As ordered reported by the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on July 16, 2014
H.R. 5077 would amend EPA’s regulatory authority under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permitting program, part of the Clean Water Act.
CBO estimates that implementing this legislation would cost $97 million over the 2015-2019 period, subject to appropriation of the necessary amounts. Enacting H.R. 5077 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
H.R. 5077 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act, and any costs incurred by state, local, or tribal governments would result from participation in a voluntary federal program.