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Alaska State Cultural Considerations (11-AK-a)

In Alaska, a project will trigger the State’s historic preservation process, directed by the Office of History and Archaeology (OHA) and the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), both housed in the Alaska Department of Natural Resources – Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation, if the project occurs on private land on which there is an officially designated state monument or historic site, or if the project is undertaken, licensed, or permitted by the state, or located on state lands. In addition, a developer should also remain aware of Alaska’s human remains discovery process.


State Cultural Considerations Process

11-AK-a.1 to 11-AK-a.2 – Does the Project Affect an Officially Designated State Historic Site or Involve State Action or State Lands?

The Office of History and Archaeology (OHA) and the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) consult with state agencies pursuant to the Alaska Historic Preservation Act to determine how a proposed project might affect listed historic properties and to consider alternatives to avoid, minimize, and mitigate effects to such properties. If the project affects an officially designated state historic site, or it is undertaken, licensed, or permitted by the state, or located on state lands, the developer should initiate the State Historic Preservation Process. For more information, see:

State Historic Preservation Process:
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11-AK-a.3 to 11-AK-a.5 – Have Potential Human Remains Been Discovered?

Before beginning construction, a developer should contact relevant involved agencies and individuals to develop a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), or Programmatic Agreement (PA) to establish procedures should human remains be discovered at the project site. A developer who discovers human remains on the project site is required to report the discovery to a peace officer, the State Medical Examiner Office, the Division of Public of Parks and Outdoor Recreation – Office of History and Archaeology, and the landowner. If human remains are discovered on the project site, the developer should initiate the Human Remains Discovery Process. For more information, see:

Human Remains Discovery Process:
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