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Submitting Projects for Review

Maple Hill Cemetery

If you have any questions after reading through this information, please contact Chad Slider, assistant director of environmental review, 317-234-5366.

Federal Review (Section 106)

What federal actions trigger Section 106 review?

  • Federal financial assistance such as grants or loans
  • Federal construction and demolition projects
  • Management of federal land or real property, including military bases, parks, forests, post offices, and courthouses
  • Issuance of a federal permit, license or other approval

More information on Section 106 Review. If your project needs a Section 106 review, please use the Review Request Submittal Form. The second page of the form includes a list of all the information needed to complete a review.

Please note that our office has a 30-day review period from the date of receipt of each submission. If additional information is requested, a new 30-day review period begins from the date of receipt of the new information. You must provide all the required information requested on the form to allow for timely review.

State Reviews

Indiana Code 14-21-1-18 (Certificate of Approval): Before a historic site or structure owned by the state or a historic site or structure listed in the Indiana Register of Historic Sites and Structures or the National Register of Historic Places may be altered, demolished or removed by a project funded in whole or in part by the state, a certificate of approval must be obtained from the Historic Preservation Review Board. These take the place of the certificate of approval requirement for state college or university projects involving the substantial alteration, demolition, or removal of a historic site or structure.

The Historic Preservation Review Board meets quarterly, and certificate-of-approval applications must be received by our office 40 days prior to the date of the board meeting.

Indiana Code 14-21-1-14 (Sale or transfer of state owned property: Before real property owned by the state may be sold or transferred, the Indiana Department of Administration (IDOA) must notify DHPA at least 90 days in advance. The DHPA must advise IDOA of the location of any historic sites or structures on the property. IDOA will then reserve control of the historic property through a covenant or easement. This provision does not apply to real property owned by a state educational institution.

Indiana Code 14-21-1-26.5 (Cemetery Development Plans:Cemetery development plans are required for projects that will disturb the ground within 100 feet of a cemetery or burial ground for the purpose of excavating or covering over the ground or erecting, altering, or repairing any structure. Please note that the review period for cemetery development plans is 60 days.