July 30, 2013
As ordered reported by the House Committee on Natural Resources on July 24, 2013
H.R. 1513 would expand the boundaries of the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania to include two nearby properties. CBO expects that the National Park Service (NPS), which administers the park, would accept the donation of a small parcel of land containing the newly refurbished Gettysburg Train Station and a 45-acre tract of land along Plum Run in Cumberland Township.
Based on information provided by NPS, CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 1513 would have no significant impact on the federal budget. Under the legislation, the additional properties could only be acquired through donations. We estimate that annual costs to operate and maintain the new properties would be minimal because the train station would continue to be operated by local or nonprofit organizations and the Plum Run acreage would be left undeveloped. Enacting H.R. 1513 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
H.R. 1513 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.