Notice of Permit Applications Received Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978, 57002 [2017-25853]

Download as PDF 57002 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 230 / Friday, December 1, 2017 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert J. Skwirot, Senior Program Analyst, by mail at ISOO, National Archives Building; 700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20408, by telephone at (202) 357–5398, or by email at robert.skwirot@nara.gov. Contact ISOO at ISOO@nara.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We announce advisory committee meetings in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app 2) and implementing regulation 41 CFR 101–6. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss matters relating to the Classified National Security Information Program for state, local, tribal, and private sector entities. The meeting will be open to the public. However, due to space limitations and access procedures, you must submit the name and telephone number of individuals planning to attend to the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) no later than Wednesday, January 17, 2017. ISOO will provide additional instructions for accessing the meeting’s location. Nature McGinn, ACA Permit Officer, at the above address, 703–292–8030, or ACApermits@nsf.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Science Foundation, as directed by the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978 (Pub. L. 95–541, 45 CFR part 671), 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. Patrice Little Murray, Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–25850 Filed 11–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7515–01–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Notice of Permit Applications Received Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978 National Science Foundation. Notice of permit applications received. 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 in the Code of Federal Regulations. This is the required notice of permit applications received. SUMMARY: Interested parties are invited to submit written data, comments, or views with respect to this permit application by January 2, 2018. This application may be inspected by interested parties at the Permit Office, address below. ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to Permit Office, Office of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:44 Nov 30, 2017 Jkt 244001 Application Details Permit Application: 2018–027 1. Applicant: Bradford Clement, JOIDES Resolution Science Operator, International Ocean Discovery Program, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77845. Activity for Which Permit is Requested: Waste Management. The applicant is seeking a waste management permit for activities associated with conducting four International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) expeditions in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean waters. The applicant proposes to release or potentially release beacon weights, drilling mud, rotary core barrel coring bits, free fall funnels/ re-entry cones, borehole casing, wiper pigs, and small amounts of fluorescent microspheres as a result of the normal operations of the JOIDES Resolution ocean drilling ship. Other standard hardware lowered below or over the side of the vessel would be retrieved, but may be subject to unintentional release. Location: Ross Sea, Amundsen Sea, Scotia Sea, Southern Ocean, Antarctica. Dates of Permitted Activities: January 4, 2018–July 20, 2019. Permit Application: 2018–029 2. Applicant: Stephen C. Riser, School of Oceanography, University of Washington, Seattle WA 98195. Activity for Which Permit is Requested: Waste Management. The applicant proposes to release five Argo floats in the Southern Ocean in the general vicinity of 0 degrees (the Date Line) and 65 degrees South, in the Weddell Sea. The floats will be deployed from the German research vessel Polarstern. These floats will collect profiles of temperature and salinity as a function of pressure in the upper 2000 m of the water column at PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 10-day intervals, and drift at a depth of 1000 m between profiles. Each float will transmit a file of data consisting of temperature, salinity, and dissolved oxygen from depths of 0–2000 m in the water column at 10 day intervals. The floats will continue to operate in this manner over a period of 5–6 years. The floats are fabricated with aluminum hulls and contain lithium batteries. The data that they product has been crucial to assessing warming and climate change in the Southern Ocean and Antarctic. The data will be publicly available in near real-time from the Argo Global Data Assembly Center. Location: Weddell Sea, Antarctica. Dates of Permitted Activities: January 1–March 31, 2018. Nadene G. Kennedy, Polar Coordination Specialist, Office of Polar Programs. [FR Doc. 2017–25853 Filed 11–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education; Notice of Meeting In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463, as amended), the National Science Foundation (NSF) announces the following meeting: Name and Committee Code: Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education (9487). Date and Time: January 5, 2018; 3:00 p.m. (EST)–5:00 p.m. (EST). Place: National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Teleconference). Type of Meeting: Open. Contact Person: Dr. Leah Nichols, Staff Associate, Office of Integrative Activities, Office of the Director; National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314; (Email: lenichol@ nsf.gov/Telephone: (703) 292–2983). Minutes: May be obtained from https:// www.nsf.gov/ere/ereweb/minutes.jsp. 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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.

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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 in 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 January 2, 2018. 
This application may be inspected by interested parties at the Permit 
Office, address below.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to Permit Office, Office of 
Polar Programs, National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, 
Alexandria, Virginia 22314.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nature McGinn, ACA Permit Officer, at 
the above address, 703-292-8030, or ACApermits@nsf.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Science Foundation, as directed 
by the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978 (Pub. L. 95-541, 45 CFR part 
671), 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

Permit Application: 2018-027

1. Applicant: Bradford Clement, JOIDES Resolution Science Operator, 
International Ocean Discovery Program, Texas A&M University, College 
Station, TX 77845.

    Activity for Which Permit is Requested: Waste Management. The 
applicant is seeking a waste management permit for activities 
associated with conducting four International Ocean Discovery Program 
(IODP) expeditions in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean waters. The 
applicant proposes to release or potentially release beacon weights, 
drilling mud, rotary core barrel coring bits, free fall funnels/re-
entry cones, borehole casing, wiper pigs, and small amounts of 
fluorescent microspheres as a result of the normal operations of the 
JOIDES Resolution ocean drilling ship. Other standard hardware lowered 
below or over the side of the vessel would be retrieved, but may be 
subject to unintentional release.
    Location: Ross Sea, Amundsen Sea, Scotia Sea, Southern Ocean, 
Antarctica.
    Dates of Permitted Activities: January 4, 2018-July 20, 2019.

Permit Application: 2018-029

2. Applicant: Stephen C. Riser, School of Oceanography, University of 
Washington, Seattle WA 98195.

    Activity for Which Permit is Requested: Waste Management. The 
applicant proposes to release five Argo floats in the Southern Ocean in 
the general vicinity of 0 degrees (the Date Line) and 65 degrees South, 
in the Weddell Sea. The floats will be deployed from the German 
research vessel Polarstern. These floats will collect profiles of 
temperature and salinity as a function of pressure in the upper 2000 m 
of the water column at 10-day intervals, and drift at a depth of 1000 m 
between profiles. Each float will transmit a file of data consisting of 
temperature, salinity, and dissolved oxygen from depths of 0-2000 m in 
the water column at 10 day intervals. The floats will continue to 
operate in this manner over a period of 5-6 years. The floats are 
fabricated with aluminum hulls and contain lithium batteries. The data 
that they product has been crucial to assessing warming and climate 
change in the Southern Ocean and Antarctic. The data will be publicly 
available in near real-time from the Argo Global Data Assembly Center.
    Location: Weddell Sea, Antarctica.
    Dates of Permitted Activities: January 1-March 31, 2018.

Nadene G. Kennedy,
Polar Coordination Specialist, Office of Polar Programs.
[FR Doc. 2017-25853 Filed 11-30-17; 8:45 am]
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