Compliance with archaeological resources requires the hiring of a professional archaeologist who meet the federal standards of the Secretary of the Interior and State Law. This individual(s) will handle the formal consultation with DAHP. The department has developed a set of guidelines (Washington State Standards for Cultural Resource Reporting) which outlines how to conduct the archaeological survey and inventory process. The guide is intended to explain survey standards and expectations and provides direction for professionals preparing and submitting Archaeology Site Inventory Forms and the survey reports that accompany them. Be aware that these guidelines do not set or interpret any policies, regulations, or permit requirements of any other public agency. For survey projects tied to federal, state, or local laws, these guidelines provide only technical information about the survey and inventory process and completion of related reports.
For specific information about various Federal and State programs and how to comply with their regulations relating to historic preservation see SHPO Compliance Page.
Determination of Eligibility