H.R. 3133 would amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to expand the number of entities that may apply for permits to conduct research or build structures in offshore areas that could incidentally affect marine mammals. The bill would create timelines for the approval or rejection of such permit applications and would clarify that permits issued under the Marine Mammal Protection Act would satisfy similar permitting requirements under the Endangered Species Act of 1973.
Using information from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, CBO estimates that the costs associated with reviewing permit applications under the bill would not be significant.
Enacting H.R. 3133 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 3133 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.
H.R. 3133 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.