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114th Congress    }                                     {       Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session       }                                     {      114-822




 November 14, 2016.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 


Mr. Bishop of Utah, from the Committee on Natural Resources, submitted 
                             the following

                              R E P O R T

                         [To accompany S. 3028]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Natural Resources, to whom was referred 
the bill (S. 3028) to redesignate the Olympic Wilderness as the 
Daniel J. Evans Wilderness, having considered the same, report 
favorably thereon without amendment and recommend that the bill 
do pass.

                          Purpose of the Bill

    The purpose of S. 3028 is to redesignate the Olympic 
Wilderness as the Daniel J. Evans Wilderness.

                  Background and Need for Legislation

    Daniel J. Evans was elected Governor of Washington in 1964, 
and was reelected in 1968 and 1972. In 1983, he was appointed 
to fill the term of the late Senator Henry M. ``Scoop'' Jackson 
and served an additional term in the Senate before retiring in 
January 1989. From 1993 through 2005, Senator Evans served as a 
member of the University of Washington Board of Regents.
    During his time in the Senate, Senator Evans was a leader 
in the passage of two major wilderness bills in the State of 
Washington. He was a cosponsor of the 1984 Washington 
Wilderness Act, which designated more than one million acres of 
national forest lands in Washington as wilderness. In addition, 
he was the lead sponsor of the Washington Park Wilderness Act 
of 1988, which designated more than 1.5 million acres of 
wilderness in Olympic, Mount Rainier, and North Cascade 
National Parks.
    The Olympic Wilderness, which would be renamed by this 
bill, covers 876,447 acres in the Olympic National Park, and is 
the largest wilderness area in the State of Washington. This 
renaming will not affect the management of the national park or 
the wilderness.

                            Committee Action

    S. 3028 was introduced on June 7, 2016, by Senator Maria 
Cantwell (D-WA). It passed the Senate without an amendment by 
unanimous consent on July 14, 2016. The bill was referred to 
the Committee on Natural Resources, and within the Committee to 
the Subcommittee on Federal Lands. On September 21, 2016, the 
Natural Resources Committee met to consider the bill. The 
Subcommittee 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 
on September 22, 2016.

            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 and Section 308(a) of the 
Congressional Budget Act. With respect to the requirements of 
clause 3(c)(2) and (3) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House 
of Representatives and sections 308(a) and 402 of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the Committee has received 
the enclosed cost estimate for the bill from the Director of 
the Congressional Budget Office:

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                Washington, DC, September 30, 2016.
Hon. Rob Bishop,
Chairman, Committee on Natural Resources,
House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
reviewed S. 3028, the Daniel J. Evans Olympic National Park 
Wilderness Act, as ordered reported by the House Committee on 
Natural Resources on September 22, 2016.
    CBO estimates that enacting S. 3028, which would rename the 
Olympic Wilderness, would have no significant effect on the 
federal budget and would not affect direct spending or 
revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply. CBO 
estimates that enacting the legislation would not increase net 
direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four 
consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2027.
    S. 3028 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 
    On August 4, 2016, CBO transmitted a cost estimate for S. 
3028, as passed by the Senate on July 14, 2016. The two 
versions of the act are similar and CBO's estimates of their 
budgetary effects are the same.
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is Jon Sperl.
                                                        Keith Hall.

    2. 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 redesignate the Olympic Wilderness 
as the Daniel J. Evans Wilderness.

                           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 Made by the Bill, as Reported

  In compliance with clause 3(e) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, changes in existing law made by 
the bill, as reported, are shown as follows (existing law 
proposed to be omitted is enclosed in black brackets, new 
matter is printed in italic, and existing law in which no 
change is proposed is shown in roman):



  (a) Wilderness.--In furtherance of the purposes of the 
Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.; 78 Stat. 890), certain 
lands in the Olympic National Park, Washington, which--
          (1) comprise approximately eight hundred and seventy-
        six thousand six hundred and sixty-nine acres of 
        wilderness, and approximately three hundred and 
        seventy-eight acres of potential wilderness additions, 
          (2) are depicted on a map entitled ``Wilderness 
        Boundary, Olympic National Park, Washington'', numbered 
        149/60,051A and dated August 1988,
are hereby designated as wilderness and therefore as components 
of the National Wilderness Preservation System. Such lands 
shall be known as the [Olympic Wilderness] Daniel J. Evans