S. 685 would authorize the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) to study, plan, and construct projects to secure water supplies in rural areas in Montana and North Dakota. Using information from BOR, CBO estimates that implementing the bill would cost $52 million over the 2019-2023 period, assuming appropriation of the authorized and necessary amounts.
Enacting S. 685 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
CBO estimates that enacting S. 685 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2029.
S. 685 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA).