California Institute of Technology, et al., Notice of Consolidated Decision on Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments, 62996-62997 [E6-18048]

Download as PDF 62996 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 208 / Friday, October 27, 2006 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine Bertrand, AD/CVD Operations, Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3207. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Statutory Time Limits Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), requires the Department to make a preliminary determination within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of an order for which a review is requested and a final determination within 120 days after the date on which the preliminary results are published. However, if it is not practicable to complete the review within these time periods, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the Department to extend the time limit for the preliminary determination to a maximum of 365 days after the last day of the anniversary month. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Background On March 29, 1995, the Department published in the Federal Register an antidumping duty order on glycine from the PRC. See Antidumping Duty Order: Glycine from the People’s Republic of China, 60 FR 16116, (March 29, 1995). On April 28, 2006, the Department published a notice of initiation of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on glycine from the People’s Republic of China. See Notice of Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 71 FR 25145 (April 28, 2006). The preliminary results of this administrative review are currently due no later than December 1, 2006. Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Review We determine that it is not practicable to complete the preliminary results of this review within the original time limit because the Department requires additional time to analyze the supplemental questionnaire responses, issue additional supplemental questionnaires, as well as to evaluate what would be the most appropriate surrogate values to use during the period of review. Therefore, the Department is extending the time limit for completion of the preliminary results by 120 days. The preliminary results will now be due no later than April 2, 2007, which is the first business day after the 120-day extension (the 120th day falls on the weekend). The final results continue to be due 120 days VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:53 Oct 26, 2006 Jkt 211001 after the publication of the preliminary results. We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(3)(A) and 777(i) of the Act. Dated: October 23, 2006. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–18049 Filed 10–26–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration California Institute of Technology, et al., Notice of Consolidated Decision on Applications for Duty–Free Entry of Scientific Instruments This is a decision consolidated pursuant to Section 6(c) of the Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Materials Importation Act of 1966 (Pub. L. 89– 651, 80 Stat. 897; 15 CFR part 301). Related records can be viewed between 8:30 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. in Room 2104, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20301 Comments: None received. Decision: Approved. No instrument of equivalent scientific value to the foreign instruments described below, for such purposes as each is intended to be used, is being manufactured in the United States. Docket Number: 06–008. Applicant: California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125. Instrument: Neutron Guide. Manufacturer: Swiss Neutronics, Switzerland. Intended Use: See 71 FR 18082, July 27, 2006. Reasons: The article is a compatible key accessory for the high–resolution, direct–geometry, time–of-flight chopper spectrometer (ARCS) at the Spallation Neutron Source at Oak Ridge N.L. It will be used to investigate the energy spectra obtained when neutrons incident on a sample are scattered by the motions of atoms or of electron spins in the sample. Studies will include the thermodynamics of atom vibrations or spin motions, or of their characteristic energies and momenta, cooperative motions of electrons in solids relevant to electrical transport, magnetic properties and superconductivity. The neutron guide is especially useful for studies that require low or medium– energy neutron beams that are incident upon the sample. Docket Number: 06–014. Applicant: Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Harvard Medical School Boston, MA PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 02115. Instrument: Confocal Microscope, Model Opera. Manufacturer: Evotec, Germany. Intended Use: See notice at 71 FR 18082, April 10, 2006. Reasons: The foreign instrument provides: 1. An integrated fast autofocus system and an automated water immersion lens system for superior resolution and lower background in a true point confocal laser scanning microscope using a Nipkow spinning disk 2. Ultra high–throughput performance (> 200,000 images per day) 3. Parallel acquisition of three different wavelengths through three different LCD cameras with a dedicated cluster of three three computers that process an image while the following one is being acquired 4. Open architecture which allows creation of new scripts or modification and enhancement of existing or imported scripts 5. Broad user support providing a wide variety of services with rapid servicing, parts replacement and instrument upgrading. Advice provided by: The National Institutes of Health. Docket Number: 06–015. Applicant: University of Kentucky, Department of Chemistry, Lexington, KY 4056–0055. Instrument: Optical Parametric Oscillator System. Manufacturer: GWU Lasertechnik, Germany. Intended Use: See notice at 71 FR 26048, July 27, 2006. Reasons: The foreign article is a compatible accessory for an existing Nd:YAG laser as well as an existing data acquisition system developed over several years. It provides: (1) a wavelength tuning range from 412 nm to 2.5 ©m, (2) a divergence of < 0.5 mrad, (3) linewidth < 4 cm ¥1 and (4) motorized crystal tuning. Docket Number: 06–017. Applicant: University of Michigan, Materials Science and Engineering Department, Ann Arbor, MI 48109–2136. Instrument: Ultrasonic Fatigue Testing Equipment. Manufacturer: BOKU Institute of Physics, Austria. Intended Use: See notice at 71 FR 26048, May 3, 2006. Reasons: The foreign instrument provides a highly specialized system to be used for studying ultra–high cyclic fatigue behavior of materials in the gigacycle regime. It provides measurements for understanding crack growth behavior in various materials including next generation superalloys and prediction of lifetime behavior with cyclic loading frequencies to 20 KHz with capability to stall and return to load repeatedly. E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 208 / Friday, October 27, 2006 / Notices Advice received from the: Air Force Research Lab. Docket Number: 06–037. Applicant: Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459–0170. Instrument: Micromanipulators and Control System, Temperature Control and Moveable Top Plate . Manufacturer: Scientifica, United Kingdom. Intended Use: See notice at 71 FR 42632, July 27, 2006. Reasons: The foreign instrument provides sub–micron precision and stability so as to allow the manipulators and moveable table to record neurons electrically in whole– cell patch–clamp mode, with a heater to maintain in vivo temperatures. An electrode can penetrate the neuronal membrane allowing electrical control of the neuron. The manipulators, movable table and heater are computer controlled to automatically guide the manipulators back to preset positions. Advice received from: The National Institutes of Health. Docket Number: 06–041. Applicant: University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 6067–7059. Instrument: Beam Stabilizing System. Manufacturer: Laser Laboratorium Gottingen, Germany. Intended Use: See 71 CFR 42633, July 27, 2006. Reasons: The instrument is intended to be used with a KrF Laser in order to improve the beam quality of the laser, maximizing the possibility of a uniform beam with an even wavefront for ultraviolet operation at 248 nm with extension of operation into the x–ray range of 0.29 nm for general studies of the interaction of intense radiation with matter. Advice received from: The National Institutes of Health. Docket Number: 06–044. Applicant: Columbia University, New York, NY. Instrument: Ultra–High Vacuum Low Temperature Scanning Tunneling Microscope. Manufacturer: Omicron Nano Technology, Germany. Intended Use: See 71 FR 42633, July 27, 2006. Reasons: The foreign instrument provides: 1. A fully cryogenic STM that is directly connected to a liquid helium cryostat at 4 K, with a hold time of 15 hours before recharging is necessary 2. Cooling of both sample and tip for operation and measurement at 4 K with spatial sample/tip instrumental drift rates of less than 1 billionth of an inch per hour. 3. Tip manipulation and transfer inside the ulta–high vacuum chamber without exposure to ambient air conditions. Docket Number: 06–045. Applicant: Purdue University, Laboratory of Chemistry, West Lafayette, IN 47907– 2084. Instrument: Nd:YAG Laser/ Dye VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:53 Oct 26, 2006 Jkt 211001 Laser. Manufacturer: InnoLas, Germany. Intended Use: See notice at 71 FR 42633, July 27, 2006. Reasons: The foreign instrument provides: 1. Incorporation of both lasers into a single compact housing, ensuring that both lasers are properly aligned and minimizing realignment if they are moved. The smaller footprint saves limited laboratory space. 2. Exceptional mechanical and thermal stability associated with the laser body being fabricated out of a single cast–aluminum body resulting in superior reliability and an exceptionally stable day–to-day beam profile with minimal beam walk for maximal beam overlap 3. The Nd:YAG laser radiates a 600mJ/pulse at 1064 nm, 300mJ/ pulse at 532 nm and 140 mJ/pulse at 355 nm. 4. Repetition rate of 20 Hz. All nine of the other Nd:YAG lasers in the lab operate at 20 Hz making this rate an absolute requirement for planned multi–laser experiments. Advice received from: The National Institutes of Health. Docket Number: 06–046. Applicant: University of Colorado, JILA Department, Boulder, CO 80309. Instrument: Nd:YAG Laser, Model SL– 300–20 D . Manufacturer: InnoLas, Germany. Intended Use: See notice at 71 FR 42633, July 27, 2006 (comparable case with 06–065). Reasons: The foreign instrument provides exceptional stability and reliability to perform experiments run every day over months and years. Down time must be minimal. The laser must be operated in an environment subject to vibration from turbomolecular vacuum pumps. The housing of an InnoLas laser is machined out of a single, monolithic metal block and offers superior stability in a vibrationally harsh environment. The laser must also operate at a repetition rate of 20 Hz to be synchronized with the rest of the experiment and should be mounted as close as possible to the ion source for laser safety, making minimal dimensions of the laser head desirable. The capabilities of each of the foreign instruments described above are pertinent to each applicant’s intended purpose and we know of no other instrument or apparatus being manufactured in the United States which is of equivalent scientific value to any of the foreign instruments. Gerald A. Zerdy, Program Manager Statutory Import Programs Staff. [FR Doc. E6–18048 Filed 10–26–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62997 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 100506F] New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of cancellation and rescheduling of a public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) has cancelled the public meeting of its Habitat/Marine Protected Area (MPA)/ Ecosystem Committee that was scheduled in October, 2006. The new meeting is rescheduled for November, 2006 to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2006, at 9 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Tavern on the Harbor, 30 Western Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930; telephone: (978) 283–4200; fax: (978) 283–0204. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The initial notice was published in the Federal Register on October 12, 2006, (71 FR 60109) but the meeting has been rescheduled due to conflicts. At the rescheduled meeting the committee will review the PDT’s recommendations for a Great South Channel Habitat Area of Particular Concern (HAPC) alternative and potentially recommend an additional HAPC alternative to the Council for inclusion in the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) for the Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Omnibus Amendment. The committee will also receive a briefing on current EFH consultations on non-fishing impact projects in the Northeast. Other topics may be covered at the committee’s discretion. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1

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California Institute of Technology, et al., Notice of 
Consolidated Decision on Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific 
Instruments

This is a decision consolidated pursuant to Section 6(c) of the 
Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Materials Importation Act of 1966 
(Pub. L. 89-651, 80 Stat. 897; 15 CFR part 301). Related records can be 
viewed between 8:30 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. in Room 2104, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 14\th\ Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 
20301
Comments: None received. Decision: Approved. No instrument of 
equivalent scientific value to the foreign instruments described below, 
for such purposes as each is intended to be used, is being manufactured 
in the United States.
Docket Number: 06-008. Applicant: California Institute of Technology, 
Pasadena, CA 91125. Instrument: Neutron Guide. Manufacturer: Swiss 
Neutronics, Switzerland. Intended Use: See 71 FR 18082, July 27, 2006. 
Reasons: The article is a compatible key accessory for the high-
resolution, direct-geometry, time-of-flight chopper spectrometer (ARCS) 
at the Spallation Neutron Source at Oak Ridge N.L. It will be used to 
investigate the energy spectra obtained when neutrons incident on a 
sample are scattered by the motions of atoms or of electron spins in 
the sample. Studies will include the thermodynamics of atom vibrations 
or spin motions, or of their characteristic energies and momenta, 
cooperative motions of electrons in solids relevant to electrical 
transport, magnetic properties and superconductivity. The neutron guide 
is especially useful for studies that require low or medium-energy 
neutron beams that are incident upon the sample.
Docket Number: 06-014. Applicant: Howard Hughes Medical Institute, 
Harvard Medical School Boston, MA 02115. Instrument: Confocal 
Microscope, Model Opera. Manufacturer: Evotec, Germany. Intended Use: 
See notice at 71 FR 18082, April 10, 2006. Reasons: The foreign 
instrument provides:
    1. An integrated fast autofocus system and an automated water 
immersion lens system for superior resolution and lower background in a 
true point confocal laser scanning microscope using a Nipkow spinning 
disk
    2. Ultra high-throughput performance (> 200,000 images per day)
    3. Parallel acquisition of three different wavelengths through 
three different LCD cameras with a dedicated cluster of three three 
computers that process an image while the following one is being 
acquired
    4. Open architecture which allows creation of new scripts or 
modification and enhancement of existing or imported scripts
    5. Broad user support providing a wide variety of services with 
rapid servicing, parts replacement and instrument upgrading.
Advice provided by: The National Institutes of Health.
Docket Number: 06-015. Applicant: University of Kentucky, Department of 
Chemistry, Lexington, KY 4056-0055. Instrument: Optical Parametric 
Oscillator System. Manufacturer: GWU Lasertechnik, Germany. Intended 
Use: See notice at 71 FR 26048, July 27, 2006. Reasons: The foreign 
article is a compatible accessory for an existing Nd:YAG laser as well 
as an existing data acquisition system developed over several years. It 
provides: (1) a wavelength tuning range from 412 nm to 2.5 [b.mu]m, (2) 
a divergence of < 0.5 mrad, (3) linewidth < 4 cm -1 and (4) motorized 
crystal tuning.
Docket Number: 06-017. Applicant: University of Michigan, Materials 
Science and Engineering Department, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2136. 
Instrument: Ultrasonic Fatigue Testing Equipment. Manufacturer: BOKU 
Institute of Physics, Austria. Intended Use: See notice at 71 FR 26048, 
May 3, 2006. Reasons: The foreign instrument provides a highly 
specialized system to be used for studying ultra-high cyclic fatigue 
behavior of materials in the gigacycle regime. It provides measurements 
for understanding crack growth behavior in various materials including 
next generation superalloys and prediction of lifetime behavior with 
cyclic loading frequencies to 20 KHz with capability to stall and 
return to load repeatedly.

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Advice received from the: Air Force Research Lab.
Docket Number: 06-037. Applicant: Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 
06459-0170. Instrument: Micromanipulators and Control System, 
Temperature Control and Moveable Top Plate . Manufacturer: Scientifica, 
United Kingdom. Intended Use: See notice at 71 FR 42632, July 27, 2006. 
Reasons: The foreign instrument provides sub-micron precision and 
stability so as to allow the manipulators and moveable table to record 
neurons electrically in whole-cell patch-clamp mode, with a heater to 
maintain in vivo temperatures. An electrode can penetrate the neuronal 
membrane allowing electrical control of the neuron. The manipulators, 
movable table and heater are computer controlled to automatically guide 
the manipulators back to preset positions. Advice received from: The 
National Institutes of Health.
Docket Number: 06-041. Applicant: University of Illinois at Chicago, 
Chicago, IL 6067-7059. Instrument: Beam Stabilizing System. 
Manufacturer: Laser Laboratorium Gottingen, Germany. Intended Use: See 
71 CFR 42633, July 27, 2006. Reasons: The instrument is intended to be 
used with a KrF Laser in order to improve the beam quality of the 
laser, maximizing the possibility of a uniform beam with an even 
wavefront for ultraviolet operation at 248 nm with extension of 
operation into the x-ray range of 0.29 nm for general studies of the 
interaction of intense radiation with matter. Advice received from: The 
National Institutes of Health.
Docket Number: 06-044. Applicant: Columbia University, New York, NY. 
Instrument: Ultra-High Vacuum Low Temperature Scanning Tunneling 
Microscope. Manufacturer: Omicron Nano Technology, Germany. Intended 
Use: See 71 FR 42633, July 27, 2006. Reasons: The foreign instrument 
provides:
    1. A fully cryogenic STM that is directly connected to a liquid 
helium cryostat at 4 K, with a hold time of 15 hours before recharging 
is necessary
    2. Cooling of both sample and tip for operation and measurement at 
4 K with spatial sample/tip instrumental drift rates of less than 1 
billionth of an inch per hour.
    3. Tip manipulation and transfer inside the ulta-high vacuum 
chamber without exposure to ambient air conditions.
Docket Number: 06-045. Applicant: Purdue University, Laboratory of 
Chemistry, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2084. Instrument: Nd:YAG Laser/ Dye 
Laser. Manufacturer: InnoLas, Germany. Intended Use: See notice at 71 
FR 42633, July 27, 2006. Reasons: The foreign instrument provides:
    1. Incorporation of both lasers into a single compact housing, 
ensuring that both lasers are properly aligned and minimizing 
realignment if they are moved. The smaller footprint saves limited 
laboratory space.
    2. Exceptional mechanical and thermal stability associated with the 
laser body being fabricated out of a single cast-aluminum body 
resulting in superior reliability and an exceptionally stable day-to-
day beam profile with minimal beam walk for maximal beam overlap
    3. The Nd:YAG laser radiates a 600mJ/pulse at 1064 nm, 300mJ/pulse 
at 532 nm and 140 mJ/pulse at 355 nm.
    4. Repetition rate of 20 Hz. All nine of the other Nd:YAG lasers in 
the lab operate at 20 Hz making this rate an absolute requirement for 
planned multi-laser experiments.
Advice received from: The National Institutes of Health.
Docket Number: 06-046. Applicant: University of Colorado, JILA 
Department, Boulder, CO 80309. Instrument: Nd:YAG Laser, Model SL-300-
20 D . Manufacturer: InnoLas, Germany. Intended Use: See notice at 71 
FR 42633, July 27, 2006 (comparable case with 06-065). Reasons: The 
foreign instrument provides exceptional stability and reliability to 
perform experiments run every day over months and years. Down time must 
be minimal. The laser must be operated in an environment subject to 
vibration from turbomolecular vacuum pumps. The housing of an InnoLas 
laser is machined out of a single, monolithic metal block and offers 
superior stability in a vibrationally harsh environment. The laser must 
also operate at a repetition rate of 20 Hz to be synchronized with the 
rest of the experiment and should be mounted as close as possible to 
the ion source for laser safety, making minimal dimensions of the laser 
head desirable.
The capabilities of each of the foreign instruments described above are 
pertinent to each applicant's intended purpose and we know of no other 
instrument or apparatus being manufactured in the United States which 
is of equivalent scientific value to any of the foreign instruments.

Gerald A. Zerdy,
Program Manager Statutory Import Programs Staff.
[FR Doc. E6-18048 Filed 10-26-06; 8:45 am]
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