ESPB Hearing Annoucement

ILLINOIS ENDANGERED SPECIES PROTECTION BOARD

One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, Illinois 62702-1271, dnr/espb@illinois.gov 

ANNOUNCEMENT OF PUBLIC HEARING

 Hearing Agenda

The Illinois Endangered Species Protection Board will hold a public hearing from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, October 11, 2019 at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources headquarters building, One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, Illinois to take public comments on changes the Board is considering to the Illinois List of Endangered and Threatened Species. The Board will accept both oral and written testimony from the public regarding the proposed changes. The hearing record will remain open for an additional two weeks; all written comments must be received no later than Friday, October 25, 2019. A complete list of the proposed changes can be accessed here. The current version of the Illinois List of Endangered and Threatened Species and additional references are available on the Board’s website. To request a copy of the proposed changes or to submit written comments contact: Illinois Endangered Species Protection Board via e-mail at DNR.espb@illinois.gov or by regular mail at One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702-1271.

This hearing will be accessible to handicapped individuals in compliance with all pertinent state and federal laws, upon notification of anticipated attendance. Handicapped persons planning to attend and needing special accommodations should contact the Endangered Species Protection Board at DNR.espb@illinois.gov prior to the hearing to inform of their anticipated attendance.

Equal opportunity to participate in programs of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), Illinois Endangered Species Protection Board, and those funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other agencies is available to all individuals regardless of race, sex, national origin, disability, age, religion, or other non-merit factors. If you believe you have been discriminated against, contact the funding source's civil rights office and/or the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, IDNR, One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702-1271; 217/782-6302.