Ten Things I Hate About Bad Section 106 and NEPA Reviews

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Betsy Merritt, Esq., National Trust for Historic Preservation

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Ten Things I Hate About Bad Section 106 and NEPA Reviews

  1. 1. Worst Practices:Ten Things I Hate About BadSection 106 and NEPA ReviewsElizabeth Merritt, Deputy General Counsel,National Trust for Historic PreservationJULY 17, 2012
  2. 2. ConsultationLogistics and Practices 2
  3. 3. Public Notice Designed to be Under the Radar 3
  4. 4. Lack of Transparency and Poor Communication 4
  5. 5. Not Conducive toConsultation or Dialogue 5
  6. 6. Inadequate Telecommunications Equipment or Setup 6
  7. 7. Too Much Paper Can Actually Hide Important Information 7
  8. 8. Creating a Climate ofExclusion and Intimidation 8
  9. 9. The Cone of Silence:Secret Negotiations With NPS or SHPO 9
  10. 10. Secret Negotiations 10
  11. 11. Have I Got a Deal For You! 11
  12. 12. Political pressure on SHPOs 12
  13. 13. Back-stabbing 13
  14. 14. Crocodile Tears 14
  15. 15. Inadequate Tribal Consultation 15
  16. 16. Special Privileges for Concurring Parties 16
  17. 17. Take It Or Leave It! 17
  18. 18. Outcomes 18
  19. 19. Document and Destroy Outcomes 19
  20. 20. Winning the Battle But Losing the War: Saving a Bridge to Nowhere 20
  21. 21. Statewide PAs withLittle or No Public Consultation 21
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