November 15th, 2006

Mr. William P. Lisowsky, Area Supervisor
Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area
USDA Forest Service
100 Van Morgan Drive
Golden Pond, KY42211

Re: Formal Consulting Party Status

Dear Mr. Lisowsky,

This is a formal written request for Consulting Party Status with the Forest Service in Land Between the Lakes Recreation Area.

This formal request is pursuant according to section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act(NHPA) of 1966, amended 2000 & 2004.

As to the question posited by yourself, thru Jamie Bennett, via an email notification, dated 10/18/2006, pertaining to a formal request for Consulting Party Status, and I quote (cut & paste):

[From: Jamie Bennett - 10/18/2006:]
“Bill Lisowsky has asked me to make sure that I also tell you to include a
specific project for which you are requesting consulting party status.”

If I read it correctly, Section 106 does not specify that Consulting Party Status is project specific. I admit that I’m no expert on interpretation of Section 106 of the NHPA, so I’m sending “carbon copies” of this formal request to parties that should be able to elaborate if Section 106 is project specific, in hopes that this can be clearly defined and explained as to the actual intention of Section 106 of the NHPA in this regard. I request that Reid Nelson of the ACHP please respond to both you (Mr. Lisowsky), and myself concerning this matter.
If, however, it is determined that Section 106 is project specific, the project I’m requesting this formal status on is, the LBL Heritage Program presently managed by Jamie M. Bennett.

Harold Dixon
695 Irvin Cobb Rd.
Murray, Ky 42071

cc:
Dale Bosworth - National Chief - USDA Forest Service
Sally Collins - Associate Chief - USDA Forest Service
J. P. Greene - Southern Area Coordinator - USDA Forest Service
Jamie M. Bennett - Archeologist USDA Forest Service LBL Recreation Area
Reid Nelson - Assistant Director, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP)
Thomas F. King, PhD - Consultant - Cultural Resource Management
Scott Silver, Executive Director, Wild Wilderness

Addresses

Chief - Dale Bosworth
USDA Forest Service - National office
1400 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-0003

Associate Chief - Sally Collins
USDA Forest Service - National Office
1400 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-0003

J. P. Greene - Southern Area Coordinator
USDA Foerest Service - Southern Area Coordination Center
1200 Ashwood Parkway, Suite 230, Atlanta, GA 30338

Jamie Bennett, Archeologist - LBL Recreation Area
Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area
USDA Forest Service
100 Van Morgan Drive
Golden Pond, KY42211

Reid Nelson - Assistant Director
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW Suite 809
Washington, Dc 20004

Thomas F. King, PhD
P.O. Box 14515
Silver Spring MD 20911

Scott Silver, Executive Director
Wild Wilderness
248 NW Wilmington Avenue
Bend, OR 97701