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United States Department of the Interior
Montana State Office
5001 Southgate Drive
Billings, Montana 59101-4669

 July 31, 2008

8100 (924.3) P
Instruction Memorandum No. MT-2008-061
Expires: 9/30/09
To:             State Management Team 

From:         Deputy State Director, Division of Resources

Subject:     Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 Cultural Resources Management (CRM) Program Annual Report                     DD: 8/15/2008

Program Area: Cultural Resources Management Program
Purpose: Completion of the annual report for our WO and for our State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) in Montana
Policy/Action: Please find attached the request from the WO for completion of the CRM Program Annual Report (Attachment 1). As in previous years, the report represents the collective accomplishments of the CRM program for a given fiscal year. It also serves as a component of the reporting requirements for the National Programmatic Agreement
The report is due to this office by August 15, 2008.  The reporting time period for this report is August 1, 2007, to July 31, 2008.
Field offices are asked to: (1) Summarize major annual accomplishments in the CRM program (use digital photographs if applicable), (2) describe public outreach efforts, (3) identify Challenge Cost-Share Agreements and include details on BLM and recipient contributions,
(4) complete the LOOT forms for your office, (5) list any newly registered National Register properties, (6) complete the report on heritage education, and (7) address data fields related to the paleontology program.  The annual report must include, as a separate submission of the report, a full account of the number of fieldwork authorizations issued by the office. As part of that identification effort, field offices will need to identify the number of authorizations issued to each consulting firm; e.g., MT–020: Field Research Services, 5 Authorizations. 
In addition to the items identified here, we will also need all of the data required for the annual report to the SHPO. That includes a list of projects, by project name and number, where determinations of eligibility and effect were made.  Also identify, if based on determinations of effect, mitigation measures that were implemented under the standard provisions of the protocol. Finally, identify all projects or programs that your field office consulted on using the case-by-case provisions of the protocol; e.g., Undaunted Stewardship projects. For those offices which processed a section 106 project under the Historic Lode and Placer Programmatic Agreement, please also submit that separately from the protocol report. Please use the attached format for the SHPO report (Attachment 2).
Timeframe: Reports are due on August 15, 2008.
Budget Impact: None.
Background:  Montana BLM is required to compile this information to meet the request by the WO and to address our obligations outlined in Montana BLM’s Protocol with the SHPO (see also IM No. 2008-121).
Manual/Handbook Sections Affected: None.
Contact:  For additional information, contact Gary Smith at 406-896-5214.
Signed by: Theresa M. Hanley
Authenticated by: Kathy Iszler, Staff Assistant (MT-924)                                                                                                    
2 Attachments
       1-IM No. 2008-121 (24 pp in its entirety)
       2-Format for the SHPO Report (1 p)
Distribution w/Attms.
Assistant Field Manager, Havre FS – 1
Assistant Field Manager, Glasgow FS - 1

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