H.R. 1063, National Strategic and Critical Minerals Policy Act of 2013

Cost Estimate
May 30, 2013

As ordered reported by the House Committee on Natural Resources on May 15, 2013

H.R. 1063 would require the Secretary of the Interior to complete a global assessment of certain minerals used for manufacturing, agricultural, and national security purposes. The bill also would require the Secretary to complete a comprehensive report related to domestic production of such minerals.

Based on information provided by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), CBO estimates that implementing the legislation would cost $18 million over the 2014-2018 period, assuming appropriation of the necessary amounts. Enacting the bill would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.

H.R. 1063 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) and would not affect the budgets of state, local, or tribal governments.