Illinois Coastal Management Program Hearing
The pending Illinois Coastal Management Program (ICMP) crossed another milestone in the federal approval process on February 18, 2011. A public hearing was held in Chicago to discuss the basic elements of the planned program and the timeline leading to the establishment of a fully staffed and grant-reviewing ICMP office in Chicago during fall 2011. Senior Coastal Geologist Michael Chrzastowski presented an overview of the coastal geology and management issues of the Illinois coast. This presentation was available via webinar and is now posted on the Illinois Department of Resources Coastal Management Program Web site ( http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/cmp/Pages/default.aspx). Approximately 35 people were present at the hearing, and another 30 participated via the webinar. Robert Bauer, as a member of the Technical Advisory Committee, was also present at the public hearing.