June 20, 2013
As ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on May 16, 2013
S. 371 would establish the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park in and around the existing Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor in the states of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Under the legislation, the proposed park would be dedicated to John H. Chafee, and a memorial would be displayed within the park.
Based on information provided by the National Park Service (NPS), CBO estimates that implementing the bill would cost $26 million over the 2014-2018 period, assuming appropriation of the necessary amounts. Pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply to this legislation because it would not affect direct spending or revenues.
S. 371 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.