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 General Development

 
collapse Community Certification
Community Certification FormA one-page form to document information about a community when it wishes to become certified to administer WDO provisions.pdf 33KB
Community Notification ProcedureA form and procedural outline for notifying certified communities of significant Watershed Development Ordinance non-compliance issues.pdf 35KB
Re-Certification Checklist Form (fill-able)A fillable Word checklist for community self-audit in support of recertification.  See also the recertification checklist procedures (2008).doc 107KB
Re-Certification Checklist ProcedureMemo outlining the requirements and process for communities desiring re-certification, used to facilitate SMC staff in evaluating certification or re-certification status consistently between communities, includes a "self-audit" procedure.pdf 31KB
Re-Certification Letter to Communities (January 10, 2010)SMC letter notifying communities of the official start of the 60-day application period for community re-certification.pdf 30KB
Petition for Standard SMC Certification (2010)A signatory form for communities wishing to petition Lake County SMC for the  authority to review and issue permits for Standard Provisions of the WDO.  The form also outlines the provisions and responsibilities associated with Standard Certification.
pdf 13KB
Certified and Non-Certified Communities (October 2, 2014)A list of communities with the responsibility to enforce at a minimum all WDO provisions and those communities for which SMC enforces WDO provisions.pdf 251KB
Enforcement Officer Contact List (December 5, 2014) A list of individuals responsible for permitting development and administering/enforcing all provisions of the WDO for the specified community. pdf 47KB
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Fee Schedule (2011) SMC permit review fees. pdf 78KB
FOIA Request Form (April 19, 2010)Form for Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) requests.  You also may contact SMC directly to make a FOIA request. This form will help us process your request but is not required to make a request.pdf 41KB
As-Built Review Checklist (2007)A checklist of items for preparing complete as-built plans for approval.pdf 44KB
Technical Advisory Committee Members (October 2014) A list of and contact information for each TAC member and alternate.pdf 52KB
collapse Watershed Development Ordinance (WDO)
Subsidence Amendment (2008)Excerpt of WDO section addressing subsidence within Regulatory Floodplain.pdf 16KB
WDO Errata (July 10, 2012)A summary of the page numbers and Article references for amendments to 7/10/12 (superseded) version of the WDO.pdf 349KB
WDO Permit InstructionsInstructions for the Website for using the interactive WDO Permit Application form (pdf format).pdf 15KB
Do I Need a WDO PermitInformation for developers and homeowners on what a Watershed Development Permit is, how to know if you need one, and where to go to get it.pdf 70KB
Lake County Watershed Development Ordinance (2008) (Superseded)Previous version of minimum requirements for  stormwater management aspects of development in Lake County's incorporated lands.  Note:  Planning Building & Development regulates unincorporated lands under the Unified Development Ordinance.pdf 794KB
Lake County Watershed Development Ordinance (July 10, 2012) (Superseded)Previous version of minimum requirements for  stormwater management aspects of development in incorporated lands.  Note:  Planning Building & Development regulates unincorporated lands under the Unified Development Ordinance.pdf 3202KB
Major Development ChecklistA form to assist both the permit applicant and the Lake County SMC reviewer with determining the information needed for a complete WDO Permit submittal associated with major developments.pdf 470KB
Minor Development ChecklistA form to assist both the permit applicant and the Lake County SMC reviewer with determining the information needed for a complete WDO Permit submittal associated with minor developments.pdf 157KB
Permit Review ChecklistA simplified list of items typically looked at during the permit review process. Many other factors are considered, but this list gives a good idea of what is covered.  Not every item applies to every permit application.pdf 15KB
Single Family Home ChecklistA checklist of items for a permit applicant to submit when applying for a Watershed Development Permit to construct a single-family home.pdf 96KB
WDO Permit Application Blank (October 20, 2012)A blank PDF form for applying for a Watershed Development Permit or Letter of No Wetland Impact. User prints and fills out manually. Alternately, you may use the fillable Word form or fillable PDF.pdf 286KB
WDO Permit Application Fillable PDF (October 20, 2012)A fillable PDF version of the form used to apply for a Watershed Development Permit or Letter of No Wetland Impact.  User can open, fill out, save, and print.   See also WDO Permit Instructions under guidance documents.pdf 287KB
WDO Permit Application Fillable (October 20, 2012)A fillable Word version of the form used to apply for a Watershed Development Permit or Letter of No Wetland Impact. User can open in Word, fill out, save, and print. docx 259KB
Lake County Watershed Development Ordinance (June 11, 2013)Document establishing the minimum countywide standards for stormwater management aspects of development in incorporated lands, including floodplains, detention, soil erosion/sediment control, water quality treatment, and wetlands. THIS IS THE CURRENT VERSION. Note:  Planning Building & Development regulates unincorporated lands under the Unified Development Ordinance.pdf 2506KB
Exemption Allowances (2012)Guidance memo regarding developments exempt from select WDO provisions.pdf 37KB
WDO Adoption Ordinance Template (2012)A Word document that municipalities can use to adopt the WDO by reference.doc 49KB
WDO Amendment Exhibit A (April 18, 2013)A summary of the page numbers and Article references for amendments to the current (6/11/2013) version of the WDO.pdf 11KB
 

 Checklists, Forms, and Templates

 
collapse General
FOIA Request Form (April 19, 2010)Form for Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) requests.  You also may contact SMC directly to make a FOIA request. This form will help us process your request but is not required to make a request.pdf 41KB
collapse Soil Erosion/Sediment Control
Directional Drilling Contingency Plan (May 2009)A sample Directional Drilling Contingency Plan that may be used and adapted for a specific directional drilling project.pdf 18KB
Soil Erosion and Sediment Control ChecklistA two-page list to help an applicant determine the items to include on soil erosion/sediment control plans.pdf 72KB
collapse Stormwater
Covenant by DeedTemplate language for establishing a Stormwater/Drainage Restrictive Covenant by deed.doc 44KB
Covenant_Stormwater and Drainage Restrictive Covenant by PlatTemplate language for establishing a Stormwater/Drainage Restrictive Covenant by plat of survey.doc 42KB
Detention and Compensatory Storage Approval FormForm to document Certified Community approval of on-site parameters prior to SMC’s initial review of the Proposed Conditions BFE analysis.doc 48KB
NPDES Stormwater Management Program Plan Task ListAn Excel file containing a list of annual, as-needed, and ongoing tasks for Stormwater Management Program Plan tasks.xls 66KB
Sample Drainage EasementAn Excel file containing template language for establishing a Drainage, Stormwater Management, Stormwater Conveyance, and Detention/Retention Easement over an outlot.doc 31KB
collapse WDO
Community Certification FormA one-page form to document information about a community when it wishes to become certified to administer WDO provisions.pdf 33KB
Community Notification ProcedureA form and procedural outline for notifying certified communities of significant Watershed Development Ordinance non-compliance issues.pdf 35KB
Major Development ChecklistA form to assist both the permit applicant and the Lake County SMC reviewer with determining the information needed for a complete WDO Permit submittal associated with major developments.pdf 470KB
Minor Development ChecklistA form to assist both the permit applicant and the Lake County SMC reviewer with determining the information needed for a complete WDO Permit submittal associated with minor developments.pdf 157KB
Permit Review ChecklistA simplified list of items typically looked at during the permit review process. Many other factors are considered, but this list gives a good idea of what is covered.  Not every item applies to every permit application.pdf 15KB
Re-Certification Checklist Form (fill-able)A fillable Word checklist for community self-audit in support of recertification.  See also the recertification checklist procedures (2008).doc 107KB
Single Family Home ChecklistA checklist of items for a permit applicant to submit when applying for a Watershed Development Permit to construct a single-family home.pdf 96KB
Petition for Standard SMC Certification (2010)A signatory form for communities wishing to petition Lake County SMC for the  authority to review and issue permits for Standard Provisions of the WDO.  The form also outlines the provisions and responsibilities associated with Standard Certification.
pdf 13KB
WDO Permit Application Blank (October 20, 2012)A blank PDF form for applying for a Watershed Development Permit or Letter of No Wetland Impact. User prints and fills out manually. Alternately, you may use the fillable Word form or fillable PDF.pdf 286KB
WDO Permit Application Fillable PDF (October 20, 2012)A fillable PDF version of the form used to apply for a Watershed Development Permit or Letter of No Wetland Impact.  User can open, fill out, save, and print.   See also WDO Permit Instructions under guidance documents.pdf 287KB
WDO Permit Application Fillable (October 20, 2012)A fillable Word version of the form used to apply for a Watershed Development Permit or Letter of No Wetland Impact. User can open in Word, fill out, save, and print. docx 259KB
As-Built Review Checklist (2007)A checklist of items for preparing complete as-built plans for approval.pdf 44KB
WDO Adoption Ordinance Template (2012)A Word document that municipalities can use to adopt the WDO by reference.doc 49KB
collapse Wetlands
Covenant_Wetland and Wetland Buffer Restrictive Covenant by PlatTemplate language for establishing a restrictive covenant by plat of survey over wetland or wetland buffer areas outlining limitations, restrictions and uses.doc 49KB
Covenant_Wetland and Wetland Buffer Restrictive Covenent by DeedTemplate language for establishing a restrictive covenant by deed over wetland or wetland buffer areas outlining limitations, restrictions and uses.doc 48KB
General Permit 2An application form to request authorization from Lake County SMC for minor wetland impacts (i.e., ≤0.1 acre of non-HQAR wetland impact or ≤1,000 s.f. of impact to HQAR wetland) to Isolated Waters of Lake County (IWLC).  To be completed and delivered to SMC at least 30 days prior to development activity.  See also the General Permit 2 Memo (August 2010).pdf 28KB
Petition for IWLC Certification (2010)A signatory form for communities wishing to petition Lake County SMC for the authority to review and issue permits involving isolated wetlands.  The form also outlines the provisions and responsibilities associated with Isolated Wetland Certification.pdf 12KB
CWS Application Form (2013)An application form for persons wishing to submit qualifications to SMC to become a Lake County, Illinois, Certified Wetland Specialist.pdf 16KB
IWLC Submittal Checklist (2012)A form to assist both the permit applicant and the Lake County SMC reviewer with determining the items needed for a Wetland Submittal.pdf 85KB
McHenry-Lake SWCD FSA Slide Request Form for Agricultural Land Wetland DeterminationsA blank PDF of the form for requesting Farm Service Agency (FSA) farmed wetland compliance slides.pdf 58KB
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jurisdictional Determination Request FormForm for direct submittal to the Army Corps of Engineers, used to determine if areas on a property fall under Corps' jurisdiction. pdf 90KB
IWLC Exclusion Worksheet (2013)A worksheet to help determine and document whether an Isolated Waters of Lake County (IWLC) is eligible for exclusion from WDO regulations.pdf 24KB
Preliminary Wetland Jurisdictional Determination and Boundary Verification Form (Fill-able) (2013)A fillable PDF form for requesting a preliminary wetland jurisdictional determination (PJD) and/or a wetland boundary verification (BV) from Lake County SMC.  Alternately, you may use the fillable Word form.pdf 48KB
 

 Flooding and Flood Protection

 
Building Protection RequirementsMemo clarifying the process for review/approval of residential structures where fill will remove a site from a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA), Lake County Floodplain Area, or the Flood Table Land. Applies only to new and substantially improved residential structures.pdf 39KB
Depressional Compensatory Storage MemoA memo providing additional guidance on addressing the compensatory storage provisions of the WDO.pdf 39KB
Detention and Compensatory Storage Approval FormForm to document Certified Community approval of on-site parameters prior to SMC’s initial review of the Proposed Conditions BFE analysis.doc 48KB
Drain Tile Base Flood Elevation MemoA memo summarizing SMC policy on existing drain tiles located through a depressional/wetland area within the limits of a proposed development.pdf 27KB
Existing Depressional BFE Determination MemoA memo providing additional guidance on determining existing depressional Base Flood Elevation (BFE) determinations.pdf 39KB
Who To Call for Flooding and Drainage Problems (November 2014)Agencies and local governments who respond to local flooding and drainage issues.pdf 171KB
 

 Reports and Studies

 
Advanced Identification (ADID) Wetland Study (1992)Study documenting the results of an effort to identify wetlands of exceptionally high functional value within Lake County, Illinois.pdf 342KB
Advanced Identification (ADID) Wetland Study Sheets (1992)Report containing site-specific data sheets for each wetland identified in the 1992 ADID Wetland Study as having high functional value.pdf 1745KB
Wetland Hydrology Study Report (2012)An interim report documenting results of SMC's ongoing study to determine if WDO goal of maintaining post-development hydrologic conditions and floristic quality of preserved Isolated Waters of Lake County relative to pre-project conditions is being met.pdf 4183KB
Lake County All Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan (2012) A multi-jurisdictional plan promoting a proactive approach to reduce the impact of natural hazards affecting Lake County.pdf 6206KB
Lake County Comprehensive Stormwater Management Plan (2002)Update of the 1990 Comprehensive Plan; describes SMC's mission and present objectives, policies, and basic stormwater principles as a framework for SMC's stormwater management functions and activities. pdf 11898KB
Lake County Comprehensive Stormwater Management Plan Summary (2002)Summary of the 2002 Comprehensive Stormwater Management Plan.pdf 153KB
 

 Soil Erosion/Sediment Control

 
Soil Erosion and Sediment Control ChecklistA two-page list to help an applicant determine the items to include on soil erosion/sediment control plans.pdf 72KB
DECI Overview (2013)A summary of Lake County's program to assist regulatory agencies and the development community with meeting the sediment and erosion control standards of the Lake County WDO as well as setting standards for site inspections, site reporting, and record keeping.pdf 66KB
Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Construction Notes (2013)A listing of standard Lake County soil erosion/sediment control construction notes for development plan sheet submittals. pdf 63KB
DECI Approved List (November 1, 2014) List of individuals who meet SMC's minimum requirements for conducting sediment and erosion control inspections and have passed the SMC's written examination. The list is regularly updated.pdf 262KB
 

 Standards and Details

 
Typical Construction SequenceA pdf file listing Lake County SMC's typical construction sequence for SE/SC practices for use on site engineering plans, modified as appropriate to a given development.pdf 90KB
Underdrain DetailA pdf file draft showing a stormwater basin underdrain system profile and cross-section details.  Can be inserted onto site engineering plans, modified as appropriate to site conditions.pdf 33KB
Perforated Risers - Standard DetailA pdf file cross-section diagram of a perforated riser that can be used on an engineering details sheet for projects that require either a temporary or permanent basin.pdf 51KB
Silt Fence DetailA pdf file for use on engineering plan detail sheets reflecting Lake County's minimum silt fence requirements.pdf 121KB
Stabilized Construction Entrance (1 of 2)Part 1 of 2.  A pdf file for use on engineering plan detail sheets reflecting Lake County's minimum construction entrance requirement.  The engineer needs to indicate the construction entrance length (L) for the specific  project.  Part 1 of 2 detail  sheets.pdf 87KB
Stabilized Construction Entrance (2 of 2)Part 2 of 2. A pdf file illustrating Lake County's minimum requirement for a construction entrance cross section.  To be used with Part 1 on site engineering plans. The engineer needs to fill out the site-specific dimensions.pdf 81KB
Local BFE and Benchmark Datum Conversion GuidelinesA memo outlining the WDO requirement for development applications to reference North American Datum of 1988 (NAVD88), which supersedes the National Geodetic Datum of 1929 (NGVD29). pdf 89KB
 

 Stormwater/Water Quality/BMPs

 
NPDES Countywide Memorandum of UnderstandingA memo designating responsibilities for construction site stormwater runoff minimum control measures of the Illinois EPA’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, General Permit for Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s).pdf 117KB
 

 Wetlands

 
collapse Agricultural Wetlands
Updated SMC Guidance for Agricultural Wetland Determinations (March 20, 2012)A memo providing updated guidance from SMC for conducting agricultural land wetland determinations.  This memo supersedes all previous guidance memoranda issued by SMC for agricultural land wetland determinations in Lake County, Illinois.pdf 419KB
Addendum to SMC Guidance on Agricultural Land Wetland DeterminationsClarification of guidelines for agricultural land wetland determinations on development sites in Lake County.  See also the March 20, 2012, SMC guidance.pdf 54KB
Agricultural Wetland Determinations (FSA527.4)National Food Security Act Manual (NFSAM) methodology for determining the presence of wetlands on agricultural land.pdf 996KB
Corps Revised Guidance for Agricultural Land Wetland Determinations (June 19, 2006)Clarification of guidelines for agricultural land wetland determinations on development sites in the Chicago Corps District.pdf 21KB
NRCS Wetland Mapping ConventionsNarrative of accepted practices and procedures to assist wetland delineators with conducting off-site and on-site determinations on agricultural land. See also the guidance on Agricultural Wetland Determinations.pdf 710KB
McHenry-Lake SWCD FSA Slide Request Form for Agricultural Land Wetland DeterminationsA blank PDF of the form for requesting Farm Service Agency (FSA) farmed wetland compliance slides.pdf 58KB
collapse Certified Wetland Specialist
CWS Delineation Training Course Requirements and Providers (2009)A summary of the minimum requirements for SMC-approved wetland delineation training courses to qualify for the CWS program. pdf 17KB
CWS Application Form (2013)An application form for persons wishing to submit qualifications to SMC to become a Lake County, Illinois, Certified Wetland Specialist.pdf 16KB
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CWS Approved List (November 19, 2014)A list of individuals who are Certified Wetland Specialists (CWS) as approved by the Lake County SMC to date. The list is regularly updated. pdf 38KB
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Wetland Restoration Fund Fee Schedule (2007)Fee schedule for in-lieu wetland mitigation within each of the four major watersheds in Lake County, Illinois, for use when wetland mitigation bank credits are not available for purchase.pdf 43KB
Covenant_Wetland and Wetland Buffer Restrictive Covenant by PlatTemplate language for establishing a restrictive covenant by plat of survey over wetland or wetland buffer areas outlining limitations, restrictions and uses.doc 49KB
General Permit 2 Memo (August 11, 2010)A memo with highlights of General Permit 2, which covers development activities in areas under SMC’s authority that will result in minor wetland impacts to Isolated Waters of Lake County.pdf 43KB
General Permit 2An application form to request authorization from Lake County SMC for minor wetland impacts (i.e., ≤0.1 acre of non-HQAR wetland impact or ≤1,000 s.f. of impact to HQAR wetland) to Isolated Waters of Lake County (IWLC).  To be completed and delivered to SMC at least 30 days prior to development activity.  See also the General Permit 2 Memo (August 2010).pdf 28KB
National Plant List (Superceded) for the Midwest Region (June 1, 2012)Previous version of the National Wetland Plant List ratings for Midwest species.pdf 455KB
Petition for IWLC Certification (2010)A signatory form for communities wishing to petition Lake County SMC for the authority to review and issue permits involving isolated wetlands.  The form also outlines the provisions and responsibilities associated with Isolated Wetland Certification.pdf 12KB
IWLC Submittal Checklist (2012)A form to assist both the permit applicant and the Lake County SMC reviewer with determining the items needed for a Wetland Submittal.pdf 85KB
IWLC Exclusion Worksheet (2013)A worksheet to help determine and document whether an Isolated Waters of Lake County (IWLC) is eligible for exclusion from WDO regulations.pdf 24KB
Preliminary Wetland Jurisdictional Determination and Boundary Verification Form (Fill-able) (2013)A fillable PDF form for requesting a preliminary wetland jurisdictional determination (PJD) and/or a wetland boundary verification (BV) from Lake County SMC.  Alternately, you may use the fillable Word form.pdf 48KB
collapse U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Corps of Engineers - Chicago District Map of Available Mitigation Banks (March 2013)A map of wetland mitigation banks with credits available for purchase located in the Chicago District Corps of Engineers boundaries within Illinois.pdf 92KB
 

 All Documents

 
expand Flooding and Flood Protection
Depressional Compensatory Storage MemoA memo providing additional guidance on addressing the compensatory storage provisions of the WDO.pdf 39KB
Drain Tile Base Flood Elevation MemoA memo summarizing SMC policy on existing drain tiles located through a depressional/wetland area within the limits of a proposed development.pdf 27KB
Who To Call for Flooding and Drainage Problems (November 2014)Agencies and local governments who respond to local flooding and drainage issues.pdf 171KB
expand General Development
WDO Errata (July 10, 2012)A summary of the page numbers and Article references for amendments to 7/10/12 (superseded) version of the WDO.pdf 349KB
Community Certification FormA one-page form to document information about a community when it wishes to become certified to administer WDO provisions.pdf 33KB
Do I Need a WDO PermitInformation for developers and homeowners on what a Watershed Development Permit is, how to know if you need one, and where to go to get it.pdf 70KB
FOIA Request Form (April 19, 2010)Form for Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) requests.  You also may contact SMC directly to make a FOIA request. This form will help us process your request but is not required to make a request.pdf 41KB
Lake County Watershed Development Ordinance (July 10, 2012) (Superseded)Previous version of minimum requirements for  stormwater management aspects of development in incorporated lands.  Note:  Planning Building & Development regulates unincorporated lands under the Unified Development Ordinance.pdf 3202KB
Minor Development ChecklistA form to assist both the permit applicant and the Lake County SMC reviewer with determining the information needed for a complete WDO Permit submittal associated with minor developments.pdf 157KB
Re-Certification Checklist Form (fill-able)A fillable Word checklist for community self-audit in support of recertification.  See also the recertification checklist procedures (2008).doc 107KB
Re-Certification Letter to Communities (January 10, 2010)SMC letter notifying communities of the official start of the 60-day application period for community re-certification.pdf 30KB
Petition for Standard SMC Certification (2010)A signatory form for communities wishing to petition Lake County SMC for the  authority to review and issue permits for Standard Provisions of the WDO.  The form also outlines the provisions and responsibilities associated with Standard Certification.
pdf 13KB
WDO Permit Application Fillable PDF (October 20, 2012)A fillable PDF version of the form used to apply for a Watershed Development Permit or Letter of No Wetland Impact.  User can open, fill out, save, and print.   See also WDO Permit Instructions under guidance documents.pdf 287KB
As-Built Review Checklist (2007)A checklist of items for preparing complete as-built plans for approval.pdf 44KB
Exemption Allowances (2012)Guidance memo regarding developments exempt from select WDO provisions.pdf 37KB
WDO Amendment Exhibit A (April 18, 2013)A summary of the page numbers and Article references for amendments to the current (6/11/2013) version of the WDO.pdf 11KB
Technical Advisory Committee Members (October 2014) A list of and contact information for each TAC member and alternate.pdf 52KB
expand Reports and Studies
Advanced Identification (ADID) Wetland Study (1992)Study documenting the results of an effort to identify wetlands of exceptionally high functional value within Lake County, Illinois.pdf 342KB
Wetland Hydrology Study Report (2012)An interim report documenting results of SMC's ongoing study to determine if WDO goal of maintaining post-development hydrologic conditions and floristic quality of preserved Isolated Waters of Lake County relative to pre-project conditions is being met.pdf 4183KB
Lake County Comprehensive Stormwater Management Plan (2002)Update of the 1990 Comprehensive Plan; describes SMC's mission and present objectives, policies, and basic stormwater principles as a framework for SMC's stormwater management functions and activities. pdf 11898KB
expand Soil Erosion/Sediment Control
Soil Erosion and Sediment Control ChecklistA two-page list to help an applicant determine the items to include on soil erosion/sediment control plans.pdf 72KB
Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Construction Notes (2013)A listing of standard Lake County soil erosion/sediment control construction notes for development plan sheet submittals. pdf 63KB
expand Standards and Details
Typical Construction SequenceA pdf file listing Lake County SMC's typical construction sequence for SE/SC practices for use on site engineering plans, modified as appropriate to a given development.pdf 90KB
Perforated Risers - Standard DetailA pdf file cross-section diagram of a perforated riser that can be used on an engineering details sheet for projects that require either a temporary or permanent basin.pdf 51KB
Stabilized Construction Entrance (1 of 2)Part 1 of 2.  A pdf file for use on engineering plan detail sheets reflecting Lake County's minimum construction entrance requirement.  The engineer needs to indicate the construction entrance length (L) for the specific  project.  Part 1 of 2 detail  sheets.pdf 87KB
Local BFE and Benchmark Datum Conversion GuidelinesA memo outlining the WDO requirement for development applications to reference North American Datum of 1988 (NAVD88), which supersedes the National Geodetic Datum of 1929 (NGVD29). pdf 89KB
expand Stormwater/Water Quality/BMPs
expand Wetlands
Updated SMC Guidance for Agricultural Wetland Determinations (March 20, 2012)A memo providing updated guidance from SMC for conducting agricultural land wetland determinations.  This memo supersedes all previous guidance memoranda issued by SMC for agricultural land wetland determinations in Lake County, Illinois.pdf 419KB
Addendum to SMC Guidance on Agricultural Land Wetland DeterminationsClarification of guidelines for agricultural land wetland determinations on development sites in Lake County.  See also the March 20, 2012, SMC guidance.pdf 54KB
Corps Revised Guidance for Agricultural Land Wetland Determinations (June 19, 2006)Clarification of guidelines for agricultural land wetland determinations on development sites in the Chicago Corps District.pdf 21KB
CWS Delineation Training Course Requirements and Providers (2009)A summary of the minimum requirements for SMC-approved wetland delineation training courses to qualify for the CWS program. pdf 17KB
General Permit 2An application form to request authorization from Lake County SMC for minor wetland impacts (i.e., ≤0.1 acre of non-HQAR wetland impact or ≤1,000 s.f. of impact to HQAR wetland) to Isolated Waters of Lake County (IWLC).  To be completed and delivered to SMC at least 30 days prior to development activity.  See also the General Permit 2 Memo (August 2010).pdf 28KB
NRCS Wetland Mapping ConventionsNarrative of accepted practices and procedures to assist wetland delineators with conducting off-site and on-site determinations on agricultural land. See also the guidance on Agricultural Wetland Determinations.pdf 710KB
CWS Application Form (2013)An application form for persons wishing to submit qualifications to SMC to become a Lake County, Illinois, Certified Wetland Specialist.pdf 16KB
McHenry-Lake SWCD FSA Slide Request Form for Agricultural Land Wetland DeterminationsA blank PDF of the form for requesting Farm Service Agency (FSA) farmed wetland compliance slides.pdf 58KB
Corps of Engineers - Chicago District Map of Available Mitigation Banks (March 2013)A map of wetland mitigation banks with credits available for purchase located in the Chicago District Corps of Engineers boundaries within Illinois.pdf 92KB
CWS Approved List (November 19, 2014)A list of individuals who are Certified Wetland Specialists (CWS) as approved by the Lake County SMC to date. The list is regularly updated. pdf 38KB

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