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Comprehensive Environmental Evaluations (CEE)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has prepared a Draft Comprehensive Environmental Evaluation (CEE) for Continuation and Modernization of McMurdo Station Area Activities, pursuant to the Antarctic Conservation Act, 16 U.S.C. 2401, et seq., as amended, its implementing regulations, and in accordance with the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty.

The proposed activity would implement modernization projects at McMurdo Station while continuing United States Antarctic Program (USAP) science and operations at McMurdo Station and locations supported by the station.

The Public is invited to comment on the Draft CEE. Comments must be submitted on or before July 11, 2019. Substantive comments will be addressed in a Final CEE.

The Draft CEE is available here: CEE_McMurdo Modernization USA_accessible2.pdf.

Written comments should be addressed to Dr. Polly A. Penhale, Senior Advisor, Environment, National Science Foundation, Office of Polar Programs, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, or by e-mail to