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112th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     112-598

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TO DESIGNATE THE SALT POND VISITOR CENTER AT CAPE COD NATIONAL SEASHORE 
  AS THE ``THOMAS P. O'NEILL, JR. SALT POND VISITOR CENTER'', AND FOR 
                             OTHER PURPOSES
                                _______
                                

   July 17, 2012.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 
                                printed

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 Mr. Hastings of Washington, from the Committee on Natural Resources, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 4400]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Natural Resources, to whom was referred 
the bill (H.R. 4400) to designate the Salt Pond Visitor Center 
at Cape Cod National Seashore as the ``Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. 
Salt Pond Visitor Center'', and for other purposes, having 
considered the same, report favorably thereon without amendment 
and recommend that the bill do pass.

                          PURPOSE OF THE BILL

    The purpose of H.R. 4400 is to designate the Salt Pond 
Visitor Center at Cape Cod National Seashore as the ``Thomas P. 
O'Neill, Jr. Salt Pond Visitor Center.''

                  BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR LEGISLATION

    H.R. 4400 recognizes the contributions that former Speaker 
of the U.S. House of Representatives Thomas ``Tip'' P. O'Neill, 
Jr. made toward the establishment of the Cape Cod National 
Seashore by naming the Salt Pond Visitor Center after him. In 
1958, Representative Tip O'Neill became one of the first 
members to support designation of lands on Cape Cod as a 
national seashore through introduction of legislation in the 
85th Congress. However, it should be noted that the legislation 
which actually designated the National Seashore was introduced 
by Congressman Hastings Keith (R-MA), who represented the area.

                            COMMITTEE ACTION

    H.R. 4400 was introduced on April 19, 2012, by Congressman 
Edward Markey (D-MA). The bill was referred to the Committee on 
Natural Resources, and within the Committee to the Subcommittee 
on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands. On May 17, 2012, 
the Subcommittee held a hearing on the bill. On June 7, 2012, 
the Full Resources Committee met to consider the bill. The 
Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands was 
discharged by unanimous consent. No amendments were offered, 
and the bill was adopted and 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 Natural Resources' oversight findings and 
recommendations are reflected in the body of this report.

                    COMPLIANCE WITH HOUSE RULE XIII

    1. Cost of Legislation. Clause 3(d)(1) 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)(2)(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. 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:

H.R. 4400--A bill to designate the Salt Pond Visitor Center at the Cape 
        Cod National Seashore as the ``Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. Salt Pond 
        Visitor Center,'' and for other purposes

    H.R. 4400 would designate the Salt Pond Visitor Center at 
the Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts as the Thomas 
P. O'Neill, Jr. Salt Pond Visitor Center. The bill also would 
authorize the National Park Service (NPS) to post an 
interpretive sign at the visitor center containing information 
about Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr.
    Based on information provided by the NPS, CBO estimates 
that implementing H.R. 4400 would have no significant impact on 
the federal budget. CBO estimates that the new interpretive 
sign would cost about $45,000. H.R. 4400 would have no other 
significant impact on discretionary spending because revising 
federal maps and signs to reflect the new name would be done in 
conjunction with scheduled reprinting and other routine 
maintenance. Enacting H.R. 4400 would not affect direct 
spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do 
not apply.
    H.R. 4400 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 Martin von 
Gnechten. The estimate was approved by Theresa Gullo, Deputy 
Assistant Director for Budget Analysis.
    2. Section 308(a) of 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. Based on 
information provided by the NPS, CBO estimates that 
implementing H.R. 4400 would have no significant impact on the 
federal budget. CBO estimates that the new interpretive sign 
would cost about $45,000. H.R. 4400 would have no other 
significant impact on discretionary spending because revising 
federal maps and signs to reflect the new name would be done in 
conjunction with scheduled reprinting and other routine 
maintenance.
    3. General Performance Goals and Objectives. As required by 
clause 3(c)(4) of rule XIII, the general performance goal or 
objective of this bill is to designate the Salt Pond Visitor 
Center at Cape Cod National Seashore as the ``Thomas P. 
O'Neill, Jr. Salt Pond Visitor Center.''

                           EARMARK STATEMENT

    This bill does not contain any Congressional earmarks, 
limited tax benefits, or limited tariff benefits as defined 
under clause 9(e), 9(f), and 9(g) of rule XXI of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives.

                    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.