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Regulatory Compliance

Pacific Legacy has built a solid reputation in historical preservation law. Most cultural resources studies in the public sector are prompted by environmental review requirements and historic preservation statutes. Our understanding of and experience with historical preservation and environmental laws allow us to efficiently guide our clients through the potential maze of regulations to meet your project schedules and goals.

Effective assistance with cultural historical preservation mandates include an understanding of agency-specific guidelines and management procedures, and experience with coordinating cultural resources studies with multiple agency and regulatory authorities. Pacific Legacy has assisted hundreds of our private, state and federal clients in meeting their needs. We are particularly skilled and experienced with the application of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the California Environmental Quality Act, the Native American Graves Protection Act, and the Archeological Resource Protection Act. These laws form the foundation of state and federal historical preservation law.

Key Pacific Legacy staff have worked as cultural resource managers for state and federal agencies such as the California Office of Historic Preservation, Caltrans, and the U. S. Forest Service. This experience allows us to work closely with government agencies, Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, and other consulting parties to ensure smooth compliance with a minimum of cost or delay. We are sought out by state and federal agencies to guide them, for particularly challenging projects, to achieve compliance with the various legal authorities. We have prepared literally hundreds of compliance documents of all sorts, including dozens of Memoranda of Agreements (MOAs) and Programmatic Agreements (PA). Our Principals have prepared a number of nationwide PAs for Federal agency compliance with Section 106.