A New View of the Desert - The Permian Basin Programmatic Agreement Research Program in Southeastern New Mexico
Author(s): Martin Stein
The research program described in this paper is providing much needed new information for a portion of southeastern New Mexico that was previously understudied. The program is funded by an innovative approach to Section 106 compliance which trades redundant survey information for monetary contributions to a dedicated research account. The Permian Basin Programmatic Agreement (PA) has been in effect for six years. The purpose of the PA (formerly the Permian Basin Memorandum of Agreement or MOA) is "…to implement a creative, directed program to resolve adverse effects and, in particular, the cumulative and indirect effects of full-field oil and gas development and other industrial-related development undertakings in southeastern New Mexico and result in better decisions affecting the management of historic properties in the Permian Basin." This paper briefly outlines the state of our knowledge of the prehistory and history of southeastern NM before implementation of the PA, describes the" nuts and bolts" of the operation of the PA, and details the contributions made to date by projects funded through the program.
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A New View of the Desert - The Permian Basin Programmatic Agreement Research Program in Southeastern New Mexico. Martin Stein. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396455)
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