Governing Law and Regulations
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Division of Water Pollution Control
Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Office of Water Resources
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Chicago District Office St. Louis District Office Rock Island District Office Louisville District Office Memphis District Office
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5
U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Although Illinois has no wetlands permit program separate from federal regulations, state and municipal agencies play an important part in regulating wetlands. Federal, municipal (construction and zoning), and other state agencies should be contacted for information regarding any additional regulatory requirements. A Joint Application Form is filed with the Corps's district office, with copies to EPA Region 5, IEPA, and DNR, if applicable. A copy of the Joint ...