H.R. 2578, a bill to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act related to a segment of the Lower Merced River in California, and for other purposes

Cost Estimate
June 18, 2012

As posted on the Web site of the House Committee on Rules (Committee Print 112-25).

The Congressional Budget Office has prepared the enclosed cost estimate for H.R. 2578, a bill to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act related to a segment of the Lower Merced River in California, and for other purposes, as posted on the Web site of the House Committee on Rules (Committee Print 112-25). CBO estimates that implementing the bill would cost $77 million over the 2013-2017 period, assuming appropriation of the necessary amounts (see Table 1). In addition, CBO estimates that enacting the bill would reduce direct spending by $4 million over the 2013-2022 period; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures apply (see Table 2). Enacting the bill would not affect revenues. The bill contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.

H.R. 2578 combines 14 bills approved by the House Committee on Natural Resources. CBO has prepared cost estimates for the following bills: