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106th CONGRESS

  1st Session

                               H. R. 1431

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                                 AN ACT

      To reauthorize and amend the Coastal Barrier Resources Act.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
106th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1431

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                                 AN ACT


 
      To reauthorize and amend the Coastal Barrier Resources Act.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Coastal Barrier Resources 
Reauthorization Act of 1999''.

SEC. 2. ADDITIONS TO COASTAL BARRIER RESOURCES SYSTEM.

    (a) Voluntary Additions.--Section 4 of the Coastal Barrier 
Resources Act (16 U.S.C. 3503) is amended by adding at the end the 
following:
    ``(d) Voluntary Additions to System.--The Secretary may add any 
parcel of real property to the System, if--
            ``(1) the owner of the parcel requests that the Secretary 
        add the parcel to the System; and
            ``(2) the parcel is a depositional geologic feature 
        described in section 3(1)(A).''.
    (b) Technical Amendments Relating to Additions of Excess 
Property.--
            (1) In general.--Section 4(d) of the Coastal Barrier 
        Improvement Act of 1990 (16 U.S.C. 3503 note)--
                    (A) is redesignated and moved so as to appear as 
                subsection (e) of section 4 of the Coastal Barrier 
                Resources Act (16 U.S.C. 3503); and
                    (B) is amended--
                            (i) in paragraph (1) by striking ``one 
                        hundred and eighty'' and inserting ``180'';
                            (ii) in paragraph (2) by striking 
                        ``subsection (d)(1)'' and inserting ``paragraph 
                        (1)''; and
                            (iii) by striking paragraph (3).
            (2) Conforming amendment.--Section 4(f) of the Coastal 
        Barrier Improvement Act of 1990 (16 U.S.C. 3503 note) is 
        repealed.
    (c) Notice Regarding Additions to System.--Section 4 of the Coastal 
Barrier Resources Act (16 U.S.C. 3503) is further amended by adding at 
the end the following:
    ``(f) Notice Regarding Additions to System.--The Secretary shall--
            ``(1) publish in the Federal Register a notice of any 
        addition of property to the System under this section, 
        including notice of the availability of a map showing the 
        location of the property;
            ``(2) provide a copy of that map to the State and local 
        government in which the property is located and the Committee 
        on Resources of the House of Representatives; and
            ``(3) revise the maps referred to in subsection (a) to 
        reflect the addition of the property to the System.''.
    (d) Conforming Amendment.--Subsection (a) of section 4 of the 
Coastal Barrier Resources Act (16 U.S.C. 3503(a)) is amended by 
striking ``, which shall consist of'' and all that follows through the 
end of that subsection and inserting the following: ``, that--
            ``(1) shall consist of those undeveloped coastal barriers 
        and other areas located on the coasts of the United States that 
        are identified and generally depicted on the set of maps on 
        file with the Secretary entitled `Coastal Barrier Resources 
        System', dated October 24, 1990, as such maps may be modified, 
        revised, corrected, or replaced under subsection (c), (d), or 
        (e) of this section, or any other provision of law enacted on 
        or after November 16, 1990, that specifically authorizes the 
        modification, revision, correction, or replacement; and
            ``(2) includes areas added to the System in accordance with 
        subsection (d) or (e).''.

SEC. 3. CLERICAL AMENDMENTS.

    (a) Coastal Barrier Resources Act.--The Coastal Barrier Resources 
Act (16 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) is amended--
            (1) in section 3(3) (16 U.S.C. 3502(3)), in the matter 
        following subparagraph (D), by striking ``Effective October 1, 
        1983, such'' and inserting ``Such''; and
            (2) by repealing section 10 (16 U.S.C. 3509).
    (b) Coastal Barrier Improvement Act of 1990.--Section 8 of the 
Coastal Barrier Improvement Act of 1990 (16 U.S.C. 3503 note) is 
repealed.

SEC. 4. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    Section 12 of the Coastal Barrier Resources Act (16 U.S.C. 3510) is 
redesignated as section 10 and amended to read as follows:

``SEC. 10. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    ``There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary to carry 
out this Act $2,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2000, 2001, 2002, 
2003, and 2004.''.

SEC. 5. DIGITAL MAPPING PILOT PROJECT.

    (a) Requirement to Undertake Project.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary of the Interior, in 
        consultation with the Director of the Federal Emergency 
        Management Agency, shall undertake a pilot project to determine 
        the feasibility and cost of creating digital versions of the 
        Coastal Barrier Resources System maps referred to in section 
        4(a)(1) of the Coastal Barrier Resources Act, as amended by 
        this Act. The pilot project shall include the creation of 
        digital maps for at least 5 units of the System.
            (2) Use of existing data.--(A) To the extent practicable, 
        in completing the pilot project under this subsection, the 
        Secretary shall use existing digital spatial data including 
        digital orthophotos; shoreline, elevation, and bathymetric 
        data; and electronic navigational charts in the possession of 
        other Federal agencies, including the United States Geological 
        Survey and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
            (B) The head of any Federal agency that possesses digital 
        spatial data referred to in subparagraph (A) shall promptly 
        provide that data to the Secretary at no cost upon request by 
        the Secretary.
            (3) Obtaining additional data.--If the Secretary determines 
        that data necessary to complete the pilot project under this 
        subsection does not exist, the Secretary shall enter into an 
        agreement with the Director of the United States Geological 
        Survey under which the Director shall obtain, in cooperation 
        with other Federal agencies, as appropriate, and provide to the 
        Secretary any digital spatial data required to carry out this 
        subsection.
            (4) Data standards.--All digital spatial data used or 
        created to carry out this subsection shall comply with the 
        National Spatial Data Infrastructure established by Executive 
        Order 12906 and any other standards established by the Federal 
        Geographic Data Committee established by the Office of 
        Management and Budget Circular A-16.
            (5) Digital maps not controlling.--Any determination of 
        whether a location is inside or outside of the System shall be 
        made without regard to the digital maps prepared under this 
        subsection.
            (6) Report.--(A) Not later than 2 years after the date of 
        the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit a report 
        to the Committee on Resources of the House of Representatives 
        that describes the results of the pilot project and the 
        feasibility, data needs, and costs of completing digital maps 
        for the entire System.
            (B) The report shall include a description of--
                    (i) the cooperative agreements entered into by the 
                Secretary with other Federal agencies to complete the 
                pilot project and cooperative agreements needed to 
                complete digital mapping of the entire System;
                    (ii) the availability of existing data to complete 
                digital mapping of the entire System;
                    (iii) the need for additional data to complete 
                digital mapping of the entire System; and
                    (iv) the funding needed to complete digital mapping 
                of the entire System.
    (b) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized to be 
appropriated to the Secretary of the Interior $500,000 for each of 
fiscal years 2000, 2001, and 2002 to carry out the pilot project 
required under this section.

SEC. 6. CORRECTIONS TO MAPS RELATING TO UNIT P19-P.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary of the Interior shall, before the 
end of the 30-day period beginning on the date of the enactment of this 
Act, make such corrections to the map described in subsection (b) as 
are necessary to ensure that depictions of areas on that map are 
consistent with the depictions of areas appearing on the map relating 
to unit P19-P entitled ``Amendment to the Coastal Barrier Resources 
System'' and dated September 16, 1998.
    (b) Map Described.--The map described in this subsection is the map 
that--
            (1) is included in a set of maps entitled ``Coastal Barrier 
        Resources System'', dated November 2, 1994; and
            (2) relates to unit P19-P of the Coastal Barrier Resources 
        System.

SEC. 7. REPLACEMENT OF MAPS RELATING TO UNITS NC-03P AND L03.

    (a) In General.--The 7 maps included in the set of maps entitled 
``Coastal Barrier Resources System'' and referred to in section 4(a)(1) 
of the Coastal Barrier Resources Act, as amended by this Act, relating 
to the portions of Coastal Barrier Resources System units NC-03P and 
L03 located in Dare County, North Carolina, are hereby replaced by 
other maps relating to that unit that are entitled ``DARE COUNTY, NORTH 
CAROLINA, Coastal Barrier Resources System, Cape Hatteras Unit NC-03P'' 
or ``DARE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, Coastal Barrier Resources System, 
Cape Hatteras Unit NC-03P, Hatteras Island Unit L03'' and dated July 1, 
1999.
    (b) Availability.--The Secretary of the Interior shall keep the 
maps referred to in subsection (a) on file and available for inspection 
in accordance with the provisions of section 4(b) of the Coastal 
Barrier Resources Act (16 U.S.C. 3503(b)).

SEC. 8. CORRECTIONS TO MAP RELATING TO UNIT DE-03P.

    (a) In General.--Not later than 30 days after the date of enactment 
of this Act, the Secretary of the Interior shall make such corrections 
to the map described in subsection (b) as are necessary to move on that 
map the boundary of the otherwise protected area (as defined in section 
12 of the Coastal Barrier Improvement Act of 1990 (16 U.S.C. 3503 note; 
Public Law 101-591)) to the Cape Henlopen State Park boundary to the 
extent necessary--
            (1) to exclude from the otherwise protected area the 
        adjacent property leased, as of the date of enactment of this 
        Act, by the Barcroft Company and Cape Shores Associates (which 
        are privately held corporations under the law of the State of 
        Delaware); and
            (2) to include in the otherwise protected area the 
        northwestern corner of Cape Henlopen State Park seaward of the 
        Lewes and Rehoboth Canal.
    (b) Map Described.--The map described in this subsection is the map 
that is included in a set of maps entitled ``Coastal Barrier Resources 
System'', dated October 24, 1990, as revised October 15, 1992, and that 
relates to the unit of the Coastal Barrier Resources System entitled 
``Cape Henlopen Unit DE-03P''.

            Passed the House of Representatives September 21, 1999.

            Attest:

                                                                 Clerk.

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