36 CFR 65.1 - Purpose and authority.

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§ 65.1 Purpose and authority.
The purpose of the National Historic Landmarks Program is to identify and designate National Historic Landmarks, and encourage the long range preservation of nationally significant properties that illustrate or commemorate the history and prehistory of the United States. These regulations set forth the criteria for establishing national significance and the procedures used by the Department of the Interior for conducting the National Historic Landmarks Program.
(a) In the Historic Sites Act of 1935 (45 Stat. 666, 16 U.S.C. 461 et seq.) the Congress declared that it is a national policy to preserve for public use historic sites, buildings and objects of national significance for the inspiration and benefit of the people of the United States and
(b) To implement the policy, the Act authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to perform the following duties and functions, among others:
(1) To make a survey of historic and archeological sites, buildings and objects for the purpose of determining which possess exceptional value as commemorating or illustrating the history of the United States;
(2) To make necessary investigations and researches in the United States relating to particular sites, buildings or objects to obtain true and accurate historical and archeological facts and information concerning the same; and
(3) To erect and maintain tablets to mark or commemorate historic or prehistoric places and events of national historical or archeological significance.
(c) The National Park Service (NPS) administers the National Historic Landmarks Program on behalf of the Secretary.

Title 36 published on 2013-07-01

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 16 - CONSERVATION

§ 461 - Declaration of national policy

§ 462 - Administration by Secretary of the Interior; powers and duties enumerated

§ 463 - National Park System Advisory Board

§ 464 - Cooperation with governmental and private agencies

§ 465 - Jurisdiction of States in acquired lands

§ 466 - Requirement for specific authorization

§ 467 - Conflict of laws

§ 467a - Repealed.

16 U.S. Code § 467a–1 - Repealed.

§ 467b - Survey by Secretary of the Interior of sites for commemoration of former Presidents of the United States

§ 468 - National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States; creation; purpose

§ 468a - Principal office of National Trust Commission

§ 468b - Administration of National Trust; composition of board of trustees; terms of office; compensation; expenses

§ 468c - Powers and duties of National Trust

§ 468d - Consultation with Advisory Board on National Parks, Historic Sites, Buildings, and Monuments

§ 468e - Repealed.

§ 469 - Preservation of historical and archeological data threatened by dam construction or alterations of terrain

§ 469a - Notice of dam construction to be given Secretary of the Interior by United States agencies

16 U.S. Code § 469a–1 - Threat of irreparable loss or destruction of significant scientific, prehistorical, historical, or archeological data by Federal...of the Interior; survey; recovery, preservation, and protection of data

16 U.S. Code § 469a–2 - Survey by Secretary of the Interior; recovery and preservation of data; compensation for delays in construction and for temporary loss of use of land

16 U.S. Code § 469a–3 - Progress reports by Secretary of the Interior on surveys and work undertaken as result of surveys; disposition...and specimens recovered; coordination of survey and recovery activities; annual report

§ 469b - Administration; contracts or agreements; services of experts, consultants, or organizations; acceptance of funds

§ 469c - Assistance to Secretary of the Interior by Federal agencies responsible for construction projects; authorization of appropriations

16 U.S. Code § 469c–1 - “State” defined

16 U.S. Code § 469c–2 - Costs for identification, surveys, evaluation and data recovery with respect to historic properties

§ 469d - Ice Age National Scientific Reserve; statement of purpose

§ 469e - Plan for continental glaciation

§ 469f - Repealed.

§ 469g - Ice Age National Scientific Reserve; recommendations for Federal and State participation in financing public facilities and services

§ 469h - Comprehensive plan for Reserve Development

§ 469i - Repealed.

§ 469j - Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad

§ 469k - Repealed.

16 U.S. Code § 469k–1 - American Battlefield Protection Program

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§ 469m - Women’s Rights National Historical Park

§ 469n - Preserve America Program

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§ 470 - Short title; Congressional finding and declaration of policy

16 U.S. Code § 470–1 - Declaration of policy of the Federal Government