In general, Federal expenditures and financial assistance for erosion
control, or to otherwise stabilize any inlet, shoreline, or inshore area,
are prohibited under the Coastal Barrier Resources Act (CBRA). The
following actions or projects are excepted, provided the expenditure is
consistent with the purposes CBRA (i.e., to minimize loss of human life,
wasteful Federal expenditures and damage to fish, wildlife and other natural
- Projects for the study, management, protection, and enhancement of
fish and wildlife resources and habitats, including acquisition of fish
and wildlife habitats and related lands, stabilization projects for fish
and wildlife habitats, and recreational projects.
- Assistance for emergency actions essential to the saving of lives
and the protection of property and the public health and safety, if such
actions are limited to those that are necessary to alleviate the
- Nonstructural projects for shoreline stabilization that are designed
to mimic, enhance, or restore a natural stabilization system.