[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 161 (Tuesday, August 20, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 51213]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-20224]


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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION


Notice of Permits Issued Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 
1978

AGENCY: National Science Foundation.

ACTION: Notice of document availability under the Antarctic 
Conservation of 1978, as amended by the Antarctic Science, Tourism and 
Conservation Act of 1996, (16 U.S.C 2401 et seq).

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SUMMARY: On March 31, 2003, the National Science Foundation (NSF) 
issued a final rule that authorized the collection of meteorites in 
Antarctica for scientific purposes only. In addition the regulations 
provide requirements for appropriate collection, handling, 
documentation, and curation of Antarctic meteorites to preserve their 
scientific value. These regulations implement the Antarctic 
Conservation Act of 1978, as amended by the Antarctic Science, Tourism 
and Conservation Act of 1996, (16 U.S.C 2401 et seq.), and Article 7 of 
the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty done 
at Madrid on October 4, 1991. The NSF is required to publish notice of 
the availability of Meteorite Collection Plans received under the 
Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978. This is the required notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Polly A. Penhale, Division of Polar 
Programs, Rm. 755, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, 
Arlington, VA 22230 or ppenhale@nsf.gov

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A Meteorite Collection Plan has been 
received from Dr. Ralph Harvey of Case Western Reserve University. 
Interested parties are invited to submit written data, comments, or 
views with respect to this plan by September 4, 2013.

Nadene G. Kennedy,
Polar Coordination Specialist, Division of Polar Programs.
[FR Doc. 2013-20224 Filed 8-19-13; 8:45 am]
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