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I. Updates to RIHPHC Regulations

In 2016, the Rhode Island legislature passed an update to its Administrative Procedures Act (APA), which requires all state agencies, including RIHPHC, to put the text of regulations in a standard format that was designed by the Secretary of State's office. All state agencies are going through the legal process to remove outdated rules and improve current regulations so that they are easier to understand. These documents will remain on the Public Information page until November 5, 2018.

1. REGULATIONS TO BE AMENDED

Procedures for Registration and Protection of Historic Properties
Registration and Protection of Historic Cemeteries
Rules and Regulations for the State Preservation Grants

All interested parties are invited to request additional information or submit written or oral comments concerning the proposed amendment until November 4, 2018 by contacting the appropriate party at the address listed below:

Katherine Pomplun
Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission
150 Benefit St.
Providence, RI 02903

2. REGULATIONS TO BE REPEALED

Historic Homeownership Tax Credit Regulations
Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission General Procedures

If no formal objection is received on or before November 4, 2018, Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission will file the Repeal without opportunity for public comment.

Objections should be addressed to:

Katherine Pomplun
Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission
150 Benefit St.
Providence, RI 02903

II. Public Meetings

1. COMMISSION MEETINGS

Meetings are held at the Old State House, 150 Benefit Street, Providence. The agenda will be posted at least 48 hours before the meeting. Meetings are open to the public, and the location is accessible. Anyone who requires the assistance of an interpreter or has other special needs should contact the Commission at least 48 hours in advance so they may be accommodated.

The regularly scheduled meetings of the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission will be on the second Wednesday of each month at 9:30 am. Use this list to find the agenda for an upcoming meeting or minutes for meetings in 2017-18. For earlier RIHPHC agendae and minutes, visit the E-Town Crier on the Secretary of State's website.

2018 2017
January 10, 2018: minutes January 11, 2017 [cancelled]
February 14, 2018: minutes February 8, 2017: minutes
March 5, 2018: agenda
(note: meeting starts at 10:30am)
March 8, 2017: minutes

March 14, 2018: CANCELLED
rescheduled for March 28, 2018: minutes

April 12, 2017: minutes
April 11, 2018: CANCELLED May 10, 2017: minutes
May 9, 2018: minutes June 14, 2017: minutes
June 13, 2018: minutes July 12, 2017: minutes
July 11, 2018: minutes August 9, 2017: minutes
August 8, 2018: minutes September 13, 2017: minutes
September 12, 2018: minutes October 11, 2017: minutes
October 10, 2018: agenda November 8, 2017: minutes
November 14, 2018
December 13, 2017: minutes
December 12, 2018  

2. STATE REVIEW BOARD MEETINGS

Meetings are held at the Old State House, 150 Benefit Street, Providence. The agenda will be posted at least 48 hours before the meeting. Meetings are open to the public, and the location is accessible. Anyone who requires the assistance of an interpreter or has other special needs should contact the Commission at least 48 hours in advance so they may be accommodated.

2018 2017
April 2, 2018 minutes October 16, 2017 minutes
June 4, 2018 minutes (draft) December 4, 2017 minutes (draft)
August 6, 2018: CANCELLED  
October 1, 2018 agenda  
December 3, 2018  

3. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SEARCH

Agenda and minutes of the Executive Director Search Committee are posted here. The agenda will be posted at least 48 hours before the meeting. Meetings are open to the public, and the location is accessible. Anyone who requires the assistance of an interpreter or has other special needs should contact the Commission at least 48 hours in advance so they may be accommodated.

2018 2017
February 14, 2018: minutes August 29, 2017: minutes
February 16, 2018: minutes  

March 6, 2018
MEETING CANCELLED

 

III. Access to Public Records

Requests for access to public records should be addressed to the RIHPHC public records officer:

Sarah Zurier, Public Records Officer
R.I. Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission
The Old State House – 150 Benefit Street
Providence, RI 02903

By email Sarah Zurier

Requests for access to public records may be made in writing. The request should identify the specific document requested. Alternatively, the request may describe as specifically as possible the type of information that is being requested, and RIHPHC will respond with information about what public documents might contain such information.