What is an NRI report and how to request one?
NRI reports contain descriptions of present site conditions, resources, and the potential impacts that proposed change may have on a site and its resources. The natural resource information is gathered from standardized data, on-site investigations and information furnished by the petitioner.
This report is a requirement under Section 22.02a of the Illinois Soil and Water Conservation District’s Act. Reports can be ordered by completing an application and submitting it to the SWCD in the corresponding county. Applicants will be provided a NRI report no more than 30 days after an application has been received.
The DeKalb County Solar Energy System Ordinance 2018-06 requires the Developer to provide a seeding and stabilization plan to the DeKalb County Soil and Water Conservation District. The plan will include seed type and seeding procedures for the site, Best Management Practices for soil stabilization that will be implemented at the site along with a long term maintenance plan for a successful outcome of the project.
The Agriculture Land Disturbing Waiver request is required for any agriculture land disturbing activity within 100 feet of a lake, pond, river, stream, wetland, whether farmed, delineated, or depicted in the County GIS maps or floodplain.
Please contact the office if you have any questions or need help identifying if a waiver is needed.