Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 6.djvu/309

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PUBLIC LAW 104-333—NOV. 12, 1996 110 STAT. 4131 component of the Cossatot National Wildlife Refuge in accordance with the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1996 (16 U.S.C. 668dd-668ee). (2) PLAN PREPARATION.— Within 24 months after the completion of the exchange required by this section, the Secretary of the Interior shall prepare and implement a single refuge management plan for the Cossatot National Wildlife Refuge, as expanded by this title. Such plans shall recognize the important public purposes served by the nonconsumptive activities, other recreational activities, and wildlife-related public use, including hunting, fishing, and trapping. The plan shall permit, to the maximum extent practicable, compatible uses to the extent that they are consistent with sound wildlife management sind in accordance with the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1996 (16 U.S.C. 668dd- 668ee) and other applicable laws. Any regulations promulgated by the Secretary of the Interior with respect to hunting, fishing, and trapping on those lands shall, to the extent practicable, be consistent with State fish and wildlife laws and regulations. In preparing the management plan and regulations, the Secretary of the Interior shall consult with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. (3) INTERIM USE OF LANDS.— (A) IN GENERAL. —Except as provided in paragraph (2) during the period beginning on the date of the completion of the exchange of lands required by this section and ending on the first date of the implementation of the plan prepared under paragraph (2), the Secretary of the Interior shall administer all lands added to the Cossatot National Wildlife Refuge pursuant to this title in accordance with the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 (16 U.S.C. 668dd -668ee) and other applicable laws. (B) HUNTING SEASONS. — During the period described in subparagraph (A), the duration of any hunting season on the lands described in paragraph (1) shall comport with the applicable State law. (i) OUACHITA NATIONAL FOREST BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENT. — Upon acceptance of title by the Secretary of Agriculture of the lands conveyed to the United States pursuant to subsection (d)(2) (A) and (B), the boundaries of the Ouachita National Forest shall be adjusted to encompass those lands conveyed to the United States generally depicted on the appropriate maps referred to in subsection (d). Nothing in this subsection shall limit the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture to adjust the boundary pursuant to section 11 of the Weeks Law of March 1, 1911. For the purposes of section 7 of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 (16 U.S.C. 4601-9), the boundaries of the Ouachita National Forest, as adjusted by this section, shall be considered to be the boundaries of the Forest as of January 1, 1965. (j) MAPS AND BOUNDARY DESCRIPTIONS. —Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this title, the Secretary of Agriculture shall prepare a boundary description of the lands depicted on the map(s) referred to in subsection (d)(2)(A) and (B). Such map(s) and boundary description shall have the same force and effect as if included in this Act, except that the Secretary of Agriculture may correct clerical and t3T)0graphical errors.