Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 110-37-2-.01 - Definitions

(1) "Building". A building is a structure created to shelter any form of human activity, such as a house, barn, church, hotel, or similar structure. Building may refer to a historically related complex such as a courthouse and jail or a house and barn.
(2) "Department" means the Department of Community Affairs.
(3) "Georgia Register of Historic Places" or "Georgia Register" means the Georgia Register of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects significant in Georgia history, architecture, engineering, and culture.
(4) "Historic District" means a geographically definable area, urban or rural, that possesses a significant concentration, linkage or continuity of sites, buildings, structures or objects united by past events or aesthetically by plan or physical development. A district may also comprise individual elements separated geographically but linked by association or history.
(5) "Historic Property" is defined in O.C.G.A. § 12-3-50.2 and means districts, sites, buildings, structures, or objects which possess integrity of location, design, setting, materials, workmanship, feeling, and association and which are determined to meet the criteria for listing in the Georgia Register of Historic Places according to the criteria outlined in these regulations.
(6) "National Historic Preservation Act" means the Act of Congress codified at 16 U.S.C. Section 470 et seq., as amended (Public Law 89-665, as amended).
(7) "National Register of Historic Places" means the national list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects significant in American history, architecture, archaeology, engineering, and culture, maintained by the Secretary of the Interior under authority of the National Historic Preservation Act.
(8) "Site". A site is the location of a significant event, a prehistoric or historic occupation or activity, or a building or structure, whether standing, ruined, or vanished, where the location itself maintains historical or archaeological value regardless of the value of any existing structure.
(9) "State Historic Preservation Office" means the office within state government which carries out the function of the state historic preservation program under the National Historic Preservation Act. In Georgia, this is the Historic Preservation Division, Department of Community Affairs.
(10) "State Historic Preservation Officer" means the official designated by the Governor of Georgia to administer the state's historic preservation program under the National Historic Preservation Act and O.C.G.A § 12-3-50.1(c)(13).
(11) "State Historic Preservation Review Board". The State Historic Preservation Review Board means a board designated by the State Historic Preservation Officer and consisting of members representing the professional fields of Georgia history, architectural history, historical architecture, prehistoric and historic archaeology, and other professional disciplines which may include citizen members.
(12) "Structure". A structure is a work made up of interdependent and interrelated parts in a definite pattern of organization. Constructed by man, it is often an engineering project large in scale.


Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 110-37-2-.01
O.C.G.A. § 12-3-50.2.
Original Rule entitled "Definitions" adopted. F. July 17, 2020; eff. August 6, 2020.

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