H.R. 2413, Weather Forecasting Improvement Act of 2013

Cost Estimate
January 13, 2014

As ordered reported by the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology on December 5, 2013

H.R. 2413 would authorize appropriations over the 2014-2017 period for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to improve forecasting of severe weather events. The bill also would authorize NOAA to carry out various other activities related to weather forecasting and research.

Assuming appropriation of the authorized and necessary amounts, CBO estimates that implementing the legislation would cost $530 million over the 2014-2019 period. Enacting H.R. 2413 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.

H.R. 2413 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) and would impose no costs on state, local, or tribal governments.