[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 120, 109th Congress, 2nd Session]
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120 STAT. 381

Public Law 109-226
109th Congress

An Act


 
To reauthorize the Coastal Barrier Resources Act, and for other
purposes.  NOTE: May 25, 2006 -  [S. 1869]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,  NOTE: Coastal Barrier
Resources Reauthorization Act of 2005.

SECTION 1.  NOTE: 16 USC 3503 note.  SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Coastal Barrier Resources
Reauthorization Act of 2005''.

SEC. 2.  NOTE: 16 USC 3503 note.  DEFINITIONS.

In this Act:
(1) Otherwise protected area.--The term ``otherwise
protected area'' has the meaning given the term in section 12 of
the Coastal Barrier Improvement Act of 1990 (16 U.S.C. 3503
note; Public Law 101-591).
(2) Pilot project.--The term ``pilot project'' means the
digital mapping pilot project authorized under section 6 of the
Coastal Barrier Resources Reauthorization Act of 2000 (16 U.S.C.
3503 note; Public Law 106-514).
(3) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary
of the Interior.
(4) System unit.--The term ``System unit'' has the meaning
given the term in section 3 of the Coastal Barrier Resources Act
(16 U.S.C. 3502).

SEC. 3.  NOTE: Reports. 16 USC 3503 note.  DIGITAL MAPPING PILOT
PROJECT FINALIZATION.

(a) In General.--Not later than 2 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 regarding the digital maps of the
System units and otherwise protected areas created under the pilot
project.
(b) Consultation.--The Secretary shall prepare the report required
under subsection (a)--
(1) in consultation with the Governors of the States in
which any System units and otherwise protected areas are
located; and
(2) after--
(A) providing an opportunity for the submission of
public comments; and
(B) considering any public comments submitted under
subparagraph (A).

(c) Contents.--The report required under subsection (a) shall
contain--

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(1) the final recommended digital maps created under the
pilot project;
(2) recommendations for the adoption of the digital maps by
Congress;
(3) a summary of the comments received from the Governors of
the States, other government officials, and the public regarding
the digital maps;
(4) a summary and update of the protocols and findings of
the report required under section 6(d) of the Coastal Barrier
Resources Reauthorization Act of 2000 (16 U.S.C. 3503 note;
Public Law 106-514); and
(5) an analysis of any benefits that the public would
receive by using digital mapping technology for all System units
and otherwise protected areas.

(d) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be
appropriated to the Secretary to carry out this section $500,000 for
each of fiscal years 2006 through 2007.

SEC. 4.  NOTE: 16 USC 3503 note.  DIGITAL MAPPING PROJECT FOR THE
REMAINING JOHN H. CHAFEE COASTAL BARRIER RESOURCES SYSTEM
UNITS AND OTHERWISE PROTECTED AREAS.

(a) In General.--The Secretary shall carry out a project to create
digital versions of all 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)), including maps of otherwise protected areas,
that were not included in the pilot project.
(b) Data.--
(1) Use of existing data.--To the maximum extent
practicable, in carrying out the project under this section, the
Secretary shall use any digital spatial data in the possession
of Federal, State, and local agencies, including digital
orthophotos, color infrared photography, wetlands data, and
property parcel data.
(2) Provision of data by other agencies.--The head of a
Federal agency that possesses any data referred to in paragraph
(1) shall, on request of the Secretary, promptly provide the
data to the Secretary at no cost.
(3) Provision of data by non-federal agencies.--State and
local agencies and any other non-Federal entities that possess
data referred to in paragraph (1) are encouraged, on request of
the Secretary, to promptly provide the data to the Secretary at
no cost.
(4) Additional data.--If the Secretary determines that any
data necessary to carry out the project under this section does
not exist, the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife
Service shall enter into an agreement with the Director of the
United States Geological Survey under which the United States
Geological Survey, in cooperation with the heads of other
Federal agencies, as appropriate, shall obtain and provide to
the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service the
data required to carry out this section.
(5) 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 No. 12906 (59 Fed. Reg.
17671); and

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(B) any other standards established by the Federal
Geographic Data Committee established by the Office of
Management and Budget circular numbered A-16.

(c) Report.--
(1) In general.--Not later than 5 years after the submission
of the report under section 3(a), 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 regarding the digital maps created under this section.
(2) Consultation.--The Secretary shall prepare the report
required under paragraph (1)--
(A) in consultation with the Governors of the States
in which the System units and otherwise protected areas
are located; and
(B) after--
(i) providing an opportunity for the
submission of public comments; and
(ii) considering any public comments submitted
under clause (i).
(3) Contents.--The report required under paragraph (1) shall
contain--
(A) a description of the extent to which the
boundary lines on the digital maps differ from the
boundary lines on the original maps;
(B) a summary of the comments received from
Governors, other government officials, and the public
regarding the digital maps created under this section;
(C) recommendations for the adoption of the digital
maps created under this section by Congress;
(D) recommendations for expansion of the John H.
Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System and otherwise
protected areas, as in existence on the date of
enactment of this Act;
(E) a summary and update on the implementation and
use of the digital maps created under the pilot project;
and
(F) a description of the feasibility of, and the
amount of funding necessary for--
(i) making all of the System unit and
otherwise protected area maps available to the
public in digital format; and
(ii) facilitating the integration of digital
System unit and otherwise protected area
boundaries into Federal, State, and local planning
tools.

(d) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be
appropriated to the Secretary to carry out this section $1,000,000 for
each of fiscal years 2006 through 2010.

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SEC. 5.  NOTE: 16 USC 3503 note.  AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

Section 10 of the Coastal Barrier Resources Act (16 U.S.C. 3510) is
amended by striking ``2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005'' and inserting
``2006 through 2010''.

Approved May 25, 2006.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 1869:
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 109-428 (Comm. on Resources).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 109-179 (Comm. on Environment and Public Works).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD:
Vol. 151 (2005):
Dec. 16, considered and passed
Senate.
Vol. 152 (2006):
May 16, considered and passed House.
WEEKLY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS, Vol. 42 (2006):
May 25, Presidential statement.