THE ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTER
July 1, 2002
Vol. 11, No. 12
ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEWS COMPLETED
Project reviews completed from May 15 to June 15 are listed below. These
projects have been screened through the internal environmental review
process for potential impacts on wetlands, threatened and endangered species,
and cultural and archaeological resources etc. Through the review process
it was determined that environmental impacts have been kept to a minimum
and mitigated as necessary and that they do not meet the criteria for
significant actions as defined in the environmental review process and
may proceed. All of these projects are in compliance with the Endangered
Species Protection Act, Natural Areas Preservation Act, Interagency Wetlands
Policy Act and cultural resource statutes.
- Weldon Springs State Park
0203582 - This project involves rehabilitation work at the Site Superintendent's
residence. Work items include the installation of new plumbing, the
replacement of the living room window, the bathroom floor, the front
sidewalk and steps, and installation of new carpeting in three rooms.
Project was submitted for review on 5-24-02.
- Red Hills
0202151 - This project involves the construction of a 17-acre wetland
on an existing agricultural field. A 460' earthen berm will be constructed
on the east side of the wetland area and will include a water control
structure. Project was submitted for review on 4-11-02.
0202152 - This project involves the construction of four gravel surfaced
hunter and hiking access parking lots. Each lot will be approximately
50' x 70' in size and provide for 6 to 8 cars. Project was submitted
for review on 4-8-02.
- Weinberg King State Park
0202557 - This project involves the installation of a 2" water
supply line to two existing hydrants and one drinking fountain in Picnic
Area #1. Project was submitted for review on 4-22-02.
- Clinton Lake State Recreational Area
0107660 - This project involves the construction and development of
3 shallow water impoundments to provide for nesting and feeding habitat
for migrating waterfowl. Project was submitted for review on 10-29-01.
- Kinkaid Lake
0203153 - This project involves the placement of rock dikes in front
of the shoreline at 9 locations within the main body of water for Kinkaid
Lake. The R4 sized stone will be placed from the water utilizing specially
equipped boats. Project was submitted for review on 5-14-02.
- Kaskaskia River WMA
0203209 - This project involves the replacement of two 24" culverts
and control gates at Dry Lake. These structures will be used to drain
the Doza Creek Waterfowl Area at the end of waterfowl season. Project
was submitted for review on 5-16-02.
- Hennepin Canal
0203274 - The Village of Bureau wishes to remove unwanted vegetation
that has grown up on two parcels of land within the Village Limits adjacent
to Lock 2. This will allow law enforcement a better view of the area
and hopefully eliminate some existing problems caused by the sight distance
issue. Project was submitted for review on 5-17-02.
Change of Address
As this issue of the Environmental Reporter is being prepared for mailing
the Department of Natural Resources is moving into the offices at its
new building located at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Conservation
World. With this move, the new address for the Department will be that
reflected in the Questions and Comments section below. We ask that all
future correspondence be directed to this address.
Questions and Comments
All questions and comments about the environmental review process or
this newsletter should be directed to:
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Div. of Natural Resource Review & Coordination
One Natural Resources Way
Springfield, IL 62702-1271
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources receives
federal financial assistance and therefore must comply with federal anti-discrimination
laws. In compliance with the Illinois Human Rights Act, the Illinois Constitution,
Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation
Act of 1973 as amended, and the U.S. Constitution, the Illinois Department
of Natural Resources does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion,
color, sex, national origin, age or disability. If you believe you have
been discriminated against in any program, activity or facility please
contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, Department of Natural
Resources, One Natural Resource Way, Springfield, IL 62702-1271, (217)
782-7616, or the Office of Human Resources, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service,
Washington, D.C. 20240.
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with Executive Order No. 5 and pertinent state and federal laws, upon
notification of the anticipated attendance. Persons with disabilities
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by telephoning or writing the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, Department
of Natural Resources, One Natural Resource Way, Springfield, IL 62702-1271,
phone (217) 782-7616.
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