[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 199 (Monday, October 15, 2012)]
[Pages 62537-62538]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-25217]



Notice of Waste Management Permit Application Received Under the 
Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978

AGENCY: National Science Foundation.

ACTION: Notice of a Waste Management Permit Application Received Under 
the Antarctic Conservation Act.


SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the National Science Foundation 
(NSF) has received a waste management permit application for Mike 
Libecki and his team to conduct a skiing and mountaineering expedition 
to Queen Maud Land from November 6 to December 31, 2012. The 
application by Mike Libecki of Salt Lake City, Utah is submitted to NSF 
pursuant to regulations issued under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 

DATES: Interested parties are invited to submit written data, comments, 
or views with respect to this permit application within November 14, 
2012. Permit applications 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: Dr. Polly A. Penhale at the above 
address or (703) 292-8030.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NSF's Antarctic Waste Regulation, 45 CFR 
Part 671, requires all U.S. citizens and entities to obtain a permit 
for the use or release of a designated pollutant in Antarctica, and for 
the release of waste in Antarctica. NSF has received a permit 
application under this Regulation for

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skiing and mountaineering expedition in Queen Maud Land. The expedition 
will depart Cape Town, South Africa and fly to Novolazerevskaya 
Station, then onto to Wolthat Mountains in Queen Maud Land to set up 
base camp.
    Designated pollutants that would be associated with the expedition 
are white gas for cooking, kitchen waste, solid waste, trash, 
batteries, and human waste (urine and human solid waste). All waste 
will be stored in plastic barrels and returned to Cape Town for 
disposal. If camping fuel is spilled, the contaminated snow and ice 
will be contained in waste barrels and brought to Cape Town for 
    The permit applicant: Mike Libecki, Salt Lake City, Utah, Permit 
application No. 2013 WM-004.

Nadene G. Kennedy,
Permit Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-25217 Filed 10-12-12; 8:45 am]