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Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) regarding the demolition of a house at the USACE Vessel Yard in Duluth, Minnesota

Posted: 11/7/2017

Expiration date:


     

 

                                                                                                                                             

 

 

TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, PUBLIC GROUPS, AND CITIZENS

 

1.  The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District (USACE) is proposing a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) regarding the demolition of a house (Residence) at the USACE Vessel Yard (Vessel Yard), in Duluth, Minnesota. This notice is provided pursuant to Section 800.6 of 36 C.F.R Part 800, Protection of Historic Properties, and Section 106 of 54 U.S.C. Subtitle III, National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).  A copy of the MOA will be provided upon request or can be reviewed on line at http://www.lre.usace.army.mil/ by clicking on the link to “Other Public Notice” in the bottom left corner.  

 

2. The USACE is proposing to demolish the Residence located at the Vessel Yard and construct a parking area and security fence (undertaking). The Vessel Yard is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and the Residence is a contributing resource to the historic nature of the Vessel Yard.

 

3. The USACE has determined the Area of Potential Effect (APE) for the proposed undertaking as being the physical limits of the Vessel Yard. The USACE has also determined that the proposed undertaking will have an “adverse effect” on the historic nature of the Vessel Yard.

 

4.The USACE has provided it’s determination to the SHPO pursuant to 36 C.F.R. Part 800, the regulations implementing Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended (54 U.S.C. § 306108).

 

5. Through consultation, the USACE and SHPO have reached an agreement regarding mitigation for the undertaking. The USACE will carry out recordation of the Residence in accordance with “Minnesota Historic Property Record Guidelines (updated June 2009)” Level I Documentation standards. Additionally, the USACE has agreed to develop a Vessel Yard interpretive display within one (1) year of demolition of the Residence and will install the display at the Lake Superior Maritime Museum, Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota for one (1) year. Lastly, the USACE has agreed to update the NRHP Nomination Form for the Vessel Yard within one (1) year.

 

6. This notice is being provided to applicable agencies and the public. Any comments you may have concerning the proposed MOA must be made within thirty (30) days from the date of this notice. Please direct email comments to LRE-NHPA-Comments@usace.army.mil or written comments to the attention of the Environmental Analysis Branch (PLE) at the address below:

 

DETROIT DISTRICT, CORPS OF ENGINEERS

477 MICHIGAN AVE.

DETROIT, MICHIGAN 48226-2550