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Office of Review & Compliance (ORC)
Review and Compliance
DHR represents the Commonwealth of
Virginia's interests in our significant historic, architectural, archaeological,
and cultural resources.
The Office of Review and Compliance (ORC) serves to advise and
assist Federal and state agencies in determining if their projects
will affect our significant historic/cultural resources and, if so,
how to address and resolve those effects.
The links below lead to more information on
these specific topics.
- Project Review Request:
ePIX – Electronic Project Information Exchange:
To start and track the review process.
Federal Project Review:
Covers Section 106 and Section 110 of
the National Historic Preservation Act
and the National Environmental Policy
Act, with special guidance on the review of Cell Towers.
State Project Review:
Covers Environmental Impact Reports, state demolitions,
and stewardship of historic state properties.
For local rezoning requests and preservation ordinances.
Permits: For archaeological investigations on state-controlled lands, burials, underwater exploration and recovery, and cave collections.
- Laws and Regulations:
See state and Federal preservation codes, burial laws.
- ORC Staff Contacts:
See ORC staff assignments and program areas.
Frequently Asked Questions.