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Comprehensive Environmental Evaluations for Antarctic Activities

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The Department of State gives notice of the availability of two draft Comprehensive Environmental Evaluations (CEEs) for activities proposed to be undertaken in Antarctica. Interested members of the public are invited to submit comments relative to these CEEs.


Comments must be submitted on or before June 3, 2005.


Send comments to OES/OA, Room 5805; Department of State; Washington, DC 20520, or to

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Fabio M. Saturni, Office of Oceans Affairs, (202) 647-0237.

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Article 3 of Annex I to the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty requires the preparation of a CEE for any proposed Antarctic activity likely to have more than a minor or transitory impact. Draft CEEs are to be made publicly available with a 90-day period for receipt of comments. This notice is published pursuant to 16 U.S.C. 2403a(h).

The Department of State has received two draft CEEs:

1. Germany has submitted a draft CEE entitled “Rebuild and Operation of the Wintering Station Neumayer III and Retrogradation of the Present Neumayer II.” The document is available at the following Web site:​Polar/​Neumayer_​StationIII-e.html.

2. The United Kingdom has submitted a draft CEE entitled “Proposed Construction and Operation of Halley VI Research Station, Brunt Ice Shelf, Antarctica.” The document is available at the following Web site:​halleyvi/​cee.html.

The Department of State invites interested members of the public to provide written comments on these draft CEEs.

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Dated: March 3, 2005.

Raymond V. Arnaudo,

Deputy Director, Office of Oceans Affairs, Department of State.

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[FR Doc. 05-4619 Filed 3-8-05; 8:45 am]