H.R. 716, a bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain federal land to the city of Vancouver, Washington, and for other purposes

Cost Estimate
April 8, 2013

As ordered reported by the House Committee on Natural Resources on March 20, 2013

H.R. 716 would direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey to the city of Vancouver 7 acres of the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in the state of Washington. The property includes the Pearson Air Museum complex. Based on information provided by the National Park Service (NPS), CBO estimates that implementing the legislation would have no significant impact on the federal budget. Under the legislation, the city of Vancouver would be responsible for the costs of the land conveyance. CBO estimates that it would cost the NPS about $300,000 to complete the conveyance and that those amounts would be reimbursed by the city of Vancouver. However, the NPS would incur moving costs that would not be reimbursed. CBO estimates that those costs would be minimal. Enacting H.R. 716 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.

H.R. 716 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would benefit the city of Vancouver. Any costs to the city would be incurred voluntarily.