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107th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session                                                    107-319

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  DESIGNATION OF RICHARD J. GUADAGNO HEADQUARTERS AND VISITORS CENTER

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December 5, 2001.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

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  Mr. Hansen, from the Committee on Resources, submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 3334]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Resources, to whom was referred the bill 
(H.R. 3334) to designate the Richard J. Guadagno Headquarters 
and Visitors Center at Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, 
California, having considered the same, report faorably thereon 
without amendment and recommend that the bill do pass.

                          PURPOSE OF THE BILL

    The purpose of H.R. 3334 is to designate the Richard J. 
Guadagno Headquarters and Visitors Center at Humboldt Bay 
National Wildlife Refuge, California.

                  BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR LEGISLATION

    Richard J. Guadagno was born on September 26, 1962, in 
Trenton, New Jersey. He attended Rutgers University and 
graduated from that institution in 1984 with dual degrees in 
biology and natural resources management. Richard, who was 38 
years old, served with high distinction at the U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service for 17 years. During his career, he worked as 
a biologist, wildlife inspector and as an employee of the 
National Wildlife Refuge System. It was during this period that 
he served at the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge in 
Delaware, the Great Swamp and Supawna Meadows National Wildlife 
Refuges in New Jersey, and the Baskett Slough and Ankeny 
National Wildlife Refuges in Oregon.
    In March 2000, Mr. Guadagno was selected as the new manager 
of the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Eureka, 
California. This Refuge was established in 1971. By all 
accounts, Mr. Guadagno was doing an outstanding job of managing 
the Refuge which is home for more than 200 bird species, four 
endangered species and a diversity of wetland habitats 
including mudflats, eelgrass beds, sand spits, uplands, salt 
marsh and brackish and freshwater marsh. In addition, he had 
made the completion of the visitors center there a top priority 
to foster more public access to the Refuge and all it had to 
offer. Sadly, Mr. Guadagno's career was prematurely ended by 
the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, when he and 44 
others perished in the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 in 
Stony Creek Township in Pennsylvania.
    In her letter to Mr. Guadagno's parents, Secretary of the 
Interior Gale A. Norton wrote, ``Rich was a beloved colleague 
to those who worked with him and a model professional whose 
skill and dedication were greatly admired within the U.S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service. He is one of our nation's heroes.'' The 
Acting Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Mr. 
Marshall Jones in a letter to all Service employees noted, 
``Rich was a sincere and dedicated employee, highly regarded by 
all who knew him, and his parents are deeply proud of his 
chosen career with the Fish and Wildlife Service.'' Finally, 
Ms. Anne Badgley, the Regional Director of the U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service's Pacific Region wrote, ``Rich was one of our 
finest managers in the National Wildlife Refuge System and he 
will be solely missed.''
    The sponsors of this bill strongly believe that this is an 
appropriate recognition of the hard work and dedication of this 
outstanding federal employee who was tragically killed on one 
of the darkest days in this Nation's history.

                            COMMITTEE ACTION

    H.R. 3334 was introduced on November 16, 2001, by 
Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA) and 135 cosponsors and was 
referred to the Committee on Resources. On November 28, 2001, 
the full Resources Committee met to consider the bill. There 
were no amendments offered and the bill was ordered favorably 
reported to the House of Representatives by unanimous consent.

            COMMITTEE OVERSIGHT FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

    Regarding clause 2(b)(1) of rule X and clause 3(c)(1) of 
rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
Committee on Resources' oversight findings and recommendations 
are reflected in the body of this report.

                   CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY STATEMENT

    Article I, section 8 of the Constitution of the United 
States grants Congress the authority to enact this bill.

                    COMPLIANCE WITH HOUSE RULE XIII

    1. Cost of Legislation.--Clause 3(d)(2) of rule XIII of the 
Rules of the House of Representatives requires an estimate and 
a comparison by the Committee of the costs which would be 
incurred in carrying out this bill. However, clause 3(d)(3)(B) 
of that Rule provides that this requirement does not apply when 
the Committee has included in its report a timely submitted 
cost estimate of the bill prepared by the Director of the 
Congressional Budget Office under section 402 of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974.
    2. Congressional Budget Act.--As required by clause 3(c)(2) 
of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives and 
section 308(a) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, this 
bill does not contain any new budget authority, spending 
authority, credit authority, or an increase or decrease in 
revenues or tax expenditures.
    3. General Performance Goals and Objectives.--This bill 
does not authorize funding and therefore, clause 3(c)(4) of 
rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives does not 
apply.
    4. Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate.--Under clause 
3(c)(3) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives and section 403 of the Congressional Budget Act 
of 1974, the Committee has received the following cost estimate 
for this bill from the Director of the Congressional Budget 
Office:

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                 Washington, DC, November 30, 2001.
Hon. James V. Hansen,
Chairman, Committee on Resources,
House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
prepared the enclosed cost estimate for H.R. 3334, a bill to 
designate the Richard J. Guadagno Headquarters and Visitors 
Center at Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, California.
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact for this 
estimate is Deborah Reis.
            Sincerely,
                                          Barry B. Anderson
                                    (For Dan L. Crippen, Director).
    Enclosure.

H.R. 3334--A bill to designate the Richard J. Guadagno Headquarters and 
        Visitors Center at Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, 
        California

    H.R. 3334 would designate the headquarters and visitor 
center at the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge in 
California as the Richard J. Guadagno Headquarters and Visitors 
Center. Implementing this change would have no significant 
effect on the budget of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
which administers the refuge. The bill would not affect direct 
spending or receipts; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures would 
not apply.
    H.R. 3334 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector 
mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and 
would not affect the budgets of state, local, or tribal 
governments.
    The CBO staff contact for this estimate is Deborah Reis. 
The estimate was approved by Peter H. Fontaine, Deputy 
Assistant Director for Budget Analysis.

                    COMPLIANCE WITH PUBLIC LAW 104-4

    This bill contains no unfunded mandates.

                PREEMPTION OF STATE, LOCAL OR TRIBAL LAW

    This bill is not intended to preempt any State, local or 
tribal law.

                        CHANGES IN EXISTING LAW

    If enacted, this bill would make no changes in existing 
law.