January 7, 2014
As ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on December 19, 2013
H.R. 1158 would authorize the National Park Service (NPS) to stock fish in lakes in three units of the National Park System in the state of Washington. Based on information provided by the Department of the Interior, CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 1158 would have no significant effect on the federal budget. Under the act, NPS would be responsible for monitoring the impacts of these activities and submit its findings to the Congress every five years. CBO assumes that the expense of stocking fish would be borne by the state or other nonfederal entities as it has been since the three park units were established. Enacting the legislation would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
H.R. 1158 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.
On May 3, 2013, CBO transmitted a cost estimate for H.R. 1158, the North Cascades National Park Service Complex Fish Stocking Act, as ordered reported by the House Committee on Natural Resources on April 24, 2013. The two pieces of legislation are identical, and the CBO cost estimates are the same.