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Web Site Policies and Important Links

The United States Antarctic Program (USAP) publishes The Antarctic Sun web site.  Managed by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the USAP complies with government policies to ensure that USAP web sites present accurate, unbiased information about USAP-related NSF programs and activities to a wide audience.

For more information or to provide feedback on a specific policy, contact the office listed on the individual policy page. Direct all general questions and comments to the Office of Legislative and Public Affairs (OLPA)External U.S. government site

Privacy Policies
Web Accessibility
Web Content Publication Schedule
Freedom of Information Act
No Fear Act
Information Quality Guidelines
Information about Regulations
Small Businesses
Linking to Outside Web Sites
Using Information from The Antarctic Sun and Copyright


Freedom of Information Act

As contracted by the NSF, the USAP follows policy to make the fullest possible disclosure of information, subject to restrictions imposed by the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act, to any person who requests information, without unnecessary expense or delay.  For more information on how to make FOIA and Privacy Act requests for NSF-owned records and how to contact the FOIA and Privacy Act offices at the NSF, see the NSF FOIA pageExternal U.S. government site

No Fear Act

For information on formal complaint activity in relation to the Notification and Federal Employee Anti-Discrimination and Retaliation Act (No Fear Act 2002), see the NSF No Fear Act pageExternal U.S. government site

Information Quality Guidelines

For compliance issues relating to section 515 of the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2001 (Public Law 106-554), see the NSF Information Quality Guidelines External U.S. government site (on the NSF Data Quality Standards page).

Information about Regulations

In compliance with the President’s Management Agenda, NSF regulations and the associated contacts are available on the NSF Policy and Guidance pageExternal U.S. government site For more information on how to find, review, and submit comments on Federal documents that are open for comment and published in the Federal Register (the Government’s legal newspaper) go to www.regulations.govExternal U.S. government site

Small Businesses

Small businesses with inquiries relating to the Small Business Paperwork Relief Act should contact Suzanne Plimpton at the National Science Foundation: splimpto@nsf.gov or 703.292.7556.

Linking to Outside Web Sites

The Antarctic Sun web site provides links to many web sites outside of the USAP.  By clicking on such links, users leave the USAP.gov server. The USAP takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over, outside organizations, views, or accuracy of information contained on outside servers.

Using Information from The Antarctic Sun and Copyright

For information on linking to The Antarctic Sun web site, using photos, and complying with copyright, see the Link to Us page.

 

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Curator: Peter Rejcek, Antarctic Support Contract | NSF Official: Winifred Reuning, Division of Polar Programs