James Eberwine
Archaeological Principal Investigator
TRC Environmental Corporation
Harahan, LA

Presentation Date: November 9, 2023

In this session, attendees will receive an overview of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, as it relates to Natural Gas Pipeline permitting efforts. The session will demonstrate the importance of cultural resources and the National Register of Historic Places to pipeline permitting efforts. Using real-world examples, the session will demonstrate how Section 106 compliance is achieved, and likely include some cool pictures of archaeology and artifacts.

Jim Eberwine is a Principal Investigator and the Cultural Resources Team Lead in TRC’s New Orleans / Baton Rouge offices. He has over 20 years’ experience in cultural resources management and he has supervised hundreds of cultural resources projects across Louisiana and throughout the Southeastern United States. Many of these were compliance efforts associated with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Section 7(c) filings. He specializes in historic and urban archaeology, as well as Section 106 compliance efforts. He exceeds the Secretary of the Interior’s professional qualification standards in archaeology, and he has worked successfully with multiple Native American tribes. In 2014, he was part of the team recognized as the “Louisiana Archaeologist of Year,” by the Louisiana Office of Cultural Development.

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