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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: December 15, 2010

SUBJECT:  National Engineering Handbook Part 650, Engineering Field Handbook

Purpose:  To supplement EFH Chapter 16 with a Streambank Protection Permit Guide.

Expiration Date:  Upon receipt.

Explanation: This notice provides guidance to determine the types of permits that may be needed for construction of streambank protection projects. The Illinois NRCS engineering website will be updated to include the new Illinois supplement at

Filing Instructions:

Holders of hardcopy Engineering Field Handbook binders should:

  1. Print out the attached supplement on green paper and file in the EFH, after page 16-1.
  2. Print out the attached table of contents and file at the beginning of the EFH.

Discard the old version of the table of contents.

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

Ruth Book Signature
State Conservation Engineer

DIST: Partner


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EFH Supplemental Index
EFH_supplIndex_121510.pdf (PDF, 12kb)

IL EFH Streambank Permit Guidelines
IL50_Streambank_Permit_Guidelines.pdf (PDF, 16kb)

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