Programmatically Achieving Excellence in Historic Preservation Stewardship   [open pdf - 18KB]

FEMA's [Federal Emergency Management Agency] National Emergency Training Center (NETC) in Emmitsburg, Maryland is responsible for training emergency managers and first responders to prevent, mitigate, respond to, and recover from disasters. The NETC campus is also a historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the site of the former St. Joseph's College, founded in 1809 by Mother Elizabeth Seton, the first American born woman beatified by the Roman Catholic Church. In 2013, with the encouragement and support of FEMA Office of Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation (OEHP), NETC executed a programmatic agreement with the Maryland State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO), and other consulting parties to integrate FEMA's historic preservation compliance responsibilities outlined in Sections 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) into the day-to-day management of the NETC facility. Based in part on FEMA's Prototype Agreement, the document provides a framework for expediting historic preservation compliance and the flexibility to address specific preservation issues and concerns."

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