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Party: United States
2008/2009 Annual Information
Forward Plans
Science Activities in Previous Year
Station Report
Vessels Report
Aircrat Report
Research Rockets Report
Military
Vessel-Based Report
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Vessel-Based Operations
No new information have been provided during the reported period.

Land-Based Operations
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Land-Based Operations
No new information have been provided during the reported period.

Denial of Authorizations
Aircrat Report
Compliance with the Protocol Report
Environmental Information - Compliance with the Protocol
No new measures have been adopted during the reported period.

Contingency Plans Report
Environmental Impact Assessment: Procedures Report
Environmental Information - Environmental Impact Assessment (Procedures)
No new procedures were established during this reporting period.

Environmental Impact Assessment Report
Environmental Information - Environmental Impact Assessment (IEE/CEE List - Annex I)
Type: IEE
Title: 2008-2009 Initial Environmental Evaluation for the Explorer’s Corner Sea Kayak Expeditions to the Antarctic Peninsula
Organization(s) responsible: Explorers' Corner
Activity: Tourism: Kayaking and land-based
Topics: - Tourism
Locations: Site name: Antarctic Peninsula
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Decision/Comment: Proceed (No more than a minor or transitory impact)
Type: IEE
Title: Antarctic Logistics and Expeditions' 2008-2009 through 2012-2013 Multi-Year Initial Environmental Evaluation
Organization(s) responsible: Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions
Activity: Tourism: Land-based and aircraft
Topics: - Tourism
Locations: Site name: Various locations, including: Antarctic Peninsula, Patriot Hills, Rothera Research Station, South Po
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Decision/Comment: Proceed (No more than a minor or transitory impact)
Type: IEE
Title: Characterize Under-ice Dimensions and Biogeochemical Conditions of West Lake Bonney using an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
Organization(s) responsible: National Science Foundation
Activity: Science: Geology and Glaciology
Topics: - Science
Locations: Site name: West Lake Bonney, McMurdo Dry Valleys
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Decision/Comment: Proceed (No more than a minor or transitory impact)
Type: IEE
Title: Construct and Operate New or Modified USAP Field Camps
Organization(s) responsible:
Activity: Operations: Environment
Topics: - Construction / operation of facilities
Locations: Site name: Various locations in Antarctica
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Decision/Comment: Proceed (No more than a minor or transitory impact)

Type: IEE
Title: Construction and Operation of Earth Station Satellite Receptors at McMurdo Station, Antarctica to Support the National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) and European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Sate
Organization(s) responsible: National Science Foundation
Activity: Operations: Environment
Topics: - Construction / operation of facilities
Locations: Site name: McMurdo Station, Antarctica
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Decision/Comment: Proceed (No more than a minor or transitory impact)
Type: IEE
Title: Construction of Five Bulk Fuel Storage Tanks at McMurdo Station, Antarctica
Organization(s) responsible: National Science Foundation
Activity: Operations: Environment
Topics: - Construction / operation of facilities
Locations: Site name: McMurdo Station, Antarctica
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Decision/Comment: Proceed (No more than a minor or transitory impact)
Type: IEE
Title: Crystal Cruises’ 5th Year Supplemental Information to the 2004-2005 through 2008-2009 Multi-Year Initial Environmental Evaluation aboard the M/S Crystal Symphony
Organization(s) responsible: Crystal Cruises
Activity: Tourism: Cruise
Topics: - Tourism
Locations: Site name: Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands
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Decision/Comment: Proceed (No more than a minor or transitory impact)
Type: IEE
Title: Geophysical, Geochemical, and Paleoclimatological Studies in the Scotia Sea
Organization(s) responsible: National Science Foundation
Activity: Science: Geology
Topics: - Science
Locations: Site name: Scotia Sea
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Decision/Comment: Proceed (No more than a minor or transitory impact)

Type: IEE
Title: Holland America Line's 2008-2009 through 2012-2013 Multi-Year Initial Environmental Evaluation aboard the M/S Prinsendam and the M/S Rotterdam
Organization(s) responsible: Holland America Line
Activity: Tourism: Cruise
Topics: - Tourism
Locations: Site name: Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands
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Decision/Comment: Proceed (No more than a minor or transitory impact)
Type: IEE
Title: International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators' (IAATO) 2nd Year Supplemental Information to the 2007-2008 through 2011-2012 Multi-Year Initial Environmental Evaluation for IAATO-Member Ship Based Tourism to the Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland
Organization(s) responsible: International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) on behalf of the six operators
Activity: Tourism: Cruise
Topics: - Tourism
Locations: Site name: Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, South Orkney Islands
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Decision/Comment: Proceed (No more than a minor or transitory impact)
Type: IEE
Title: Oceanites' 2nd Year Supplemental Information to the 2007-2008 through 2011-2012 Multi-Year Initial Environmental Evaluation for the Antarctic Site Inventory
Organization(s) responsible: Oceanites, Inc.
Activity: Monitoring
Topics: - Monitoring Programme
Locations: Site name: Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, South Orkney Islands
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Decision/Comment: Proceed (No more than a minor or transitory impact)
Type: IEE
Title: Princess Cruises' 2008-2009 Initial Environmental Evaluation for an Antarctic Cruise Expedition aboard the M/V Star Princess
Organization(s) responsible: Princess Cruises
Activity: Tourism: Cruise
Topics: - Tourism
Locations: Site name: Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands
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Decision/Comment: Proceed (No more than a minor or transitory impact)

Type: IEE
Title: Quark Expeditions' 2nd Year Supplemental Information to the 2007-2008 through 2011-2012 Multi-Year Initial Environmental Evaluation for the Antarctic Cruise Program aboard the I/B Kapitan Khlebnikov
Organization(s) responsible: Quark Expeditions
Activity: Tourism: Cruise
Topics: - Tourism
Locations: Site name: Various locations in the Ross Sea
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Decision/Comment: Proceed (No more than a minor or transitory impact)
Type: IEE
Title: Quark Expeditions' 2nd Year Supplemental Information to the 2007-2008 through 2011-2012 Multi-Year Initial Environmental Evaluation for the Peninsula Area aboard the M/V Akademik Shokalskiy, M/V Lyubov Orlova, Clipper Adventurer, M/V Ocean Nova, Akademik
Organization(s) responsible: Quark Expeditions
Activity: Tourism: Cruise
Topics: - Tourism
Locations: Site name: Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, South Orkney Islands
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Decision/Comment: Proceed (No more than a minor or transitory impact)
Type: IEE
Title: Silversea Cruises Ltd’s 2008-2009 through 2012-2013 Multi-Year Initial Environmental Evaluation for Ship-Based Tourism to the Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands and South Orkney Islands abroad the Prince Albert II
Organization(s) responsible: Silversea Cruises
Activity: Tourism: Cruise
Topics: - Tourism
Locations: Site name: Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, South Orkney Islands
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Decision/Comment: Proceed (No more than a minor or transitory impact)
Type: IEE
Title: Sterna Corporation’s 2008-2009 Initial Environmental Evaluation for Yacht-based Tourism to the Antarctica Peninsula & South Shetland Islands aboard the Sailboat SEAL
Organization(s) responsible: Sterna Corporation
Activity: Tourism: Sailing / Kayaking and land-based
Topics: - Tourism
Locations: Site name: Antarctic Peninsula
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Decision/Comment: Proceed (No more than a minor or transitory impact)

Type: IEE
Title: Voyages of Discovery's 5th Year Supplemental Information to the 2004-2005 through 2008-2009 Multi-Year Initial Environmental Evaluation for the M/V Discovery Antarctic Cruise Program
Organization(s) responsible: Voyages of Discovery
Activity: Tourism: Cruise
Topics: - Tourism
Locations: Site name: Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands
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Decision/Comment: Proceed (No more than a minor or transitory impact)

Environmental Impact Assessment - Follow-up Activities Report
Conservation of Fauna and Flora Report
Waste Management Plans Report
Waste Management Inventory of Past Activities Report
Prevention of Marine Pollution: Measures Report
Environmental Information - Prevention of Marine Pollution
No new measures have been adopted during the reported period.

Area Protection and Management: Measures Report
Environmental Information - Area Protection and Management (Measures)
No new measures have been adopted during the reported period.

Area Protection and Management: Permit, Visit and Activities Report
Environmental Information - Area Protection and Management (Permit, Visit and Activities)
No new information have been provided during the reported period.

Area Protection and Management: Change or Damage Report
Environmental Information - Area Protection and Management (Change or Damage)
No change or damage was observed during this reporting period.

Activities Undertaken in Cases of Emergencies Report
General Report