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113th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session                                                     113-80

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                   UTAH NATIONAL GUARD READINESS ACT

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  May 17, 2013.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union 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. 462]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Natural Resources, to whom was referred 
the bill (H.R. 462) to require the conveyance of certain public 
land within the boundaries of Camp Williams, Utah, to support 
the training and readiness of the Utah National Guard, 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. 462 is to require the conveyance of 
certain public land within the boundaries of Camp Williams, 
Utah, to support the training and readiness of the Utah 
National Guard.

                  BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR LEGISLATION

    The Utah National Guard has possessed facilities and 
trained at Camp Williams since 1912. H.R. 462 would convey 420 
acres of land within the boundaries of Camp Williams to the 
State of Utah, without consideration. The acreage proposed for 
conveyance is already withdrawn for military use by the Guard. 
This land transfer will open access to property along a major 
transportation corridor with all the utilities and services 
necessary to support expanded military use. The Utah National 
Guard already owns and operates several buildings, an air 
traffic control tower and a tactical airfield on portions of 
this property. Placing the land in the State's name for use by 
the National Guard consolidates ownership patterns in the 
headquarters area and allows the State of Utah to bond for 
future Guard facilities. Transfer of title to these lands 
expedites the building and expansion of Camp Williams training 
facilities and would improve the readiness of the Utah National 
Guard. Additionally, the bill includes a provision directing 
that the land revert to federal ownership if not used for 
National Guard or national defense purposes.

                            COMMITTEE ACTION

    H.R. 462 was introduced on February 4, 2013, by Congressman 
Rob Bishop (R-UT). The bill was referred to the Committee on 
Natural Resources, and within the Committee to the Subcommittee 
on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation. On April 24, 
2013, the Full Natural Resources Committee met to consider the 
bill. The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental 
Regulation was discharged by unanimous consent. No amendments 
were offered, and the bill was then 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. 462--Utah National Guard Readiness Act

    H.R. 462 would authorize the Secretary of the Interior to 
convey 420 acres of land to the state of Utah for the Utah 
National Guard. Because the land is currently withdrawn from 
commercial mineral development and disposal, CBO estimates that 
implementing this legislation would have no significant impact 
on the federal budget. Enacting H.R. 462 would not affect 
direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go 
procedures do not apply.
    H.R. 462 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector 
mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and 
would impose no costs on state, local, or tribal governments. 
Enacting this bill would benefit the state of Utah.
    The CBO staff contact for this estimate is Jeff LaFave. 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. CBO estimates that 
implementing this legislation would have no significant impact 
on the federal budget.
    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 require the conveyance of certain 
public land within the boundaries of Camp Williams, Utah, to 
support the training and readiness of the Utah National Guard.

                           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.

                       COMPLIANCE WITH H. RES. 5

    Directed Rule Making. The Chairman does not believe that 
this bill directs any executive branch official to conduct any 
specific rule-making proceedings.
    Duplication of Existing Programs. This bill does not 
establish or reauthorize a program of the federal government 
known to be duplicative of another program. Such program was 
not included in any report from the Government Accountability 
Office to Congress pursuant to section 21 of Public Law 111-139 
or identified in the most recent Catalog of Federal Domestic 
Assistance published pursuant to the Federal Program 
Information Act (Public Law 95-220, as amended by Public Law 
98-169) as relating to other programs.

                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.