As ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on April 3, 2014
S. 2042 would authorize the appropriation of $35 million annually over the 2015-2019 period for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) National Estuary Program. This legislation also would require EPA to evaluate and report on the effectiveness of the entire National Estuary Program every five years. CBO estimates that implementing this legislation would cost $151 million over the 2015-2019 period, assuming appropriation of the authorized amounts.
Enacting S. 2042 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
S. 2042 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.