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Agency

Texas Historical Commission

Abstract

TNMP contracted HDR to conduct a cultural resources survey of the Area of Potential Effects (APE), which is approximately 380 feet in length and 50 feet wide (19,000 square feet, 0.44 acre), for the proposed relocation of three distribution poles in the City of Kermit, Winkler County, Texas. The archaeological investigation conducted by HDR consisted of a survey of the APE to determine the presence/absence of archaeological resources by employing pedestrian survey and photo-documentation. Fieldwork was completed by crew chief Megan Koszarek on March 24, 2015. A total of one person-hour was invested in the field portion of the project. This survey was conducted under Texas Antiquities Permit Number 7271.

The survey resulted in a pedestrian walkover and photo-documentation of the entire project area. No archaeological materials were identified during the investigation. In accordance with 36 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 800 and 13 Texas Administrative Code [TAC] 26, no further archaeological investigations are recommended. As a result of the present survey, it is recommended that the proposed relocation of distribution poles within the 380 foot long, 50 foot wide APE will not have any effect on cultural resources in the project APE, and construction may proceed. In the event that any archaeological deposits are encountered during construction, work should cease, and the Texas Historical Commission (THC) should be notified.

All records and materials generated by this project will be permanently curated at the Center for Archaeological Studies at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.

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