Skip to Content

Notice

Notice of the Availability of Two Comprehensive Environmental Evaluations for Antarctic Activities

Document Details

Information about this document as published in the Federal Register.

Published Document

This document has been published in the Federal Register. Use the PDF linked in the document sidebar for the official electronic format.

Start Preamble

AGENCY:

National Science Foundation (NSF).

ACTION:

Notice of availability of two draft Environmental Impact Statements/Comprehensive Environmental Evaluations (EIS/CEEs) for activities proposed to be undertaken in Antarctica.

SUMMARY:

The National Science Foundation gives notice of the availability of two draft Environmental Impact Statements/Comprehensive Environmental Evaluations (EIS/CEEs) for activities proposed to be undertaken in Antarctica. Interested members of the public are invited to submit comments relative to these EIS/CEEs.

DATES:

Comments must be submitted on or before June 1, 2004.

ADDRESSES:

Send comments to Polly A. Penhale, Office of Polar Programs, Room 755, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230, or to ppenhale@nsf.gov.

Start Further Info

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Polly A. Penhale, Program Manager, Office of Polar Programs, (703) 292-8033.

End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Article 3 of Annex I to the Protocol on Environmental Protection of the Antarctic Treaty required the preparation of an EIS/CEE for any proposed Antarctic activity likely to have more than a minor or transitory impact. Draft EIS/CEEs are to be made publicly available with a 90-day period for receipt of comments, as specified in 45 CFR 641.18(c). This notice is published pursuant to 16 U.S.C. 2403a.

The National Science Foundation has submitted two draft EIS/CEEs:

1. An EIS/CEE for development and implementation of surface traverse capabilities in Antarctica. The document is available at the following Web site: http://www.nsf.gov/​od/​opp/​antarct/​treaty/​cees/​traverse/​traverse_​cee.pdf.

2. An EIS/CEE for the operation of a high-energy neutrino telescope (Project IceCube) at the South Pole. The document is available at the following Web site: http://www.nsf.gov/​od/​opp/​antarct/​treaty/​cees/​icecube/​icecube_​cee.pdf.

The National Science Foundation invites interested members of the public to provide written comments on these draft EIS/CEEs.

Start Signature

Robert A. Wharton,

Executive Officer, Officer of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation.

End Signature End Supplemental Information

[FR Doc. 04-4729 Filed 3-2-04; 8:45 am]

BILLING CODE 7555-01-M