As ordered reported by the House Committee on Natural Resources on November 16, 2016
H.R. 1219 would authorize the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) to convey certain federal properties to the Arbuckle Master Conservancy District in Oklahoma for no consideration. Based on information from the BOR, CBO estimates that enacting the legislation would have no significant effect on the federal budget. The properties that would be transferred generate no income for the government and are not expected to be sold in the next several years. Because enacting the legislation would not affect direct spending or revenues, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
Under current law, the BOR is authorized to transfer ownership of pipelines and similar facilities that are used to deliver project water to users. In 2012, the BOR transferred the conveyance facilities of the Arbuckle project to the district. At that time, the district expressed interest in receiving title to additional properties, including the Arbuckle maintenance complex and the district office building. H.R. 1219 would authorize the BOR to transfer those additional properties to the district.
CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 1219 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-years periods beginning in 2027.
H.R. 1219 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would benefit the Arbuckle Master Conservancy District of Oklahoma. Any costs incurred by the district associated with the conveyance would result from conditions of receiving federal assistance.