Federal Register: May 11, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 90)
DOCID: fr11my10-124 FR Doc 2010-11023
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
National Science Foundation
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice of Permit Applications Received under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978, Pub. L. 95541.
Notice of Permit Applications Received Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978 (Pub. L. 95-541)
DATES: Interested parties are invited to submit written data, comments, or views with respect to this permit application by June 10, 2010. This application may be inspected by interested parties at the Permit Office, address below.
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.
Permit Applications Received Under 1978 Antarctic Conservation Act (P.L. 95–541)
The National Science Foundation, as directed
by the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978 (Pub. L. 95541), 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 requiring special protection. The regulations
establish such a permit system to designate Antarctic Specially Protected Areas.
The applications received are as follows:
Permit Application No. 2011003
1. Applicant, Diana H. Wall, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University, 200 West Lake, Fort Collins, CO 805231499. Activity for Which Permit is Requested
Enter Antarctic Specially Protected Areas (ASPA) and Import into
the USA. The applicant plans to enter the Canada Glacier area (ASPA
131) to collect a number of soil and sediment samples that represent
all microhabitats found in the area. The microhabitats in question
includes barren dry soils, moist to wet soils, and soils and sediment
associated with mosses, lichens and algal mats. The applicant will
extract nematodes, tardigrades and rotifers from these soils for
identification and classification. The collection of these samples will
help to investigate the distribution of soil fauna within the McMurdo
Dry Valleys and their influence on the ecosystem function, and to understand the implications of future climate changes.
Canada Glacier (ASPA 131), Taylor Dry Valley.
December 2, 2010 to January 31, 2011.
Nadene G. Kennedy,
Permit Officer, Office of Polar Programs.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Nadene G. Kennedy at the above address or (703) 2927405.