Public Law 113-253

Revised maps for 11 CBRS units located in Rhode Island, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida were made effective on December 18, 2014, via Pub. L. 113-253.

Archive for Unit FL-70/FL-70P

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) prepared a draft revised map dated January 10, 2012, for one existing and one proposed new Coastal Barrier Resources System (CBRS) Unit in Lee County, Florida – Gasparilla Island Unit FL-70/FL-70P. 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 (March 8-April 23, 2012) in a notice published in the Federal Register (77 FR 14032). The Service sent letters to numerous stakeholders, including members of Congress; Federal, state, and local officials; and non-governmental 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 May 11, 2012.

The 2014 adopted map is identical to the May 11, 2012 final recommended map except that it did not include the addition of a 10-acre area located at the southern tip of Gasparilla Island that was recommended for inclusion within the CBRS by the Service. For additional information, please see the Service’s testimony on H.R. 1810 in the 113th Congress.

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

Final Recommended Map Dated May 11, 2012 and Related Information

Proposed Map Dated January 10, 2012 and Related Information

Archive for Units L07, L08, and L09

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) prepared three draft revised maps dated March 12, 2014, for three existing Coastal Barrier Resources System (CBRS) units in Onslow, Pender, and New Hanover Counties, North Carolina – Lea Island Complex L07, Wrightsville Beach Unit L08, and Masonboro Island Unit L09. The Service announced the availability of the draft maps for a 90-day public comment period with a 30-day extension (April 7-August 5, 2009) in notices published in the Federal Register on April 7, 2009 (74 FR 15743) and June 29, 2009 (74 FR 31044). The draft maps, Federal Register notice, unit summaries and digital boundary data were made available on the Service’s website during the public comment period.

These units were part of the Service’s Digital Mapping Pilot Project which was authorized by Section 6 of Pub. L. 106-514. The proposed maps for these units were originally included in the 2008 John. H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System Digital Mapping Pilot Project: Report to Congress. The Service’s final recommended maps for these three units were delivered to Congress along with testimony at a hearing on H.R. 3572. These units were removed from the Pilot Project when the final recommended maps became effective on December 18, 2014.

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

Final Recommended Map Dated March 12, 2014 and Related Information

Proposed Map Dated June 12, 2006 and Related Information

Archive for RI-04P, RI-05P, RI-06, and RI-07

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) prepared a draft revised map dated September 30, 2009, for four existing Coastal Barrier Resources System (CBRS) units in Newport County, Rhode Island – Sachuest Point Unit RI-04P, Easton Beach Unit RI-05P, Almy Pond Unit RI-06, and Hazards Beach Unit RI-07. 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 (March 8-April 23, 2012) in a notice published in the Federal Register (77 FR 14032). The Service sent letters to numerous stakeholders, including members of Congress; Federal, state, and local officials; and nongovernmental organizations. The draft map, Federal Register notice, and summaries of the proposed boundary changes for each of the four units were posted to 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 September 16, 2013.  

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

Final Recommended Map Dated September 16, 2013 and Related Information

Proposed Map Dated September 30, 2009 and Related Information

Archive for Units SC-01 and SC-03

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) prepared draft revised maps dated September 30, 2014, for two existing Coastal Barrier Resources System (CBRS) Units in Horry and Georgetown Counties, South Carolina – Long Pond Unit SC-01 and Huntington Beach Unit SC-03. The draft maps were 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 and make recommendations for additions to the CBRS. The Service provided the draft maps and summaries of the proposed changes to Congress. These maps did not undergo public review because they were adopted by Congress through legislation before the Service was able to publish a notice in the Federal Register to open the comment period.

Proposed Map Dated September 30, 2014 and Related Information

*The “existing boundaries” depicted on these maps were superseded by Pub. L. 113-253.

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)....