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Antarctic Support Contract
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If you are having trouble accessing any if these documents, contact USAPrecompete@nsf.gov.

ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH & SAFETY

Antarctic Conservation Act, 1978 - the basis for current environmental protection requirements. All that is required is to cite the pertinent regulations within the US Code.
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Committee for Environmental Protection (CEP) of the Antarctic Treaty
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Protocol on Environmental Protection: Area Protection and Management (including links to Antarctic Specially Protected and Managed Areas)
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U.S. Policy on Private Expeditions to Antarctica
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Handbook of the Antarctic Treaty System
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USAP Medical, Dental, and Psychological Screening for Antarctic Deployment
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"Standards of Conduct for Scientific Diving" (PDF 262K)
United States Antarctic Program Master Permit Application (1 October 2004 through 30 September 2009)  (PDF 4MB)
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NSF/Office of Polar Programs Waste Management Permit Issued Under 45 CFR Part 671 Subpart C (PDF 72K)
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2007 Annual Report for the USAP Master Permit (Permit Number 2005 WM-001) (PDF 3MB)
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2007 Annual Report Appendices (PDF 5MB)
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USAP Medical Screening Guidelines, 2000-2001 (PDF 3MB)
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Comprehensive Environmental Evaluations
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2007 South Pole Station Water Quality Report (PDF 441K)
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2005 Waste Management Permit (PDF 35K)
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Management Plan for Antarctic Specially Managed Area No. 7: Southwest Avers Island and Palmer Basin (PDF 5.4MB)
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Management Plan for Antarctic Specially Managed Area No. 2:  McMurdo Dry Valleys, southern Victoria Land (PDF 921K)
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Management Plan for Antarctic Specially Managed Area No 5:  Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, South Pole (PDF 470K)
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Initial Environmental Evaluation: Drilling Core Samples from a Buried Glacier Site in the Beacon and Mullins Valleys, McMurdo Dry Valleys (PDF 831K)
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Initial Environmental Evaluation: Construction of Five Bulk Fuel Storage Tanks at McMurdo Station, Antarctica (PDF 553K)
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Initial Environmental Evaluation: Excavation and Management of Contaminated Snow at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica (PDF 598K)
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Record of Environmental Review:  Taylor Valley Tracer, Ablation, and Permafrost Study (PDF 36K)
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Record of Environmental Review:  Aerogeophysical Surveying and Installation of GPS Units (PDF 175K)
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Record of Environmental Review:  Palmer Station Chemical Milvan Replacement (PDF 65K)
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United States Antarctic Program 2007 – 2008 Environmental Work Plan Summary (PDF 795 KB)
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Healthcare in Antarctica, 2006-2007 (PDF 7.5 MB)
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Healthcare in Antarctica, 2007-2008 (PDF 2.9 MB)
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U.S. Antarctic Program Medical Screening Standard Operating Procedures (PDF 179 KB)
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U.S. Antarctic Program Medical Screening Sign-off (PDF 14 KB)
U.S. Antarctic Program Environmental Audit of the BLood Falls Camp put-in (PDF 69 KB)
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U.S. Antarctic Program Environmental Audit of the Lake Joyce Field Camp and Drilling Operations (PDF 37 KB)
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U.S. Antarctic Program Environmental Audit of Pony Lake Field Camp (PDF 58 KB)
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U.S. Antarctic Program Waste Management Plan and User Guidance (PDF 7.68 MB)
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U.S. Antarctic Program Environmental Management System Documents List (PDF 63 KB)
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U.S. Antarctic Program "Trash" Dictionary (guidance for waste segregation at U.S. stations and field camps in Antarctica) (PDF 226 KB)
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arrow U.S. Antarctic Program Safety and Health Policy Manual (+/-)
  C-17 Air Evacuation Protocol
  Eyewear Policy for Antarctica
  Blood Bank/Emergency Transfusions
  Blood Collection, Specimen Handling, and Immunizations
  Controlled Medications
  Creating Medical Packets
  Dear Dentist Letter
  Disposal of BioHazard Waste Procedure
  High-Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) Treatment Guidelines
  Health Change Notice
  Laboratory Results Processing
  McMurdo Station Medical Standard Operating Procedures and Protocols
  Important Notice to Those Signing The Medical Screening for Blood Borne Pathogens/HIV Consent Form
  Medical Screening Standard Operating Procedures
  Disbursing Medical Packets
  Palmer Station Medical Standard Operating Procedures and Protocols
  Patient Transport and Medical Evacuation Procedures
  Performance Metric: Availability of Medical Equipment
  Performance Metric: Medevac and Patient Transport
  Pharmacy Database
  Physically Qualified (PQ) Notification Procedures
  PQ Processing Procedures
  Required Laboratory Blood Tests
  Sending Medical Charts to South Pole and McMurdo stations
  Standard Medical Procedures for Summer Mass Causality Incident – McMurdo Station
  Standard Medical Procedures for Winter Mass Causality Incident – McMurdo Station
  South Pole Station Altitude Adjustment Guidelines
  South Pole Station Medical Standard Operating Procedures and Protocols
  Transporting Personal Medical Prescriptions to Antarctica
  Sending Medical Charts to the USAP Vessels

 

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