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115th Congress }                                          { REPORT
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session   }                                          { 115-291

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                FOWLER AND BOSKOFF PEAKS DESIGNATION ACT

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 September 5, 2017.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 
                                printed

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

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 2768]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Natural Resources, to whom was referred 
the bill (H.R. 2768) to designate certain mountain peaks in the 
State of Colorado as ``Fowler Peak'' and ``Boskoff Peak'', 
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. 2768 is to designate certain mountain 
peaks in the State of Colorado as ``Fowler Peak'' and ``Boskoff 
Peak''.

                  BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR LEGISLATION

    H.R. 2768, the Fowler and Boskoff Peaks Designation Act, 
names two currently unnamed 13,000-foot proximate peaks in the 
Uncompahgre National Forest after Charlie Fowler and Christine 
Boskoff.
    Charlie Fowler and his partner Christine ``Chris'' Boskoff 
were long-time residents of San Miguel County, Colorado, and 
avid alpinists.
    Among one North America's most experienced mountain 
climbers, Charlie Fowler was an author, guide, filmmaker, 
photographer and advocate for the outdoors. Beginning in the 
mid-1980s, Fowler worked full time as a mountain guide, leading 
mountaineering expeditions in the United States and abroad. His 
photographs and articles were published in a variety of books 
and magazines and he was the author of multiple mountaineering 
guidebooks. In 2004, the American Alpine Society awarded Fowler 
the Robert and Miriam Underhill Award, an honor given annually 
to an individual who achieved outstanding success in the 
various fields of mountaineering.
    Christine ``Chris'' Boskoff began her climbing career in 
1993 and quickly rose to become a leader in the sport of 
mountaineering. During her climbing career, Boskoff summited 
Mount Everest and five other 26,000-foot plus mountains. One of 
the world's leading female alpinists, a professional 
mountaineering guide and adventure travel entrepreneur, Boskoff 
participated in numerous expeditions in the United States and 
on five continents.
    Fowler and Boskoff were also known for their philanthropic 
work. Fowler worked to promote his sport by installing climbing 
walls in schools across southwest Colorado. Boskoff actively 
participated in non-profit organizations that supported the 
rights of porters and Sherpas, women's education, global 
literacy and gender equality.
    Tragically, Fowler and Boskoff passed away in an avalanche 
in November 2006 while exploring a series of unclimbed summits 
in China's Sichuan province.

                            COMMITTEE ACTION

    H.R. 2768 was introduced on May 30, 2017, by Congressman 
Scott R. Tipton (R-CO). The bill was referred to the Committee 
on Natural Resources, and within the Committee to the 
Subcommittee on Federal Lands. On July 25, 2017, the Natural 
Resources Committee met to consider the bill. No amendments 
were offered, and the bill was ordered favorably reported to 
the House of Representatives by unanimous consent on July 26, 
2017.

            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 the Congressional Budget Act of 
1974. 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, August 29, 2017.
Hon. Rob Bishop,
Chairman, Committee on Natural Resources,
House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
reviewed H.R. 2768, the Fowler and Boskoff Peaks Designation 
Act, as ordered reported by the House Committee on Natural 
Resources on July 26, 2017.
    CBO estimates that enacting this legislation to name two 
mountain peaks on federal land 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 2028.
    H.R. 2768 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.
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is Jeff LaFave.
            Sincerely,
                                                        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 designate certain mountain peaks 
in the State of Colorado as ``Fowler Peak'' and ``Boskoff 
Peak''.

                           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. This bill does not contain any 
directed rule makings.
    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 to existing 
law.

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