Review and Compliance
The Nevada State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is a state agency created by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended (NHPA). Section 106 of NHPA requires all federal agencies to “take into account” potential effects of their undertakings on historic properties. Historic properties are archaeological or historic resources listed on or deemed eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Federal agencies are responsible for making all decisions regarding historic properties. SHPO claims no authority to shut down a project or prevent a project from occurring; nor is this is not the intent of the NHPA. This agency’s responsibility is restricted to recommendations and comments on a federal agency’s determinations. As a service to state and local agencies, SHPO reviews projects for potential impacts upon historic properties.