H.R. 2270 would designate the wildlife refuge on the Nisqually River Delta in the State of Washington as “The Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge.”
The bill also would require the Secretary of the Interior, in consultation with local Native American tribes, to establish the Medicine Creek Treaty National Memorial at the location of the signing of the 1854 Medicine Creek Treaty, which established reservation land as well as the right to fish for tribes in the Puget Sound area.
Based on information from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, CBO estimates that implementing the legislation would cost less than $500,000 over the over the 2016-2020 period, any such spending would be subject to the availability of appropriated funds. Enacting H.R. 2270 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 2270 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year period beginning in 2026.
H.R. 2270 contains no intergovernmental mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would impose no costs on state, local, or tribal governments.