H.R. 3628, Transportation Reports Elimination Act of 2013

Cost Estimate
December 10, 2013

As ordered reported by the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on December 4, 2013

H.R. 3628 would eliminate and modify certain reporting requirements for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and several agencies within the Department of Transportation (DOT). Based on information from the affected agencies, CBO estimates that implementing the bill would have no significant impact on the federal budget. Enacting H.R. 3628 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.

H.R. 3628 would eliminate, consolidate, modify, or no longer require printing of 27 reports that EPA and DOT would otherwise have to submit to the Congress. Reducing the number of reports issued by EPA and DOT and eliminating the printing of others could reduce the administrative costs of those agencies. However, based on information from the agencies involved, CBO expects that any such savings over the next five years would total less than $1 million.

The bill contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would not affect the budgets of state, local or tribal governments.