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1.1 PURPOSE AND RESPONSIBILITY.  The purpose of this manual is to
provide a working awareness of historic preservation policies and
procedures to be followed by U.S. Navy activities.  The primary
focus is to provide Navy Public Works personnel with the
necessary information for properly identifying, preserving, and
maintaining historic resources.  This manual will provide
guidance on statutes, laws, and regulations from federal and
state offices, attempting to coordinate the sometimes confusing
interrelationships among federal, state, and local requirements.
This information should be used as a guide for appropriate
cultural resources management.
1.2.1 Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) .  CNO, through OP-44E,
is responsible for providing policy and procedural guidance for
the Navy-wide Historic and Archeological Resources Protection
(HARP) Program.
1.2.2 Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command
(NAVFACENGCOM) .  NAVFACENGCOM is the technical advisor to CNO for
historic resource issues.  Additionally, NAVFACENGCOM is
responsible for coordinating with local commands to ensure
compliance with historic resource preservation programs.  This
includes validating Military Construction, Navy (MILCON) ,
documentation that affects current or potential historic or
archeological sites and coordinating with federal and/or state
agencies, as appropriate.
1.2.3 Engineering Field Division (EFD).  The NAVFAC EFDs are
responsible for working with field activities to ensure legal
compliance with historic resource preservation programs. In
doing so, they are often the liaison between activities and
federal and state agencies.  EFDs are also the custodians of the
Naval Facilities Assets Data Base (NFADB), which is the Navy-wide
listing of resources of (or potentially of) historic or cultural
1.2.4 Public Works Centers (PWC)/Public Works Departments
(PWD)  As technical representatives to activity Commanding
Officers, PWCs and PWDs develop appropriate plans for maintenance
of historic resources and provide documentation for alteration or
disposal of these resources.  PWCs and PWDs must be knowledgeable
of historic preservation policies and requirements so that
adequate information can be passed to EFDs or NAVFACENGCOM for
the management of historic resources and preparation of project
documentation.  The activity, through familiarity with the local


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