May 13, 2013
As ordered reported by the House Committee on Natural Resources on April 24, 2013
H.R. 723 would require the National Park Service (NPS) to study segments of the Beaver, Chipuxet, Queen, Wood, and Pawcatuck Rivers in Rhode Island and Connecticut for potential additions to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. Based on information provided by the NPS, CBO estimates that implementing the legislation would cost about $400,000 over the next three years, assuming the availability of appropriated funds. Enacting H.R. 723 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
H.R. 723 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.