The State Historic Preservation Office holds workshops twice a year, which are free to the public. Below is a listing of the workshops and their descriptions. If your agency would like to schedule a workshop, please contact the State Historic Preservation Office for more information.
Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act
SHPO staff will review the basics of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. This review will also include a summary of how to submit projects for review. Presented by Lynda Ozan, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer
Oklahoma Archeological Survey and Section 106
Oklahoma Archeological Survey staff will review how to submit archeological data to OAS as well as how to utilize their research. Presented by Dr. Kary Stackelbeck, State Archeologist
Archeological Survey Forms and Field Work
Oklahoma Archeological Survey staff will discuss how to complete the survey form and lead a discussion on field work. Presented by Dr. Deb Green, Assistant State Archeologist
Section 106 and Tribal Consultation
Oklahoma Department of Transportation will lead a discussion on how to complete Tribal Coordination for Section 106 purposes. This discussion is specific to the ODOT approach and includes some of their best practices. Presented by Dr. Rhonda Fair, Tribal Coordinator (ODOT)
The Section 106 Review Process: A Workshop for Agency Officials and Cultural Resource Management Consultants
Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act provides that Federal agencies must consider the effect of their undertakings on archaeological and historic properties listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Topics addressed in this day-long workshop include the basic requirements of Section 106, the regulations which govern the process, how to determine National Register eligibility, what constitutes adverse effects, mitigating adverse effects, and streamlining Section 106 review.
Introduction to Section 106 and Determinations of Eligibility for the National Register
The workshop provides the basics about the review process in Oklahoma under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Topics include who are the participants in the process and what are their roles, identification and evaluation of historic properties, determination of effects on historic properties, and resolution of adverse effects. Step-by-step instructions will be provided for requesting the State Historic Preservation Office's comments on federal undertakings and for completing the Historic Preservation Resource Identification Form for standing structures.
Working with the National Register of Historic Places
The National Register of Historic Places is the foundation of the SHPO's programs, and a basic understanding of the register is essential for those involved in historic preservation at all levels of government and in the private sector. The workshop provides detailed information about the National Register criteria, what listing means, the rights of property owners in the nomination process, tips for preparing successful nominations, and much more.
Tax Incentives for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings
Participants will learn about the federal and state investment tax credits for certified rehabilitation of a certified historic structure. A detailed discussion of the Historic Preservation Certification Application, Parts 1, 2, and 3 will guide owners and developers in successfully preparing the information needed for the State Historic Preservation Office to review the project and for the National Park Service to certify it. The session is designed as a stand-alone workshop or as a companion to the Secretary's Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings.
The Secretary's Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings
The workshop features a discussion of the Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitation. Generally known as The Standards, these common-sense principles are widely used in the historic preservation field. Whether pursuing the 20% federal and 20% state tax credits for a certified rehabilitation, planning a rehabilitation project funded with federal assistance, serving on a local historic preservation commission, or rehabilitating your historic private home, you will find the session beneficial. It is designed as a stand-alone workshop and as a companion to Federal and State Tax Incentives for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings.
Mapping Tips for Section 106 Reviews
In this presentation, we will discuss best practices for illustrating project location/area of potential effect (APE) for Section 106 reviews. This will include a brief review of Public Land Survey System (PLSS) legal locations and latitude and longitude coordinates in decimal degrees, as well as how to find this information with free and widely available applications. This will also include a quick review of the Interactive National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and Determinations of Eligibility (DOE) map hosted on the SHPO website and an introduction to historical map resources available online, including the National Geologic Map Database (NGMDB) project’s TopoView website and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) General Land Office (GLO) maps. Current links to these and other helpful map-related resources will be provided. We welcome your questions relating to illustrating your project locations for Section 106 review.
Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Part 1 How-To
Do you have a historic property that you want to rehabilitate using the Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program but don’t know where to or even how to begin? Well, if you’re going to do it yourself, then you start with the HPCA Part 1 application. In this how-to presentation, we will go over in detail what is in the form, how to fill it out, and all the other required and desired materials and documentation needed as part of the submittal. We will go over how to address properties that are already individually listed in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), properties that are listed as a contributing resource to a listed NRHP district, properties that are listed as a non-contributing resource to a listed NRHP district, and properties that are not yet listed in the NRHP
Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Part 2 How-To
So now that you have decided to rehabilitate your historic property using the Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program, you need to tell us what all your project entails and you do that in the HPCA Part 2 application. In this how-to presentation, we will briefly go over the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation, go over in detail what is in the form, how to fill it out, and all the other required and desired materials and documentation needed as part of the submittal. We will also go over some of the major pitfalls that projects can run into that could and do lead to denial.
Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Amendment, Advisory Determination, and Part 3 How-To
You’ve gotten your Part 2 approved and you’ve started work, but something has come up and you need to change something or respond to a condition. What do you do? Don’t worry, there’s a form for that! In this how-to presentation, we will go over the Amendment/Advisory Determination form and what each of those terms means. Again, we will go over how to fill it out and all the other required and desired materials and documentation needed as part of the submittal. Great! Now that you’ve completed the project based on the approved Part 2 and any Amendment, you get to fill out the HPCA Part 3 to show us what a great job you did. In this part of the presentation, we will again go over what is in the form, how to fill it out, and all the other required materials and documentation needed as part of the submittal.