H.R. 1665 would direct the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to give greater consideration to the local effects of disaster events when reviewing state or tribal requests for a major disaster declaration. Under current law, FEMA considers the extent of both statewide and localized damage when determining whether to recommend that the President issue such a declaration. Based on an analysis of information provided by FEMA, CBO estimates that FEMA would incur no additional costs to implement this bill.
Enacting H.R. 1665 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, 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 2028.
H.R. 1665 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.