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NOTICE
NEW SHPO POLICY FOR SHIPPING TAX APPLICATIONS (HPCAs) TO NPS

The Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is pleased to inform applicants for the federal rehabilitation tax credits of a change in the payment for shipping Historic Preservation Certification Applications (Parts 1, 2, and 3), amendments, and other materials to the National Park Service (NPS). Effective May 1, 2017, NPS will cover the SHPO's costs for shipping these materials via Federal Express for overnight delivery to Washington, D.C. Applicants shall no longer provide the SHPO a Federal Express shipping label nor shall the SHPO invoice applicants for any shipping costs. NPS sought approval for and was authorized to provide this service using funds from HPCA review fees.

For futher information, contact:

Melvena Heisch
Deputy SHPO
State Historic Preservation Office
Oklahoma Historical Society
Oklahoma History Center
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-7917
405/522-4484
mheisch@okhistory.org




HELP SHPO MEET NATIONAL REGISTER GOAL

As of July 1, 2013, 1,227 Oklahoma buildings, structures, districts, sites, objects, and landscapes are listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and the listings are distributed across all of the state's seventy-seven counties (see the list at http://www.okhistory.org/shpo/nationalregister.htm). The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), Oklahoma Historical Society, identifies and nominates properties for this special designation, which contributes to their preservation. To ensure that the heritage of all of the state's people is represented in the National Register and to increase public awareness of historic properties in general, the SHPO set a goal to achieve listing for at least five properties in each county.

We are very close to meeting our goal and need only ten more listings spread among six counties as follows:

Cotton County (2 listings needed)

Dewey County (1 listing needed)

Harmon County (1 listing needed)

McClain County (2 listings needed)

Major County (3 listings needed)

To help in the final push to meet the goal, you can complete the SHPO's "Historic Preservation Resource Identification Form" located at http://www.okhistory.org/shpo/nrprelim.htm (then select Form Required for Preliminary Opinion) and submit to the SHPO. Or, you may contact Lynda Ozan, National Register Coordinator, at 405/522-4478 or lozan@okhistory.org with your questions or to request a hard copy of the form.

We will appreciate your help to ensure that the heritage of the entire state is represented in Oklahoma's National Register listings. The SHPO nominates properties to the National Register on a quarterly basis, and several nominations are in process at any one time. Whether a property you think qualifies for the designation is located in an underrepresented county or not, the SHPO wants to hear from you.