Table of Contents

Chapter V - Document Preparation

I. Survey
A. BLM Survey
1. BLM Survey Review Before Acquisition
    2. BLM Route Surveys
a.  Suitable Plat
b. Alternative Plats and Acquisition Aids
c.  Corner Identification
3. Survey Standards
a. Nonlinear Surveys
b. Linear Surveys
4. Other Types of Surveys
a. Aerial Photography
5. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) or Architectural and Engineering (A & E) Contract Surveys
B. Existing Features Report
II. Documentation Pertaining to Hazardous Materials
III. Use and Completion of the Deed Form
A. Options
B. Deeds
1. Warranty Deed
2. Warranty Deed with Life Use Reservation
3.  Special Warranty Deed
4.  Bargain and Sale Deed
5.  Quitclaim Deed
6. Donation Deed
7. Conservation Easement
8. General Easement
9. Exclusive Road Easement
10. Nonexclusive Road Easement
11. Grant of Easement and Right-of-Way
12. Quitclaim Right-of-Way Easement
13. Correction and Additional Width Documents
C. Contracts and Others
1. Offer for the Purchase of Land and Interest-In-Land
2. Rock Permit
3.  Borrow Pit, Spoil Area Permit
4. Rock Stockpile Site Permit
5. Right of Entry to Conduct Archeological and Soil Investigations
6. Right of Entry and Permit to Conduct Drilling Operations
7. Agreement for Installation and Maintenance of Well Equipment
8. Ditches and Canals Reservation
9. Easements over State-Owned Lands
D. Completion of Forms
1.  Authority
2. The Consideration
3. The Grantor
4. The Grantee
5. Words of Conveyance
a. Granting Clause
b. Property Description
c. Reference to Name of Agency
d. Special Provisions
e. Expiration Date
6. Date
7.  Signature Blocks
8. Acceptance
9. Acknowledgment
a. Notary
b.  Subscribing Witness
c. Acknowledgments Other Than Individual
d.  Defective Acknowledgments
10. Warranty and Covenants

Illustrations

  1. Legal Description Review Request
  2. Legal Description Review Response
  3. Hazardous Materials Certification
  4. Warranty Deed
  5. Warranty Deed with Life Use Reservation
  6. Special Warranty Deed
  7. Bargain and Sale Deed
  8. Quitclaim Deed
  9. Warranty Deed (Donation)
  10. Exclusive Recreation Facility Easement (Donation)
  11. Statement of Ownership and Waiver of Consideration and Appraisal
  12. Conservation Easement
  13. General Easement
  14. Exclusive Road Easement
  15. Nonexclusive Road Easement
  16. Grant of Easement and Right-of-Way
  17. Quitclaim Right-of-Way Easement
  18. Offer for the Purchase of (Land) (Interest-In-Land)
  19. Extension of Offer for the Purchase of (Land) (Interest in Land)
  20. Rock Permit
  21. (Borrow Pit) (Spoil Area) Permit
  22. Rock Stockpile Site Permit
  23. Right of Entry to Conduct Archeological and Soil Investigations
  24. Right of Entry and Permit to Conduct Drilling Operations
  25. Agreement for Installation and Maintenance of Well Equipment
  26. Notice of Use of Reserved Right-of-Way
  27. Special Power of Attorney
  28. Release of Interest
  29. Signature Blocks
  30. Acknowledgment and Notary Blocks
   

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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