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H.R. 1483 - Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate

                     CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE
COST ESTIMATE

October 10, 2005

H.R. 1483
Celebrating America’s Heritage Act

As ordered reported by the House Committee on Natural Resources
on September 26, 2007

SUMMARY

H.R. 1483 would establish six national heritage areas (NHAs), which are nonfederal lands
and communities managed privately in conjunction with the National Park System. For each
of the new areas, the bill would authorize the appropriation of $1 million annually, up to
$15 million over 15 years. In addition, the bill would increase the ceiling on authorizations
of appropriations for nine existing NHAs.

Assuming appropriation of the authorized amounts, CBO estimates that the National Park
Service (NPS) would spend $6 million in 2008 and $46 million over the 2008-2012 period
to implement H.R. 1483. An additional $60 million would be spent after 2012. Enacting
H.R. 1483 would have no significant effect on revenues or direct spending.

The bill 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.

ESTIMATED COST TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

The estimated budgetary impact of H.R. 1483 is shown in the following table. The costs of
this legislation fall within budget function 300 (natural resources and environment).
By Fiscal Year, in Millions of Dollars
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012


CHANGES IN SPENDING SUBJECT TO APPROPRIATION

Spending for Proposed NHAs
Estimated Authorization Level 6 6 6 6 6
Estimated Outlays 6 6 6 6 6

Spending for Existing NHAs
Estimated Authorization Level 0 3 4 4 5
Estimated Outlays 0 3 4 4 5

Total Spending Under H.R. 1483
Estimated Authorization Level 6 9 10 10 11
Estimated Outlays 6 9 10 10 11




BASIS OF ESTIMATE

For this estimate, CBO assumes that H.R. 1483 will be enacted early in fiscal year 2008 and
that the authorized amounts will be appropriated for each year. The NPS would use such
appropriations to provide technical and financial assistance to the managing entities of the
NHAs, which are usually local nonprofit organizations. Historically, the NPS has received
appropriations of between $8 million and $14 million a year for that purpose.

Spending for Proposed NHAs

The authorization levels in the table include $1 million annually for each of the six NHAs
that would established by the bill:

• Journey Through Hallowed Ground NHA in Maryland and Virginia;

• Niagara Falls NHA in New York;

• Muscle Shoals NHA in Alabama;

• Freedom’s Way NHA in Massachusetts and New Hampshire;

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• Abraham Lincoln NHA in Illinois; and

• Santa Cruz Valley NHA in Arizona.

Assuming appropriation of the authorized amounts, CBO estimates that the NPS would spend
$6 million in 2008 and $30 million over the 2008-2012 period to assist the NHAs with
planning and development. We estimate that $60 million would be spent for this purpose
after 2012.


Spending for Existing NHAs

The bill would raise, from $10 million to $15 million, the authorization ceiling for nine
NHAs that were established in 1996. Under this provision, the nine NHAs would be eligible
to receive additional payments of up to $1 million annually after they have reached the
existing ceiling. The affected areas, and their aggregate appropriations to date, include:

• America’s Agricultural Heritage Partnership ($5.1 million);

• Augusta Canal NHA ($4.7 million);

• Essex NHA ($9.3 million);

• Hudson River Valley NHA ($6 million);

• National Coal Heritage Area ($1.9 million);

• Ohio and Erie Canal National Heritage Canalway ($9.4 million);

• Rivers of Steel NHA ($9.4 million);

• South Carolina National Heritage Corridor ($7.9 million); and

• Tennessee Civil War Heritage Area ($2.1 million).

Based on appropriations to date and assuming appropriation of the additional amounts
authorized by the bill for each area after it reaches the existing ceiling, CBO estimates that
implementing this aspect of H.R. 1483 would cost $16 million over the 2008-2012 period.
We expect that three of the NHAs would begin receiving the additional funding in 2009.
That number would increase to five by 2012. As under existing law, authority for funding


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for those nine areas would expire after fiscal year 2012; therefore, no additional amounts
would be spent after that period under the legislation.


INTERGOVERNMENTAL AND PRIVATE-SECTOR IMPACT

H.R. 1483 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in UMRA
and would impose no costs on state, local, or tribal governments.


PREVIOUS CBO ESTIMATES

CBO has transmitted cost estimates during the 110th Congress for several bills that would
establish the Journey Through Hallowed Ground NHA (see S. 289 and H.R. 319), the
Niagara Falls NHA (see S. 800 and H.R. 713), and the Abraham Lincoln NHA (see S. 955).
The estimated costs of those bills were the same as those for the similar provisions in
H.R. 1483.


ESTIMATE PREPARED BY:

Federal Costs: Deborah Reis
Impact on State, Local, and Tribal Governments: Leo Lex
Impact on the Private Sector: Amy Petz


ESTIMATE APPROVED BY:

Theresa Gullo
Deputy Assistant Director for Budget Analysis

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