Historical Properties Management Plan
The Hot Springs area is rich in cultural history, and the license from the
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) assigns Entergy a role in
preserving that history for the benefit of future generations.
The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 created the National Register
of Historic Places. Being placed on the register – or even meeting the
criteria for eventual placement on the register – places certain restrictions
on use of those places. The FERC license assigns to Entergy some
responsibilities for protecting historical properties, including archeological
sites, within the project boundary.
The FERC license requires Entergy to use a Historical Properties Management
Plan (HPMP). The plan extends reasonable protection to all existing and future
historic properties within the project boundaries. Certain construction
activities will require more extensive review by Entergy, the state historic
preservation officer, as well as the Caddo and Quapaw Indian Tribes, for
historical and archeological protection. This includes activities at the dams
and ground disturbance construction activities associated with shoreline
docking and access facilities. This requirement has add steps in reviewing
some requests for shoreline facility and activity permits.