Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act
The Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act (FLTFA), also commonly referred to as the “Baca Act,” was passed by Congress and signed into law on July 25, 2000 (P.L. 106-248).
FLTFA directs revenues generated from sale or disposal of certain public lands to an acquisition account. The account can be used by the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, to purchase lands located within federally designated areas from willing sellers. The account can be utilized by BLM to prepare public lands for sale.
Land purchases by the four agencies under FLTFA are governed by the provisions of the Act itself, a May 2003 National Memorandum of Understanding and an agreement with the State of Arizona signed in 2006.
Land sales under FLTFA area carried out in accordance with the provisions of Sections 203 and 209 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of October 21, 1976, and with the regulations under 43 CFR Part 2710 and 2720.
Because special provisions and procedures apply to both land purchases and land sales conducted under the authority of FLTFA, it is recommended that you visit the following links if you are interested in obtaining additional information on either of these programs. If you have additional questions after reviewing this information, please contact the appropriate federal agency, or email your inquiries to:
Bureau of Land Management
Arizona State Office – Land Sales
One North Central Ave., Ste. 800
Phoenix, Arizona 85004-4427
Phone: (602) 417-9561