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For those of you that work with the Historic Tax Credit Program, the IRS has just issued some updated guidance about Qualified Rehabilitation Expenditures that you might find helpful. Of particular note is the addition of guidance on solar, wind, and geothermal systems for buildings. They do not qualify for the tax credit because the IRS views them as 5-year property and therefore not included in the basis of the building. There is also new guidance relating to flood adaptations for...more
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The log in problems should be repaired. Let us know if you are still having trouble logging in.
Wisaard users: there is currently a problem with Secure Access Washington's Multi-factor authentication that is causing trouble for users when they try to log in. We are working with SAW to get this resolved as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience!more
Under general supervision, this position serves as a support to the Grant PUD Cultural Resources department. Responsible for handling multiple office and field related cultural resources tasks while maintaining a high level of professionalism. Strong aptitude for research, analytics, and record keeping will be a necessary component.
Help spread the word about an paid summer cultural resource internship opportunity with Reclamation's Columbia-Cascades Area Office in Yakima, Washington. The internship is 11 weeks long and includes field survey, creating a National Register nomination, and preparing data for the WISAARD database. It is being offered as part of Reclamation's Direct Hiring Authority Resource Assistant Internship program, and provides a pathway for a successful participant to be non-...more
On March 15 there is a planned outage for Secure Access Washingon as Wa Tech installs upgrades. During this time Wisaard will be unavailable. Good news is that it is only 40 minutes and in the wee hours! It should all be back up and running by the time most of us start working.
Date: March 15, 2022
Time: 5:30 am to 6:30 am (just one hour)
Please see the link for details!
Have you ever wondered how many projects come through our office? Here is a number for you. Since January 1, 2021, DAHP staff have performed over 15,000 regulatory reviews for potential effects to cultural resources. We generally offer a written response to around 70% but each one has to be analyzed. So if you need a review from DAHP please consider the amount of review requests we receive and time your need for a response accordingly during 2022! We expect the number...more
DAHP has an opportunity for a...more
The Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) is pleased to announce an open competitive process to select a contractor to identify and survey historic sites in the State of Washington relating to Black history. Specifically, we are soliciting the services of historians and architectural historians to identify Black “creators” (architects, designers, engineers, artists, builders, etc) who have made contributions to Washington’s built...more