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A. Certified Local Governments must enforce the appropriate federal, state, or local heritage resource legislation for the designation and protection of historic properties within its jurisdiction.
B. Certified Local Governments must establish a qualified historic preservation Commission.
C. Certified Local Governments must appoint a local Historic Preservation Officer.
D. Certified Local Governments must maintain survey and inventory information on historic and prehistoric properties.
E. Certified Local Governments must institute and update a local historic preservation plan and include the Commission and local Historic Preservation Officer in local planning.
F. Certified Local Governments must provide for adequate public participation in the historic preservation program, including the process of recommending properties to the National Register.
G. Certified Local Governments must meet the Standards for Performance.
H. Certified Local Governments must report on preservation activities.
I. Certified Local Governments must attend at least one training session annually and train new local Historic Preservation Officers.
J. Certified Local Governments must avoid conflict of interest.
K. Certified Local Governments must satisfactorily perform other responsibilities delegated to the CLG by the SHPO.
A. The chief elected official of the local government must request certification from the SHPO.
B. The SHPO must respond to an adequately documented, written request for certification.
C. Certification approval.
D. Certification denial.
E. Right of appeal.
F. Probationary status and de-certification.
A. A share of the Historic Preservation Fund allocation to Montana must be available to CLGs on a matching basis for historic preservation activities and projects.
B. Eligible CLGs, with an adequate financial management system, may receive a portion of the local share of the Historic Preservation Fund allocation to Montana.
C. The CLG must adhere to the timetables prescribed by SHPO for CLG funding.
D. The SHPO must award grant funding to an eligible CLG on a competitive basis.
E. Every CLG in good standing is eligible to receive funding, but no CLG will automatically receive funding.
F. SHPO will evaluate, select, and fund applications based on criteria.
G. Grant Extensions.
H. Hiring consultants and contractors.
I. Indirect costs.
J. Historic Preservation Fund grant.
K. The Subgrant Agreement supercedes the Montana CLG Manual where the documents differ.
A. The CLG and SHPO together will assure the public ample opportunity to evaluate and comment on National Register nominations.
B. The CLG must participate in the process of nominating properties to the National Register.
A. The SHPO must subgrant a minimum of ten percent (10%) of its federal annual allocation to the statewide CLG program.
B. The SHPO will keep the CLGs informed no less than on a quarterly basis.
C. The SHPO will provide an annual CLG training opportunity, workshop, or conference.
D. The SHPO will provide training to new local Historic Preservation Officers.
E. The SHPO must monitor and evaluate the performance of the CLG and responsibilities delegated.
F. The SHPO must perform a substantive program and fiscal review of each CLG at least once every four (4) years.
G. The SHPO may require the local Historic Preservation Officer be accessible to the public and SHPO for a certain number of hours in order to qualify for specific grant funding.
H. The SHPO will provide access to National Register and other office files.
A. The CLG must submit quarterly reports to SHPO.
B. The SHPO will review and evaluate CLG performance not less than once every four (4) years.
C. The CLG must meet the Standards of CLG Performance.
D. The CLG and SHPO must retain all CLG evaluations performed by the SHPO.
C. Certified Local Governments may appeal SHPO's recommendation to decertify to the National Park Service.
D. Certified Local Governments may petition the SHPO to be decertified voluntarily and without penalty.
E. If a CLG is decertified, the SHPO will terminate all financial assistance received by the CLG from the Historic Preservation Fund allocation.
ELIGIBLE AND INELIGIBLE CLG ACTIVITIES
LOCAL GOVERNMENT CERTIFICATION AGREEMENT
CERTIFICATION APPLICATION CHECKLIST
MODEL CERTIFIED LOCAL GOVERNMENT ORDINANCE
FEDERAL STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES
OFFICE OF BUDGET AND MANAGEMENT (OMB) CIRCULARS
WORLD WIDE WEB RESOURCES
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE CULTURAL RESOURCES PROGRAMS
36 CFR 61.6 AND 61.7 FEDERAL PROCEDURES FOR CLG PROGRAMS
CLG AS A CONSULTING PARTY UNDER 36 CFR 800
SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR'S STANDARDS FOR THE TREATMENT OF HISTORIC PROPERTIES
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS STANDARDS
MONTANA TRESPASS LAW