
on Historic Preservation (ACHP) and interested Native American Tribes, NASA will
determine and make contact with all those who request to become Section 106 consulting
Keeping interested parties and community members fully informed and involved is
one of NASA’s goals as we evaluate the environmental impacts of the proposed undertakings.
Under both the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) and the NHPA Section
106 process, comments or questions concerning Cultural Resources will be addressed
by NASA during the development of the EIS.
Additional information about NASA’s SSFL site, the proposed demolition and cleanup
activities, public presentations on SSFL Cultural Resources, and the associated
EIS planning process and documentation (as available) may be found on this site.
For additional information on the Federal "106 Process," please see the
Section 106 Regulations Summary
Section 106 Consulting Party Request
If you would like to be included as a Section 106 Consulting Party for the SSFL
EIS project, please send the following information to the address below. NOTE:
NASA reserves the right to request one representative from organizations or other
- Name / Organization
- Street Address
- Email Address
- Phone Number
- Preferred Method of Contact: Mail, Email or Phone
- A brief description of your interest in the SSFL EIS’s Potential Adverse Effects
on Cultural Resources at SSFL.
When NASA begins to schedule Section 106 consultation meetings, approved consulting
parties will be notified.
Submit Requests To:
NASA SSFL Consulting Party Meetings
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