Upcoming events

    • 02/20/2020
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • GotoWebinar
    • 75
    The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) both require federal agencies to provide the public with information regarding the impacts of their projects on environmental and cultural resources and then engage the public regarding the minimization or mitigation of impacts to resources. The NEPA and Section 106 processes often run concurrently and occasionally, the NEPA process is substituted for the Section 106 Process.

    This webinar will provide concrete examples of successful public engagement processes utilized by a variety of agencies including the Indiana Department of Transportation, the Air Force, and the Federal Transit Authority.

    Our expert panel, including a Section 106 expert, a NEPA expert, and a representative of a Federal Agency, will review how agencies can and have engaged the public during the NEPA and Section 106 processes to refine and enhance their projects. Attendees should walk away with a better understanding of the public participation process and with several examples of successful public interactions. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panel at the end of the presentation.

    Our expert panel of presenters is comprised of Joe Trnka, Duane Peter, and Patrick Carpenter. 

    Joe Trnka is a board-approved Certified Environmental Professional (CEP) and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). His 3 decades of professional NEPA experience includes successfully completing multiple NEPA reviews for a wide variety of government agencies. He has spent a decade as an embedded environmental professional in three different agencies and two decades working in private engineering or environmental firms where he specialized in NEPA, NHPA, and Section 4(f) compliance work. His NHPA experience includes being the Principal Investigator (PI) for architectural history and history, primarily of the World War II and Cold War periods and evaluating proposed projects for their potential effects on historic property. His historic property evaluation work has included the national Interstate Highway System; approximately 30 military bases and industrial complexes; North America’s first integrated air defense center; and the world’s first nuclear reactor complex. His Section 4(f) experience includes successfully completing the Section 4(f) evaluation for an 11.5-mile-long Central Corridor urban light rail project between Minneapolis and Saint Paul. This billion-dollar project was proposed to bisect 5 listed historic districts, pass in front of over 1,000 potentially historic buildings, cross a historic bridge, and take the Governor’s parking spot at the historic State Capitol building.

    Duane Peter is a professional archaeologist with over 40 years of experience in the cultural heritage industry. He earned his M.A. in Anthropology from Southern Methodist University in 1980 and is a Registered Professional Archaeologist. Duane served as the Associate Director of the Archaeology Research Program at Southern Methodist University before entering private industry in 1987. As a Program Manager, he has been supervising federal contracts and providing cultural resources services nationwide for over 27 years. A founding board member of ACRA, he served as President from 2014–2017 and continues to serve as Chairperson of the Academic Collaboration Committee. Duane contributed to several programs that have been recognized for their excellence by Preservation Action, the Council of Texas Archeologists, the New Mexico Historic Preservation program and ACRA. The Society of American Archaeology recognized Duane’s contributions to the profession with its Award for Excellence in Cultural Resource Management in 2019.

    Patrick Carpenter received a B.A. in History from Northern Kentucky University and a M.A. in Folk Studies from Western Kentucky University. Mr. Carpenter has worked in the Cultural Resources Office at the Indiana Department Transportation (INDOT) since 2006. He is currently the Section 106 Specialist for INDOT. Before coming to INDOT, Mr. Carpenter worked at the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) for six-years in their Section 106 compliance program.

    Note: This webinar will occur on Eastern Time

    • 06/15/2020
    • 07/24/2020
    • Whistler Canyon-Mt. Hull, Okanogan County, WA

    To register and view more details, please visit the event website.

Past events

12/05/2019 ACRA Webinar: Meeting the Reasonable and Good Faith Identification Standard in Section 106 Review
10/24/2019 2019 Annual Conference in Spokane, WA
10/10/2019 ACRA Webinar: Forecasting 101
09/26/2019 ACRA Webinar: Acquisition v. Retention: Strengthening the Firm-Client Relationship
09/05/2019 NAEP Webinar (non-ACRA event): NEPA Case Law Update
07/25/2019 ACRA Webinar: Meetings for a Healthy Organization
07/25/2019 NAEP Webinar (non-ACRA event): NEPA Legislative Update with Ted Boling/CEQ
06/20/2019 ACRA Webinar: Planning for Successful Section 106 Agreements
05/22/2019 NON-ACRA EVENT: Suquamish Tribe's Cultural Resource Protection Summit
05/16/2019 2019 CRM Day on the Hill
05/09/2019 ACRA Webinar: Accounting Basics
04/03/2019 CRM Day on the Hill: What to Expect
03/21/2019 ACRA Webinar: The Art of Negotiation and Conflict Management
01/24/2019 ACRA Webinar: Advocacy Skills for All Levels
12/06/2018 ACRA Webinar: Innovative Approaches to Section 106 Mitigation
11/15/2018 ACRA Webinar: What the 2018 Election Results Mean for CRM
10/25/2018 ACRA Webinar: Geophysical Survey for Cultural Resource Management Archaeology
09/06/2018 2018 Annual Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio
08/16/2018 ACRA Webinar: Communications Skills for All
07/26/2018 ACRA Webinar: Ethnography Basics
06/14/2018 ACRA Webinar: Planning to Involve the Public in Section 106
05/23/2018 NON-ACRA EVENT: Suquamish Tribe's Cultural Resource Protection Summit
03/22/2018 ACRA Webinar: Digital Data Management and Curation for CRM Professionals
01/17/2018 FREE WEBINAR -- Preservation in the Trump Era: What Will Year 2 Bring?
12/06/2017 Proposals due for ACRA Continuing Education Presenters
11/02/2017 OLO: Secrets Revealed: Why CRM Sales Efforts Aren’t Effective…and How You Can Change this at Your Firm
10/20/2017 OLO: Hosting a Successful Internship Program
10/04/2017 OLO: Section 106 Review for Planners and CRM Professionals
10/02/2017 Cultural Resources Law: Consulting with Tribes on Energy Projects
09/19/2017 OLO: Indigenous Stone Features and Landscapes of the Northeast
09/07/2017 2017 Annual Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
07/12/2017 Beyond Profit: Increase Value and Create a Sustainable Firm
05/18/2017 The California Environmental Quality Act: What Cultural Resource Managers Should Know about the Fundamental Process and Larger Context
04/13/2017 Occupational Wellness Among U.S. Archaeologists: A Special Preview of Study Results
02/21/2017 How to Make a Project Budget for CRM Professionals
02/10/2017 Advocacy Strategy Session (Members Only)
01/26/2017 How to Write a Great Proposal
11/28/2016 The CRM Industry in the Age of Trump
10/20/2016 Section 106 Review for Planners and CRM Professionals
10/20/2016 Cultural Resources Law: Consulting with Tribes on Energy Projects
09/15/2016 2016 Annual Conference in Palm Springs, California
07/28/2016 Making Your Voice Heard in Election Season



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