Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate: S. 1214, National Fish Habitat Conservation Act   [open pdf - 22KB]

From the Summary: "S. 1214 would authorize the appropriation of $500 million over the 2010-2014 period for the Department of the Interior (DOI) to fund projects to conserve fish habitats and establish a National Fish Habitat Conservation Office. The legislation also would establish a National Fish Habitat Board and authorize the appropriation of $150 million over the same period to provide technical and scientific assistance to the board, Fish Habitat Partnerships (FHPs), and conservation project participants. CBO [Congressional Budget Office] estimates that implementing S. 1214 would cost $591 million over the 2010-2015 period, assuming appropriation of the specified amounts. Because the legislation would authorize DOI to accept and use gifts and donations, enacting the bill could have a negligible impact on offsetting receipts and associated direct spending. Enacting the bill would not affect revenues. S. 1214 contains no intergovernmental or private sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) and would impose no costs on state, local, or tribal governments."

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