If a signatory to this National Coordination Agreement considers that this Agreement should be amended, that signatory may propose amendments at any time, after which the Signatories shall consult to review the amendments made. This Agreement may be amended only with the written consent of the Signatories. Section 214 of the NHPA (16 U.S.C. 470v) authorizes the Commission to make regulations respecting the implementation of exemptions to the review referred to in Section 106 and Section 800.14(b) of the Commission Regulations (36 CFR 800.14(b)) authorizes programmatic arrangements to streamline and adapt the Review Process referred to in Section 106 to certain federal programs, provided that they comply with the rules of the Council; and 3. If the SHPO/THPO informs in writing, within thirty days of receipt of the submission file, that it does not agree with the applicant`s finding that there are no historic areas of recusion, it should provide a succinct and succinct explanation of how exactly the eligibility criteria and/or adverse effect criteria would apply. The applicant and the SHPO/THPO should continue their discussions and make reasonable and good faith efforts to resolve their disputes. K. Nothing in this Section shall be construed to prohibit or restrict applicants and Indian tribes or NGOs from entering into or continuing existing agreements or arrangements that govern their contacts, provided that such agreements or arrangements are otherwise consistent with federal law and that the roles of other parties to the process under such national agreement are not altered without their consent. Documents relating to such alternative agreements or arrangements should be submitted to the Commission. E. In the absence of any indication to the contrary of the preference of an Indian tribe or NHO where an applicant does not have a pre-existing relationship with an Indian tribe or NHO, the first contact with the Indian tribe or NHO is established through the Board. Unless otherwise specified by the Indian tribe or NHO, the Commission may establish this first contact through the Tower Construction Notification System.
An applicant with a pre-existing relationship with an Indian tribe or NHO must establish the first contact in the usual or other manner, which may be accepted by the Indian tribe or NHO. An applicant shall copy the Board at each first direct written or electronic contact with an Indian tribe or NHO, unless the Indian tribe or NHO has agreed, through a good practice agreement or otherwise, that such a copy is not necessary. The Working Group agrees that a programmatic agreement at the national level is a desirable and effective means of further streamlining and adapting the review process under section 106 under the facilities. and the most common alternative is the National Programme Agreement (NPC). . . .