H.R. 1324 would modify the boundary of the Arapaho National Forest in Colorado to include an additional 93 acres of land. Based on information provided by the Forest Service, CBO estimates that implementing the legislation would have no significant effect on the federal budget. We expect that any additional costs to revise brochures, maps, and signs to reflect the new boundary would not be significant because such revisions would take place in conjunction with scheduled reprinting and routine maintenance.
Because enacting H.R. 1324 would not affect direct spending or revenues, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply. CBO estimates that enacting the legislation would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2026.
H.R. 1324 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.
On April 6, 2015, CBO transmitted a cost estimate for H.R. 1324, the Arapaho National Forest Boundary Adjustment Act of 2015, as ordered reported by the House Committee on Natural Resources on March 25, 2015. The two versions of the legislation are similar, and the estimated costs are the same.