While DemonRats like Maryon Attwood, Robert Wilbur, and Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve (COER) write letters to the editor in the local fish wrappers complaining about the concrete barriers recently erected in response to trespassing and vandalism at the airfield they forgot ONE fact. The Navy Outlying Field is not part of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve therefore; the Navy is NOT in violation of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. “The reserve board, or the local National Park Service” has NO business getting involved with the Navy’s plans to build this barrier. The Advisory Council and National Park Service do NOT have jurisdiction OUTSIDE Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve. Secondly, even IF they had jurisdiction, what part of “advisory” does COER, Maryon Attwood, and Robert Wilbur not understand? What special powers does the Advisory Council have except make a “comment with regard to such undertaking?” What does the National Park Service have to do with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act? NOTHING! Imagine a nation where EVERYTHING must be approved by a body of BureaucRats who are not accountable to the electorate. We are already there!
[16 U.S.C. 470f — Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, comment on Federal undertakings]
The head of any Federal agency having direct or indirect jurisdiction over a proposed Federal or federally assisted undertaking in any State and the head of any Federal department or independent agency having authority to license any undertaking shall, prior to the approval of the expenditure of any Federal funds on the undertaking or prior to the issuance of any license, as the case may be, take into account the effect of the undertaking on any district, site, building, structure, or object that is included in or eligible for inclusion in the National Register. The head of any such Federal agency shall afford the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation established under Title II of this Act a reasonable opportunity to comment with regard to such undertaking.