Public Law 114-314

A new map for CBRS Units NJ-02/NJ-02P, NJ-03P, NJ-04, NJ-15P, and NJ-16P, located in Middlesex and Monmouth Counties, New Jersey, was made effective on December 16, 2016, via Pub. L. 114-314.

Archive for Units NJ-02/NJ-02P, NJ-03P, NJ-04, NJ-15P, and NJ-16P

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) prepared a draft revised map dated May 16, 2016, for three existing and three proposed new Coastal Barrier Resources System (CBRS) units in Middlesex and Monmouth Counties, New Jersey – Seidler Beach Unit NJ-02/NJ-02P, Cliffwood Beach Unit NJ-03P, Conaskonk Point Unit NJ-04, Sayreville Unit NJ-15P, and Matawan Point Unit NJ-16P. The draft map was prepared in accordance with the Coastal Barrier Resources Reauthorization Act of 2006 (Pub. L. 109-226) which directs the Service to prepare draft revised maps for all CBRS areas, make recommendations for additions to the CBRS, and solicit public comments.

The Service announced the availability of the draft map for a 45-day public comment period (July 7-August 22, 2016) in a notice published in the Federal Register (81 FR 44320). The Service sent letters to numerous stakeholders, including members of Congress; Federal, state, and local officials; and nongovernmental organizations to advise them of the proposed changes and opportunity for public comment. The draft map, Federal Register notice, and summaries of the proposed boundary changes were made available on the Service’s website during the public comment period. The Service considered the comments that were submitted and transmitted a final recommended map to Congress dated October 7, 2016.  

Documents related to the Service’s draft maps and public review are linked below.

Final Recommended Map Dated October 7, 2016 and Related Information

Proposed Map Dated May 16, 2016 and Related Information

*The “existing boundaries” depicted on this map were superseded by Pub. L. 114-314.


Aerial view of an undeveloped coastal freshwater pond.
We administer the Coastal Barrier Resources Act (CBRA), which encourages the conservation of storm-prone and dynamic coastal barriers by withdrawing the availability of federal funding and financial assistance within a designated set of units known as the Coastal Barrier Resources System (CBRS)....