Section 106 Consultation
AECOM archaeologists and architectural historians have extensive experience consulting with federally-recognized Indian tribes and Tribal Historic Preservation Officers (THPOs) regarding sites and artifacts that have a historic affiliation with the tribes. AECOM is aware of the sensitive nature of engaging Indian tribes in consultation and follows established regulations and guidelines. AECOM is also cognizant that, whereas there are not many federally-recognized tribes in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States, there are nevertheless a number of non-resident tribes with a historic interest in those states. Therefore, for instance, for the preparation of FEMA statewide Programmatic Agreements in Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia, AECOM engaged in consultation with non-resident tribes and/or THPOS in New York and Oklahoma regarding revisions to the programmatic agreements.