Submitting Projects for Section 106 Review

The State Historic Preservation Office (OHPO) recommends that agencies use the Section 106 Review Project Summary Form and its supporting documents to submit most routine projects for review (*see exceptions below). Based on the documentation standards found at 36 CFR Section 800.11, the Project Summary Form provides a standardized format that helps agencies organize the information necessary to complete the Section 106 review process. Contact the State Historic Preservation Office any time during project development if you have questions about the Project Summary Form or the Section 106 review process. Agencies that are planning large or complex projects are strongly encouraged to contact OHPO early in project planning, so that we can discuss alternative survey options to help you meet your responsibilities under 36 CFR Part 800.

Following are a number of tools to assist you with project submission.

    Project Summary Form and Instructions
    Section 106 Review Project Summary Form (MS Word)
    Project Summary Form Instructions (MS Word)

    Tools to Complete Section III of the Project Summary Form
    Mapping Aides
    Watch an instructional video on using the free version of the OHPO Online Mapping System to:
    Create maps required for the Project Summary Form

    Free Topographic Maps and UTM Collection Tools Online

    Frequently Asked Questions
    The Section 106 Process in Ohio / Policies & Staff Contacts 

Projects that should NOT use the new Form include:

  1. Projects requiring a license from the Federal Communications Commission. For these projects, please submit FCC Forms 620 or 621 in hard copy format. OHPO is not accepting electronic submissions through FCC at this time.
  2. Projects undertaken by the Ohio Department of Transportation / Federal Highway Administration.
  3. Projects covered by existing agreements that include alternative procedures and documentation requirements (i.e. Nationwide Programmatic Agreements or State-level Programmatic Agreements).