S. 1946, a bill to amend the Reclamation Safety of Dams Act of 1978 to modify the authorization of appropriations

Cost Estimate
July 7, 2014

As ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on June 18, 2014

S. 1946 would authorize the appropriation of $1.1 billion (plus additional amounts to account for inflation) for the Secretary of the Interior to carry out projects under the Reclamation Safety of Dams Act. Based on information from the Bureau of Reclamation, and assuming appropriation of necessary amounts, CBO estimates that implementing S. 1946 would cost $196 million over the 2015-2019 period with additional spending continuing for several subsequent years.

Enacting S. 1946 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.

S. 1946 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.