[Federal Register: August 2, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 147)]
[Page 41940-41941]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Coastal Barrier Improvement Act of 1990; Amendments to the 
Coastal Barrier Resources System

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service, have changed the boundaries 
on three maps of the Coastal Barrier Resources System, in Florida and 
South Carolina, as directed by Congress. In addition, recent 
legislation reactivates changes to eight maps in Florida that had been 
invalidated by a court decision on March 8, 1998. These changes are 
effective without the need to revise maps. We are using this notice to 
inform the public about the distribution and availability of the 
revised and reactivated maps.

DATES: The boundary revisions for these units became effective on 
October 21, 1998.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Benjamin N. Tuggle, Department of 
the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Habitat 
Conservation, (703) 358-2161.



    In 1982, Congress passed the Coastal Barrier Resources Act (P.L. 
97-348) to restrict Federal spending that could foster development of 
undeveloped coastal barriers along the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico 
coasts. In the Coastal Barrier Improvement Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-591), 
Congress amended the CBRA to broaden the definition of a coastal 
barrier, and approved a series of maps entitled ``Coastal Barrier 
Resources System'' dated October 24, 1990. These maps identify and 
depict those coastal barriers located on the coasts of the Atlantic 
Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and the Great Lakes, and in Puerto Rico and the 
Virgin Islands that are subject to the Federal funding limitations 
outlined in the CBRA.
    The CBRA also defines our responsibilities regarding the System 
maps. We have official custody of these maps, and prepare and 
distribute copies of the maps. We published a notice of the filing, 
distribution, and availability of the maps entitled ``Coastal Barrier 
Resources System'' dated October 24, 1990, in the Federal Register on 
June 6, 1991, (56 FR 26304-26312). We have announced all subsequent map 
revisions in the Federal Register.
    Section 101(e) of Public Law 105-277, enacted on October 21, 1998, 
requires us to revise the maps of Coastal Barrier Resources System Unit 
FL-35/FL-35P in Monroe County, Florida, and Unit SC-03 in Georgetown 
County, South Carolina. Section 134 of Public Law 105-277 requires us 
to revise the map of Unit M09 in Colleton County, South Carolina. 
Section 335 of Public Law 105-277 gives ``the force and effect of law'' 
to a set of eight maps entitled ``Coastal Barrier Resources System'', 
dated October 24, 1990, revised November 12, 1996, that were previously 
announced in the Federal Register on May 28, 1997 (62 FR 28891-28892). 
These eight maps were invalidated by a court order on March 5, 1998 
(Coastal Alliance v. Babbitt, Civil Action No. 97-1344 (D. D.C.)), but 
were reinstated as of October 21, 1998, by Section 335 of Public Law 

Three Revised Maps in Florida and South Carolina

    Consistent with Congressional instructions, the following three 
maps were modified:
    North Key Largo Unit FL-35/FL-35P--Congress excluded Pumpkin Key 
from the System. Congress also removed some developed property of the 
Ocean Reef community from the System.
    Huntington Beach Unit SC-03--Congress changed the western boundary 
of this unit to remove developed property from the System.
    Edisto Island Unit M09--Congress changed the southern and western 
boundary of this unit back to the boundary it established in 1982.

Eight Reactivated Maps in Florida

    We substituted the eight maps dated ``October 24, 1990, revised 
November 12, 1996,'' for the previous maps for the units. These maps 
are described in the May 28, 1997, Federal Register (62 FR 28891-28892) 
and pertain to the following units:

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Conch Island Unit P05;
Matanzas River Unit P05A;
Vero Beach Unit P10;
Hutchinson Island Unit P11;
Frank B. McGilvrey Unit P11A;
Sanibel Island Unit P18;
Cedar Keys Unit P25; and
Moreno Point Unit P32.

How To Get Copies of the Maps

    The Service has given copies of the revised System maps to the 
House of Representatives Committee on Resources and the Committee on 
Banking and Financial Services, the Senate Committee on Environment and 
Public Works, and to each appropriate Federal, State, or local agency 
having jurisdiction over the areas in which the modified units are 
    You can purchase copies of System maps from the U.S. Geological 
Survey, Earth Science Information Center, P.O. Box 25286, Denver, 
Colorado 80225. The cost is $4.00 per map, plus a $3.50 shipping and 
handling fee for the entire order. Maps can also be viewed at the 
following Fish and Wildlife Service offices:

Washington Office--All System Maps

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Habitat Conservation, 4401 
N. Fairfax Drive Room 400, Arlington, Virginia 22203, (703) 358-2201

Southeast Regional Office--all System Maps for NC, SC, GA, FL, AL, MS 
and LA

Region 4, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1875 Century Blvd., Atlanta, 
Georgia 30345, (404) 679-7125
Field Offices
Field Supervisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 6620 S. Point Dr. 
South, #310, Jacksonville, Florida 32216 (904) 232-2580
Florida: maps for Nassau, Duval, St. Johns, Flagler, Volusia, Brevard, 
Dixie, Levy, Pasco Counties.
Field Supervisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1360 U.S. Highway 1, 
#5, Vero Beach, FL 32961, (561) 562-3909
Florida: maps for Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, 
Lee, Collier, Monroe, Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, 
Indian River Counties.
Field Supervisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1612 June Ave., 
Panama City, FL 32405-3721, (904) 769-0552
Florida: maps for Wakulla, Franklin, Gulf, Bay, Walton, Okaloosa, Santa 
Rosa, Escambia Counties.
Field Supervisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 217 Fort Johnson 
Road, Charleston, SC 29422-2559, (843) 727-4707
South Carolina: maps for all counties

    Dated: July 6, 1999.
Marshall P. Jones,
Acting Director, Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 99-19646 Filed 7-30-99; 8:45 am]