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106 STAT. 4940 PUBLIC LAW 102-584—NOV. 2, 1992 Patents and trademarks. 16 USC 668dd note. (7) CONVEYANCE DOCUMENTS; BEFORE SURVEY. —Lands to be conveyed by the United States pursuant to subsection (b) on which any boundary is required to be surveyed in order to describe remaining public lands shall be conveyed by an interim conveyance. An interim conveyance under this paragraph shall convey to and vest in the recipient the same right, title, and interest in and to such lands as the recipient would have received in a patent issued pursuant to this Act. Upon completion of the survey, the Secretary shall issue a patent for such lands. The boundaries of such lands shall be those which were defined in and conveyed by the interim conveyance, except that the boundaries shall be corrected and redescribed in the patent, where necessary, as a result of the survey of such lands. SEC. 4. USE OF ACQUIRED LANDS. (a) NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE SYSTEM.— (1) ADDITION TO THE SYSTEM.—The Secretary shall add the lands conveyed to the United States in Arkansas pursuant to section 3(b), to the Cache River and White River National Wildlife Refuges, as depicted upon the map described in such section. The Secretary shall manage such lands in accordance with the provisions of the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 (16 U.S.C. 668dd -668ee). (2) PLAN PREPARATION. —Within 24 months after the completion of the exchange required by section 3(b), the Secretary shall prepare and implement a single refuge management plan for the Cache River and White River Refuges, as expanded by this Act. Such plan shall recognize the important public purposes served by nonconsumptive activities, other recreational activities, and wildlife-related public use, including hunting, fishing, and trapping. The plan shall permit, to the maximum extent practicable, such uses to the extent that they are consistent with sound wildlife management and in accordance with the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 (16 U.S.C. 668dd-668ee) and other applicable law. Any regulations promulgated by the Secretary with respect to fishing, hunting, 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 shall consult with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. (3) INTERIM USE OF LANDS. — (A) IN GENERAL.— Except as provided in subparagraph (B), during the period beginning on the date of the completion of the exchange of lands under subsection 3(b) and ending on the first date of the implementation of the plan prepared under paragraph (2), the Secretary shall administer all lands added to the Cache River and White River National Wildlife Refuges pursuant to this Act in accordance with the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 (16 U.S.C. 668d-668ee) and other applicable law. (B) HUNTING SEASONS.—During the period described in subparagraph (A), the duration of any nunting seasons on the lands referred to in subsection (a) shall comport with State law.