Coastal Barrier Resources Act of 1982

Congress passed the Coastal Barrier Resources Act of 1982 to address problems caused by coastal barrier development. CBRA restricts most Federal expenditures and financial assistance that tend to encourage development, including Federal flood insurance, in the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resource System. Three important goals of CBRA are to: (1) minimize loss of human life by discouraging development in high risk areas; (2) reduce wasteful expenditure of federal resources; and (3) protect the natural resources associated with coastal barriers coastal barriers
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Public Law 97-348; 16 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.