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US Cultural Heritage Laws

A comprehensive legal regime governs the preservation of historical, cultural and archaeological resources within the United States. All DoD personnel who manage these resources, monitor compliance or have command authority over a region or AOR that includes such resources within the United States should be aware of the following seven federal laws and the Executive Orders that follow:

 

In addition, DoD personnel who have responsibility for environmental management on military lands should be familiar with the following Executive Orders, which apply to all DoD operations and undertakings within the U.S.:

 

All DoD personnel serving within the United States, including civlian employees and contractors, who have responsibility for environmental management on military lands, should be familiar with the following federal regulations and guidelines: