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The Coastal Barrier Improvement Act (CBIA) of 1990 reauthorized the CBRA; expanded the CBRS to include undeveloped coastal barriers along the Florida Keys, Great Lakes, Puerto Rico, and U. S. Virgin Islands; and added a new category of coastal barriers to the CBRS called "otherwise protected areas" (OPAs). OPAs are undeveloped coastal barriers that are within the boundaries of an area established under Federal, State, or local law, or held by a qualified organization, primarily for wildlife refuge, sanctuary, recreational, or natural resource conservation purposes.
The Act was amended in 1990 by the Coastal Barrier Improvement Act (CBIA, Public Law 101-591) to include the designation of otherwise protected areas (OPAs), which applies to the national, state and local areas that include coastal barriers held for conservation or recreation. Examples of OPAs include National Wildlife Refuges, national parks and seashores, state parks, and lands owned by private organizations for conservation purposes.
DEFINITION of 'Coastal Barrier Improvement (CBI) Act' Federal legislation enacted in 1990 in the United States to renew the 1982 Coastal Barrier Resources Act (CBRA). Under the Coastal Barrier Improvement Act (CBIA), federal disaster relief and federal flood insurance are not available in high-risk, storm-prone coastal areas and barrier islands. A property constructed before the CBIA may still be eligible for federal disaster relief and federal flood insurance, but if it is substantially improved or damaged, these benefits will no longer be available.
The Department of the Interior (Department), through the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has prepared a final map for a portion of the ``otherwise protected area'' designated as TX-06P, Matagorda Island, Texas, that was inadvertently not included in the set of final maps of the Coastal Barrier Resources System (System) printed and distributed June 6, 1991 (56 FR 26304) as required by Section 4 of the Coastal Barrier Improvement.
329) deleted general revenue-sharing grants from the limitations on Federal expenditures. Public Law 100-707, the Great Lakes Coastal Barrier Act of 1988 (November 28, 1988; 102 Stat. 4713) required that the Secretary prepare maps and recommend to Congress undeveloped barriers along the Great Lakes appropriate for inclusion in the System. The Secretary was precluded from recommending coastal barriers that were publicly owned or protected by nonprofit organizations, and highways in the State of Michigan were to be exempt from the limitation on Federal expenditures. The Coastal Barrier Improvement.
The Coastal Barrier Improvement Act of 1990 (CBIA, P. L. 101-591; 104 Stat. 2931) included in the System additional areas along the Great Lakes, Puerto Rico, the Florida Keys, the Virgin Islands, and secondary barriers within large embayments. The term "unconsolidated sediment" was deleted from the definition of "coastal barrier" so as to cover areas such as the Florida Keys. After a 1-year grace period, Federal flood insurance was prohibited on all "otherwise-protected" lands.