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Initial Environmental Evaluation/Environmental Assessments (IEE/EA), Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI), and Related Environmental Documents

Activities planned by the U.S. Antarctic Program in science support, construction, operations, logistics, and facilities maintenance are

  1. subjected to environmental analysis specific to the proposed action or
  2. governed by a program-wide environmental impact statement issued in 1980 and revised in 1991.

More than 120 specific environmental documents, which are public, have been issued. Every scientist proposing research in Antarctica must analyze the environmental impact of the proposed project. NSF carefully reviews these proposals and does not give approval unless the projects (sometimes modified for this purpose) comply with antarctic environmental standards.

In 2013, the reporting year for the Antarctic Treaty was changed to April 1 through March 31.

IEE/EA, FONSI, AND RELATED ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTS

Documents by reporting period (1 April through 31 March)
bullet List of IEE/EA, FONSI, and related environmental documents for fiscal year 2015
bullet List of IEE/EA, FONSI, and related environmental documents for fiscal year 2014
bullet List of IEE/EA, FONSI, and related environmental documents for fiscal year 2013
   
Documents by Fiscal Year
bullet List of IEE/EA, FONSI, and related environmental documents for fiscal year 2012
bullet List of IEE/EA, FONSI, and related environmental documents for fiscal year 2011
bullet List of IEE/EA, FONSI, and related environmental documents for fiscal year 2010
bullet List of IEE/EA, FONSI, and related environmental documents for fiscal year 2009
bullet List of IEE/EA, FONSI, and related environmental documents for fiscal year 2008
bullet List of IEE/EA, FONSI, and related environmental documents for fiscal year 2007
bullet List of IEE/EA, FONSI, and related environmental documents for fiscal year 2006
bullet List of IEE/EA, FONSI, and related environmental documents for fiscal year 2005
bullet List of IEE/EA, FONSI, and related environmental documents for fiscal year 2004
bullet List of IEE/EA, FONSI, and related environmental documents for fiscal year 2003
bullet List of IEE/EA, FONSI, and related environmental documents for fiscal year 2002
bullet List of IEE/EA, FONSI, and related environmental documents for fiscal year 2001
bullet List of IEE/EA, FONSI, and related environmental documents for fiscal year 2000
bullet List of IEE/EA, FONSI, and related environmental documents for fiscal year 1999
bullet List of IEE/EA, FONSI, and related environmental documents for fiscal year 1998
bullet List of IEE/EA, FONSI, and related environmental documents for fiscal year 1997
bullet List of IEE/EA, FONSI, and related environmental documents for fiscal year 1996
bullet List of IEE/EA, FONSI, and related environmental documents for fiscal year 1995
bullet List of IEE/EA, FONSI, and related environmental documents for fiscal year 1994
 

Last updated: 16 April 2015

Labyrinth, McMurdo Dry Valleys

The Labyrinth is a maze-like area in the McMurdo Dry Valleys that scientists say was created by an ancient flood. (NSF/USAP photo by Peter Rejcek)

 

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