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PUBLIC LAW 102-575—OCT. 30, 1992 106 STAT. 4761 "(k) Each Federal agency shall ensure that the agency will not grant a loan, loan guarantee, permit, license, or other assistance to an applicant who, with intent to avoid the requirements of section lOiS, has intentionally significantly adversely affected a historic property to whichi the grant would relate, or having legal power to prevent it, allowed such significant adverse efiect to occur, unless the agency, after consultation with the Council, determines that circumstances iustify granting such assistance despite the adverse effect created or permitted by the applicant. "(1) With respect to any undertaking subiect to section 106 which adversely affects any property included in or eligible for inclusion in the National Register, and for which a Federal agency has not entered into an agreement with the Council, the heaa of such agen^ shall document any decision made pursuant to section 106. The head of such agency may not delegate his or her responsibilities pursuant to such section. Where a section 106 memorandum of agreement has been executed with respect to an undertaking, such memorandum shall govern the underUiking and all of its parts.". SEC. 4013. LEASE OR EXCHANGE OF FEDERAL HOUSING PROPERTIES. Section 111(a) of the National Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. 470h-3(a)) is amended by striking "may, after consultation with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation," and inserting "after consultation with the Council, shall, to the extent practicable, establish and implement alternatives for historic properties, including adaptive use, that are not needed for current or projected agenQT purposes, and may". SEC. 4014. PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS. Title I of the National Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. 470 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new section: "SEC. 112. PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS. 16 USC 470h-4. "(a) IN GENERAL.—Each Federal agency that is responsible for the protection of historic resources, including archaeological resources pursuant to this Act or any other law shall ensure each of the following— "(IXAj All actions taken by employees or contractors of Contracts. such agency shall meet professional standards under regulations developed by the Secretary in consultation with the Council, other anected agencies, and the appropriate professional societies of the disciplines involved, specifically archaeology, architecture, conservation, history, landscape architectiire, and planning. "(B) Agency personnel or contractors responsible for historic resources shall meet qualification standards established by the Office of Personnel Management in consultation with the Secretary and appropriate professional societies of the disciplines involved. The Omc($ or Personnel Management shall revise qualification standards within 2 years after the date of enactment of this Act for the disciplines involved, specifically archaeology, architecture, conservation, curation, history, landscape architecture, and planning. Such standards shall consider the particular skills and expertise needed for the preservation of historic resources and shall be equivalent requirements for the disciplines involved.