S. 3059 would reauthorize and amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972. The bill would authorize the appropriation of $10 million annually over the 2017-2021 period for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to carry out activities to improve marine mammal research and improve responses to emergency events involving marine mammals.
CBO estimates that implementing S. 3059 would cost $37 million over the 2017-2021 period, assuming appropriation of the authorized amounts. Enacting S. 3059 could affect direct spending; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures apply. However, CBO estimates that the net effect on the budget would be negligible. Enacting S. 3059 would not affect revenues.
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 2027.
S. 3059 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would impose no costs on state, local, or tribal governments.