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Cultural Properties Act, NMSA 18-6-1 - 17
This law establishes the Historic Preservation Division (State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO)) and the Cultural Properties Review Committee (CPRC). It provides for the protection of archaeological sites through the creation of a permitting process for the survey and excavation of archaeological sites and unmarked human burials by qualified institutions and establishes civil and criminal penalties for looting of archaeological sites and disturbance of unmarked burials. The act further requires that state agencies provide the SHPO with an opportunity to participate in planning for activities that will affect properties that are listed on the State Register of Cultural Properties or the National Register of Historic Places.

Cultural Properties Protection Act, NMSA 18-6A-1 - 6
Cultural property protection laws for the state of New Mexico

Cultural Properties Review Committee Procedures
This document is in .PDF format.

MainStreet Revolving Loan Fund Act
State Statutes governing MainStreet loans

New Mexico Historic Districts & Landmarks Act
This document is in .PDF format.

New Mexico Prehistoric and Historic Sites Preservation Act
State law affecting the use of lands listed in the State Register of Cultural Properties and the National Register of Historic Places.

NM Reburial Grounds Act, NMSA 18-6-24 - 27
State laws affecting the reburial of unearthed human remains and funery objects.

NMAC 4.10.08 - Permits to Conduct Archaeological Investigations on State Land
CPRC rule that describes the procedures used to review and issue permits for state land and establishes professional qualification standards.

NMAC 4.10.11 - Issuance of Permits for Unmarked Human Burials
Regulation establishing the procedures for the issuance of permits to excavate unmarked human burials on state or private land in New Mexico.

NMAC 4.10.14 - Cultural Properties on Private Land and Mechanical Excavation Permits
NMAC 4.10.14 describes procedures used to assist owners to preserve cultural properties and registered cultural properties situated on privately owned land and the procedures and standards to excavate an archaeological site on private land using mechanical earth-moving equipment.

NMAC 4.10.16 - Standards for Excavation and Test Excavation
NMAC 4.10.16 establishes standards and procedures to excavate archeological sites and areas of historic and scientific interest and to conduct test excavations of archaeological sites on land owned, controlled or operated by a department, agency, institution or political subdivision of the state.

Title 4 Cultural Resources Chapter 10
A list by title and number of state rules and regulation affecting archaeology, preservation programs, human burials, excavations, financial incentives and granting authority.