H.R. 4458, Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake Security Enhancement Act

Cost Estimate
May 21, 2014

As ordered reported by the House Committee on Natural Resources on May 8, 2014

H.R. 4458 would make permanent the withdrawal of roughly 1 million acres of federal land that make up the National Air Weapons Station (NAWS) China Lake. The bill also would permanently withdraw an additional 26,000 acres of federal lands for military purposes.

Because, under current law, the federal lands that make up NAWS China Lake are withdrawn through fiscal year 2039 for military purposes and the other affected lands are not expected to generate receipts over the next 10 years, CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 4458 would have no significant effect on the federal budget. Enacting H.R. 4458 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.

H.R. 4458 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.