S. 354, Oregon Caves Revitalization Act of 2013

Cost Estimate
August 8, 2014

As ordered reported by the House Committee on Natural Resources on July 30, 2014

S. 354 would authorize the transfer of 4,070 acres of land from the U.S. Forest Service to the National Park Service (NPS) to expand the boundaries of the Oregon Caves National Monument. The legislation also would require the Secretary of the Interior to accept the donation of certain grazing permits and to prohibit future grazing on land covered by those permits. Finally, the act would designate the River Styx as a scenic river and require the Secretary to conduct additional studies regarding the designation of other waterways in Oregon as scenic rivers.

Based on information from the affected agencies and assuming the availability of appropriated funds, CBO estimates that implementing the legislation would cost about $1 million. Enacting S. 354 would increase direct spending by reducing offsetting receipts (a credit against direct spending) from grazing fees; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures apply. However, CBO estimates that any reduction in those receipts would be negligible for each year. Enacting the legislation would not affect revenues.

S. 354 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.