The Coastal Barrier Resources Reauthorization Act of 2006 (P.L. 109-226) directed the 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. The Service anticipates the final recommended pilot project maps and accompanying report will be transmitted to Congress in FY 2012.
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To date, draft digital maps have been created for about 12 percent of the entire CBRS. The Service is working to modernize the remaining CBRS maps as quickly as possible, within funding constraints. The Service also 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. Congress has enacted into law comprehensive modernized maps for about two percent of the entire CBRS. The Service balances numerous competing needs with limited resources available to administer the CBRS. Funding has not been provided to produce any new CBRS maps this year.