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  1. DISTRICT REGULATORY OVERVIEW AND ORGANIZATION
    1. Regulatory Overview
      1. Regulatory Program Overview 
      2. Definitions and  Abbreviations
      3. Chicago District Regulatory Information Guide
      4. Regulatory Program Brochure -Value to the Nation
      5. Recognizing Wetlands
    2. Regulatory Organization and Jurisdiction
      1. Points-of-Contact 
      2. Jurisdictional Boundaries in Illinois and in Indiana
      3. Section 10 - Navigable Waterways 
      4. Determinations of no Jurisdiction 
      5. Determination of Jurisdiction 
        
  2. LOCAL PROCEDURES AND POLICIES
    1. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 
    2. Application for Work
      1. The Application Process 
      2. Application Form
      3. Application Instructions
      4. Application Checklist 
      5. Engineering and Environmental Consultants
      6. Archaeological or Cultural Resources Consultants
      7. Threatened and Endangered Species Requirements
      8. Recently Received and Assigned Applications UPDATED WEEKLY
    3. General Information
      1. Public Notices
        1. Current Public Notices UPDATED WEEKLY 
        2. Monthly Public Notices of Final Permit Actions UPDATED MONTHLY 
      2. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests
      3. Customer Service 
      4. Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement 
    4. Regional Permit Process
      1. Regional Permit Overview 
      2. Regional Permit Program (2007) Expired in 2012
      3. Regional Permit Program (2012) Begins 1 April 2012
      4. Lockport Prairie Nature Preserve Recharge Area 
      5. Regional Permit Program Frequently Asked Questions and Answers 
    5. Current Nationwide and Regional General Permits
      1. Revocation of Certain Nationwide Permits
      2. Nationwide Permits Fact Sheet
      3. Nationwide Permit Summary Table
      4. Nationwide Permit Reissue 19 Mar 2012
    6. Jurisdictional Determinations
      1. Chicago District's request a jurisdictional determination form
      2. USACE Jurisdictional Determination Form
      3. Wetland Delineation Standards
    7. Letter of No Objection Request Form 
    8. Property Restrictions Index
      1. Property Restrictions Sample Documents
        1. Sample Conservation Easement
        2. Sample Deed Restriction
        3. Sample Active Special Service Area Ordinance
        4. Sample Backup Special Service Area Ordinance
        5. Sample SSA Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
        6. Easement Holder/Homeowners' Association Longterm Management
      2. Property Restrictions Glossary
    9. Wind Farms
  3. LOCAL INITIATIVES
    1. Mitigation
      1. Informational Brochure about the Compensatory Mitigation Rule
      2. Final Mitigation Rule
      3. Permittee Responsible Compensatory Mitigation Requirements
      4. Mitigation Banking
        1. Interagency Coordination Agreement (ICA) (from 1997)
        2. Interagency Coordination Agreement (ICA) (Revised June 2008)
        3. Watershed Service Areas (for 2008 ICA)
        4. Mitigation Bank Credit Sale Form
        5. Map of Mitigation Banks with Available Credit (last updated September 2011)
      5. RIBITS - Regional Internet Bank Information Tracking System
    2. Areas with Special Procedures
      1. County-Based Regions:
        1. Lake County, IL - ADID
        2. DuPage County, IL - General Permit 
        3. McHenry County, IL -  ADID
        4. Kane County, IL - ADID
        5. Kane County, IL - Fen Study
      2. Watershed-Based Regions:
        1. Fox River Chain-o-Lakes Pier Policy
        2. Living on the Fox River A Riverfront Property Owners Guide
        3. USCG Waterway Use Policy on Chicago River
        4. Local Watershed Plans
      3. Class A and B Streams within the Chicago District
      4. Biological Stream Ratings for Diversity, Integrity, and Significance
    3. Soil Erosion and Sediment Control (SESC)
      1. Soil Erosion and Sediment Control with Corps Permits
      2. Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Brochure
      3. Soil Erosion Slide Show
      4. Sample Interagency Coordination Agreement
      5. Soil Erosion Inspection Report
      6. SESC Consulting firms
      7. Soil Erosion and Sediment Plan Review Form/Checklist
        1. Lake County
        2. McHenry County
        3. North Cook County
        4. Kane and DuPage Counties
        5. Will/South Cook Counties
    4. Best Management Practices Paper
    5. Streambank and Shoreline Protection Manual
    6. Miscellaneous Documents
      1. Sample Irrevocable Letter of Credit
      2. Customer Service Survey 
      3. Enforcement
        1. Unauthorized Activity Report Form
      4. Living with Wetlands
      5. Field Indicators of Hydric Soils in the U.S.
      6. Determinations of Wetlands on Agricultural Lands   
  4. NATIONAL PROGRAM HOME PAGE (LAWS, REGULATIONS, POLICIES, ETC.)
  5. Useful Web Links to Organizations
  6. Useful Web Links to Technical and Biological Information