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:
Diane M. McKnight,INSTARR,1560 30th Street,Boulder, CO 80309.
Enter Antarctic Specially Protected Areas. The applicant plans to enter access the recently designated Antarctic Specially Protected Area (ASPA) 172-Blood Falls, Santa Fe Stream and the lower Taylor Glacier in order to conduct ongoing research at Blood Falls and nearby streams and the glacier mass balance measurement sites located on the lower Taylor Glacier. Activities include collecting samples of water and ice, measuring stream discharge, and traveling through the area on foot to access monitoring sites on the glacier surface.
ASPA 172- Blood Falls, Santa Fe Stream and the lower Taylor Glacier, Taylor Valley, McMurdo Dry Valleys.
December 1, 2012 to February 28, 2017.