Coastal Barrier Resources System
Ecological Services

Summary of Changes to the Coastal Barrier Resources System

Effective Date 1

Public Law

Federal Register Notice

Affected Unit(s)

Map Date

Additional Comments

8/13/1981

Omnibus Budget and Reconciliation Act 
(Pub. L. 97-35 Sec. 341(d))

46 FR 58346

 

 

The Omnibus Budget and Reconciliation Act (OBRA) prohibited new flood insurance coverage on or after October 1, 1983, for new construction or substantial improvements located on undeveloped coastal barriers which were to be designated by the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary).

10/18/1982

Coastal Barrier Resources Act
(Pub. L. 97-348)

47 FR 52388

186 CBRS units in Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas were established.  See Federal Register for full list of affected units.

9/30/1982

The Coastal Barrier Resources Act (CBRA) established the Coastal Barrier Resources System (CBRS) and prohibited new Federal expenditures and financial assistance (with limited exceptions as specified by the Act) within the units of the CBRS.  The CBRA superseded the OBRA, resulting in CBRS units that were established by law rather than by an administrative action of the Secretary.

12/31/1982

Pub. L. 97-396

 

T02A and T03A (formerly T02 and T03, respectively)

12/8/1982

 

4/22/1983

 

48 FR 17406

A01A, A03C, C03A, C19A, C31, D02, D04, E02, F04,H00, L01, M09, P11, P18, P23, S01A, S02, S03, S05, S06, S07, S08, S09, S10, T02A, T03A, T11

4/18/1983

Changes made administratively under Section 4(c) of Pub. L. 97-348 went into effect.  This section allowed for minor and technical boundary modifications subsequent to the passage of the CBRA.  Several of the units were revised for reasons other than boundary modifications, such as changes to the map scale.

11/23/1988

Great Lakes Coastal Barrier Act 
(Pub. L. 100-707)

 

 

 

The Great Lakes Coastal Barrier Act added a provision to the CBRA for the identification and addition to the CBRS of undeveloped coastal barriers along the shores of the Great Lakes.

11/16/1990

Coastal Barrier Improvement Act 
(Pub. L. 101-591)

56 FR 26304

Most of the CBRS units created in 1982 were affected.  New CBRS units and Otherwise Protected Areas (OPAs) were established along the Great Lakes, Atlantic, and Gulf coasts, as well as in the Florida Keys, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

10/24/1990

The Coastal Barrier Improvement Act (CBIA) reauthorized the CBRA and amended CBRA to modify existing units and expand the CBRS.

10/23/1992

Pub. L. 102-440

58 FR 60288

NC-01 (formerly NC-01P), NC-05P, VA-60, VA-60P

10/23/1992

 

11/15/1993

 

58 FR 60288

114 CBRS units in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Ohio, and Michigan were modified.  See Federal Register for full list of affected units.

10/15/1992

Changes made administratively under Section 4(e) of Pub. L. 101-591 went into effect.  This section allowed for minor and technical boundary modifications subsequent to the passage of the CBIA.  Several of the units were revised for reasons other than boundary modifications, such as changes in map symbols.

11/2/1994

Pub. L. 103-461

60 FR 10268

NY-75, VA-62P, FL-05P, P11A, FL-15, FL-36P, P17, P17A, P18P, P19P, FL-72P, P31P, FL-95P, AL-01P, MI-21

11/2/1994

 

5/24/1996

Pub. L. 104-148

62 FR 19125

NY-59P

5/24/1996

 

10/9/1996

Pub. L. 104-265

62 FR 19125

SC-01

10/9/1996

 

11/12/1996

Pub. L. 104-333

62 FR 28891

P05, P05A, P10, P11, P11A, P18, P25, P32, P32P

11/12/1996

Changes made by Pub. L. 104-333 were later invalidated by the U.S. Federal District Court of DC.

2/24/1997

 

62 FR 8258

ME-17, ME-18, MA-03, C01B, MA-20P, MA-24, C28, C31, D02B, NY-04P, NY-50, F10, NJ-09, MD-03, MD-37P, MD-38, VA-09, VA-23, VA-36, L07, L09, P16, P17, FL-89, FL-99, FL-101, Q01A, VI-07

7/12/1996

Changes made administratively under Section 3 of Pub. L. 101-591 went into effect.  This section allows for modifications to the CBRS boundaries to reflect changes that have occurred as a result of natural forces.

3/5/1998

 

 

P05, P05A, P10, P11, P11A, P18, P25, P32, P32P

 

The 11/12/1996 maps revised by Pub. L. 104-333 were invalidated by court order from the U.S. Federal District Court of DC.

10/21/1998

Pub. L. 105-277

64 FR 41940

P05, P05A, P10, P11, P11A, P18, P25, P32, P32P, FL-35, FL-35P, SC-03, M09

11/12/1996 and 10/21/1998

Pub. L. 105-277 reinstated the 11/12/1996, maps revised by Pub. L. 104-333 that were previously invalidated by court order and revised four additional units.

11/29/1999

Pub. L. 106-116

65 FR 17671

L03, NC-03P

10/18/1999

 

12/6/1999

Pub. L. 106-128

65 FR 17671

DE-03P

12/6/1999

 

12/9/1999

Pub. L. 106-167

 

 

 

Pub. L. 106-167 redesignated the Coastal Barrier Resources System as the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System.

10/19/2000

Pub. L. 106-332

66 FR 10735

NC-01

10/19/2000

 

10/27/2000

Pub. L. 106-360

66 FR 10734

P19, P19P

10/27/2000

 

11/13/2000

Pub. L. 106-514

 

 

 

The 2000 Coastal Barrier Reauthorization Act (CBRRA) mandated a digital mapping pilot project, covering no more than 75 units and no fewer than 50 units, to determine the feasibility and cost of creating digital maps for the entire CBRS.

2/20/2003

Pub. L. 108-7

68 FR 38087

VA-59P, VA-60, VA-60P

2/20/2003

 

12/1/2003

Pub. L. 108-138

72 FR 54278

T07, T07P

12/1/2003

 

10/18/2004

Pub. L. 108-339

72 FR 54278

NC-07P

10/18/2004

 

10/30/2004

Pub. L. 108-380

72 FR 54278

P25

10/30/2004

 

5/25/2006

Pub. L. 109-226

 

 

 

The 2006 CBRRA directed the Service to finalize the pilot project and to prepare digital maps for the rest of the CBRS, including recommendations for expansion.

10/16/2006

Pub. L. 109-354

72 FR 54278

GA-06P

10/16/2006

 

10/16/2006

Pub. L. 109-355

72 FR 54278

FL-95P, FL-96

10/16/2006

 

10/15/2008

Pub. L. 110-419

74 FR 15743

FL-64P

10/15/2008

 

4/17/2014

 

79 FR 21787

69 CBRS units in Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and Texas.  See Federal Register for full list of affected units.

12/6/2013

Changes made administratively under Section 3 of Pub. L. 101-591 went into effect.  This section allows for modifications to the CBRS boundaries to reflect changes that have occurred as a result of natural forces.  Unit SC-01 was also modified to reflect a voluntary addition in accordance with Section 4(d) of the CBRA as amended by Section 3 of Pub. L. 106-514.

12/18/2014

Pub. L. 113-253

 

L07, L08, L09, RI-04P, RI-05P, RI-06, 
RI-07, FL-70, FL-70P, SC-01, SC-03

12/18/2014

 

5/4/2015

 

80 FR 25314

182 CBRS units in Maine, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, and Virginia. See Federal Register for full list of affected units.

8/1/2014

Changes made administratively under Section 3 of Pub. L. 101-591 went into effect.  This section allows for modifications to the CBRS boundaries to reflect changes that have occurred as a result of natural forces.

2/29/2016

Pub. L. 114-128

 

P15, P15P, P16, P16P, FL-63P

2/29/2016

 

3/14/2016

 

81 FR 13407

247 CBRS units in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New York (Great Lakes region), Ohio, and Wisconsin.  See Federal Register for full list of affected units.

1/11/2016

Changes made administratively under Section 3 of Pub. L. 101-591 went into effect.  This section allows for modifications to the CBRS boundaries to reflect changes that have occurred as a result of natural forces.

12/16/2016

Pub. L. 114-314

  NJ-02/NJ-02P, NJ-03P, NJ-04, NJ-15P, NJ-16P

12/16/2016

 

1The date in the Effective Date column is the date of the Pub. L., or the date of the Federal Register notice (in the cases where the Pub. L. is blank)

Last updated: July 11, 2017