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Title 22: Libraries, History, and Information Technology


Sub-Chapter 05: Advisory Council On Historic Preservation

22 V.S.A. § 742. Duties and powers of the council

§ 742. Duties and powers of the council

(a) The council shall:

(1) Approve nominations to the state and national registers of historic places.

(2) Review and approve the state survey of historic properties undertaken in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.

(3) Review and approve the content of the state preservation plan developed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.

(4) Approve the removal of properties from the state register.

(5) Recommend the removal of properties from the National Register.

(6) Review and approve projects to receive federal and state grants-in-aid for historic preservation.

(7) Provide an advisory and coordinative mechanism by which state undertakings of every kind which are potentially deleterious to historic preservation may be discussed, and, where possible, resolved, giving due consideration to the competing public interests which may be involved. The head of any state agency or department having direct or indirect jurisdiction over a proposed state or state-assisted undertaking, or independent agency having authority to build, construct, license, permit, authorize or approve any undertaking, shall prior to the approval of the state funds for the undertaking, or prior to any approval, license, permit or authorization as the case may be, take into account the effect of the undertaking on any historic property that is included in the state register of historic places. Where, in the judgment of the council such undertaking will have an adverse effect upon any listed district, area, site, building, structure or object, the head of the state agency or department shall afford the council reasonable opportunity to comment with regard to the undertaking.

(8) Advise on any participation in the review of federal, federally assisted, and federally licensed undertakings that may affect historic properties and sites. and approve any participation in the review of nonfederal undertakings, including, but not limited to proceedings under the state land use and development act (10 V.S.A. chapter 151).

(b) The council may provide testimony relating to the historical, architectural, archeological significance of state register and national register sites. (Added 1975, No. 109, § 4; amended 1979, No. 61,§§ 3, 4.)