S. 476, an act to amend the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Development Act to extend the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Commission

Cost Estimate
August 7, 2014

As ordered reported by the House Committee on Natural Resources on July 30, 2014

S. 476 would extend the authorization of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Commission for an additional 10 years. The Commission’s original authority expired in 2011. Based on information provided by the National Park Service, CBO estimates that implementing the legislation would have no significant effect on the federal budget. Commission members would serve without compensation; however, certain expenses could be reimbursed. CBO estimates that those payments would be small.

Enacting S. 476 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.

S. 476 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.

On May 29, 2013, CBO transmitted a cost estimate for S. 476 as ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on May 16, 2013. The two versions of the legislation are identical, and the CBO cost estimates are the same.