This upcoming training is to certify cultural resource professionals as Historic Properties Specialists, the cultural resource personnel activated to advise On-Scene Coordinators on historic properties protection during oil spill and hazardous materials responses.
The 2019 Historic Properties Specialist Workshop training is being organized by personnel from: the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service – Southeast Archeological Center, Cultural Resources, Partnerships and Science Directorate, Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Directorate, and the Alaska Regional Office, Cultural Resources Program; the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance; and the Alaska Office of History and Archaeology.
The HPS Workshop agenda is still being finalized. The content is expected to include:
- National Historic Preservation Act – Section 106 Process Overview
- 1997 Programmatic Agreement on Protection of Historic Properties During Emergency Response Under the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan
- Alaska Implementation Guidelines for Federal On-Scene Coordinators for the Programmatic Agreement on Protection of Historic Properties During Emergency Response Under the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan
- Oil Spill Response for Cultural Resource Professionals
- Incident Command System
- Psychology of Response – Critical Incident Stress Management
- Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment Technique and Field Monitoring
- Case Studies – Historic Properties and Spill Response
- Landownership – Complexities and Consultation
- Regional and Area Contingency Planning
- On-Scene Coordinator Perspectives
- Alaska Native Perspectives
- Alaska Implementation Guidelines
- Alaska Office of History and Archaeology Role in Spill Response
- Alaska – Geographic Response Strategies
- Alaska – Potential Places of Refuge
- Group Exercise
The workshop will be offered twice in Anchorage, first on October 29-31 and again on November 5-7. Each workshop will be limited to forty participants (see application for details). There is no charge for attending the Historic Properties Specialist Workshop. Note that there are three prerequisite courses (available free online).
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