Stream Mitigation Guidelines
Illinois State Geological Survey geologists Geoff Pociask and Andrew Phillips took part in several meetings held by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that resulted in the development of stream mitigation guidelines proposed for testing in Illinois. The new guidelines were released for public notice on April 9, 2010. The guidelines will be applied to compensate for unavoidable adverse impacts to Illinois streams regulated under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and other state regulatory programs. Other agencies included in the meetings were the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Natural Resource Conservation Service, and Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.