National Science Foundation.
Notice of permit applications received under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978, Public Law 95-541.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is required to publish 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.
Interested parties are invited to submit written data, comments, or views with respect to this permit application by April 8, 2005. This application may be inspected by interested parties at the Permit Office, address below.
Comments should be addressed to Permit Office, Room 755, Office of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22230.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Nadene G. Kennedy at the above address or (703) 292-7405.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental 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 as requiring special protection. The regulations establish such a permit system to designate Antarctic Specially Protected Areas.
The applications received are as follows:
1. Applicant: Steven D. Emslie. Permit Application No. 2006-001. Department of Biological Sciences, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC 28403.
Activity for Which Permit Is Requested
Take, Enter Antarctic Specially Protected Areas, and import into the U.S.A. The applicant plans to collect sediments from abandoned and active penguin colonies by excavation of small soil pits, no larger than 1x1m in each area. In addition, organic remains of bones, tissues, feathers, eggshell fragments, otoliths, squid beaks and other pretty remains will be collected. The data from analysis of these items will be compared to the paleoclimatic record to investigate patterns in population fluctuations of penguins in relation to climate change in the past. This information, in addition to data on modern population changes with global warming, will test hypotheses on how penguins respond to climate change and will help develop a predictive model for future responses by these species to continued global warming.
The application also plans to salvage complete or partial specimens of modern penguins and other seabirds, but no more than 10 specimens per species, for identification and analysis. These specimens will remain at the University of North Carolina or other appropriate universities or museums for educational purposes and study.
Antarctic Peninsula region, Ross Sea and Victoria Land coast, vicinity of McMurdo Sound, and the following Antarctic Specially Protected Areas on an opportunistic basis:
ASPA 102 Rookery Islands, Holme Bay
ASPSA 103 Ardery and Odbert Islands
ASPA 104 Sabrina Island, Balleny Island
ASPA 105 Beaufort Island
ASPA 106 Cape Hallett, Victoria Land
ASPA 107 Dion Islands
ASPA 108 Green Island, Berthelot Islands
ASPA 109 Moa Island, South Orkneys
ASPA 110 Lynch Island, South Orkneys
ASPA 111 Southern Powell Island and adjacent islands, South Orkneys
ASPA 112 Coppermine Peninsula, Robert Island
ASPA113 Litchfield Island, Arthur Harbor
ASPA 114 North Coronation Island
ASPA 115 Lagotellerie Island, Marguerite BayStart Printed Page 11711
ASPA 116 New College Valley, Caughley Beach, Cape Bird
ASPA 117 Avian Island, northwest Marquerite Bay
ASPA 121 Cape Royds, Ross Island
ASPA 124 Cape Crozier, Ross Island
ASPA 125 Fildes Peninsula, King George Island, South Shetland Islands
ASPA 126 Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island
ASPA 127 Haswell Island
ASPA 128 Western shore of Admiraltry Bay, King George Island
ASPA 129 Rothera Point, Adelaide Island
ASPA 132 Potter Peninsula, King George Island
ASPA 133 Harmony Point, Nelson Island
ASPA 134 Cierva Point, Danco Coast
ASPA 135 Bailey Peninsula, Budd Coast
ASPA 136 Clark Peninsula, Budd Coast
ASPA 139 Biscoe Point, Anvers Island, Palmer Archipelago
ASPA 143 Marine Plain, Mule Peninsula, Vestfold Hills
ASPA 149 Cape Shirref, Livingston Island
ASPA 150 Ardley Island, King George Island
ASPA 151 Lions Rump, King George Island
ASPA 154 Cape Evans, Ross Island
ASPA 158 Cape Adare
ASPA 160 Botany Bay, Cape Geology, Victoria Land
January 1, 2006, to December 31, 2011.Start Signature
Nadene G. Kennedy,
Permit Officer, Office of Polar Programs.
[FR Doc. 05-4535 Filed 3-8-05; 8:45 am]
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