H.R. 1487 would require the National Park Service (NPS) to conduct a special resource study of the Santa Monica Bay coastal area near Los Angeles, California. As part of that study, the NPS would evaluate alternative conservation approaches, including designating the coastal area as a unit of the National Park System. H.R. 1487 would require the NPS to report the study results, conclusions, and recommendations to the Congress.
Using information from the NPS on the cost of similar special resource studies, CBO estimates that completing the study over 5 years would cost $1 million. The NPS would use the expertise of 10 to 15 employees over different time periods to study the coastal area. Any spending would be subject to the availability of appropriated funds.