The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Rock Island District, upon review and with the assistance of an Interagency Review Team, which includes the Illinois DNR and U.S. EPA have approved standard service areas in Illinois, Rock Island District area of responsibility only.
The proposed standard service areas have been adopted which provide consistency between and among service areas across the Rock Island District’s area in the state of Illinois for both mitigation banks and in-lieu fee programs. Standard service areas will expedite permitting processes, provide consistency across all banks/in-lieu fee programs, and will better align our district with regional mitigation practices. The standard service area maps have been approved and existing mitigation banks will have an opportunity to notify the Corps of their intent to modify their banking instrument to adopt the new standard service areas. Any bank that wishes to keep its approved and existing service area may do so. Any pending mitigation bank or in-lieu fee program that has not been approved will be required to utilize the new standard service areas. There will be no secondary service areas.