H.R. 6364, a bill to amend the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Improvement Act to extend the exception to the closure of certain roads within the Recreation Area for local businesses, and for other purposes
As ordered reported by the House Committee on Natural Resources on July 13, 2022
H.R. 6364 would extend the authority of the National Park Service (NPS) to allow certain commercial vehicles to pass through the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and to collect an annual fee of $200 per vehicle for those permits through September 30, 2026. Under current law, the authority expires on September 30, 2022.
Under current law, commercial vehicles are prohibited from using roads in the recreation area, though permits are available for vehicles owned or operated by businesses in the recreation area or that provide services to those businesses. Collections resulting from those permits are classified in the budget as offsetting receipts, or reductions in direct spending, and are available for the NPS to spend without further appropriation. Using information from the NPS, CBO estimates that enacting the bill would have a negligible effect on net direct spending.