For federal and state projects
What to send SHPO:
- A SHPO Cover Page (PDF File)
- Instructions for completing the SHPO Cover Sheet (PDF file)
- A letter asking for the SHPO to concur with the federal agency’s determinations of Eligibility and Effect. The agency should make its own determinations and not ask the SHPO to make the initial evaluation.
- Locational information in township and range, with attached USGS map.
- A description of the project and an explanation of its impacts.
- Research design.
- Known archaeological information. See information about how to search State History’s site and project files.
SHPO Procedure for Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP)
The Utah State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) frequently receives requests from private companies to provide information in support of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP/UPDES).
We do applaud efforts to identify cultural resources as part of assessing sites and projects; however, SHPO is neither mandated in statute nor funded to provide this type of information to private entities. These requests need to be directed to the Division of Water Quality (DWQ); DWQ is the agency responsible for the SWPPP/UPDES program. SHPO will consult directly with DWQ to address any historic preservation-related project issues.
DWQ contact information: http://www.waterquality.utah.gov/UPDES/stormwatercon.htm
Other Helpful Information and Links
- Linear sites guidelines (roads, railroads, etc.)- Recommendations on compliance made by the Utah Professional Archaeological Council (UPAC)and endorsed by SHPO
- Find an archaeological contractor/consultant
- Archaeological Compliance Guidance – a document summarizing Utah standards
- Cell Tower Programmatic Agreement (PA)
- Utah Curation Facilities
- Archaeological permits
- Other archaeology-related laws and regulations