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              STRENGTHENING COASTAL COMMUNITIES ACT OF 2018

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Public Law 115-358
115th Congress

                                 An Act


 
   To amend the Coastal Barrier Resources Act to give effect to more 
 accurate maps of units of the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources 
  System that were produced by digital mapping of such units, and for 
         other purposes. <<NOTE: Dec. 21, 2018 -  [H.R. 5787]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Strengthening 
Coastal Communities Act of 2018.>> 
SECTION 1. <<NOTE: 16 USC 3501 note.>>  SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Strengthening Coastal Communities Act 
of 2018''.
SEC. 2. REPLACEMENT OF JOHN H. CHAFEE COASTAL BARRIER RESOURCES 
                    SYSTEM MAPS.

    (a) <<NOTE: 16 USC 3503 note.>>  In General.--Subject to subsection 
(c), each map included in the set of maps referred to in section 4(a) of 
the Coastal Barrier Resources Act (16 U.S.C. 3503(a)) that relates to a 
Unit of such System referred to in subsection (b) of this section is 
replaced in such set with the map described in subsection (b) with 
respect to that Unit.

    (b) <<NOTE: 16 USC 3503 note.>>  Replacement Maps Described.--The 
replacement maps referred to in subsection (a) are the following:
            (1) The map entitled ``Delaware Seashore Unit DE-07/DE-07P 
        North Bethany Beach Unit H01'' and dated March 18, 2016, with 
        respect to Unit DE-07, Unit DE-07P, and Unit H01.
            (2) The map entitled ``Pine Island Bay Unit NC-01/NC-01P'' 
        and dated March 18, 2016, with respect to Unit NC-01 and Unit 
        NC-01P.
            (3) The map entitled ``Roosevelt Natural Area Unit NC-05P'' 
        and dated March 18, 2016, with respect to Unit NC-05P.
            (4) The map entitled ``Hammocks Beach Unit NC-06/NC-06P (2 
        of 2) Onslow Beach Complex L05 (1 of 2)'' and dated March 18, 
        2016, with respect to Unit L05.
            (5) The map entitled ``Onslow Beach Complex L05 (2 of 2) 
        Topsail Unit L06 (1 of 2)'' and dated November 20, 2013, with 
        respect to Unit L05 and Unit L06.
            (6) The map entitled ``Topsail Unit L06 (2 of 2)'' and dated 
        November 20, 2013, with respect to Unit L06.
            (7) The map entitled ``Litchfield Beach Unit M02 Pawleys 
        Inlet Unit M03'' and dated March 18, 2016, with respect to Unit 
        M02 and Unit M03.
            (8) The map entitled ``Fort Clinch Unit FL-01/FL-01P'' and 
        dated March 18, 2016, with respect to Unit FL-01 and Unit FL-
        01P.

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            (9) The map entitled ``Usina Beach Unit P04A Conch Island 
        Unit P05/P05P'' and dated March 18, 2016, with respect to Unit 
        P04A, Unit P05, and Unit P05P.
            (10) The map entitled ``Ponce Inlet Unit P08/P08P'' and 
        dated March 18, 2016, with respect to Unit P08 and Unit P08P.
            (11) The map entitled ``Spessard Holland Park Unit FL-13P 
        Coconut Point Unit P09A/P09AP'' and dated March 18, 2016, with 
        respect to Unit FL-13P, Unit P09A, and Unit P09AP.
            (12) The map entitled ``Blue Hole Unit P10A Pepper Beach 
        Unit FL-14P'' and dated March 18, 2016, with respect to Unit 
        P10A and Unit FL-14P.
            (13) The map entitled ``Hutchinson Island Unit P11/P11P (1 
        of 2)'' and dated March 18, 2016, with respect to Unit P11 and 
        Unit P11P.
            (14) The map entitled ``Hutchinson Island Unit P11 (2 of 
        2)'' and dated March 18, 2016, with respect to Unit P11.
            (15) The map entitled ``Blowing Rocks Unit FL-15 Jupiter 
        Beach Unit FL-16P Carlin Unit FL-17P'' and dated March 18, 2016, 
        with respect to Unit FL-15, Unit FL-16P, and Unit FL-17P.
            (16) The map entitled ``MacArthur Beach Unit FL-18P'' and 
        dated March 18, 2016, with respect to Unit FL-18P.
            (17) The map entitled ``Birch Park Unit FL-19P'' and dated 
        March 18, 2016, with respect to Unit FL-19P.
            (18) The map entitled ``Lloyd Beach Unit FL-20P North Beach 
        Unit P14A'' and dated March 18, 2016, with respect to Unit FL-
        20P and Unit P14A.
            (19) The map entitled ``Tavernier Key Unit FL-39 Snake Creek 
        Unit FL-40'' and dated March 18, 2016, with respect to Unit FL-
        39 and Unit FL-40.
            (20) The map entitled ``Channel Key Unit FL-43 Toms Harbor 
        Keys Unit FL-44 Deer/Long Point Keys Unit FL-45'' and dated 
        March 18, 2016, with respect to Unit FL-43, Unit FL-44, and FL-
        45.
            (21) The map entitled ``Boot Key Unit FL-46'' and dated 
        March 18, 2016, with respect to Unit FL-46.
            (22) The map entitled ``Bowditch Point Unit P17A Bunche 
        Beach Unit FL-67/FL-67P Sanibel Island Complex P18P (1 of 2)'' 
        and dated March 18, 2016, with respect to Unit P17A, Unit FL-67, 
        and Unit FL-67P.
            (23) The map entitled ``Bocilla Island Unit P21/P21P'' and 
        dated March 18, 2016, with respect to Unit P21 and Unit P21P.
            (24) The map entitled ``Venice Inlet Unit FL-71P Casey Key 
        Unit P22'' and dated March 18, 2016, with respect to Unit P22.
            (25) The map entitled ``Lido Key Unit FL-72P'' and dated 
        March 18, 2016, with respect to Unit FL-72P.
            (26) The map entitled ``De Soto Unit FL-73P Rattlesnake Key 
        Unit FL-78 Bishop Harbor Unit FL-82'' and dated March 18, 2016, 
        with respect to Unit FL-73P, Unit FL-78, and Unit FL-82.
            (27) The map entitled ``Passage Key Unit FL-80P Egmont Key 
        Unit FL-81/FL-81P The Reefs Unit P24P (1 of 2)'' and

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        dated March 18, 2016, with respect to Unit FL-80P, Unit FL-81, 
        and Unit FL-81P.
            (28) The map entitled ``Cockroach Bay Unit FL-83'' and dated 
        March 18, 2016, with respect to Unit FL-83.
            (29) The map entitled ``Sand Key Unit FL-85P'' and dated 
        March 18, 2016, with respect to Unit FL-85P.
            (30) The map entitled ``Pepperfish Keys Unit P26'' and dated 
        March 18, 2016, with respect to Unit P26.
            (31) The map entitled ``Peninsula Point Unit FL-89'' and 
        dated March 18, 2016, with respect to Unit FL-89.
            (32) The map entitled ``Phillips Inlet Unit FL-93/FL-93P 
        Deer Lake Complex FL-94'' and dated March 18, 2016, with respect 
        to Unit FL-93, Unit FL-93P, and Unit FL-94.
            (33) The map entitled ``St. Andrew Complex P31 (1 of 3)'' 
        and dated October 7, 2016, with respect to Unit P31.
            (34) The map entitled ``St. Andrew Complex P31 (2 of 3)'' 
        and dated October 7, 2016, with respect to Unit P31.
            (35) The map entitled ``St. Andrew Complex P31/P31P (3 of 
        3)'' and dated October 7, 2016, with respect to Unit P31 and 
        Unit P31P.

    (c) Limitations <<NOTE: 16 USC 3503 note.>> .--For purposes of 
subsection (a)--
            (1) nothing in this section affects the boundaries of any of 
        Units NC-06 and NC-06P;
            (2) the occurrence in subsection (b) of the name of a Unit 
        solely in the title of a map shall not be construed to be a 
        reference to such Unit; and
            (3) the depiction of boundaries of any of Units P18P, FL-
        71P, and P24P in a map referred to in paragraph (22), (24), or 
        (27) of subsection (b) shall not be construed to affect the 
        boundaries of such Unit.

    (d) Conforming Amendment.--Section 4(a) of the Coastal Barrier 
Resources Act (16 U.S.C. 3503(a)) is amended--
            (1) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by inserting 
        ``replaced,'' after ``may be''; and
            (2) in paragraph (3), by inserting ``replaces such a map 
        or'' after ``that specifically''.
SEC. 3. DIGITAL MAPS OF JOHN H. CHAFEE COASTAL BARRIER RESOURCES 
                    SYSTEM UNITS.

    Section 4(b) of the Coastal Barrier Resources Act (16 U.S.C. 
3503(b)) is amended--
            (1) by inserting before the first sentence the following:
            ``(1) In general.--''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(2) Digital maps.--
                    ``(A) Availability <<NOTE: Public information. Web 
                posting.>> .--The Secretary shall make available to the 
                public on the Internet web site of the United States 
                Fish and Wildlife Service digital versions of the maps 
                included in the set of maps referred to in subsection 
                (a).
                    ``(B) Effect.--Any determination as to whether a 
                location is inside or outside the System shall be made 
                without regard to the digital maps available under this 
                paragraph, except that this subparagraph does not apply 
                with respect to any printed version of such a digital 
                map if the printed version is included in the maps 
                referred to in subsection (a).

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                    ``(C) Report.--No later than 180 days after the date 
                of the enactment of the Strengthening Coastal 
                Communities Act of 2018, the Secretary shall submit to 
                the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of 
                Representatives and the Committee on Environment and 
                Public Works of the Senate a report regarding the 
                progress and challenges in the transition from paper to 
                digital maps and a timetable for completion of the 
                digitization of all maps related to the System.''.
SEC. 4. <<NOTE: 16 USC 3503 note.>>  REPEAL OF REPORT.

    Section 3 of Public Law 109-226 is repealed.

    Approved December 21, 2018.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 5787:
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 115-997 (Comm. on Natural Resources).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 164 (2018):
            Nov. 13, 16, considered and passed House.
            Dec. 19, considered and passed Senate.

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