U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
EMS TRANSMISSION 07/30/2007
Instruction Memorandum No. 2007-158
To: All State Directors
Subject: Fiscal Year (FY) 2007 Cultural Resource Management (CRM) Program Annual Report DD: 08/30/2007
Program Area: Cultural Resource Management Program
Purpose: This directive requests the assistance of all the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Field Offices in completing the CRM Program Annual Report.
Policy/Action: The BLM State Offices are asked to complete the attached questionnaire (Attachment 1), as well as provide information in narrative or tabular form, according to the following headings. Please keep responses short and concise.
State Highlights. Summarize major annual accomplishments in the CRM program, including implementation of the national Programmatic Agreement, Native American coordination and consultation, collections management and Native America Graves Protection Repatriation Act
(NAGPRA) inventories, major inventories and excavations, CRM publications and brochures, outreach efforts, etc. The State Offices should provide detailed information (i.e., 2-3 paragraphs) on their top 4 or 5 accomplishments, along with graphics to illustrate the work completed. On the less significant work, all States should limit the information provided to short bullets.
Partnerships. Attachment 2 includes a partial list of Base and One-Time funded Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 and FY 2007 Challenge Cost Share (CCS) heritage resource projects. State Offices should attempt to accurately quantify the matching contributions on each of these projects, including monies, materials, equipment, and staff time, waiver of overhead expenses, etc., for each completed project (i.e., some FY 2006 CCS projects may not previously been reported, while many FY 2007 projects may not yet be complete). For volunteers, States should report only the number of volunteer hours on each project, and Washington Office Division of Cultural, Paleontological Resources and Tribal Consultation (WO 240) will convert those hours to a dollar value using a standard per hour rate.
In addition to partnership projects funded out of 1770, States and Field Offices should also report on completed heritage resource projects funded out of 1050 and other subactivities, calculating both BLM and cooperator input. Also, State Offices should report on the matching contributions of partners in each State’s Cultural Resources Data Sharing Project, including the match provided by State Historic Preservation Offices.
For all partnership projects, State Offices should briefly describe the work accomplished (e.g., inventory, excavation, analysis, outreach) and its location (e.g., name of site or locale where work took place).
Public Outreach. Discuss your State's efforts at promoting public education and awareness of the BLM's cultural heritage. The BLM’s Project Archaeology partner, Montana State University, will collect Project Archaeology information separately.
National Register of Historic Places. Please update your State's list of National Register properties.
BLM Historic Structures. Please update your State’s listing of standing historic structures (Attachment 3).
LOOT Form. Complete the National Park Service (NPS) Listing of Outlaw Treachery (LOOT) form (Attachment 4) for any archaeological looting incident.
Section VI–Enforcement. State Offices are required to collect data on archaeological enforcement and prosecutions from their Field Offices and compile it for their States. Please coordinate, as necessary, with your Special-Agent-in-Charge in the completion of this section.
The reporting unit is each State Office. Colorado should describe the Anasazi Heritage Center's accomplishments in a separate attachment. Please ensure internal consistency with data provided in previous FYs. The annual reports should summarize accomplishments achieved as of the end of July 2007.
Timeframe: The Office of Management and Budget and the Department of the Interior (DOI) continue to have an accelerated schedule for submission of the combined Chief Financial Officers/Stewardship Assets. Because of this, WO-240 is asking State Offices to submit their CRM annual reports, consisting of numerical data and narratives, no later than August 30, 2007.
Background: The BLM is required to compile this information to comply with the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 (P.L. 96-95; 93 Stat. 721; 16 U.S.C. 470aa et seq.) and the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (P.L. 89-665; 80 Stat. 915; 16 U.S.C. 470). The data is assembled and submitted to the NPS to enable them to complete the “Secretary of the Interior’s Report to Congress on Federal Archaeological
Activities.” The data is also used to complete the Public Land Statistics (PLS), the Chief Financial Officers/Stewardship Assets and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act reports, “Public Rewards from Public Lands” report, the DOI’s “Performance and Accountability” report, as well as occasionally respond to congressional inquiries.
Additionally, Executive Order 13327 of February 4, 2004, on Federal Real Property Asset Management, requiring all executive branch departments and agencies to develop and implement asset management plans, defines historic properties as Federal real property and requires reporting of these assets.
A copy of the consolidated CRM Report for FY 2006, along with the attachments to this directive, can be found on the Heritage Program Intranet website at http://web.blm.gov/internal/wo-200/wo-240/data_07CRM.html. Information on the CCS accomplishments, BLM National Register of Historic Place listings, and BLM Historic Structures for FY 2006 can also be found here.
Budget Impact: The budget impact is expected to be minimal.
Contact: Richard Brook, Archaeologist, Division of Cultural, Paleontological Resources and Tribal Consultation (WO-240), at email Richard_Brook@blm.gov or (202) 452-0326.