Digital Conversion Batch 2 - Maps for Maine,
Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, and Virginia
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has conducted a
conversion and 5-year review and prepared final revised maps for all of the
John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System (CBRS) units in Maine, Maryland,
New Jersey, Virginia, one unit in New York, and 13 units in North Carolina. The
Coastal Barrier Resources Act (CBRA) requires the Secretary of the Interior to
review the maps of the CBRS at least once every 5 years and make any minor and
technical modifications necessary to reflect changes in the size or location of
the CBRS unit as a result of natural forces (16 U.S.C. 3503(c)).
This review resulted in a set of 118 final revised maps, dated August 1,
2014, depicting a total of 182 CBRS units. The set of maps is comprised of
19 maps for 34 CBRS units located in Maine; 23 maps for 49 CBRS units
located in Maryland; 16 maps for 21 CBRS units located in New Jersey; 32
maps for 64 CBRS units located in Virginia; 2 maps for 1 CBRS unit located
in New York; and 26 maps for 13 CBRS units located in North Carolina.
Comprehensively revised maps for North Carolina Units L07, L08, and L09
were made effective on December 18, 2014, via Pub. L. 113-253; therefore,
the revised maps prepared for these units through the digital conversion
effort will not be adopted administratively by the Service. The Service
found that a total of 138 of the 182 CBRS units reviewed had experienced
changes in their size or location as a result of natural forces since they
were last mapped.
The CBRA requires consultation with the appropriate Federal, State, and
local officials (stakeholders) on the Service’s proposed CBRS boundary
modifications to reflect changes that have occurred in the size or location
of any CBRS unit as a result of natural forces (16 U.S.C 3503(c)). The
Service fulfilled this requirement by holding a 30-day comment period on the
draft maps for Federal, State, and local stakeholders, from June 10, 2014
through July 10, 2014. This comment period was announced in a notice
published in the Federal Register (79 FR 33207) on June 10, 2014.
Several comments were received from stakeholders during the comment period.
The Service assessed the comments received during the comment period and
officially adopted the final revised maps upon publication of a second
notice in the Federal Register (80 FR 25314) on May 4,
2015. The Service made no changes to the CBRS boundaries depicted on the
draft maps as a result of the comment period. The CBRS boundaries depicted
on the final revised maps dated August 1, 2014 are therefore identical to
the CBRS boundaries depicted on the draft maps released in June 2014, which
were dated September 30, 2013.
View the final revised maps and digital boundary data for Batch 2:
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