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115th Congress    }                                  {  Rept. 115-1016
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session       }                                  {          Part 1

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    TO TRANSFER COAST GUARD PROPERTY IN THE TOWN OF JUPITER ISLAND, 
     FLORIDA, FOR INCLUSION IN HOBE SOUND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

                                _______
                                

 November 13, 2018.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on 
            the State of the Union and ordered to be printed

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 Mr. Shuster, from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 5319]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom 
was referred the bill (H.R. 5319) to transfer Coast Guard 
property in the Town of Jupiter Island, Florida, for inclusion 
in Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge, having considered the 
same, report favorably thereon without amendment and recommend 
that the bill do pass.

                                CONTENTS

                                                                   Page
Purpose of Legislation...........................................     2
Background and Need for Legislation..............................     2
Hearings.........................................................     2
Legislative History and Consideration............................     2
Committee Votes..................................................     2
Committee Oversight Findings.....................................     3
New Budget Authority and Tax Expenditures........................     3
Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate........................     3
Performance Goals and Objectives.................................     4
Advisory of Earmarks.............................................     4
Duplication of Federal Programs..................................     4
Disclosure of Directed Rule Makings..............................     4
Federal Mandate Statement........................................     4
Preemption Clarification.........................................     5
Advisory Committee Statement.....................................     5
Applicability of Legislative Branch..............................     5
Section-by-Section Analysis of Legislation.......................     5
Correspondence...................................................     5
Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill, as Reported............     8

                         PURPOSE OF LEGISLATION

    H.R. 5319 transfers U.S. Coast Guard property in Jupiter 
Island, Florida to the Secretary of the Interior for inclusion 
in the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge.

                  BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR LEGISLATION

    In 1953 the United States acquired a four-acre parcel of 
land designated as lots 259 and 260, and lots 261 to 267 on Bon 
Air Beach, Jupiter Island, Florida. The land has been held as 
unused Coast Guard property since it was acquired by the 
Federal Government. For almost a decade the Coast Guard has 
been reviewing options regarding the disposition of the 
property.
    The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) 
manages the 735-acre Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge on 
Jupiter Island. The Service has been working with the Town of 
Jupiter Island to restore adjacent mangrove impoundment 
habitats and manage adjoining beach front properties to protect 
critical nesting habitat for over 1,500 endangered and 
threatened sea turtles. The Coast Guard property is located 
adjacent to the Refuge and consequently, the Service would like 
to acquire the land to incorporate it into the Hobe Sound 
Refuge. H.R. 5319 transfers the Coast Guard property directly 
to the Secretary of the Interior for inclusion in the Refuge.

                                HEARINGS

    The Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation 
did not hold any hearings on the legislation.

                 LEGISLATIVE HISTORY AND CONSIDERATION

    On March 15, 2018, H.R. 5319 was introduced by Congressman 
Brian J. Mast (R-FL) and cosponsored by Congressman Theodore E. 
Deutch (D-FL) and Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL). The 
bill was referred to the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure and in addition to the Committee on Natural 
Resources.
    On April 12, 2018, the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure met in open session to consider H.R. 5319. The 
Committee ordered the bill reported favorably to the House by 
voice vote with a quorum present.

                            COMMITTEE VOTES

    Clause 3(b) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives requires each committee report to include the 
total number of votes cast for and against on each record vote 
on a motion to report and on any amendment offered to the 
measure or matter, and the names of those members voting for 
and against. There were no record votes taken in connection 
with consideration of H.R. 5319. A motion to order H.R. 5319 
reported favorably to the House was agreed to by voice vote 
with a quorum present.

                      COMMITTEE OVERSIGHT FINDINGS

    With respect to the requirements of clause 3(c)(1) of rule 
XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
Committee's oversight findings and recommendations are 
reflected in this report.

               NEW BUDGET AUTHORITY AND TAX EXPENDITURES

    Clause 3(c)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives does not apply where a cost estimate and 
comparison prepared by the Director of the Congressional Budget 
Office under section 402 of the Congressional Budget Act of 
1974 has been timely submitted prior to the filing of the 
report and is included in the report. Such a cost estimate is 
included in this report.

               CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE COST ESTIMATE

    With respect to the requirement of clause 3(c)(3) of rule 
XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives and section 
402 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the Committee has 
received the enclosed cost estimate for H.R. 5319 from the 
Director of the Congressional Budget Office:

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                       Washington, DC, May 7, 2018.
Hon. Bill Shuster,
Chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure,
House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
prepared the enclosed cost estimate for H.R. 5319, a bill to 
transfer Coast Guard property in the town of Jupiter Island, 
Florida, for inclusion in Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge.
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is Megan 
Carroll.
            Sincerely,
                                                Keith Hall,
                                                          Director.
    Enclosure.

H.R. 5319--A bill to transfer Coast Guard property in the town of 
        Jupiter Island, Florida, for inclusion in Hobe Sound National 
        Wildlife Refuge

    H.R. 5319 would transfer administrative jurisdiction of 
approximately four acres of land located in Jupiter Island, 
Florida, from the Coast Guard to the Department of the Interior 
(DOI). Under the bill, that land would be included in the Hobe 
Sound National Wildlife Refuge.
    Using information from the Coast Guard and DOI, CBO 
estimates that enacting H.R. 5319 would have no significant 
effect on the federal budget. Any administrative costs incurred 
by those agencies to complete the proposed transfer would be 
less than $500,000; such spending would be subject to the 
availability of appropriated funds.
    The proposed transfer would not affect direct spending or 
revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
    CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 5319 would not increase 
net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four 
consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2029.
    H.R. 5319 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector 
mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.
    The CBO staff contact for this estimate is Megan Carroll. 
The estimate was reviewed by H. Samuel Papenfuss, Deputy 
Assistant Director for Budget Analysis.

                    PERFORMANCE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

    With respect to the requirement of clause 3(c)(4) of rule 
XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
performance goal and objective of this legislation is to 
authorize the transfer of Coast Guard property to the Secretary 
of the Interior for inclusion in the Hobe Sound National 
Wildlife Refuge.

                          ADVISORY OF EARMARKS

    Pursuant to clause 9 of rule XXI of the Rules of the House 
of Representatives, the Committee is required to include a list 
of congressional earmarks, limited tax benefits, or limited 
tariff benefits as defined in clause 9(e), 9(f), and 9(g) of 
rule XXI of the Rules of the House of Representatives. No 
provision in the bill includes an earmark, limited tax benefit, 
or limited tariff benefit under clause 9(e), 9(f), or 9(g) of 
rule XXI.

                    DUPLICATION OF FEDERAL PROGRAMS

    Pursuant to clause 3(c)(5) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the Committee finds that no provision 
of H.R. 5319 establishes or reauthorizes a program of the 
federal government known to be duplicative of another federal 
program, a program that was included in any report from the 
Government Accountability Office to Congress pursuant to 
section 21 of Public Law 111-139, or a program related to a 
program identified in the most recent Catalog of Federal 
Domestic Assistance.

                  DISCLOSURE OF DIRECTED RULE MAKINGS

    Pursuant to section 3(i) of H. Res. 5, 115th Cong. (2017), 
the Committee finds that enacting H.R. 5319 does not direct the 
completion of a specific rule making within the meaning of 
section 551 of title 5, United States Code.

                       FEDERAL MANDATE STATEMENT

    The Committee adopts as its own the estimate of federal 
mandates prepared by the Director of the Congressional Budget 
Office pursuant to section 423 of the Unfunded Mandates Reform 
Act (Public Law 104-4).

                        PREEMPTION CLARIFICATION

    Section 423 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 
requires the report of any Committee on a bill or joint 
resolution to include a statement on the extent to which the 
bill or joint resolution is intended to preempt state, local, 
or tribal law. The Committee states that H.R. 5319 does not 
preempt any state, local, or tribal law.

                      ADVISORY COMMITTEE STATEMENT

    No new advisory committees within the meaning of section 
5(b) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act are created by this 
legislation.

                  APPLICABILITY OF LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

    The Committee finds that the legislation does not relate to 
the terms and conditions of employment or access to public 
services or accommodations within the meaning of section 
102(b)(3) of the Congressional Accountability Act (Public Law 
104-1).

               SECTION-BY-SECTION ANALYSIS OF LEGISLATION

Section 1. Transfer of Coast Guard property in the Town of Jupiter 
        Island, Florida, for inclusion in the Hobe Sound National 
        Wildlife Refuge

    (a) Transfer.
    The property is transferred to the Secretary of the 
Interior.
    (b) Property Described.
    The property is in the Town of Jupiter Island, Florida on 
Jupiter Island, consisting of Parcel #35-38-42-004-000-02590-6 
(Bon Air Beach lots 259 and 260) and Parcel #35-38-42-004-000-
02610-2 (Bon Air Beach lots 261-267).
    (c) Administration.
    The property is to be included in Hobe Sound National 
Wildlife Refuge and administered by the United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service.

                             CORRESPONDENCE

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         CHANGES IN EXISTING LAW MADE BY THE BILL, AS REPORTED

    H.R. 5319 makes no changes to existing law.

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