National Science Foundation.
The Foundation modified a permit to conduct activities regulated under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978 (Pub. L. 95-541; Code of Federal Regulations Title 45, Part 670).Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Nadene G. Kennedy, Permit Officer, Office of Polar Programs, Rm. 755, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230.
Description of Permit and Modification
1. On September 21, 1999, the National Science Foundation issued a permit (ACA #2000-001) to Dr. Steven D. Emslie after posting a notice in the August 17, 1999 Federal Register. Public comments were not received. A request to modify the permit was posted in the Federal Register on April 11, 2000. No public comments were received. The modification, issued by the Foundation on May 16, 2000, allows for entry into additional Antarctic Specially Protected Areas for the purpose of conducting surveys and excavations by surveying ice-free areas to locate evidence of a past or modern breeding penguin colony. Access to the Antarctic Specially Protected Areas will be on an opportunity basis only depending upon vessel cruise tracks and schedules.
ASPA 104—Sabrina Island, Balleny Island
ASPA 105—Beaufort Island
ASPA 107—Dion Islands
ASPA 108—Green Island, Berthelot Islands
ASPA 112—Coppermine Peninsula, Robert Island
ASPA 115—Lagotellerie Island, Marguerite Bay
ASPA 116—New College Valley, Caughley Beach, Cape Bird
ASPA 117—Avian Island, Northwest Marguerite Bay
ASPA 126—Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island
ASPA 133—Harmony Point, Nelson Island
ASPA 134—Cierva Point, Danco Coast
ASPA 149—Cape Shirref, Livingston Island
ASPA 150—Ardley Island, King George Island
ASPA 154—Cape Evans, Ross Island
January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2005.Start Signature
Nadene G. Kennedy,
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