S. 1301, Oregon Eastside Forests Restoration, Old Growth Protection, and Jobs Act of 2013

Cost Estimate
February 21, 2014

As ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on December 19, 2013

S. 1301 would authorize appropriations totaling $50 million for the Forest Service to carry out vegetation management and ecological restoration projects in national forests in eastern Oregon. The bill also would establish a panel of experts to advise the Forest Service on managing those forests.

Assuming appropriation of the authorized amounts, CBO estimates that implementing the legislation would cost $48 million over the 2015-2019 period. Implementing H.R. 1301 could affect offsetting receipts; however, any increase in receipts would be contingent on future appropriations and not directly attributable to this bill. Enacting S. 1301 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.

S. 1301 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.