PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD – ENDS JULY 12, 2018
PUBLIC NOTICE : Regarding the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Section 106 Review of the Pratt Museum Interior Renovations
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded the Pratt Museum a grant to preserve its humanities collections and provide for public access through renovation of the existing building. NEH is an independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities. This public notice is issued as part of NEH’s responsibilities under 36 C.F.R. Part 800, the regulations which implement Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966, as amended, 16 U.S.C. § 470. NEH, a funding agency, is required by regulation to identify and assess the effects of any proposed actions on historic properties. If any proposed action will have an adverse effect on historic resources, NEH works with the appropriate parties to seek ways to avoid, minimize, or mitigate any adverse effects. Additionally, the Section 106 regulations require NEH to consider the views of the public on preservation issues when making final decisions that affect historic properties.
As required by Section 106, NEH is providing the public with information about the proposed interior renovation project at the Pratt Museum, as well as an opportunity to comment on any knowledge of, or concerns with, historic properties in the proposed project area, and issues relating to the project’s potential effects on historic properties. Here are the two documents for review:
Comments may be submitted to the NEH by e-mail to FPO@neh.gov, or to National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Preservation and Access, Constitution Center, 400 7th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20506. The deadline for submitting comments is July 12, 2018.
For more information, please contact Pratt Museum Executive Director Laurie Stuart at 907-435-3333 or email@example.com.