Form 2740-1
(May 2016)
(Act of June 14, 1926, as amended; 43 U.S.C. 869; 869-4)
OMB NO. 1004-0012
Expires: March 31, 2019
Serial Number
(BLM use only)
Home phone (include area code)
la. Applicant’s name
b. Address (include zip code)
Business phone (include area code)
2. Give legal description of lands applied for (include metes and bounds description, if necessary)
County of State of
Containing (acres)
3a. This application is for:
Purchase (If lease, indicate year )
b. Proposed use is Public Recreation Other Public Purposes
4. Describe the proposed use of the land. The description must specically identify an established or denitely proposed project. Attach a detailed plan
and schedule for development, a management plan which includes a description of how any revenues will be used, and any known environmental or
cultural concerns specic to the land.
5. If applicant is State or Political subdivision thereof, cite your statutory or other authority to hold land for these purposes.
6. Attach a copy of your authority for ling this application and to perform all acts incident thereto.
7. If land described in this application has not been classied for recreation and/or public purposes pursuant to the Recreation and Public Purposes Act,
consider this application as a petition for such classication.
(Continued on page 2)
(Form 2740-1, page 1)
8. Are all activities, facilities, services, nancial aid, or other benets as a result of your proposed development provided without regard to race, color,
religion, national origin, sex, or age? Yes No (If “no,” describe the situation or activity and your plans for achieving compliance.)
9. Are all activities, facilities, and services constructed or provided as a result of your proposed development accessible to and usable by persons with
disabilities? Yes No (If “no,” describe the situation or activity and the reasons for nonaccessibility).
Applicant’s Signature Date
Title 18 U.S.C. Section 1001 and Title 43 U.S.C. Section 1212, make it a crime for any person knowingly and willfully to make to any department or
agency of the United States any false, ctitious, or fraudulent statements or representation as to any matter within its jurisdiction.
1. Type or print plainly in ink.
2. Submit application and related plans to the BLM District or Resource Area Ofce in which
the land is located.
3. Study controlling regulations in 43 CFR 2740 (Sales) and 43 CFR 2912 (Leases).
4. If applicant is non-governmental association or corporation, attach a copy of your charter,
articles of incorporation or other creating authority. If this information has been previously
led with any BLM ofce, refer to previous ling by date, place, and case serial number.
5. If applicant is non-governmental association or corporation, attach a copy of your authority
to operate in the State where the lands applied for are located. If previously led with any
BLM ofce, refer to previous ling by date, place, and case serial number.
(Items not listed are self - explanatory)
2. If land is surveyed, give complete legal description. If land is un-
surveyed, description should be by metes and bounds connected, if
feasible, by course and distance with a corner of public land survey. If
possible, approximate legal subdivisions of unsurveyed lands should
be stated. Acreage applied for must not exceed that specied by regu-
3a. Generally, title to lands will not be granted upon initial approval of
an application. In order to assure proper development or use plans,
the general practice will be to issue a lease or lease with option to
purchase after development is essentially completed. In any case,
term of lease may not exceed 20 years for non-prot organizations
or 25 years for governmental agencies, instrumentalities or political
4. Leases and patents under this act are conditioned upon continuing
public enjoyment of the purposes for which the land is classied. The
plan of development, use, and maintenance must show, at a minimum:
a. A need for proposed development by citing population trends,
shortage of facilities in area, etc.
b. That the land will benet an existing or denitely proposed pub-
lic project authorized by proper authority.
c. Type and general location of all proposed improvements, including
public access (roads, trails, etc.). This showing may take the
form of inventory lists, maps, plats, drawings, or blueprints in
any combination available and necessary to describe the nished
project. Site designs should be provided for intensive use sites and
general information about improvements existing or planned on
lands within the overall project.
d. An estimate of the construction costs, how the proposed project
will be nanced, including a list of nancial sources, and an
estimated timetable for actual construction of all improvements
and facilities.
e. A plan of management to include operating rules, proposed source
and disposition of revenues arising from the proposed operation,
personnel requirements, etc.
f. A specic maintenance plan to include, for example, sewage and
garbage disposal, road maintenance, upkeep and repair of grounds
and physical facilities, etc.
g. Applications for solid waste disposal sites must comply with
guidelines established by the Environmental Protection Agency
(40 CFR 258) and must include a detailed physical description of
the site including a map, description of ground water situation, soil
characteristics and management plan.
6. This may consist of a copy of a delegation of authority, resolution or
other evidence of authority from the governing board of the applicant’s
organization, copy of the by-laws of the organization, or the like.
(Continued on page 3)
(Form 2740-1, page 2)
The Privacy Act of 1974 and the regulation in 43 CFR 2.48 (d) require that you be furnished the following information in
connection with information required by this application.
AUTHORITY: 43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.; 43 CFR Part 2740
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE: The information is to be used to process your application.
ROUTINE USES: In accordance with the System of Records titled, “Land and Minerals Authorization Tracking System—
Interior, LLM-32,” disclosure outside the Department of the Interior may be made: (1) To appropriate Federal agencies when
concurrence or supporting information is required prior to granting or acquiring a right or interest in lands or resources, (2) To
Federal, State, or local agencies or a member of the general public in response to a specic request for pertinent information,
(3) To the U.S. Department of Justice or in a proceeding before a court or adjudicative body when (a) the United States, the
Department of the Interior, a component of the Department, or when represented by the government, an employee of the
Department is a party to litigation or anticipated litigation or has an interest in such litigation, and (b) the Department of
the Interior determines that the disclosure is relevant or necessary to the litigation and is compatible with the purpose for
which the records were compiled, (4) To an appropriate Federal, State, local, or foreign agency responsible for investigating,
prosecuting, enforcing, or implementing a statute, regulation, rule, or order, where the disclosing agency becomes aware of
an indication of a violation or potential violation of civil or criminal law or regulation, (5) To a member of Congress or a
Congressional staff member from the record of an individual in response to an inquiry made at the request of that individual,
(6) To the Department of the Treasury to effect payment to Federal, State, and local government agencies, nongovernmental
organizations, and individuals, and (7) To individuals involved in responding to a breach of Federal data. The BLM will only
disclose this information in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act, and the provision in 43 CFR
The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires us to inform you that:
BLM collects this information to process your request for Federal lands under the provisions of June 14, 1926 (43 U.S.C. 869
as amended), Recreation and Public Purposes Act.
Information will be used to illustrate whether the applicant meets requirements of regulations found in 43 CFR Subpart 2740.
BLM would like you to know that you do not have to respond to this or any other Federal agency-sponsored information
collection unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
EFFECT OF NOT PROVIDING INFORMATION: Disclosure of the information is necessary for processing of the application.
If all the information is not provided, the application may result in delay or preclude the BLM’s acceptance of your form.
BURDEN HOURS STATEMENT: Public reporting burden for this form is estimated at 40 hours per response, including
the time for reviewing instructions, gathering, and maintaining data and completing and reviewing the form. Direct comments
regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of this form to the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land
Management (1004-0012), Bureau Information Collection Clearance Ofcer (WO-630), 1849 C Street, N.W., Mail Stop 401
LS, Washington, D.C. 20240.
(Form 2740-1, page 3)