Federal Land Transaction and 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 the revenues generated from the sale or disposal of certain public lands to an account that can be used by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the U.S. Forest Service, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (the Agencies), to purchase lands located within federally designated areas from willing sellers.  A portion of the revenues can also be utilized by BLM to prepare public lands for sale.  

Land purchases by the Agencies under FLTFA are governed by the provisions of the Act itself, a National Memorandum of Understanding among the four Agencies entered into in May 2003, and, in the State of Utah, under the Utah Interagency Implementation Agreement entered into among the Regional Offices of the Agencies on December 7, 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 public land sales conducted under the authority of FLTFA, additional information is provided for each of these programs.   If you have additional questions after reviewing the information provided, please contact the appropriate federal agency or email your inquiries to joy_wehking@blm.gov

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More guidance and information is available on the National BLM website guidance.