Comprehensive CBRS Map Modernization
The Coastal Barrier Resources Reauthorization Act of 2006 (P.L.
109-226) directed the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) to: (1)
finalize a digital mapping pilot project that includes draft revised maps
for approximately 10 percent of the entire CBRS and an accompanying report
to Congress, and (2) create draft revised maps for the remainder of the
CBRS. To date, draft comprehensively revised maps have been created for
about 12 percent of the entire CBRS and Congress has enacted into law
comprehensively modernized maps for about two percent of the entire CBRS.
The three efforts listed below make progress towards fulfilling the
mandates in P.L. 109-226. All of the maps produced through these three
efforts must be enacted by Congress to become effective.
Learn more about the CBRS boundary
- Pilot Project: The Service is currently working on
the final recommended digital mapping pilot project maps and
accompanying report, which will be transmitted to Congress and made
available to the public when they are complete. Learn
more about the pilot project …
- Hurricane Sandy Project: In FY 2014, the Service
received funding to produce comprehensively revised maps for
approximately 370 units in 8 states in the northeast that were affected
by Hurricane Sandy. The Service anticipates that this project will be
completed by late 2017. Learn
more about the Hurricane Sandy project…
- Technical Corrections: The Service has worked with
Congress in the past to address technical corrections and modernize
individual CBRS maps on a case-by-case basis as mapping errors have been
brought to our attention. The Service currently has a backlog of
requests for technical correction reviews, and we are unfortunately not
able to fulfill all requests that we receive in any given year. These
reviews are time and resource intensive and resources are limited.
Learn more about our current technical corrections projects…