H.R. 3578, a bill to establish requirements for the adoption of any new or revised requirement providing for the screening, testing, or treatment of an airman or an air traffic controller for a sleep disorder, and for other purposes

Cost Estimate
December 10, 2013

As ordered reported by the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on December 4, 2013

H.R. 3578 would require the Secretary of Transportation to follow formal rulemaking procedures when establishing new requirements for certain types of medical tests for pilots and air traffic controllers. CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 3578 would have no significant impact on the federal budget.

Based on information from the Federal Aviation Administration, CBO estimates that any federal spending to pursue required rulemakings under the bill would not exceed $500,000 in any given year or over five years. Such spending would be subject to the availability of appropriated funds. Enacting H.R. 3578 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.

H.R. 3578 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.