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106th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                S. 1752

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 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.

            Passed the Senate September 27 (legislative day, September 
      22), 2000.

            Attest:

                                                             Secretary.
106th CONGRESS

  2d Session

                                S. 1752

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 AN ACT

      To reauthorize and amend the Coastal Barrier Resources Act.

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