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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.

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