[House Report 109-331] [From the U.S. Government Publishing Office] 109th Congress Report HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 1st Session 109-331 ====================================================================== JIM WEAVER NATIONAL RECREATION TRAIL IN THE WILLAMETTE NATIONAL FOREST, OREGON _______ December 8, 2005.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed _______ Mr. Pombo, from the Committee on Resources, submitted the following R E P O R T [To accompany H.R. 1090] [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office] The Committee on Resources, to whom was referred the bill (H.R. 1090) to designate a Forest Service trail at Waldo Lake in the Willamette National Forest in the State of Oregon as a national recreation trail in honor of Jim Weaver, a former Member of the House of Representatives, having considered the same, report favorably thereon with an amendment and recommend that the bill as amended do pass. The amendment is as follows: Strike all after the enacting clause and insert the following: SECTION 1. DESIGNATION OF NATIONAL RECREATIONAL TRAIL, WILLAMETTE NATIONAL FOREST, OREGON, IN HONOR OF JIM WEAVER, A FORMER MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. (a) Designation.--Forest Service trail number 3590 in the Willamette National Forest in Lane County, Oregon, which is a 19.6 mile trail that begins and ends at North Waldo Campground and circumnavigates Waldo Lake, is hereby designated as a national recreation trail under section 4 of the National Trails System Act (16 U.S.C. 1243) and shall be known as the ``Jim Weaver Loop Trail''. (b) Interpretive Sign.--Using funds available for the Forest Service, the Secretary of Agriculture shall prepare, install, and maintain an appropriate sign at the trailhead of the Jim Weaver Loop Trail to indicate the name of the trail and to provide information regarding the life and career of Congressman Jim Weaver. PURPOSE OF THE BILL The purpose of H.R. 1090 is to designate a Forest Service trail at Waldo Lake in the Willamette National Forest in the State of Oregon as a national recreation trail in honor of Jim Weaver, a former Member of the House of Representatives. BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR LEGISLATION H.R. 1090 would designate an existing 19.6 mile trail in the Willamette National Forest in the State of Oregon as the ``Jim Weaver Loop Trail.'' The trail is around Waldo Lake and begins and ends at the North Waldo Campground. The bill also requires the establishment of an interpretive sign at the trailhead to indicate the name of the trail and provide information on the life and career of former Congressman Jim Weaver. Congressman James Howard Weaver served in the House of Representatives from the 94th Congress through the 99th Congress. He was a former subcommittee chairman of the Committee on Resources and active in conservation issues. COMMITTEE ACTION H.R. 1090 was introduced on March 3, 2005, by Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR). The bill was referred to the Committee on Resources, and within the Committee to the Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health. On October 27, 2005, the Subcommittee held a hearing on the bill. On November 16, 2005 the Full Resources Committee met to consider the bill. The Subcommittee was discharged from further consideration of the bill by unanimous consent. Congressman DeFazio offered an amendment in the nature of a substitute to require the Department of Agriculture, rather than the Department of the Interior, to construct the interpretive sign as required by the bill . It was adopted by unanimous consent, and the bill as amended was then 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 Resources' oversight findings and recommendations are reflected in the body of this report. CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY STATEMENT Article I, section 8 of the Constitution of the United States grants Congress the authority to enact this bill. COMPLIANCE WITH HOUSE RULE XIII 1. Cost of Legislation. Clause 3(d)(2) 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)(3)(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. 2. 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. 3. General Performance Goals and Objectives. This bill does not authorize funding and therefore, clause 3(c)(4) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives does not apply. 4. Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate. 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: CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE COST ESTIMATE H.R. 1090--A bill to designate a Forest Service trail at Waldo Lake in the Willamette National Forest in the state of Oregon as a national recreation trail in honor of Jim Weaver, a former Member of the House of Representatives H.R. 1090 would designate an existing trail in the Willamette National Forest in Oregon as the Jim Weaver Loop Trail. CBO estimates that this legislation would not significantly affect the federal budget. Based on information from the Forest Service, CBO estimates that the proposed designation would nto significantly affect offsetting receipts or the agency's costs to manage the affected trail. Enacting H.R. 1090 would not affect revenues. H.R. 1090 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. The CBO staff contact for this estimate is Megan Carroll. The estimate was approved by Peter H. Fontaine, Deputy Assistant Director for Budget Analysis. COMPLIANCE WITH PUBLIC LAW 104-4 This bill contains no unfunded mandates. 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.