June 12, 2013
As ordered reported by the House Committee on Natural Resources on May 15, 2013
H.R. 1676 would establish the Johnson Valley National Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area on approximately 188,000 acres of public land in San Bernardino County, California. The legislation also would authorize up to two military exercises to be held in the recreation area that would not exceed a total of 42 days each year. H.R. 1676 also would transfer the administrative jurisdiction for about 20,000 acres from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to the Navy.
Based on information provided by BLM, CBO estimates that implementing the legislation would have no significant impact on the federal budget. BLM currently allows off-highway vehicles to use this property, and CBO estimates that implementing the legislation would not significantly affect BLM’s operating costs. Enacting H.R. 1676 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
H.R. 1676 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.