Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
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 designate Antarctic Specially Protected Areas.
The applications received are as follows:
Enter Antarctic Specially Protected Areas. The applicant plans to enter ASPA 105-Beaufort Island, ASPA 121-Cape Royds, ASPA 122-Arrival Heights, ASPA 124-Cape Crozier, ASPA 130-Transway Ridge, ASPA 131-Canada Glacier, ASPA 137-Northwest White Island, ASPA 138-Linnaeus Terrace, and, ASPA 154-Botany Bay to conduct a review of their management plans. The Antarctic Support Contract (ASC) Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Department would enter the ASPA's to collect information on site status in anticipation of the 5 year ASPA review, general management and maintenance concerns such as ensuring that all signs and boundary markers are legible and secured, or to address any environmental concerns or potential environmental release with the ASPA. Information would be gathered on any installations or facilities that may be present, verify that the reasons for special protection remain valid, verify that the management measures in place are sufficient to provide protection, and, recommend any management measures that may be necessary to maintain the values being protected. The plan revisions will take into account recent developments within the Antarctic Treaty System to ensure consistency with recently adopted plans, policies and guidelines amongst the Treaty Nations.
ASPA 105-Beaufort Island, ASPA 121-Cape Royds, ASPA 122-Arrival Heights, ASPA 124-Cape Crozier, ASPA 130-Transway Ridge, ASPA 131-Canada Glacier, ASPA 137-Northwest White Island, ASPA 138-Linnaeus Terrace, and, ASPA 154-Botany Bay.
August 15, 2012 to August 31, 2017.