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Managed by the National Science Foundation, the United States Antarctic Program complies with government policies to ensure that the USAP web portal presents 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
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Information Quality Guidelines
Information about Regulations
Small Businesses
Linking to Outside Web Sites
Using Information from the USAP Web Portal

Freedom of Information Act

As contracted by the National Science Foundation (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 page External U.S. government site.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) provides direct support and assistance to accomplish NSF's strategic goal of performing as a model agency that provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all employees and applicants. For more information, see the NSF Office of Diversity and Inclusion page External 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, National Science Foundation regulations and the associated contacts are available on the NSF Policy and Guidance page External 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.gov External 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 USAP web portal provides links to many web sites outside of the program. 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 USAP Web Portal

For information on linking to the USAP web portal, using USAP logos, and copyright information, see the Link to Us page.

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