North Carolina Final Recommended Maps
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) submitted proposed maps for
Units L05, L06, L07, L08, and L09, along with 65 other units, to Congress in
2008 as part of the Service’s Digital Mapping Pilot Project. These
draft maps make progress towards fulfilling a mandate in the Coastal Barrier
Resources Reauthorization Act (P.L. 109-226) to modernize all CBRS maps and make
recommendations for the expansion of the CBRS.
The Service has made modifications, as appropriate, based on public
comments, updated aerial imagery, CBRA criteria, and objective mapping
protocols for these maps. The Service’s final recommended maps for Unit L06
(which includes the southern segment of Unit L05) are dated November 20,
2013. The Service’s final recommended map for Units L07, L08, and L09 are
dated March 12, 2014.
The final recommended maps for these units were submitted to Congress
with the Service’s testimony at a legislative hearing before the House
Natural Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular
affairs on April 8, 2014. The final recommended maps will become effective
only if they are enacted by Congress through legislation.