Section 26D. The commission shall promulgate regulations as may be necessary for:--
(1) nominating properties for listing in and removal from the state register of historic places; and
(2) establishing criteria for properties to be listed in the state register of historic places. The commission shall use the criteria for listing in the National Register of Historic Places as a guide in establishing criteria for listing in the state register.
The commission may accept a nomination from any local government or state agency for listing of a property in the state register of historic places. The commission may include in the state register of historic places any property for which a nomination is made if the commission determines that the property is eligible in accordance with the regulations promulgated under this section.