Notice of Permit Applications Received Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978, 74483 [2016-25862]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 207 / Wednesday, October 26, 2016 / Notices Dated: October 21, 2016. Suzanne Plimpton, Acting Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–25917 Filed 10–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Notice of Permit Applications Received Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978 National Science Foundation. Notice of permit applications received under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978, Public Law 95–541. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Science Foundation (NSF) is required to publish a notice of permit applications received to conduct activities regulated under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978. NSF has published regulations under the Antarctic Conservation Act at Title 45 Part 671 of the Code of Federal Regulations. This is the required notice of permit applications received. DATES: Interested parties are invited to submit written data, comments, or views with respect to this permit application by November 25, 2016. This application may be inspected by interested parties at the Permit Office, address below. ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to Permit Office, Room 755, Division of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nature McGinn, ACA Permit Officer, at the above address or ACApermits@ nsf.gov. SUMMARY: The National Science Foundation, as directed by the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978 (Pub. L. 95–541), as amended by the Antarctic Science, Tourism and Conservation Act of 1996, has developed regulations for the establishment of a permit system for various activities in Antarctica and designation of certain animals and certain geographic areas a requiring special protection. The regulations establish such a permit system to designate Antarctic Specially Protected Areas. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Application Details 1. Applicant: Wendell J. Long, Jr., 1401 Preston Avenue, Austin, TX 78703. Permit Application: 2017–024. Activity for Which Permit is Requested: Waste management permit. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Oct 25, 2016 Jkt 241001 The applicant proposes to fly to King George Island and over the Antarctic Peninsula aboard a 2004 Pilatus PC–12 aircraft. The plane and crew will depart Punta Arenas, Chile and stop at the King George Island airfield prior to and following a non-stop flight over the Antarctic Peninsula, with a turnaround point at approximately 75 degrees South, 71 degrees West. The applicant proposes to overnight at King George Island before returning to Punta Arenas, Chile. The crew may camp unless other accommodations are arranged. All camping gear; emergency equipment and supplies; foodstuffs; garbage; and human waste will be stored in the aircraft removed from Antarctica upon departure. Gear will be new and/or decontaminated before use in Antarctica. Emissions from the aircraft are minimized through proper engine maintenance. Location: King George Island; West Antarctic Peninsula. Dates: January 1–February 15, 2017. Nadene G. Kennedy, Polar Coordination Specialist, Division of Polar Programs. [FR Doc. 2016–25862 Filed 10–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Notice of Permit Applications Received Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978 National Science Foundation. ACTION: Notice of permit applications. AGENCY: The National Science Foundation (NSF) is required to publish a notice of permit applications received to conduct activities regulated under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978. NSF has published regulations under the Antarctic Conservation Act at Title 45 Part 670 of the Code of Federal Regulations. This is the required notice of permit applications received. DATES: Interested parties are invited to submit written data, comments, or views with respect to this permit application by November 25, 2016. This application may be inspected by interested parties at the Permit Office, address below. ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to Permit Office, Room 755, Division of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nature McGinn, ACA Permit Officer, at the above address or ACApermits@ nsf.gov. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74483 The National Science Foundation, as directed by the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978 (Pub. L. 95–541), as amended by the Antarctic Science, Tourism and Conservation Act of 1996, has developed regulations for the establishment of a permit system for various activities in Antarctica and designation of certain animals and certain geographic areas a requiring special protection. The regulations establish such a permit system to designate Antarctic Specially Protected Areas. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Application Details Permit Application: 2017–025 1. Applicant: Andrew G. Fountain, Department of Geology, Portland State University, Portland, OR 97201 Activity for Which Permit Is Requested Enter Antarctic Specially Protected Area. The applicant proposes to enter ASPA 131, Canada Glacier, to photograph the landscape and to document human disturbance and current conditions. The photographs will be compared to historical photos to assess changing patterns of human activity. Location ASPA 131, Canada Glacier, Lake Fryxell. Taylor Valley, Victoria Land Dates January 1–31, 2017 Permit Application: 2017–026 2. Applicant: Donald Fortescue, 1764 10th Street, Oakland, CA 94607 Activity for Which Permit Is Requested Enter Antarctic Specially Protected Area. The applicant is a recipient of an Antarctic Artists & Writers award. The applicant proposes to visit three historic huts in the Ross Sea region for inspiration and to gather audio and video recordings for a mixed media art exhibit. Equipment will include a camera tripod and contact microphones that may be attached to the exterior of the buildings without drilling, clamping, or employing any other damaging methods. The results of this work are expected to be useful for outreach and education about Antarctica and the scientific research conducted there. Location ASPA 155, Cape Evans, Ross Island; ASPA 157, Backdoor Bay, Cape Royds, Ross Island; ASPA 158, Hut Point, Ross Island E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1

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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION


Notice of Permit Applications Received Under the Antarctic 
Conservation Act of 1978

AGENCY: National Science Foundation.

ACTION: Notice of permit applications received under the Antarctic 
Conservation Act of 1978, Public Law 95-541.

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SUMMARY: The National Science Foundation (NSF) is required to publish a 
notice of permit applications received to conduct activities regulated 
under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978. NSF has published 
regulations under the Antarctic Conservation Act at Title 45 Part 671 
of the Code of Federal Regulations. This is the required notice of 
permit applications received.

DATES: Interested parties are invited to submit written data, comments, 
or views with respect to this permit application by November 25, 2016. 
This application may be inspected by interested parties at the Permit 
Office, address below.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to Permit Office, Room 755, 
Division of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson 
Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nature McGinn, ACA Permit Officer, at 
the above address or ACApermits@nsf.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Science Foundation, as directed 
by the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978 (Pub. L. 95-541), as amended 
by the Antarctic Science, Tourism and Conservation Act of 1996, has 
developed regulations for the establishment of a permit system for 
various activities in Antarctica and designation of certain animals and 
certain geographic areas a requiring special protection. The 
regulations establish such a permit system to designate Antarctic 
Specially Protected Areas.

Application Details

    1. Applicant: Wendell J. Long, Jr., 1401 Preston Avenue, Austin, TX 
78703.
    Permit Application: 2017-024.
    Activity for Which Permit is Requested: Waste management permit. 
The applicant proposes to fly to King George Island and over the 
Antarctic Peninsula aboard a 2004 Pilatus PC-12 aircraft. The plane and 
crew will depart Punta Arenas, Chile and stop at the King George Island 
airfield prior to and following a non-stop flight over the Antarctic 
Peninsula, with a turnaround point at approximately 75 degrees South, 
71 degrees West. The applicant proposes to overnight at King George 
Island before returning to Punta Arenas, Chile. The crew may camp 
unless other accommodations are arranged. All camping gear; emergency 
equipment and supplies; foodstuffs; garbage; and human waste will be 
stored in the aircraft removed from Antarctica upon departure. Gear 
will be new and/or de-contaminated before use in Antarctica. Emissions 
from the aircraft are minimized through proper engine maintenance.
    Location: King George Island; West Antarctic Peninsula.
    Dates: January 1-February 15, 2017.

Nadene G. Kennedy,
Polar Coordination Specialist, Division of Polar Programs.
[FR Doc. 2016-25862 Filed 10-25-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 7555-01-P