Government

Planning and management of federal and state-owned lands and implementation of long term land management programs or public works directives falls under the authority of many different agencies, all of whom must consider Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.  The National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are among the agencies that annually dedicate federal funds to specific projects on federally owned land that require historic preservation services.  Under individual or indefinite quantity contracts, RGA’s services may be called upon at a National Park or Monument, Wildlife Refuge, or National Seashore for projects ranging in scale from a new office building, roadway, or signage, to a comprehensive archaeological assessment or cultural resource management plan.  Nationwide land-management and soil conservation programs implemented by the U.S. Department of Agriculture integrate archaeological and architectural surveys on private land where program activities are planned. Cultural resource studies are also necessary for public works projects under the direction of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, such as installation of flood control systems, maintenance of navigation channels, streambank and shoreline protection efforts, decommissioning of military facilities, and restoration of ecosystems, among other projects.  Other branches of the military, such as the Army National Guard, Coast Guard, and Navy also require cultural resource services for a wide range of facility actions. In addition, offshore drilling or construction of submerged pipeline systems in federal waters triggers geophysical surveys for submerged cultural resources, under the directive of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

RGA holds a GSA Schedule in Special Item Number (SIN) 899-1: Environmental Consulting (Contract Number: GS-00F-057DA). Federal agencies can order RGA’s services under SIN 899-1. State and local agencies can procure Disaster Recovery services under SIN 899-1RC.

Representive Project Types:
  • Section 106 Eligibility/Effects Documentation
  • Area of Potential Effects (APE) Delineation
  • Cultural Resource Screenings
  • Phase IA Literature Reviews and Phase IB Cultural Resource Surveys
  • Phase II National Register of Historic Places Evaluations and Testing
  • Phase III Data Recovery
  • Reconnaissance and Intensive Level Architectural Surveys
  • HABS/HAER Documentation
  • Historic Building Assessments
  • Public Involvement Coordination and Consultation
  • SHPO and Tribal (Native American) Coordination and Consultation
  • NEPA Documentation (CED, EA, and EIS)
 

Sample Projects:
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Various Municipalities, Kent County, Delaware. Download Project Sheet
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture, Finesville Dam, Pohatcong Township, Warren County and Holland Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. Download Project Sheet
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mansfield Hollow Lake and West Thompson Lake, Connecticut and Charles River Valley Natural Storage Area and East Brimfield Lake, Massachusetts. Download Project Sheet







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