An Act To amend the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965, as amended, to establish the National Historic Preservation Fund, and for other purposes

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  • The Act of October 15, 1966 (80 Stat. 915, An Act to establish a program for the preservation of additional historic properties throughout the Nation, and for other purposes), as amended (16 U.S.C. 470) is further amended. Section 201(a) is amended to read: There is established as an independent agency of the United States Government an Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
  • The ACHP shall be composed of twenty-nine members as follows: The Secretary of the Interior; The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; The Secretary of Commerce; The Administrator of the General Services Administration; The Secretary of the Treasury; The Attorney General; The Secretary of Agriculture; The Secretary of Transportation; The Secretary of State; The Secretary of Defense; The Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare; The Chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality; The Chairman of the Federal Council on the Arts and Humanities; The Architect of the Capitol; The Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution; The Chairman of the National Trust for Historic Preservation; The President of the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers; and twelve members appointed by the President from outside the Federal Government.
  • The Council is exempt from the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (86 Stat. 770). The provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act (80 Stat. 381) shall govern the operations of the Council. The Council shall submit its budget annually as a related agency of the Department of the Interior. To carry out the provisions of this title, there are authorized to be appropriated not more than $1,500,000 in fiscal year 1977, $1,750,000 in fiscal year 1978, and $2,000,000 in fiscal year 1979.


  • United States Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
  • Land and Water Conservation Fund Act
  • National Historic Preservation Fund
  • United States Dept. of the Interior


Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 90 Stat. 1313
  • Title 16, Conservation
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

90 Stat. 1313 (1976); Pub. L. No. 94-422 (Book)

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


  • 1978
  • 09/28/1976


  • Historic buildings
  • Conservation and restoration
  • Amendments (Parliamentary practice)
  • Historic preservation
  • Finance
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Cultural policy
  • Protection
  • Cultural property
  • Cultural property--Protection
  • Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration


Public Law

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Number of pages: 11; Page Numbers: 1313-23

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