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inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places; and which sites
will be adversely affected by the proposed project;
(D) Map(s) with accurate plottings of the project area
and archeological sites.
(2) One printed copy of the draft permit report and associ-
ated project area shapefiles must be submitted to the commission for
review prior to the production of the final report. The draft report does
not have to be bound, but should contain all of the basic content ele-
ments required for the final report. The final report must also contain
any revisions in the draft that are required in writing by the commis-
(3) Upon completion of a permitted project, and at no
charge to the commission, the permittee, sponsor, or principal in-
vestigator shall furnish the commission and the Texas State Library
and Archives Commission, State Publications Depository Program
(hereinafter, TSLAC) with one printed copy each of the final report.
The commission's copy shall be an unbound copy that contains at least
one map with the plotted location of any and all sites recorded, and
two copies of a tagged PDF format of the report on an archival quality
CD or DVD. One of the tagged PDF CDs or DVDs must include the
plotted location of any and all sites recorded and the other should not
include the site location data. The TSLAC copy shall be bound and
should not contain the plotted location of sites.
(4) A completed Abstracts in Texas Contract Archeology
Summary Form must also be submitted with the final report. An elec-
tronic copy of the abstract and the completed abstract form must also be
forwarded to the commission and, when appropriate, a Curation Form
must also be submitted with the final report.
(5) Eleven or more printed copies of all reports without
the site location information should be distributed by the permittee,
sponsor, or principal investigator, at no cost to the commission, to uni-
versity-based libraries and archeological research facilities around the
state. Recommended libraries include: the Texas Archeological Re-
search Laboratory at the University of Texas, the Center for Archeo-
logical Studies at Texas State University, the Center for Archeological
Research at UTSA, the Stephen F. Austin State University library, the
Texas Tech University library, the Texas A&M University library, the
UT El Paso library, the Southern Methodist University library, Dolph
Briscoe Center for American History, Sul Ross State University library,
and the West Texas A&M University library.
(b) When Antiquities Permit investigations result in negative
findings, the report standards shall meet the CTA Guidelines for Cul-
tural Resources Management Short Reports, and production must fol-
low the same standards as set forth in subsection (a)(3) and (5) of this
(c) For reports related to alternative mitigation and rock art
preservation permits any requirements will be stated in the permit con-
26.17. Principal Investigator's Responsibilities .for Disposition of
Archeological Artifacts and Data.
(a) Processing. Principal investigators who receive permits
shall be responsible for cleaning, conserving, cataloguing, packaging
in archival materials; arranging for the curation of all collections, spec-
imens, samples, and records; and for the reporting of results of the in-
(b) Ownership. All specimens, artifacts, materials, samples,
original field notes, maps, drawings, photographs, and standard state
site survey forms resulting from the investigations remain the property
of State of Texas. Certain exceptions left to the discretion of the com-
mission are contained in Texas Natural Resources Code, 191.052(b).
The commission will determine the final disposition of all artifacts,
specimens, materials, and data recovered by investigations on land-
marks or potential landmarks, which remain the property of the State.
Antiquities from landmarks are of inestimable historical and scientific
value and should be preserved and utilized in such a way as to benefit
all the citizens of Texas. Such antiquities shall never be used for com-
(c) Housing, conserving, and exhibiting antiquities from land-
(1) After investigation of a landmark has culminated in the
reporting of results, the antiquities will be permanently preserved in
research collections at the curatorial facility approved by the commis-
sion. Prior to the expiration of the permit, proof that archeological
collections and related field notes are housed in a curatorial facility is
required through the submission of a curation form. Failure to demon-
strate proof before the permit expiration date may result in the principal
investigator and co-principal investigator falling into default status.
(2) Institutions housing antiquities from landmarks will
also be responsible for adequate security of the collections, continued
conservation, periodic inventory, and for making the collections avail-
able to qualified institutions, individuals, or corporations for research
(3) Exhibits of materials recovered from landmarks will be
designed in such a way as to provide the maximum amount of histor-
ical, scientific, archeological, and educational information to all the
citizens of Texas. First preference will be given to traveling exhibits
following guidelines provided by the commission and originating at
an adequate facility nearest the point of recovery. Permanent exhibits
of antiquities may be prepared by institutions maintaining such collec-
tions following guidelines provided by the commission. A variety of
special, short-term exhibits may also be authorized by the commission.
(d) Pursuant to Texas Natural Resources Code, 191.091 -
191.092, all antiquities found on land or under waters belonging to the
State of Texas or any political subdivision of the State belong to the
State of Texas. The commission is charged with the administration of
the Antiquities Code of Texas and exercises the authority of the State
in matters related to these held-in-trust collections.
(e) Decisions regarding the disposal or destructive analysis of
held-in-trust collections are the legal responsibility of the commission.
Acceptable circumstances for disposal or destructive analysis are pro-
vided by this chapter. Exceptions may be considered by the commis-
sion. Under no circumstances will held-in-trust collections be disposed
of through sale.
(f) Disposal. The commission's rules for disposal apply to ob-
jects and samples prior to accessioning that have been recovered from
a site on public land or under public water under an Antiquities Permit
issued by the commission.
(1) Disposal of recovered objects or samples from a site on
public land or from public water under an antiquities permit issued by
the commission must be approved by the commission. Approval for
anticipated disposal is by means of an approved research design at the
time the Antiquities Permit is issued. The manner in which the object
or sample is to be disposed must be included in the research design.
Additional disposal not included in the approved research design must
be approved by the commission prior to any disposal action.
(2) The appropriate reasons for disposal include, but are
not limited to, the following:
(A) Objects are highly redundant and without addi-
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