H.R. 717 would authorize the Secretary of the Interior to make a determination under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) that placing species on the endangered or threatened list would be warranted but precluded because the action would have significant effects on the economy.
Using information from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and assuming appropriation of the necessary amounts, CBO estimates that implementing the bill would cost $16 million over the 2018-2022 period. Enacting the bill would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 717 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.
H.R. 717 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.