Table of Contents for Projects in Illinois

  1. DISTRICT REGULATORY OVERVIEW AND ORGANIZATION
    1. Regulatory Overview
      1. Regulatory Program Overview 
      2. Definitions and  Abbreviations
      3. Chicago District Regulatory Information Guide, also available in Spanish
      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. National Regulatory Boundaries
      4. Jurisdictional Determinations
      5. Section 10 - Navigable Waterways 
        
  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. Lake Michigan Application Guidelines
    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. Chicago District Visitors Policy
      4. Customer Service 
      5. Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement 
    4. Regional Permit Program
    5. Nationwide Permits
    6. Shoreline Activities Regional General Permit
    7. Lake Michigan Regional General Permit
    8. Jurisdictional Determinations
      1. Chicago District's request a jurisdictional determination form
      2. Delineation Standards
      3. Floristic Quality Analysis Calculator
    9. Letter of No Objection Request Form 
    10. 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
    11. Water Resources Development Act, Section 214 Projects
    12. Section 408 Program
    13. Wind Farms  

     

  3. LOCAL INITIATIVES
    1. Mitigation
      1. Informational Brochure about the Compensatory Mitigation Rule
      2. Final Mitigation Rule 
      3. Mitigation Banking
        1. Interagency Coordination Agreement (ICA) (from 1997)
        2. Interagency Coordination Agreement (ICA) (Revised June 2008)
          1. Watershed Service Areas (for 2008 ICA)
        3. Interagency Coordination Agreement (ICA) (from 2017)
          1. Watershed Service Areas (for 2017 ICA)
          2. Monitoring and Performance Standards (for 2017 ICA)
          3. Mitigation Bank Credit Sale Form (for 2017 ICA) (Use the form listed below)
        4. Mitigation Bank Credit Sale Form 

        5. Maps of Mitigation Banks with Available Credit (last updated December 2014)
      4. RIBITS - Regional Internet Bank Information Tracking System
    2. Areas with Special Procedures
      1. County-Based Regions:
        1. Lake County, IL - ADID
        2. McHenry County, IL -  ADID
        3. Kane County, IL - ADID
        4. 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 (BMPs)
      1. BMP Management and Monitoring Guidelines
    5. Streambank and Shoreline Protection Manual
    6. Miscellaneous Documents
      1. Sample Irrevocable Letter of Credit
      2. Headquarters 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