Protecting History- IHPA Review

Initial Documentation Required for IHPA Review

In order to request the comments of the State Historic Preservation Officer concerning possible project effects on cultural resources (both structural and archaeological) for purposes of the National Historic Preservation Act or the Illinois State Agency Historic Resources Protection Act, the following information should be provided:

  1. Names of all funding, licensing or permitting agencies, i.e., IEPA, COE, HUD, CDBG, OWR, etc.
  2. Complete description of all elements of proposed undertaking.
  3. Any relevant permit, project or previous IHPA log numbers.
  4. Map clearly indicating project location, i.e., city maps, county maps, (USGS 7.5 minute topograhic maps required for archaeological projects).
  5. Project site plans and specifications, if applicable.
  6. Project address, i.e. street address, legal location.

If no structures are in the project area, please indicate so and provide the following additional information:

  1. Existing site conditions, i.e., vacant lot, agricultural field (plowed, planted), pasture, etc.
  2. Total acreage involved in project.
  3. Documentation of any prior non-agricultural disturbance at project site (photos, soils report, etc).

If structures will be impacted by the undertaking, please include the following additional information:

  1. Current photos should be color 35mm (not photocopies), or may be digital, printed on 8½” x 11” paper no smaller than 4” x 4” each, of any standing structures within the project area.
  2. Interior photos if project alters interior space and if structures are over 50 years old.
  3. Possible date of original construction of structure.
  4. Any known historical information, i.e., is structure significant in the community or is it associated with an individual of significance.

This information should be addressed to:

Anne E. Haaker
Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer
Preservation Services Division
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
1 Old State Capitol Plaza
Springfield, Illinois 62701-1507