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        S.1752

                       One Hundred Sixth Congress

                                 of the

                        United States of America


                          AT THE SECOND SESSION

           Begun and held at the City of Washington on Monday,
             the twenty-fourth day of January, two thousand


                                 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 2000''.
SEC. 2. GUIDELINES FOR CERTAIN RECOMMENDATIONS AND DETERMINATIONS.
    Section 4 of the Coastal Barrier Resources Act (16 U.S.C. 3503), as 
otherwise amended by this Act, is further amended by adding at the end 
the following:
    ``(g) Guidelines for Certain Recommendations and Determinations.--
        ``(1) In general.--In making any recommendation to the Congress 
    regarding the addition of any area to the System or in determining 
    whether, at the time of the inclusion of a System unit within the 
    System, a coastal barrier is undeveloped, the Secretary shall 
    consider whether within the area--
            ``(A) the density of development is less than 1 structure 
        per 5 acres of land above mean high tide; and
            ``(B) there is existing infrastructure consisting of--
                ``(i) a road, with a reinforced road bed, to each lot 
            or building site in the area;
                ``(ii) a wastewater disposal system sufficient to serve 
            each lot or building site in the area;
                ``(iii) electric service for each lot or building site 
            in the area; and
                ``(iv) a fresh water supply for each lot or building 
            site in the area.
        ``(2) Structure defined.--In paragraph (1), the term 
    `structure' means a walled and roofed building, other than a gas or 
    liquid storage tank, that--
            ``(A) is principally above ground and affixed to a 
        permanent site, including a manufactured home on a permanent 
        foundation; and
            ``(B) covers an area of at least 200 square feet.
        ``(3) Savings clause.--Nothing in this subsection supersedes 
    the official maps referred to in subsection (a).''.
SEC. 3. VOLUNTARY ADDITIONS TO JOHN H. CHAFEE COASTAL BARRIER RESOURCES 
SYSTEM.
    (a) In General.--Section 4 of the Coastal Barrier Resources Act (16 
U.S.C. 3503) is amended by inserting after subsection (c) the 
following:
    ``(d) Additions to System.--The Secretary may add a parcel of real 
property to the System, if--
        ``(1) the owner of the parcel requests, in writing, that the 
    Secretary add the parcel to the System; and
        ``(2) the parcel is an undeveloped coastal barrier.''.
    (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; Public Law 101-591)--
            (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)--

                    (I) by striking ``one hundred and eighty'' and 
                inserting ``180''; and
                    (II) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``shall''; 
                and

                (ii) in paragraph (2), by striking ``subsection 
            (d)(1)(B)'' and inserting ``paragraph (1)(B)''; and
                (iii) by striking paragraph (3).
        (2) Conforming amendments.--Section 4 of the Coastal Barrier 
    Improvement Act of 1990 (16 U.S.C. 3503 note; Public Law 101-591) 
    is amended--
            (A) in subsection (b)(2), by striking ``subsection (d) of 
        this section'' and inserting ``section 4(e) of the Coastal 
        Barrier Resources Act (16 U.S.C. 3503(e))''; and
            (B) by striking subsection (f).
    (c) Additions to System.--Section 4 of the Coastal Barrier 
Resources Act (16 U.S.C. 3503) is further amended by inserting after 
subsection (e) (as added by subsection (b)(1)) the following:
    ``(f) Maps.--The Secretary shall--
        ``(1) keep a map showing the location of each boundary 
    modification made under subsection (c) and of each parcel of real 
    property added to the System under subsection (d) or (e) on file 
    and available for public inspection in the Office of the Director 
    of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and in such other 
    offices of the Service as the Director considers appropriate;
        ``(2) provide a copy of the map to--
            ``(A) the State and unit of local government in which the 
        property is located;
            ``(B) the Committees; and
            ``(C) the Federal Emergency Management Agency; and
        ``(3) revise the maps referred to in subsection (a) to reflect 
    each boundary modification under subsection (c) and each addition 
    of real property to the System under subsection (d) or (e), after 
    publishing in the Federal Register a notice of any such proposed 
    revision.''.
    (d) Conforming Amendment.--Section 4(a) of the Coastal Barrier 
Resources Act (16 U.S.C. 3503(a)) is amended by striking ``which shall 
consist of'' and all that follows and inserting the following: ``which 
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 maps on file with the Secretary entitled 
`Coastal Barrier Resources System', dated October 24, 1990, as those 
maps may be modified, revised, or corrected under--
        ``(1) subsection (f)(3);
        ``(2) section 4 of the Coastal Barrier Improvement Act of 1990 
    (16 U.S.C. 3503 note; Public Law 101-591); or
        ``(3) any other provision of law enacted on or after November 
    16, 1990, that specifically authorizes the modification, revision, 
    or correction.''.

SEC. 4. 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(2) (16 U.S.C. 3502(2)), by striking ``refers 
    to the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries'' and inserting 
    ``means the Committee on Resources'';
        (2) 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
        (3) 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; Public 
Law 101-591) is repealed.

SEC. 5. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    Section 12 of the Coastal Barrier Resources Act (16 U.S.C. 3510) is 
redesignated as section 10, moved to appear after section 9, and 
amended to read as follows:

``SEC. 10. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    ``There is authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary to carry 
out this Act $2,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2001, 2002, 2003, 
2004, and 2005.''.

SEC. 6. DIGITAL MAPPING PILOT PROJECT.

    (a) In General.--
        (1) Project.--The Secretary of the Interior (referred to in 
    this section as the ``Secretary''), in consultation with the 
    Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, shall carry 
    out a pilot project to determine the feasibility and cost of 
    creating digital versions of the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier 
    Resources System maps referred to in section 4(a) of the Coastal 
    Barrier Resources Act (16 U.S.C. 3503(a)) (as amended by section 
    3(d)).
        (2) Number of units.--The pilot project shall consist of the 
    creation of digital maps for no more than 75 units and no fewer 
    than 50 units of the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources 
    System (referred to in this section as the ``System''), \1/3\ of 
    which shall be otherwise protected areas (as defined in section 12 
    of the Coastal Barrier Improvement Act of 1990 (16 U.S.C. 3503 
    note; Public Law 101-591)).
    (b) Data.--
        (1) Use of existing data.--To the maximum extent practicable, 
    in carrying out the pilot project under this section, the Secretary 
    shall use digital spatial data in the possession of State, local, 
    and Federal agencies including digital orthophotos, and shoreline, 
    elevation, and bathymetric data.
        (2) Provision of data by other agencies.--The head of a Federal 
    agency that possesses data referred to in paragraph (1) shall, upon 
    request of the Secretary, promptly provide the data to the 
    Secretary at no cost.
        (3) Additional data.--If the Secretary determines that data 
    necessary to carry out the pilot project under this section do 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 the data required to 
    carry out this section.
        (4) Data standards.--All data used or created to carry out this 
    section shall comply with--
            (A) the National Spatial Data Infrastructure established by 
        Executive Order 12906 (59 Fed. Reg. 17671 (April 13, 1994)); 
        and
            (B) any other standards established by the Federal 
        Geographic Data Committee established by Office of Management 
        and Budget Circular A-16.
    (c) Digital Maps Not Controlling.--Any determination as to whether 
a location is inside or outside the System shall be made without regard 
to the digital maps created under this section.
    (d) Report.--
        (1) In general.--Not later than 3 years after the date of 
    enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee 
    on Environment and Public Works of the Senate and the Committee on 
    Resources of the House of Representatives a report that describes 
    the results of the pilot project and the feasibility, data needs, 
    and costs of completing digital maps for the entire System.
        (2) Contents.--The report shall include a description of--
            (A) the cooperative agreements that would be necessary to 
        complete digital mapping of the entire System;
            (B) the extent to which the data necessary to complete 
        digital mapping of the entire System are available;
            (C) the need for additional data to complete digital 
        mapping of the entire System;
            (D) the extent to which the boundary lines on the digital 
        maps differ from the boundary lines on the original maps; and
            (E) the amount of funding necessary to complete digital 
        mapping of the entire System.
    (e) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to the Secretary to carry out this section $500,000 for 
each of fiscal years 2002 through 2004.
SEC. 7. ECONOMIC ASSESSMENT OF JOHN H. CHAFEE COASTAL BARRIER RESOURCES 
SYSTEM.
    (a) In General.--Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment 
of this Act, the Secretary of the Interior shall submit to the 
Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate and the 
Committee on Resources of the House of Representatives an economic 
assessment of the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System.
    (b) Required Elements.--The assessment shall consider the impact on 
Federal expenditures of the Coastal Barrier Resources Act (16 U.S.C. 
3501 et seq.), including impacts resulting from the avoidance of 
Federal expenditures for--
        (1) disaster relief under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster 
    Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.);
        (2) the national flood insurance program established under 
    chapter 1 of the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 
    4011 et seq.); and
        (3) development assistance for roads, potable water supplies, 
    and wastewater infrastructure.

                               Speaker of the House of Representatives.

                            Vice President of the United States and    
                                               President of the Senate.

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