H.R. 4739 would require Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to issue a strategy to protect border agents from synthetic opioids. Protection measures would include training, establishing safe handling procedures for synthetic opioids, and ensuring the availability of personal protective equipment to agents at risk of opioid exposure.
CBP is currently carrying out activities similar to those required by H.R. 4739. Thus, CBO estimates that implementing the act would not have a significant cost; any spending would be subject to the availability of appropriated funds.