Skip to Content

Notice

Notice of Permits Issued Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978

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.

ACTION:

Notice of document availability under the Antarctic Conservation of 1978, as amended by the Antarctic Science, Tourism and Conservation Act of 1996, (16 U.S.C 2401 et seq).

SUMMARY:

On March 31, 2003, the National Science Foundation (NSF) issued a final rule that authorized the collection of meteorites in Antarctica for scientific purposes only. In addition the regulations provide requirements for appropriate collection, handling, documentation, and curation of Antarctic meteorites to preserve their scientific value. These regulations implement the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978, as amended by the Antarctic Science, Tourism and Conservation Act of 1996, (16 U.S.C 2401 et seq.), and Article 7 of the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty done at Madrid on October 4, 1991. The NSF is required to publish notice of the availability of Meteorite Collection Plans received under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978. This is the required notice.

Start Further Info

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Polly A. Penhale, Division of Polar Programs, Rm. 755, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230 or ppenhale@nsf.gov

End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A Meteorite Collection Plan has been received from Dr. Ralph Harvey of Case Western Reserve University. Interested parties are invited to submit written data, comments, or views with respect to this plan by September 4, 2013.

Start Signature

Nadene G. Kennedy,

Polar Coordination Specialist, Division of Polar Programs.

End Signature End Supplemental Information

[FR Doc. 2013-20224 Filed 8-19-13; 8:45 am]

BILLING CODE 7555-01-P