[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 178 (Friday, September 13, 2013)]
[Pages 56744-56745]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-22275]



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.


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 October 15, 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, 
Division of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson 
Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Adrian Dahood, ACA Permit Officer, at 
the above address or [email protected] or (703) 292-7149.

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.

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Application Details

1. Applicant: April Surgent, Port Townsend, WA. Permit Application: 

 Activity for Which Permit is Requested

    ASPA Entry and Take (salvage); The applicant is an artist funded by 
the National Science Foundation's Antarctic Artist & Writer's program. 
The applicant is seeking a permit to be able to enter ASPA 149 Cape 
Shirreff to take photos, video and sketch as artwork itself and to 
inspire future artwork. If approved, the applicant would be accompanied 
in by experienced field staff who is familiar with the environmental 
sensitivities of the Area and would ensure that the applicant acts in 
accordance with the management plan for the Area.
    The applicant also seeks permission to salvage shed bird feathers 
and broken pieces of eggshell from Adelie, chinstrap and Gentoo 
penguins and southern fulmar, Wilson's storm petrel, south polar skua, 
southern black, southern black backed gull, and Antarctic tern. The 
salvaged feathers and eggshell pieces would be incorporated into pieces 
of artwork that would be publicly displayed. Feathers and eggshells 
would be collected in the Cape Shirreff ASPA as well as in the general 
vicinity of Palmer Station (ASMA 7). All materials collected would be 
salvaged; the applicant would not interact with live animals or viable 
eggs to collect the materials.
    None of the activities described above would disturb native birds 
and mammals.


    ASPA 149 Cape Shireff and ASMA 7 Southwest Anvers Island (Palmer 


    October 23, 2013 to December 23, 2013.

Nadene G. Kennedy,
Polar Coordination Specialist, Division of Polar Programs.
[FR Doc. 2013-22275 Filed 9-12-13; 8:45 am]