Table of Contents

Chapter X - Condemnation

I. Condemnation Principles
A. Permission Refused to Enter Private Property
B. Impasse in Negotiations
C. Multiple Ownership
D. Title Problems
E. Incompetency
F. Emergency Situations and Immediate Possession
II. Preparation of Condemnation Case
A. Statement of Necessity
B. Schedule A
  1. Statement of Statutory Authority
  2. Statement of Proposed Use
C. Schedule B
  1. Written Description
  2. Estate or Interest to be Acquired
D. Schedule C - Plat
E. Statement of Negotiations
F. Statement of Land Occupancy
G. Statement of Compliance with the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 (Public Law 91-646), as amended
H. List of Names, Addresses, and Telephone Numbers
I. Landowner's Attitude Toward Condemnation
J. Title Evidence
  K. Comment on Exceptions in the Title Evidence
  L. Conveyance or Curative Documents Obtained
  M. Significant Correspondence
  N. Vicinity Map
  O. Certificate of Inspection and Possession
  P. Appraisals
  Q. Statement of Compliance with NEPA and NHPA
  R. Additional Information
  S. Transmittal Memorandum
III. Preparing Condemnation Case for Rights to Survey, Appraise and Other Necessary Work, Including Environmental Assessment Work
A. Statement of Necessity
B. Schedule A - Statement of Proposed Use
C. Schedule B
  1. Written Description
  2. Interest in Land to be Acquired and Period of Time Needed
D. Schedule C - Plat or Map
E. Statement of Negotiations
F. Statement of Land Occupancy
G. List of Names, Addresses, and Telephone Numbers
H. Title Evidence
I. Significant Correspondence
J. Vicinity Map
K. Appraisals
L. New Information
IV. Processing Condemnation Case Files
V. Actions Prior to Trial
  A. Commencement of Condemnation Cases
    1. Initial Documents
    2. Serving Defendants
    3. Notice of Lis Pendens
    4. Role of BLM Representative
  B. Exhibit Preparation
  C. Settlement
VI. Trial Action
  A. Role of BLM Personnel
  B. Conduct of BLM Witnesses
VII. After the Trial
  A. Payment of Just Compensation
  B. Final Title Opinion
VIII. Final Action on Case by BLM

Illustrations:

  1. Condemnation Transmittal Memorandum Attachment Checklist
  2. Statement of Statutory Authority and Proposed Use (Schedule A)
  3. Written Description, Estate to be Taken (Schedule B)
  4. Statement of Negotiations
  5. Statement of Compliance with Public Law 91-646, as amended
  6. List of Names and Addresses
  7. Vicinity Map
  8. Statement of Compliance with the NEPA and NHPA
  9. Transmittal Memorandum Requesting Condemnation (DM/FM to SD)
  10. Request for Preparation of the Declaration of Taking
  11. Letter to the Attorney General
  12. Land Acquisition Voucher Certificate (BLM Form 1370-32) for Estimated Just Compensation
  13. Land Acquisition Voucher Certificate (BLM Form 1370-32) for Deficiency Deposit

Appendices

  1. Declaration of Taking
  2. Complaint in Condemnation
  3. Notice
  4. Notice of Lis Pendens
  5. Order of Possession
  6. Stipulation for Settlement
  7. Judgment in Condemnation and Order of Distribution
   

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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