American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009 Section 110 Compliance Report for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, NHPA, Cultural Resources Investigations, Technical Report No. 17, Phase 1 Archeological Survey and Phase 2 Site Evaluations of the Mount Morris Dam Intensive Use Area, Towns of Leicester and Mount Morris, Livingston County, New York
In 2009, John Milner Associates Inc. (JMA) was retained by the U.S. Department of the Army, St. Louis District, Corps of Engineers (Corps) to conduct National Historic Preservation Act Section 110 archeological compliance surveys at Corps facilities throughout the northeastern United States. The focus of the work was on Section 110 compliance on Corps fee-title land. Section 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA), as amended, requires all federal agencies to establish a historic preservation program for properties under its jurisdiction and to integrate historic preservation considerations into agency plans and activities. Specifically, it calls for agencies to inventory fee simple lands for historic properties, to evaluate those properties for local, state, and/or national significance, and to nominate significant properties to the
National Register of Historic Places. Section 110 further specifies that steps be taken to protect historic properties from disturbance or destruction through agency activities. The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Section 110 investigations are American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funded, and the stated goals of the act are, in part, to preserve and promote employment. This particular investigation employed cultural resources management specialists from 25 January 2010 to 31 January 2011. Thirty-five individuals were employed or retained their employment in the course of this investigation. The employee positions included: Project Manager; GIS Specialists; GIS Technicians; Archeologists; Archeological Technicians; Lab Technicians; Report Illustrators; Archaeobotanist; Zooarchaeologist; Editor; and Administrative Assistants.
Because the surveys were conducted on federal property only, the work was not subject to State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) review. Accordingly, standardized report guidelines were developed and followed in the preparation of this report. Wherever possible, specific guidelines issued by the applicable SHPO were also followed, and courtesy copies of the report were provided to each applicable SHPO.
Implemented under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, the work was governed by and undertaken in accordance with provisions of Contract No. W912P9-09-D-0536. Section 110 compliance survey projects were solicited from each of the Corps districts in an area bounded roughly by Maine, Virginia, Missouri, and Minnesota, scopes of work were drawn up and negotiated, and the work undertaken by a consortium of cultural resource firms under the lead of JMA. Initially, Section 110 surveys were assigned to JMA in 14 Corps districts, including Baltimore, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Huntington, Louisville, New England, New York, Norfolk, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Rock Island, St. Paul, and St. Louis. Subsequently, three additional districts (Nashville, Jacksonville, and New Orleans) were assigned to JMA. In all cases, the surveys were closely coordinated with the applicable district's cultural resource specialist. This document reports on the methods, procedures, and results of a Phase 1 archeological survey and Phase 2 archeological site evaluations of the Buffalo District Corps’ 384-acre Mount Morris Dam Intensive Use Area (the Project Area), Towns of Leicester and Mount Morris, Livingston County, New York.
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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009 Section 110 Compliance Report for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, NHPA, Cultural Resources Investigations, Technical Report No. 17, Phase 1 Archeological Survey and Phase 2 Site Evaluations of the Mount Morris Dam Intensive Use Area, Towns of Leicester and Mount Morris, Livingston County, New York. Timothy C. Lloyd, Peter Leach, Belinda J. Cox, Leslie Branch-Raymer, R. Jeannine Windham. NHPA, Cultural Resources Investigations Technical Report ,No. 17. St. Louis: US Army Corps of Engineers Mandatory Center of Expertise for the Curation and Management of Archaeological Collections, St. Louis District. 2011 ( tDAR id: 425642) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8J968JG
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Landowner(s): US Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District
Prepared By(s): John Milner Associates, Inc
Contract Number(s): W912P9-09-D-0536
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