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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

PUBLIC LAW 98-548—OCT. 26, 1984

98 STAT. 2777

appropriate to carry out the purpose of this Act or to facilitate the acquisition of property within the refuge. (b) ACQUISITION.—The Secretary shall acquire with funds provided under Public Law 98-396, the lands, waters, or interests therein within the boundaries designated under subsection (a)(1)(B). The Secretary is authorized to include in any transfer of property to the United States, pursuant to this Act, language requiring the United States, in the event that such property is no longer required for fish and wildlife conservation and prior to any subsequent sale, exchange, other transfer of the property acquired, to first offer such property to the vendors, their heirs, successors or assigns, at the same price then being offered by any third party, which price shall in no event be less than the current fair market value. (c) ESTABLISHMENT.—The Secretary shall establish the National Wildlife Refuge, by publication of a notice to that effect in the Federal Register, whenever sufficient property has been acquired under this section to constitute an area that can be effectively managed as a national wildlife refuge. ADMINISTRATION

SEC. 304. The Secretary shall administer all lands, waters, and interests therein, acquired under section 303 of this Act in accordance with the provisions of the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 (16 U.S.C. 668dd-668ee). The Secretary may utilize such additional statutory authority as may be available to him for the conservation and development of wildlife and natural resources, the development of outdoor recreation opportunities, and interpretive education as he deems appropriate to carry out the purposes of the refuge: Provided, however, That the Secretary shall enter into a cooperative agreement with the State of Louisiana to provide for management of the refuge by the State in a manner that is consistent with the responsibilities of the Secretary as the primary Administrator of the refuge and the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 (16 U.S.C. 668dd-668ee).

Public lands. Ante, p. 1369.

Federal Register, publication.