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The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) is an independent Federal agency, established by the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), that promotes the preservation, enhancement, and productive use of our Nation's historic resources, and advises the President and Congress on national historic preservation policy. Among other things, the ACHP issues formal comments to Federal agencies per section 106 of the NHPA. Section 106 of the NHPA requires Federal agencies to take into account the effects of their undertakings on historic properties and afford the ACHP a reasonable opportunity to comment on such undertakings. The procedures in 36 CFR part 800 define how Federal agencies meet these statutory responsibilities.
The ACHP will hold a public meeting July 1, 2003, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Massaponax High School, Fredericksburg, Virginia. The purpose of the meeting is to gather testimony on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District's evaluation of a permit application pursuant to section 404 of the Clean Water Act for six road crossings over streams associated with a proposed 273-acre residential subdivision. The property, known as the Ashley-Orrock tract, is located on land eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. It occupies parts of the site associated with the Civil War Battle of Chancellorsville. Following the meeting, the ACHP will develop comments, under section 106 of the NHPA, to forward to the Secretary of the Army by July 18, 2003.