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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 modification process…

  • 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…
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