H.R. 1684, Ranch A Consolidation and Management Improvement Act

Cost Estimate
September 3, 2013

As ordered reported by the House Committee on Natural Resources on July 31, 2013

H.R. 1684 would require the Forest Service to convey, without consideration, 10 acres of federal land to the state of Wyoming. Based on information provided by the agency, CBO estimates that implementing the legislation would have no significant impact on the federal budget. Enacting H.R. 1684 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.

The affected lands do not currently generate any receipts and are not expected to generate receipts over the next 10 years. In addition, the Forest Service does not have the authority to sell those lands under current law. Therefore, CBO estimates that conveying the affected lands would not affect direct spending. Finally, because H.R. 1684 would require the state of Wyoming to cover the cost of surveying the affected lands, CBO estimates that implementing the bill would have a minimal impact on discretionary spending.

H.R. 1684 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.