U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
|Land Purchase with FLTFA Funding|
What Lands can be Purchased with FLTFA Funding
Under the provisions of Federal Land Transaction Facilitaiton Act (FLTFA), the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Park Service (the Agencies) can utilize FLTFA funds to purchase inholdings that have been nominated by or with the landowners concurrence, and that are located within a federally designated area, or that are adjacent to a federally designated area and contain exceptional resources.
Lands meeting the above criteria may be nominated for sale to the Agencies by any individual, group or governmental body. If submitted by a party other than the landowner, the nomination must also be signed by the landowner(s) to confirm their willingness to sell. The nomination and identification of an inholding does not obligate the landowner to convey the property nor does it obligate the United States to purchase the property. All purchases must be at fair market value consistent with applicable provisions of the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions.
How to Nominate Lands for Sale
Nominations can be submitted to the Agencies at any time, but will only be considered eligible by the Agencies if:
Nominations should be sent directly to the Agency having management jurisdiction of the federally designated area that the land is within or adjacent to. The Agencies' addresses and the individuals that nominations should be addressed to are listed below:
Nomination forms can be downloaded or obtained by contacting the BLM office listed above.
How Nominations are Prioritized and Processed
Nominations will be assessed and prioritized in accordance with the jointly prepared Utah Interagency Implementation Agreement for FLTFA. Consideration will be given to the amount of funding in the FLTFA account available for land purchase, and to acquisitions that are supported by local government entities. All land purchases must be approved by the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture before the Agencies may proceed. The Agencies will follow the same general procedures to complete approved federal acquisition projects.