Cultural Resources Program

Preserving Picatinny Arsenal's cultural and military heritage for future generations

Decision to Implement Army Alternate Procedures (AAP) to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA)

-- Letter to ACSIM, HQ 26 March 2008

            -- Streamlines NHPA consultation with the NJ Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) programmatically, instead of on a case-by-
                case basis with public Stakeholders (i.e. Federally-recognized Tribes and interested historical organizations)
            -- Implements better Standard Operating Procedures within the installation's Integrated Cultural Resource Management Plan
            -- Improves stewardship and fundamental management of Historic Properties through the Historic Property Component Plan
            -- Aligns favorably with the military mission requirements and goals of completing projects efficiently
            -- Estimated 1 ½ - 2 yr completion for AAP/HPC Plan finalization by approximately Summer 2010
            -- http://aec.army.mil/usaec/cultural/aap.html
            -- http://aec.army.mil/usaec/cultural/aap.pdf
-- Kick-off Meeting Presentation
-- Kick-off Meeting Minutes - 11 AUG 2008

-- 16 May 2011 Meeting and Conference Call
      - meeting minutes
      - Afternoon Session documents discussed
          - Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) 4-010-01, DoD Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for Buildings
          - Dept. of Defense, Legacy Resource Management Program Report, Antiterrorism Measures for Historic Properties
          - Dept. of Defense, Legacy Resource Management Program Report, Performance Testing of Historically Appropriate Blast-Resistant Windows, Volume 1 – Background and Testing Program
          - Dept. of Defense, Legacy Resource Management Program Report, DoD Sustainability Application Guide for Historic Properties
          - Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, Sustainability and Historic Federal Buildings, Integrating the Requirements of the National Historic Preservation Act with the Requirements of Executive Order 13514: Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance
          - National Park Service, The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation & Illustrated Guidelines on Sustainability for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings
          - The U.S. Army Energy and Water Campaign Plan for Installations, Fiscal Year 2008-2013
          - DoD Ammunition and Explosive Safety Standards
          - - Dept. of Defense, Legacy Resource Management Program Report, Design Guidelines for Department of Defense Historic Buildings and Districts
          - - Picatinny Arsenal Munitions Response Site Inspection Map

Other Installation AAP Historic Property Component Plan Examples

-- Fort Benning
-- Fort Sam Houston
-- Fort Hood
-- Garrison Alaska - DRAFT