H.R. 6106 would allow the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to expedite the approval of applications for permits to drill (APDs) for oil and gas on federal lands by excluding certain environmental analyses currently required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) from the application process. CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 6106 would accelerate oil and gas production on federal lands and increase royalty payments to the BLM. However, using information provided by the BLM and the Energy Information Administration (EIA), CBO estimates that enacting the bill would have no significant net effect on the federal budget over the 2019-2028 period.
Enacting H.R. 6106 would affect direct spending; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures apply. The bill would not affect revenues.
CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 6106 would not increase net direct spending by more than $2.5 billion or on-budget deficits by more than $5 billion in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2029.
H.R. 6106 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.