U.S. Code of Federal Regulations

Regulations most recently checked for updates: Sep 29, 2022

§ 2201.6 - Value equalization; cash equalization waiver.

(a) To equalize the agreed upon values of the Federal and non-Federal lands involved in an exchange, either with or without adjustments of relative values as compensation for various costs, the parties to an exchange may agree:

(1) To modify the exchange proposal by adding or excluding lands; and/or

(2) To use cash equalization after making all reasonable efforts to equalize values by adding or excluding lands.

(b) The combined amount of any cash equalization payment and/or the amount of adjustments agreed to as compensation for costs under § 2201.1-3 of this part may not exceed 25 percent of the value of the Federal lands to be conveyed.

(c) The parties may agree to waive a cash equalization payment if the amount to be waived does not exceed 3 percent of the value of the lands being exchanged out of Federal ownership or $15,000, whichever is less. This provision shall not be applied to exchanges where the value differential is in excess of $15,000.

(d) A cash equalization payment may be waived only after the authorized officer determines in writing how the waiver will expedite the exchange and why the public interest will be better served by the waiver.