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Notice of Permit Applications Received Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978 (Pub. L. 95-541)

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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 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 June 5, 2008. This application may be inspected by interested parties at the Permit Office, address below.

ADDRESSES:

Comments should be addressed to Permit Office, Room 755, Office of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22230.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Nadene G. Kennedy at the above address or (703) 292-7405.

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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 a requiring special protection. The regulations establish such a permit system to Start Printed Page 25034designate Antarctic Specially Protected Areas.

The applications received are as follows:

Permit Application No. 2009-003.

1. Applicant: Sam Feola, Director, Raytheon Polar Services Company, 7400 South Tucson Way, Centennial, CO 80112.

Activity for Which Permit Is Requested: Enter Antarctic Specially Protected Areas. The applicant plans to enter Cape Crozier (ASPA 124) to install radio equipment that will provide voice and data services for the science team working in the area. Equipment will be located in the fish hut, as well as a small radio link located approximately 100 yards away on the ridge facing Mt. Terror. Additional visits to the site may be necessary to repair the communications equipment should a failure of the radio links occur.

Location: Cape Crozier (ASPA 124).

Dates: October 1, 2008 to February 18, 2009.

Permit Application No. 2009-004.

2. Applicant: Sam Feola, Director, Raytheon Polar Services Company, 7400 South Tucson Way, Centennial, CO 80112.

Activity for Which Permit Is Requested: Enter Antarctic Specially Protected Areas. The applicant plans to enter New College Valley, Caughley Beach, Cape Bird (ASPA 116) to install radio equipment that will provide voice and data services for the science team working in the area. Equipment will be located in the fish hut, as well as a small radio link located approximately 75 yards away on the ridge nearest Mt. Bird. Additional visits to the site may be necessary to repair the communications equipment should a failure of the radio links occur.

Location: New College Valley, Caughley Beach, Cape Bird (ASPA 116).

Dates: October 1, 2008 to February 18, 2009.

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Nadene G. Kennedy,

Permit Officer, Office of Polar Programs.

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[FR Doc. E8-9943 Filed 5-5-08; 8:45 am]

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