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Last Updated: 10/13/2021

Provide stewardship of cultural and recreational assets

Strategy: Provide stewardship of cultural and recreational assets

Agency: 355 - Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation

D001 - Creation and Management of Cultural Resource Data

State and federal law mandates that DAHP be the central repository of cultural resource data. The agency manages 10 databases, such as the State Archaeological Site and Historic Property Inventory databases, and 3 official registers of historic places: National Register of Historic Places, Washington Heritage Register, and the Washington Heritage Barn Register. These inventories and registers are used by: federal and state agencies and Tribes for compliance with federal and state cultural resource management laws and regulations. Tribes and government agencies at all levels use this data for compliance with the State Environmental Policy Act and Section 106. Planning and environmental consulting firms use the information for project development as well as property owners, developers, and the general public. The Department of Natural Resources uses the Archaeological Site database as part of the Forest and Fish requirement to ensure that archaeological sites are not impacted by forest practices.

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 6.8 6.8 6.8
001 - General Fund
State 959,000 953,000 1,912,000
Federal 514,000 518,000 1,032,000
001 - General Fund Totals 1,473,000 1,471,000 2,944,000
FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTES 6.8 6.8 6.8
GFS 959,000.0 953,000.0 1,912,000.0
Other 514,000.0 518,000.0 1,032,000.0
Totals 1,473,000.0 1,471,000.0 2,944,000.0

001386 - The Number of properties newly entered into the archaeological and historic sites databases

The number of properties newly entered into the archaeological and historic sites databases.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 Q1 1,184 500
2017-19 Q2 1,474 500
2017-19 Q3 1,498 500
2017-19 Q4 1,877 500
2017-19 Q5 1,332 500
2017-19 Q6 2,605 500
2017-19 Q7 1,499 500
2017-19 Q8 1,254 500
2019-21 Q1 1,120 500
2019-21 Q2 1,425 500
2019-21 Q3 952 500
2019-21 Q4 854 500
2019-21 Q5 844 500
2019-21 Q6 851 500
2019-21 Q7 851 500
2019-21 Q8 803 500
2021-23 Q1 0 500
2021-23 Q2 0 500
2021-23 Q3 0 500
2021-23 Q4 0 500
2021-23 Q5 0 500
2021-23 Q6 0 500
2021-23 Q7 0 500
2021-23 Q8 0 500

001392 - Percentage of Federal Actions Reviewed under Section 106

The percentage of federal actions reviewed under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, found to have an adverse effect on historic and archaeological properties.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 A2 4% 4%
2017-19 A3 1% 4%
2019-21 A2 1% 4%
2019-21 A3 1% 4%
2021-23 A2 0% 4%
2021-23 A3 0% 4%

001407 - Number of Local Projects Reviewed

The Number of Local Projects Reviewed
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 Q1 1,887 500
2017-19 Q2 1,838 500
2017-19 Q3 1,990 500
2017-19 Q4 2,335 500
2017-19 Q5 2,110 500
2017-19 Q6 1,308 500
2017-19 Q7 3,241 500
2017-19 Q8 2,031 500
2019-21 Q1 2,416 500
2019-21 Q2 1,636 500
2019-21 Q3 2,288 500
2019-21 Q4 1,923 500
2019-21 Q5 1,738 500
2019-21 Q6 1,076 500
2019-21 Q7 2,196 500
2019-21 Q8 2,587 500
2021-23 Q1 0 500
2021-23 Q2 0 500
2021-23 Q3 0 500
2021-23 Q4 0 500
2021-23 Q5 0 500
2021-23 Q6 0 500
2021-23 Q7 0 500
2021-23 Q8 0 500

D002 - Protecting Archaeological and Historic Resources

Under state and federal law, the agency reviews all proposals that receive state or federal funding assistance or require a federal license or permit. These project reviews by the agency are performed to assess potential impacts on archaeological sites, human remains, and historic buildings and structures. In cases where project sponsors must apply to DAHP for an archaeological permit, or fulfill mitigation measures as required by a memorandum of agreement (MOA), the agency reviews the applications, establishes appropriate archaeological methodologies, and identifies required conditions that must be met during construction. The agency coordinates closely with affected Tribes, and as applicable, issues a state permit or signs an MOA. When archaeological sites or burials have been disturbed, the agency conducts investigations and takes enforcement action. In cases where federally funded, licensed or permitted undertakings result in the demolition or alteration of a historic building, structure or district, the agency is consulted to identify appropriate mitigation tasks. Adverse effects to historic and archaeological resources result in a negotiated MOA with the federal agency, tribes and other interested parties. The agency also works with Tribes on balancing cultural resource protection with project construction. Finally, the agency proactively works to minimize review times so that project sponsors receive responses in a timely and efficient manner.

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 7.8 7.8 7.8
001 - General Fund
State 933,000 933,000 1,866,000
Federal 247,000 248,000 495,000
001 - General Fund Totals 1,180,000 1,181,000 2,361,000
108 - Motor Vehicle Account
State 136,000 138,000 274,000
14P - Skeletal Human Remains Assistance
Non-Appropriated 100,000 100,000 200,000
FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTES 7.8 7.8 7.8
GFS 933,000.0 933,000.0 1,866,000.0
Other 483,000.0 486,000.0 969,000.0
Totals 1,416,000.0 1,419,000.0 2,835,000.0

001395 - Percentage of federal project reviews completed within the statutory 30-day deadline

Percentage of federal project reviews completed within the statutory 30-day deadline.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 Q1 99% 98%
2017-19 Q2 99% 98%
2017-19 Q3 99% 98%
2017-19 Q4 99% 98%
2017-19 Q5 99% 98%
2017-19 Q6 99% 98%
2017-19 Q7 100% 98%
2017-19 Q8 100% 98%
2019-21 Q1 99% 98%
2019-21 Q2 99% 98%
2019-21 Q3 100% 98%
2019-21 Q4 98% 98%
2019-21 Q5 100% 98%
2019-21 Q6 100% 98%
2019-21 Q7 100% 98%
2019-21 Q8 100% 98%
2021-23 Q1 0% 98%
2021-23 Q2 0% 98%
2021-23 Q3 0% 98%
2021-23 Q4 0% 98%
2021-23 Q5 0% 98%
2021-23 Q6 0% 98%
2021-23 Q7 0% 98%
2021-23 Q8 0% 98%

001398 - Percentage of state archaeology permit reviews completed within the statutory 60-day deadline

Percentage of state archaeology permit reviews completed within the statutory 60-day deadline
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 Q1 99% 100%
2017-19 Q2 99% 100%
2017-19 Q3 80% 100%
2017-19 Q4 100% 100%
2017-19 Q5 99% 100%
2017-19 Q6 100% 100%
2017-19 Q7 90% 100%
2017-19 Q8 96% 100%
2019-21 Q1 100% 100%
2019-21 Q2 100% 100%
2019-21 Q3 100% 100%
2019-21 Q4 80% 100%
2019-21 Q5 85% 100%
2019-21 Q6 100% 100%
2019-21 Q7 100% 100%
2019-21 Q8 100% 100%
2021-23 Q1 0% 100%
2021-23 Q2 0% 100%
2021-23 Q3 0% 100%
2021-23 Q4 0% 100%
2021-23 Q5 0% 100%
2021-23 Q6 0% 100%
2021-23 Q7 0% 100%
2021-23 Q8 0% 100%

001402 - Percentage of transportation project reviews completed with the statutory 30-day deadline

Percentage of transportation project reviews completed within the statutory 30-day deadline.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 Q1 100% 100%
2017-19 Q2 100% 100%
2017-19 Q3 100% 100%
2017-19 Q4 100% 100%
2017-19 Q5 99% 100%
2017-19 Q6 100% 100%
2017-19 Q7 100% 100%
2017-19 Q8 100% 100%
2019-21 Q1 100% 100%
2019-21 Q2 100% 100%
2019-21 Q3 100% 100%
2019-21 Q4 100% 100%
2019-21 Q5 100% 100%
2019-21 Q6 100% 100%
2019-21 Q7 100% 100%
2019-21 Q8 100% 100%
2021-23 Q1 0% 100%
2021-23 Q2 0% 100%
2021-23 Q3 0% 100%
2021-23 Q4 0% 100%
2021-23 Q5 0% 100%
2021-23 Q6 0% 100%
2021-23 Q7 0% 100%
2021-23 Q8 0% 100%

001415 - The percentage of human remains cases reported to Tribes annually in a timely manner

The agency will report these cases to Tribes in a timely manner as per statute language. The agency is required to notify Tribes when non-forensic human skeletal remains are found and then again when they have been determined to be Indian or not. Each notification is required to occur within a two business day period. However, there is a distinction made between inadvertent human remains finds and legacy cases reported by county coroners. Inadvertent finds are given priority over legacy cases.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 A1 89% 100%
2017-19 A2 0% 0%
2017-19 A3 0% 0%
2019-21 A2 93% 100%
2019-21 A3 74% 100%
2021-23 A2 0% 100%
2021-23 A3 0% 100%

D003 - Preserving and Enhancing Historic Places

Under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and complimentary authority under state law, the agency provides technical assistance to 50 local governments certified by the National Park Service as eligible to receive federal assistance. The agency also conducts the technical review and approval of applications for federal tax incentives related to the rehabilitation of historic properties. In addition, the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation develops a statewide historic preservation plan every five years and reviews historic preservation and shoreline management plans developed under the Growth Management and Shoreline Management Acts. The agency also administers the Main Street© program in Washington. This economic development initiative focuses on small business growth and retention in downtowns through the B&O tax credit program, business training and maintenance of the physical environment.

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 5.2 5.2 5.2
001 - General Fund
State 844,000 893,000 1,737,000
Federal 708,000 713,000 1,421,000
Local 7,000 7,000 14,000
001 - General Fund Totals 1,559,000 1,613,000 3,172,000
108 - Motor Vehicle Account
State 135,000 137,000 272,000
FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTES 5.2 5.2 5.2
GFS 844,000.0 893,000.0 1,737,000.0
Other 850,000.0 857,000.0 1,707,000.0
Totals 1,694,000.0 1,750,000.0 3,444,000.0

001404 - Private investment in Historic Building Rehabilitation (In millions of dollars)

Private investment in Historic Building Rehabilitation (In millions of dollars)
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 A2 $284.00 $9.00
2017-19 A3 $34.40 $9.00
2019-21 A2 $180.30 $9.00
2019-21 A3 $97.00 $9.00
2021-23 A2 $0.00 $9.00
2021-23 A3 $0.00 $9.00