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Conference report filed in House (10/01/1982)

(Conference report filed in House, H. Rept. 97-928)

Coastal Barrier Resources Act - Declares the purpose of this Act to be to minimize the loss of human life, wasteful expenditure of Federal revenues, and the damage to fish, wildlife, and other natural resources associated with the coastal barriers along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts by restricting future Federal expenditures and financial assistance which have the effect of encouraging development of coastal barriers, by establishing a Coastal Barrier Resources System (System), and by considering the means and measures by which the long-term conservation of these fish, wildlife, and other natural resources may be achieved.

Establishes the Coastal Barrier Resources System (System) which shall consist of specified undeveloped coastal barriers on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts.

Permits landowners on coastal barriers or associated landforms not included in the System to enter it within one year.

Requires that certain coastal barrier maps shall be available for public inspection through the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Directs the Secretary of the Interior to provide copies of such maps to the chief executive officer of: (1) each State and political subdivision in which a System unit is located; (2) each affected Federal agency; and (3) each affected State coastal zone management agency.

Authorizes the Secretary to make minor modifications to such maps within 180 days. Requires: (1) congressional notification of any such modifications; and (2) review of such maps at least once every five years. Authorizes State coastal zone management agencies to submit similar modification proposals within 90 days.

Limits Federal expenditures to specified projects, including energy resource development, military activities, channel improvements, conservation activities, habitat land purchases, certain emergency activities, road and facility repairs, navigation aids, and scientific research projects.

Requires the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to certify annually to Congress that the Federal agencies concerned have complied with the provisions of this Act.

Declares that nothing in this Act shall be construed as indicating Congress' intent to change the existing relationship of Federal laws to State and local law, or as interfering with a State's rights over lands within its established boundaries.

Requires a System report to Congress within three years. Sets forth such report's content, including an analysis of the effect of revenue sharing grants on such coastal areas.

Amends the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 to prohibit new Federal flood insurance as of October 1, 1983, for structures located within the System.

Amends the Omnibus Budget and Reconciliation Act of 1981 to repeal provisions: (1) authorizing the Secretary to designate undeveloped coastal barriers; (2) requiring a related report to Congress; and (3) providing for national flood insurance availability for such areas.

Authorizes appropriations for FY 1983 through 1985.