S. 2242 would amend the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to clarify the authority of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to conduct scientific assessments to determine the magnitude, timing, and spatial variations of winds, rainfall, and storm surges associated with hurricanes and tropical storms. The bill would largely codify current NOAA practices related to such work. In 2018, NOAA allocated $5 million to those activities.
Using information from NOAA, CBO estimates that implementing S. 2242 would have no significant cost.
Enacting S. 2242 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
CBO estimates that enacting S. 2242 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2029.
S. 2242 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.