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Notice of permit applications received Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978 (Pub. L. 95-541)

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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 November 4, 2009. 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.

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

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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: Permit Application No. 2010-017, Juan M. Lopez-Bautista, Department of Biological Sciences, The Start Printed Page 51197University of Alabama, 425 Scientific Collections Bldg., Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0345.

Activity for Which Permit Is Requested

Take. The applicant plans to collect 3 samples of Prasiola crispa, a terrestrial alga widespread in Antarctica. The samples are required for studies of molecular systematics of the order Prasiolales. Part will be used for DNA extraction and the rest of the samples will be deposited as voucher specimens in the herbarium of the University of Alabama. The DNA sample will be used for PCR and DNA sequencing.

Location: Palmer Station area, Anvers Island.

Dates: December 1, 2009 to July 31, 2010.

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Nadene G. Kennedy,

Permit Officer, Office of Polar Programs.

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[FR Doc. E9-23839 Filed 10-2-09; 8:45 am]