The purpose of the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area (CBCA) Remapping effort is to provide an updated critical area map for the Counties of Maryland. This layer has been approved and is the official Critical Area Boundary for Anne Arundel, Maryland (adopted October 2021) and was adopted by the Anne Arundel County Council on July 19, 2021 (Bill 63-21).This data layer contains the new critical area boundary and corresponding designations derived from shoreline and wetlands digitized from 2007/08 aerial imagery and CIR. A 1000' buffer of the shoreline and wetlands generated the proposed critical area boundary. Critical area designations (IDA, LDA, RCA, etc) were pulled from the current designation layer and fit to the new boundary. Extensive discussions with County officials and Critical Area Commission resulted in a complete review of designations.