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Service Sends Coastal Barrier Resources System Report to Congress with Updated Maps for 65 Units
Final Recommended Maps Available for Ten CBRS Units in Florida and New Jersey
Stakeholder Review Period Closed for Digital Conversion Maps for CBRS Units in Louisiana, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands
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.
- How do I know if my property is in the CBRS?
- How can I get information on changing the CBRS maps?
- How do I know if a federal project or activity is affected by CBRA?
- How can I see the official maps of the CBRS?
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|
Wildlife and Habitat Conservation
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