H.R. 876, Idaho Wilderness Water Resources Protection Act

Cost Estimate
May 3, 2013

As ordered reported by the House Committee on Natural Resources on April 24, 2013

H.R. 876 would authorize the Secretary of the Agriculture to issue permits for owners to continue using certain water storage, transport, and diversion facilities in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness and the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness of Idaho. According to the Forest Service, any costs to process the permits would be paid by the permit holders. Because enacting the legislation would affect net direct spending (through the collection and spending of receipts), pay-as-you-go procedures apply; however, CBO estimates that such effects would be insignificant. Enacting the legislation would not affect revenues.

H.R. 876 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.