Texas Historical Commission
This report documents the substantive findings and management recommendations of a cultural resource inventory conducted by Integrated Environmental Solutions, LLC (IES) for the Bear Creek Industrial Phase I project in Euless, Tarrant County, Texas. As the project will occur on the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport property, the DFW International Airport will need approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to modify their Airport Layout Plan (ALP) to reflect the permanent alterations. This is considered a federal action and will subsequently require compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). In addition, as the DFW International Airport is a political subdivision of the State of Texas the project will be subjected to the provisions of the Antiquities Code of Texas (ACT).
The goal of the survey was to locate, identify, and assess any cultural resources, which include standing structures and archeological sites that could be adversely affected by the proposed development, and to evaluate such resources for their potential eligibility for listing as a State Antiquities Landmark (SAL) or eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). All work conformed to 13 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 26, which outline the regulations for implementing the ACT.
The cultural resources inventory was conducted by archeologists Kevin Stone and Joshua Hamilton on 21 and 23 January 2015, under Texas Antiquities Permit No. 7126. Prior to IES’s pedestrian survey, several areas along South 20th Avenue and within the north-central portion of the project area or Area of Potential Effects (APE) that could potential contain historic-period cultural features and/or deposits were identified. During the IES survey, three archeological sites (41TR273, 41TR274, and 41TR275) were documented within APE. Through the subsequent analysis, all three sites were determined to be ineligible for listing on the NRHP or as a SAL. No further work is warranted. However, if any cultural resources, other than those documented within this report, are unearthed during construction, the operators should stop construction activities, and immediately contact the project environmental representative to initiate coordination with the Texas Historical Commission (THC) prior to resuming any construction activities.
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