May 29, 2013
As ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on May 16, 2013
S. 156 would authorize the Hoonah Indian Association to harvest glaucous-winged gull eggs from Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska. Under the legislation, the Association would be permitted to harvest eggs not more than twice a year from up to five locations within the park. The bill would also direct the Department of the Interior to develop an annual harvest plan with the Association.
Based on information provided by the National Park Service, CBO estimates that implementing S. 156 would have no significant impact on the federal budget. Enacting S. 156 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
S. 156 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would impose no costs on state, local, or tribal governments.