Submitting a Project for Section 106 Review
The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) recommends that agencies use the Section 106 Review Project Summary Form and its supporting documents to submit most routine projects for review (*see exceptions below).
Based on the documentation standards found at 36 CFR Section 800.11, the Project Summary Form provides a standardized format that helps agencies organize the information necessary to complete the Section 106 review process. Contact the State Historic Preservation Office any time during project development if you have questions about the Project Summary Form or the Section 106 review process. Agencies that are planning large or complex projects are strongly encouraged to contact the State Historic Preservation Office early in project planning so that we can discuss alternative survey options to help you meet your responsibilities under 36 CFR Part 800.
Projects that should NOT use the Project Summary Form include:
- Projects requiring a license from the Federal Communications Commission. For these projects, please submit FCC Forms 620 or 621.
- Projects undertaken by the Ohio Department of Transportation / Federal Highway Administration.
- Projects covered by existing agreements that include alternative procedures and documentation requirements (i.e. Nationwide Programmatic Agreements or State-level Programmatic Agreements).
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Submit Your Project Electronically
We now accept only electronic submissions. Please send an electronic copy via email. Note that file size is limited to 20 MB. For submissions of a larger size, please contact us toSubmit Your Project via Email
Additional Resources & Tools
Project Summary Form (PSF) Form and Instructions:
Project Summary Form
Project Summary Form Instructions (PDF)
Tools to Complete Section III of the Project Summary Form
Section 106 Documentation Table and Instructions (Access 97 & 2000 database)
Recording Cultural Resource - for Professionals
I-Form (Internet-based application to submit data on buildings and archaeological sites.)
Recording Archaeological Sites - for Non-Professionals
Preliminary Form for Archaeological Sites (PDF with Interactive Help Features)
Online Mapping System
The Online Mapping System is an application designed to provide qualified professionals with instant access to SHPO data. The site allows users to query and view maps of SHPO inventory data, create maps and export data. The site promotes the utility of GIS and spatial data as decision support tools for federal undertakings subject to Section 106. When you register, you have the right to view and obtain information about cultural resources in Ohio and the responsibility to protect spatial information on sensitive archaeological and historic resources.
Cultural Resource Reports
Guidelines for Conducting History/Architecture Surveys in Ohio