[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 79 (Wednesday, April 24, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 24238-24239]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-09559]


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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION


Notice of Permit Applications Received Under the Antarctic 
Conservation Act of 1978 (Pub. L. 95-541)

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 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 May 24, 2013. This 
application may be inspected by interested parties at the Permit 
Office, address below.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Polly A. Penhale at the above address 
or (703) 292-7420.

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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 requiring special protection. The regulations 
establish such a permit system to designate Antarctic Specially 
Protected Areas.
    The applications received are as follows:

Permit Application: 2014-001.

1. Applicant: Ron Naveen, Oceanites, Inc., P.O. Box 15259, Chevy Chase, 
MD 20825.

Activity for Which Permit Is Requested

    Enter Antarctic Specially Protected Areas (ASPA's). The applicant 
intends to conduct censusing/surveying visitor sites and penguin/
seabird breeding locations in the Antarctic Peninsula. Various sites 
are censused/surveyed each austral spring/summer and may involve 
infrequent and minimal disturbances to resident fauna such as: Adelie, 
Chinstrap, Gentoo penguins, Southern giant petrels, Southern Fulmars, 
Cape Petrels, Antarctic blue-eyed shags, Antarctic Brown skuas, South 
polar skuas, Kelp gulls, and Antarctic Terns. Analyses flowing from the 
Antarctic Site Inventory (ASI) fieldwork encompass the entire Antarctic 
Peninsula. Antarctic Site Inventory censuses/surveys may also include 
occasional visits to Antarctica Specially Protected Areas such as: ASPA 
107-Emperor Island, ASPA 108-Green Island, ASPA 109-Moe Island, ASPA 
110-Lynch Island, ASPA 111-Powell Island, ASPA 112-Coppermine 
Peninsula, ASPA 113-Litchfield Island, ASPA 114-Northern Coronation 
Island, ASPA 115-Lagotellerie Island, APA 117-Avian Island, ASPA 125-
Fildes Peninsula, ASPA 126-Byers Peninsula, ASPA 128-Western Shore of 
Admiralty Bay, ASPA 129-Rothera Point, ASPA 132-Potter Peninsula, ASPA 
133-Harmony Point, ASPA 134-Cierva Point, ASPA 139-Biscoe Point, ASPA 
140-Parts of Deception Island, ASPA 144-``Chile Bay'' (Discovery Bay), 
ASPA 145-Port Foster, ASPA 146-South Bay, ASPA 148-Mount Flora, ASPA 
149-Cape Shirreff and San Telmo Island, ASPA 150-Ardley Island, ASPA 
151-Lions Rump, ASPA 152-Western Bransfield Strait, and/or ASPA 153-
Eastern Dallmann Bay.

Location

    Antarctic Peninsula region, Palmer Station area including ASPA 107-
Emperor Island, ASPA 108-Green Island, ASPA 109-Moe Island, ASPA 110-
Lynch Island, ASPA 111-Powell Island, ASPA 112-Coppermine Peninsula, 
ASPA 113-Litchfield Island, ASPA 114-Northern Coronation Island, ASPA 
115-Lagotellerie Island, APA 117-Avian Island, ASPA 125-Fildes 
Peninsula, ASPA 126-Byers Peninsula, ASPA 128-Western Shore of 
Admiralty Bay, ASPA 129-Rothera Point, ASPA 132-Potter Peninsula, ASPA 
133-Harmony Point, ASPA 134-Cierva Point, ASPA 139-Biscoe Point, ASPA 
140-Parts of Deception Island, ASPA 144-``Chile Bay'' (Discovery Bay), 
ASPA 145-Port Foster, ASPA 146-South Bay, ASPA 148-Mount Flora, ASPA 
149-Cape Shirreff and San Telmo Island, ASPA 150-Ardley Island, ASPA 
151-Lions Rump, ASPA 152-Western Bransfield Strait, and/or ASPA 153-
Eastern Dallmann Bay

Dates

    September 1, 2013 to August 31, 2018.

Nadene G. Kennedy,
Permit Officer, Office of Polar Programs.
[FR Doc. 2013-09559 Filed 4-23-13; 8:45 am]
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