National Park Service Extends Tribal Comment Period For Historic Preservation Rule Change

By Daniel Perle
Published: Monday, May 27, 2019 - 12:54pm
Updated: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 8:39am
National Park Service
National Park Service

The National Park Service is extending the comment period for Native American tribes to express their views on a proposed federal rule change to the designation of historic places.

The main proposed rule change would allow owners of a majority of a parcel of land to effectively veto its placement on the National Register of Historic Places if they have objections to the nomination.

A consultation session will be held at the National Congress of American Indians annual conference in Sparks, Nevada, on June 24, and a teleconference will be held on July 1 to discuss that rule change alongside other changes.

The comment period was supposed to end in April, but tribes now have until July 8 to express their concerns.

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