(505 ILCS 106/20)
Farmers who satisfy all of the following
criteria applicable to their operations may be designated Rivers-Friendly
(1) Soil loss on cropland is at or below the tolerable soil loss level as
certified by a local Soil and Water Conservation District.
(2) An approved farm conservation plan is on file at the local Soil and
Conservation District office.
(3) If the farm is required
to have a vegetative
filter strip, adjacent to a body of
was constructed in accordance with the USDA Natural Resources
Conservation Service Technical Guide.
(4) Evidence of
programs such as
the USDA's Conservation Reserve Program, Conservation
Reserve Enhancement Program,
Environmental Quality Incentives Program, or the
Department's Conservation 2000 Conservation Practices Program, and Agricultural
Areas in accordance with Illinois' Agricultural Areas Conservation and
Protection Act, can be considered but is not required to be designated as a
(Source: P.A. 91-570, eff. 1-1-00.)