Federal (Section 106) Review and Compliance


Cultural Resource Review under federal law (National Historic Preservation Act, Section 106) involves providing technical guidance and professional advice on the potential impact of publicly funded, assisted, licensed or permitted projects on the state's historic, architectural and archaeological resources.

The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) discharges this responsibility in two steps:

  • it identifies significant historic, architectural and archaeological resources; and
  • it provides advisory assistance to promote compatibility between new development and the preservation of the state's cultural heritage.

Annually, the SHPO reviews 1,200 to 1,500 federal projects, a majority of which are implemented with no impact to cultural resources.


Catherine Labadia at (860) 500-2329 or catherine.labadia@ct.gov.

Todd Levine at (860) 500-2337 or todd.levine@ct.gov.