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115th Congress    }                                 {         Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session       }                                 {         115-516
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               ALEX DIEKMANN PEAK DESIGNATION ACT OF 2017

                                _______
                                

  January 16, 2018.--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 S. 117]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Natural Resources, to whom was referred 
the bill (S. 117) to designate a mountain peak in the State of 
Montana as ``Alex Diekmann Peak'', having considered the same, 
report favorably thereon without amendment and recommend that 
the bill do pass.

                          PURPOSE OF THE BILL

    The purpose of S. 117 is to designate a mountain peak in 
the State of Montana as ``Alex Diekmann Peak''.

                  BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR LEGISLATION

    Alex Diekmann was a conservationist who lived in Bozeman, 
Montana. Mr. Diekmann dedicated his professional life to 
protecting the natural and scenic resources of the Northern 
Rockies. Over the course of his career, Mr. Diekmann was 
engaged in efforts that led to the conservation of more than 
100,000 acres of mountains, valleys, rivers, creeks, 
agricultural lands, historic sites and open spaces in the 
States of Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho.
    Mr. Diekmann played a central role in conservation, 
recreational and other land-use endeavors for an array of 
landscapes, including several sites across the Crown of the 
Continent in Montana, the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem, 
Glacier National Park, and the Cabinet-Yaak ecosystem. He 
played a particularly significant role in the preservation of 
the natural landscapes in and near the Madison Valley and the 
Madison Range in Montana, including more than 12 miles of the 
Madison River, resulting in the conservation of that world-
class fishery for future generations.
    Mr. Diekmann lost his battle with cancer on February 1, 
2016, at the age of 52. His conservation efforts leave a legacy 
across Montana and the Northern Rockies that benefit all people 
of the United States. He is survived by his wife, Lisa, and 
their two sons, Logan and Liam.
    To honor Mr. Diekmann's legacy, S. 117 designates an 
unnamed peak in the Lee Metcalf Wilderness in Montana as the 
``Alex Diekmann Peak.''
    The Administration has communicated to the Natural 
Resources Committee that the United States Board on Geographic 
Names is aware of efforts to name a Montana mountain peak in 
honor of Alex Diekmann and neither it nor the U.S. Geological 
Survey have any objection with the designation of ``Alex 
Diekmann Peak''.

                            COMMITTEE ACTION

    S. 117 was introduced on January 12, 2017, by Senator Steve 
Daines (R-MT). The bill passed the Senate with an amendment on 
December 20, 2017, by unanimous consent. In the House, the bill 
was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and within 
the Committee to the Subcommittee on Federal Lands. On January 
10, 2018, the Natural Resources Committee met to consider the 
bill. The Subcommittee was discharged by unanimous consent. No 
amendments were offered, and the bill was 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 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, January 11, 2018.
Hon. Rob Bishop,
Chairman, Committee on Natural Resources,
House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
reviewed S. 117, the Alex Diekmann Peak Designation Act of 
2017, as ordered reported by the House Committee on Natural 
Resources on January 10, 2018.
    CBO estimates that enacting S. 117 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 bill 
would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in 
any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.
    S. 117 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector 
mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.
    On April 19, 2017, CBO transmitted a cost estimate for S. 
117, as ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Energy and 
Natural Resources on March 30, 2017. The House and Senate 
versions of the legislation are the same, and the CBO cost 
estimates are identical.
    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,
                                                          Director.
    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 a mountain peak in the 
State of Montana as ``Alex Diekmann 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 in existing 
law.

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