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3/31/1988--Senate agreed to House amendment with amendment. (Senate agreed to House amendments with an amendment) Big Cypress National Preserve Addition Act - Establishes the Big Cypress National Preserve Addition out of specified lands in Florida. Requires the Secretary of the Interior to review the Addition for suitability for designation as a wilderness area. Sets forth land acquisition procedures. Requires intergovernmental cooperation in establishing access points and roads for traditional recreational opportunities, hunting and fishing, and other purposes. Requires the Secretary to report to the Congress within two years on the existing Preserve and the Addition concerning the status of land acquisition and management, including the adequacy and use of access points. Authorizes appropriations for the acquisition of land and for development within the Addition. Directs the Secretary to promulgate regulations concerning the exploration and production of non-Federal interests in oil and gas reserves within the Preserve and Addition, including necessary access rights. Authorizes the establishment of a Minerals Management Office within the Office of the Superintendent of the Preserve to consider and take final action on applications for the exploration and production of such oil and gas rights within the Preserve and the Addition. Authorizes appropriations to carry out the provisions of this Act relating to oil and gas exploration and production.