In an attempt to streamline the project review process the DHR has altered the Phase IA archaeology survey report requirements.
If a Phase IA survey does not result in the identification of any archaeological sites or areas of archaeological sensitivity within the project area, a Phase IA "Short Report" can be used as a substitute for a full Phase IA Report. The Short Report form has been grouped with the Bibliography Form to eliminate redundancy between the Short Report and Bibliography Form submissions. The combined Bibliography Form and Short Report can be found by following the Forms and Manuals link above.
Consultants can refer to the DHR Archaeology Report Requirements Chart for clarification on report submission requirements. Be aware that if the project proponents decide to abandon the project after a IB Survey recommendation, a IA Short Report must be submitted to the DHR.
Please note that Phase IA survey requirements have not changed. For details on NHDHR survey requirements refer to the DHR's Archaeological Standards and Guidelines.