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Coastal Management Program Document - DRAFT 

Illinois Coastal Management Program


Final Environmental Impact Statement


Download Complete Program Document (updated 11/3/2011)

List of Illustrations (updated 2/14/2011)

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CHAPTER 1 - ICMP OVERVIEW
(updated 4/18/2011)
  • Coastal Management Program Goals
  • Coastal Management Program Development
  • Coastal Management Program Initial Priorities
  • Coastal Management Program Additional Priorities

 

CHAPTER 2 - PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ILLINOIS COAST (updated 5/24/2011)

  • Introduction
  • Political Geography - Figure 2-1 Municipalities of the Illinois Coastal Zone
  • Coastal Geomorphology - Zion beach-ridge plain - Bluff coast - Figure 2-2 Illinois Coastal Geomorphic Divisions - Chicago lake plain
  • Coastal Geology - Upland Sediments and Bedrock - Beach Sediments Coastal Processes - Wind and Waves - Lake Level and Lake-Level Change - Table 2-1 Lake Michigan water levels for several commonly referenced datums - Short-Term and Sudden Lake-Level Change - Beach and Nearshore Ice - Littoral Transport
  • Geologic History of the Illinois Coast -Overview - Figure 2-3 Lake Michigan lake level elevations - Landscape Shaping by Glacial Processes - Landscape Reshaping by Coastal Processes
  • Watersheds and Drainage - Figure 2-4 Five Major Watersheds of the Chicago area - Figure 2-5 Rivers, Streams and Waterways of the Chicago area
  • History of Engineering the Chicago River
  • History of Engineering the Little Calumet River
  • Lake Michigan Flow Diversion
  • Historical Shoreline Change - General - Chicago Lakeshore - North Point Marina Vicinity - Figure 2-6 Historical Shoreline Change - Waukegan Harbor Vicinity - Lake Calumet Vicinity - Other Notable Shoreline Modifications - Figure 2-7 Contrasts in Long-term Shoreline Change between Wisconsin state line and Waukegan - Figure 2-8 Historical Shorelines in the vicinity of Lake Calumet


CHAPTER 3 - DEFINING THE ILLINOIS COASTAL ZONE BOUNDARY (updated 7/27/2011)

  • Overview
  • Federal Requirements and Guidelines
  • Requirement for Excluded Land and Water Areas
  • Framework for the Illinois Coastal Boundary
  • A Two-Component Inland Boundary
  • Public Input on the Illinois Coastal Zone Boundary
  • Lakeward Extent of the Illinois Coastal Zone Procedure in Defining the Inland Coastal Zone Boundary - Figures 3-1 and 3-2 Lakeward extent of Boundary
  • Organization of the Coastal Zone Boundary Maps Description of the Lakeshore Coastal Zone Boundary - Figure 3-3 Index map for Lake County - Figure 3-4 Index map for northern Cook County - Figure 3-5 Index map for southern Cook County
  • Description of the Inland Waterway Coastal Zone Corridors - Figure 3-6 Index for Inland Waterway Corridors
  • Coastal Boundary Junction with Neighboring States - Figure 3-7 showing coastal zone boundaries of Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin


CHAPTER 4 - COASTAL EROSION AND EROSION MITIGATION PLANNING (updated 2/4/2011)

  • Introduction
  • Background -Coastal Erosion in the Natural Setting -Lake Level Influence on Coastal Erosion
  • Four Categories of Illinois Coastal Erosion - Shore Erosion - Bluff Erosion - Lakebed Erosion -Waterway Bank Erosion
  • Historical Mitigation of Coastal Erosion - Shore-Protection Structures - Headland Beach Systems - Lakefill - Beach Nourishment
  • Permitting Projects for Coastal Erosion Control – Specifics
  • ICMP Coastal Erosion Assessment and Planning - Illinois Beach State Park - Nearshore Lakebed References

CHAPTER 5 - SHORE ACCESS AND RECREATION (updated 2/4/2011)

  • Introduction
  • Definition of a Beach
  • Distinction between Public and Private Beaches
  • Distribution of Public Beaches along the Illinois Lake Michigan Shore - Figure 5-1 Public Beaches associated with lakeshore municipalities
  • Public Beach-User Fees
  • Public Beaches along Lake Calumet and Wolf Lake
  • Municipal Public Land Bordering the Inland Waterways - Figure 5-2 Parkland in the Calumet area - Figure 5-3 Parks and Public Space within the Inland Waterways
  • Public Access along the Coastal Ravines
  • State-Managed Coastal Zone Parks and Recreation Areas
  • County-Managed Coastal Zone Parkland and Public Areas
  • Boating Access along the Lake Michigan Shore - Figure 5-4 Recreational Harbors/Marinas, Boat Launch Facilities and Beaches
  • Boating Access along the Inland Waterways
  • Lake Michigan Underwater Parks
  • Planning and Management Challenges - Maintaining Existing Access and Recreation - Enhancing Existing Access and Recreation - Identifying Potential New Access and Recreation Venues - Planning for New Access and Recreation
  • ICMP Integration into Existing IDNR Access and Recreation Planning Processes References
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CHAPTER 6 - SPECIAL MANAGEMENT AREAS (updated 11/3/2011)

  • Collation of Issues and Areas Meriting Special Attention
  • Role of the Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs)
  • TAG Issue Paper Summary
  • Program Requirements for APC and APR
  • APC and APR Analysis for ICMP Purposes
  • ICMP Inventory and Designation of APC and APR
  • General APC Descriptions
  • APC Summary
  • APR Description - Criteria for APR Designation - Designating APRs

 

CHAPTER 7 - PROGRAM ORGANIZATION AND IMPLEMENTATION (updated 7/27/2011)

  • Purpose
  • Executive Order
  • Organization of ICMP
  • Coastal Program Network and Roles
  • Consistency among State Agencies and within IDNR
  • Members of the Coastal Program Network
  • Regulatory Authorities
  • IDNR linkages to State Agencies
  • INDR linkages to Local Communities
  • ICMP Administration
  • ICMP Program Implementation
  • ICMP Technical Advisory Committee
  • ICMP Coastal Advisory Group
  • ICMP Consistency
  • ICMP Framework Summary

CHAPTER 8 - COASTAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM FUNDING AND GRANTS PROGRAM

(updated 2/4/2011)

  • ICMP Grants Program -Overview - Goals and Objectives - Eligible Recipients for ICMP Grants Program Assistance - General Category Examples of Eligible Projects - General Category Examples of Non-Eligible Projects - Identifying Annual Priority Issues and Emphasis Areas for the ICMP Grants Program


CHAPTER 9 - MANAGEMENT POLICIES AND AUTHORITIES (updated 7/27/2011)

  • General Requirements
  • Identification of Land and Water Use Authorities for the Purposes of the ICMP - Geographic and Political Considerations - Water Dependency Considerations - Urban Development Considerations
  • Summary of Considerations Management Authorities by Category -Category 1: Public Waters, Navigation, and the Public Interest
  • Public Trust Doctrine Principles and Court Decisions Applicable to Lake Michigan - Category 2: Erosion and Flooding Flood control in the Coastal Zone - Category 3: Water Quality and Water Supply - Category 4: Habitats, Wetlands, and Wildlife - Category 5: Historic, Archaeological, and Cultural Resources - Category 6: Recreation and Public Access - Category 7: Economic Development - Category 8: Energy Facilities and Air Quality
  • Overview of ICMP Management Authorities by State Agencies, Boards and Commissions
  • ICMP Statutory Authorities, Policies and Programs by State Agency
  • Land and Water Uses of Regional Benefit
  • Uses of Regional Benefit Subject to Management

CHAPTER 10 - ENERGY FACILITY PLANNING PROCESS (updated 7/27/2011)

  • Program Requirements
  • Existing Energy Facilities Located within the ICMP Boundary
  • Deepwater Ports including terminals and Navigable Waterways
  • Energy Policy and Planning Authorities and Initiatives
  • Governor Executive Orders (EO) and Initiatives
  • State Regulations Specific to Energy Facilities Other State Regulations by Agency

 

 

CHAPTER 11: FEDERAL CONSISTENCY AND THE NATIONAL INTEREST (updated 11/3/2011)

  • Federal-State Consultation Requirements
  • Identifying the National Interests
  • Federal Consistency
  • General Federal Consistency Requirements and Objectives
  • Federal Actions subject to Federal Consistency
  • Federal Agency Activities
  • Federal Licenses or Permits
  • Federal Assistance to State and Local Governments
  • ICMP Federal Consistency Review Procedures
  • Consistency Determination and Review Process for Federal Agency Activities
  • Consistency Certification and Review Process for Federal License or Permit Actions
  • Consistency Review Process for Federal Financial Assistance Activities
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Appeal Process
  • ICMP Federal Consistency Review Process
  • Federal Actions Subject to Federal Consistency
  • Federal Agency Activities
  • Federal License or Permit Activities
  • Federal Financial Assistance Activities
  • Enforceable Policies

 

CHAPTER 12 - COASTAL NONPOINT POLLUTION CONTROL PROGRAM (updated 2/14/2011)

  • Overview
  • Program Objectives and General Requirements
  • Existing Water Quality Management Plans and Programs in Illinois - Illinois Nonpoint Source Management Program - Certification of IEPA Authorities - Best Management Practices - Illinois NPS Program Initiatives
  • Coastal Non-Point Pollution Control Enforceable Policies - Agricultural Source Category - Forestry Source Category - Urban/Rural Areas Source Category - Marinas and Recreational Boating Source Category - Hydromodifications Category -Wetlands, Riparian areas, and Vegetated Treatment Systems Category
  • IDNR and IEPA Plan for Coastal NPS Program Development


END NOTES (updated 2/14/2011)

  • Chapter 4 References
  • Chapter 5 References

 

List of Preparers  (updated 5/16/2011)

APPENDIX A- The Federal Coastal Zone Management Act and Cross Reference to Program Requirements (updated 5/16/2011)
APPENDIX B - Coastal Management Program Boundaries  (updated 2/14/2011)

APPENDIX C - Executive Order 10-14.pdf (updated 5/16/2011)
                   Letter of Support

APPENDIX D - Federal Communications (updated 2/14/2011)