83 FR 177 pgs. 46192-46193 - Notice of Antarctic Meteorite Collection, Documentation, and Curation Plan Received Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978

Type: NOTICEVolume: 83Number: 177Pages: 46192 - 46193
FR document: [FR Doc. 2018-19823 Filed 9-11-18; 8:45 am]
Agency: National Science Foundation
Official PDF Version:  PDF Version
Pages: 46192, 46193

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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

Notice of Antarctic Meteorite Collection, Documentation, and Curation Plan Received Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978

AGENCY:

National Science Foundation.

ACTION:

Notice of Antarctic Meteorite Collection, Documentation, and Curation Plan Received.

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, and Article 7 of the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty. The NSF is required to publish notice of the availability of Meteorite Collection, Documentation, and Curation Plans received under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978. This is the required notice.

DATES:

Interested parties are invited to submit written data, comments, or views with respect to this plan by September 27, 2018. This plan may be inspected by interested parties at the Permit Office, address below.

ADDRESSES:

Comments should be addressed to Permit Office, Office of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22314.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:


[top] Nature McGinn, ACA Permit Officer, at page 46193 the above address, 703-292-8030, or ACApermits@nsf.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

An Antarctic meteorite collection, documentation, and curation plan has been received from Ralph Harvey and James Karner of Case Western University.

Suzanne H. Plimpton,

Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation.

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