Table of Contents

Chapter II - Policy and Guidance

I. Authority
A. Basic Authorities
1. The Federal Land Policy and Management Act of October 21, 1976, as amended
2. Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of January 2, 1971 (The Uniform Act) as amended
3. Annual Appropriations Acts
4. Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 (September 3, 1964), as amended
5. Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act of July 25, 2000
6. Timber Access Road Act of July 26, 1955
7. Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980
8. Declaration of Taking Act of February 26, 1931
9. Condemnation Act of August 1, 1888, as amended
10. Federal-Aid Highway Act of October 23, 1962
11. Soil Conservation and Domestic Al1otment Act of April 27, 1935
12. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 43
13. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 41
14. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49
B. Specific Geographic Area Authorities
1. The Act of August 28, 1937
2. Wilderness Act of September 3, 1964
3. Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of October 2, 1968, as amended
4. National Trails System Act of October 2, 1968, as amended
5.  King Range National Conservation Area Act of October 21, 1970, as amended
6. Missouri River Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of October 12, 1976
7. Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act of December 2, 1980
8. El Malpais National Conservation Area Act of December 31, 1987
9. Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Act of November 16, 1990
10. Arizona Desert Wilderness Act of November 28, 1990
    11. Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area Act of August 4, 1993
12. Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of October 19, 1998
13.  Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area Act of October 21, 1999
    14. Steens Mountain Wilderness Area and the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Area in Harney County, Oregon, of October 30, 2000
II. Responsibility
A. Director and Deputy Director
B. Assistant Director, Minerals, Realty and Resource Protection
C. State Directors and Field Office Managers
D. Department of Justice and Solicitor's Office
1. Acquisition Documents
2. Approval of Title
3. Condemnation
III.  Policy
IV. Expenditure of Funds on Non-Federal Lands
V. Crossing Private Lands
A. Obtaining Permission to Enter
B. Emergency Access / The Right of Necessity
C. Maintaining the Good Neighbor Policy
VI. Appraisals
A. Appraisal Standards
B. Use of Appraisals
C. Minimum Offer
D. Appraisal Waivers
E. Release of Appraisal Information
F. Separation of Appraisal and Acquisition Functions
1. Restrictions
2. Cooperation Needed Between Negotiator and Appraiser
G. Instruction to Appraisers
  H. Appraisals Commissioned by Third-Party Nonprofits for Eventual Review by BLM
VII. References
   

BLM Manual

Rel 2-290

Supersedes Rel. 2-214, 2-215, 2-236, 2-237, 2-238, 2-239, and 2-252

01/31/2002


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