CRM Laws & Regulations


Statues and Regulations Relating to

Management of Cultural Resources on

Navy and Marine Corps Installations

STATUTES (Note: these are external links)

Antiquities Act of 1906 (16 U.S.C. 431-433)

• Historic Sites, Buildings, and Antiquities Act of 1935 (Public Law 74-292, 16 U.S.C. 461)

 National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 470-470w)

 Archaeological and Historic Preservation Act (AHPA) of 1974 (16 U.S.C 469)

 American Indian Religious Freedom Act (AIRFA) of 1978 (42 U.S.C. 1996)

• Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA) of 1979 (16 U.S.C. 470aa - 470ll)

 Public Buildings Cooperative Use Act of 1976 (Public Law 94-541)

 Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) of 1990 (25 U.S.C. 3001-3013)

 The Reservoir Salvage Act of 1960 (16 U.S.C. 469-469c) – amended by AHPA


EXECUTIVE ORDERS (Note: these are external links)

 EO 11593—Protection and Enhancement of the Cultural Environment

 EO 13007—Indian Sacred Sites

 EO 13175—Consultation and Coordination With Indian Tribal Governments

 EO 13287—Preserve America


PRESIDENTIAL MEMORANDA (Note: these are external links)

• Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies dated April 29, 1994: Government-to-Government Relations with Native American Tribal Governments.

 America’s Great Outdoors: A 21st Century Strategy for America’s Great Outdoors


FEDERAL REGULATIONS AND GUIDANCE (Note: these are external links)

 Department of the Interior, Curation of Federally-owned and Administered Archaeological Collections, 36 CFR 79

 Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, Protection of Historic Properties, 36 CFR 800

 Department of the Interior, Native American Graves Protection and Reparation Act Regulations, 43 CFR 10

 Department of the Interior, Historic Preservation Professional Qualification Standards


MILITARY REGULATIONS AND GUIDANCE (Note: these are external links)

 Department of Defense, DoD Instruction 4715.9: Environmental Planning and Analysis

 Department of Defense, DoD Instruction 4715.16: Cultural Resources Management (replaces DoDI 4715.3)

 US Marine Corps, MCO 5090.4A:  Conservation Law Enforcement Program

 US Marine Corps, MCO 5090.2A: Environmental Compliance and Protection Manual

 US Marine Corps, MC Base Order 11000.19A: Archaeological and Historic Properties Management

 Department of the Navy, SECNAV Instruction 4000.35A: Department of the Navy Cultural Resources Program

 Department of the Navy, SECNAV Instruction 5090.8: Policy for Environmental Protection, Natural Resources, and Cultural Resources

 Department of the Navy, OPNAV Instruction 5090.1C: Environmental Readiness Program Manual

 Department of Defense, DoD Directive 4165.6: Real Property

 Department of Defense, DoD Instruction 4165.70: Real Property Management

 United States Marine Corps Guidance of Completion of Integrated Cultural Resources Management Plan Update,

MCB Camp Lejeune Guidance

 Integrated Cultural Resources Management Plan

 BO 5090.8: Archaeological and Historic Properties Management

 Commanding General's Environmental Policy Statement

 Base Exterior Architectural Plan (2010)

Base Bulletin 50902: Environmental Compliance and Protection Standing Operating Procedures

 MCB Camp Lejeune’s Guidelines for Historic Buildings Management (PDF)

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA LAWS (Note: these are external links)

 Archaeological Resources Protection Act, Chapter 70, Article 2

 North Carolina Archaeological Record Program, Chapter 70, Article 4

 North Carolina Environmental Policy Act , Chapter 113A, Article 1

 Protection and Enhancement of the Historical and Cultural Heritage of North Carolina, Executive Order XVI

 Protection of Properties in the National Register, Chapter 121-12(a)

 Unmarked Human Burial and Human Skeletal Remains Protection Act, Chapter 70, Article 3

 Cemetery Protection, G.S. 14, G.S. 65

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES (Note: these are external links)

 North Carolina Department of the State Archaeologist:

 North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office:

 National Park Service:  NPS-28:  Cultural Resource Management Guideline, Appendix B:  Laws, Regulations, and Orders:

 Society for Historical Archaeology Standards and Guidelines for the Curation of Archaeological Collections (1993). Society for Historical Archaeology Newsletter 26(4). Electronic version,