May 29, 2014
As ordered reported by the House Committee on Natural Resources on April 30, 2014
H.R. 4317 would require the Secretaries of the Interior and Commerce to make data used as the basis for each listing determination under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) available to states. Determinations under the ESA are made on the basis of the best scientific and commercial data available. H.R. 4317 would clarify that such data includes data provided by state, local, and tribal governments. Based on information provided by the affected agencies, CBO estimates that implementing the legislation would have no significant effect on the federal budget. Enacting the bill would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
H.R. 4317 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.