Under the NHPA, if it is determined that a federal undertaking will have an adverse effect on a property listed or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, avoidance, minimization, or mitigation of the adverse effect must be considered before the project can go forward. Typically, the Commission and its applicant or licensee enter into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the SHPO and other consulting parties setting forth agreed-upon mitigation measures. Sample MOAs that have been signed by the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau are provided below. Although the substantive stipulations of each MOA must be negotiated separately to address each situation, we encourage parties to follow the format used in the samples when drafting MOAs.
Sample MOA #1: pdf
Sample MOA #2: pdf
Last reviewed/updated on 4/14/2003.