H.R. 1289 would expand and adjust the boundary of the John Muir National Historic Site in California to include approximately 44 acres of donated land. The bill stipulates that the land would be donated voluntarily by the Muir Heritage Land Trust and would be administered as part of the historic site.
Based on an analysis of information provided by the National Park Service (NPS), CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 1289 would not have a significant impact on the federal budget. Under the legislation, the additional acres could only be acquired through donation. We estimate that annual costs to operate and maintain the new properties would be minimal because NPS does not anticipate the need for additional resources or expenditures to manage the property once it is acquired. Enacting H.R. 1289 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply. CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 1289 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2027.
H.R. 1289 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 June 22, 2015, CBO transmitted a cost estimate for H.R. 1289, as ordered reported by the House Natural Resources Committee on June 11, 2015. The two versions of the legislation and CBO’s estimate of their budgetary effects are the same.