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Texas Historical Commission

Abstract

This report documents the substantive findings and management recommendations of a cultural resource inventory conducted by Integrated Environmental Solutions, LLC (IES) for the West State Highway (SH) 130 Interceptor Phases I and II Project in the City Of Pflugerville, Travis County, Texas. As the City of Pflugerville is a political entity of the State of Texas, it is required to comply with the Antiquities Code of Texas (ACT). In addition, as the project will require a Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) Nationwide Permit (NWP) from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), portions of the project would be subject to the provisions of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966, as amended. All work conformed to 36 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 800, and 13 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 26, which outline the regulations for implementing Section 106 of the NHPA and the ACT, respectively. The goal of the survey was to locate, identify, and assess any cultural resources, which include standing buildings/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).

The cultural resources inventory was conducted by archeologists Thomas Chapman and Anne Gibson on 19 through 21 June 2017, under Texas Antiquities Permit No. 8041. The Area of Potential Effects will encompass approximately 83.57 acres. The proposed project will span the 3.25-mile stretch between Pflugerville Parkway and City of Pflugerville Central Wastewater Treatment Plant at 15500 Sun Light Near Way.

Although one historical-period site and one multi-component site (41TV2542 and 41TV2543, respectively) were documented during the field survey and the sites were considered ineligible for listing on the NRHP or as a SAL. All records will be temporarily curated at the IES McKinney office and permanently curated at the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory (TARL). 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 THC prior to resuming any construction activities.

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