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United States Department of Agriculture
Natural Resources Conservation Service

2118 W. Park Court, Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: 217/353-6600 Fax: 217/353-6676 Website:

DATE: September 27, 2010

SUBJECT:  National Engineering Handbook Part 645, Engineering Technical Materials

Purpose:  To distribute revised and new IL-ENG standard drawings

Expiration Date:  Upon receipt

Explanation: This notice distributes 84 revised and 2 new standard engineering drawings. Major highlights of this drawing release include:

  • New cover sheet to be used for all design plans
  • Addition of space to specify spring/fall options for companion crop on waterway seedings
  • Erosion control blanket details for grassed waterway
  • Addition of geotextile specs for fabric checks
  • Addition of concrete block specs for block-lined chute
  • Documentation updates for winter feeding station and composter drawings

A summary of all updates is included on the attached distribution list.

The Illinois NRCS engineering website will be revised to reflect the updated drawings:

Filing Instructions:

All holders of Illinois Engineering Drawing binders should:

  1. Replace Numerical Index dated 6/29/2010 with the new Numerical Index (attached), dated 9/1/2010.
  2. Replace Category Index dated 6/29/2010 with the new Category Index (attached), dated 9/1/2010.
  3. Follow instructions on attached distribution listing of new drawings, filing in IL-ENG Drawing binder.

Any questions regarding this submittal should be directed to the Area Engineer.

Sarah Anderson, acting

Ruth Book Signature
State Conservation Engineer

DIST: Partner


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EFH-Ntc48_signed.pdf  [PDF, 55kb]
Numbered Drawing Schedule.pdf [PDF, 42kb]
Category Drawing Shedule.pdf [PDF, 37kb]
New and Revised Distribution.pdf [PDF, 11kb]

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