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Final Digital Conversion Maps Available for CBRS Units in 10 States
Congress Makes Updates to Coastal Barrier Resources System Maps in Florida
Maps depicting five units of the Coastal Barrier Resources System (CBRS) were made effective on February 29, 2016, via Public Law 114-128. The new maps (depicting revisions to three units and two entirely new units) are accessible via a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) online mapper. The affected units, comprising 40,798 total acres, are located in Collier County, Florida. The new maps correct errors affecting property owners and add eligible undeveloped areas to the CBRS. Additional information about the new maps is available on the Service’s website. Learn more »
Supporting Coastal Resiliency and Sustainability following Hurricane Sandy
The Service recently received funding to modernize the maps of the CBRS for eight states most affected by Hurricane Sandy: Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Virginia. Learn more »
In the 1970s and 1980s, Congress recognized that certain actions and programs of the Federal Government have historically subsidized and encouraged development on coastal barriers, resulting in the loss of natural resources; threats to human life, health, and property; and the expenditure of millions of tax dollars each year. To remove the federal incentive to develop these areas, the Coastal Barrier Resources Act (CBRA) of 1982 designated relatively undeveloped coastal barriers along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts as part of the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System (CBRS), and made these areas ineligible for most new federal expenditures and financial assistance. CBRA encourages the conservation of hurricane prone, biologically rich coastal barriers by restricting federal expenditures that encourage development, such as federal flood insurance. Areas within the CBRS can be developed provided that private developers or other non-federal parties bear the full cost.
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CBRS Mapping Projects by State
Click on a state in the table below to see the CBRS mapping project(s) affecting each state.
|New Jersey||New York G.L.|
|North Carolina||Ohio||Puerto Rico|
|Rhode Island||South Carolina||Texas|
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