H.R. 6602 would authorize the National Park Service (NPS) to co-manage the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route and provide technical assistance to state and local partners through 2025.
The NPS’s previous authority to co-manage the route and provide assistance expired in 2011. Based on the previous costs for those activities, CBO estimates that the agency would spend about $400,000 annually under the bill for two full-time employees, one part-time employee, and materials and signage. H.R. 6602 also would direct the NPS to develop a strategic plan for the route. Based on the costs of similar tasks, CBO estimates completing that plan would cost less than $500,000. In total, CBO estimates that implementing the bill would cost about $2 million over the 2019-2023 period; such spending would be subject to the availability of appropriated funds.
Enacting H.R. 6602 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 6602 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2029.
H.R. 6602 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.