Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments, 20504-20505 [E7-7926]

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E7–7832 Filed 4–24–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments Pursuant to Section 6(c) of the Educational, Scientific and Cultural Materials Importation Act of 1966 (Pub. L. 89–651, as amended by Pub. L. 106– 36; 80 Stat. 897; 15 CFR part 301), we invite comments on the question of whether instruments of equivalent scientific value, for the purposes for which the instruments shown below are intended to be used, are being manufactured in the United States. Comments must comply with 15 CFR 301.5(a)(3) and (4) of the regulations and be filed within 20 days with the Statutory Import Programs Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce. Applications may be examined between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. in room 2104, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. Docket Number: 07–014. Applicant: U.S. Department of Commerce— National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20899. Instrument: Electron Microscope, Model Quanta Series. Manufacturer: FEI Company, The Netherlands. Intended Use: The instrument is intended to be used to image, measure and characterize moisture containing, wet, biological, semiconductor, energetic materials, nano-materials and composites, explosive materials and other nonconductive non-vacuum compatible materials. Application accepted by Commissioner of Customs: March 30, 2007. Docket Number: 07–015. Applicant: VA Puget Sound Health Care System, 1660 S. Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108. Instrument: Electron Microscope, Model JEM–1011. Manufacturer: JEOL, Ltd., Japan. Intended Use: The instrument is intended to be used to investigate cancer, atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and other pathologic processes commonly diagnosed in veterans. Electron microscopy specimens will include tissues and cells from humans or experimental animal models. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Application accepted by Commissioner of Customs: March 28, 2007. Docket Number: 07–018. Applicant: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science, 1880 Pratt Drive, MC 0493, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Instrument: Electron Microscope, Model Quanta 600 FEG. Manufacturer: FEI Company, Brno, Czech Republic. Intended Use: The instrument is intended to be used to investigate biological samples, hydrated materials, and other specimens that have a high vapor pressure. As a part of a campuswide, open user facility, it will be used in basic research studies of organic, inorganic, natural and synthetic materials (e.g. metals, ceramics, minerals, electronic materials, polymers, bio-materials). Application accepted by Commissioner of Customs: March 30, 2007. Docket Number: 07–019. Applicant: University of Utah, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, John A. Moran Eye Center, 65 Medical Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84132. Instrument: Electron Microscope, Model JEM–1400. Manufacturer: JEOL Ltd., Japan. Intended Use: The instrument is intended to be used to generate a complete network map of the mammalian retina, against which changes triggered by disease or experimental intervention can be gauged. This work has taken on new importance as inherited or acquired retinal degenerations are now known to heavily impact retinal wiring and neuronal survival. Application accepted by Commissioner of Customs: April 2, 2007. Docket Number: 07–020. Applicant: University of Rhode Island, Department of Chemical Engineering, 219 Morrill Science Building, Kingston, RI 02881. Instrument: Electron Microscope, Model JEM–2100. Manufacturer: JEOL, Ltd., Japan. Intended Use: The instrument is intended to be used to study soft and hard nanoscale materials. The properties of the materials and phenomena to be investigated are size, shape and composition. Application accepted by Commissioner of Customs: April 9, 2007. Docket Number: 07–021. Applicant: The University of Texas at Austin, Purchasing Office, 2200 Comal Street, Austin, TX 78722. Instrument: Electron Microscope, Model JEM–1400. Manufacturer: JEOL Ltd., Japan. Intended Use: The instrument is intended to be used for several different types of experiments which will be aimed at understanding the structural basis of learning and memory and/or neuropathological conditions. These E:\FR\FM\25APN1.SGM 25APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 79 / Wednesday, April 25, 2007 / Notices experiments include electrophysiology, molecular biology, pharmacology, and behavioral tests to learn how brain structure is altered as a function of associated changes with each of these manipulations. Application accepted by Commissioner of Customs: April 11, 2007. Docket Number: 07–022. Applicant: Duke University, Box 90271, Durham, NC 27708–0271. Instrument: Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: FEI Company, The Netherlands. Intended Use: The instrument is intended to be used to discover and quantify the structure and dimension of materials and biological samples, and then gain an understanding of how this structure determines or influences the properties or behaviors of the material or biological entity. Application accepted by Commissioner of Customs: April 6, 2007. Faye Robinson, Director, Statutory Import Programs Staff. [FR Doc. E7–7926 Filed 4–24–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration cprice-sewell on PRODPC61 with NOTICES Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments 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), we invite comments on the question of whether instruments of equivalent scientific value, for the purposes for which the instruments shown below are intended to be used, are being manufactured in the United States. Comments must comply with 15 CFR 301.5(a)(3) and (4) of the regulations and be filed within 20 days with the Statutory Import Programs Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230. Applications may be examined between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 2104, 14th and Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. Docket Number: 06–054. Applicant: Purdue University, 465 Northwestern Ave., West Lafayette, IN 47907–2035. Instrument: DBF Fiber Laser System. Manufacturer: Koheras A/S, Denmark. Intended Use: The instrument is intended to be used to study and formulate the physical description of the fundamental noise properties of optical frequency combs and their application to Optical Arbitrary Waveform Generation. An ultra-narrow VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:21 Apr 24, 2007 Jkt 211001 (1 kHz optical linewidth) CW laser is needed to sweep the carrier frequency and beat it with a conventional modelocked laser based optical frequency comb. The CW laser also provides a 60 pm fast piezo tuning range and 700 pm thermal tuning with 100 mW output power. Application accepted by Commissioner of Customs: September 1, 2006. Docket Number: 06–059. Applicant: Rutgers University, 3 Rutgers Plaza, Brunswick, NJ 08901–8559. Instrument: Micro-dissecting Microscope. Manufacturer: Singer Instruments, UK. Intended Use: The instrument is intended to be used to identify and categorize genes that control DNA replication and repair using a simple model organism known as baker’s yeast. Strains of yeast-bearing mutations in genes that control the repair of damage in DNA and their genetic pathway will be studied. The instrument is a motorized micromanipulator specifically designed to separate single aspo-spores of yeast. It will also be used for student instruction in these areas. Application accepted by Commissioner of Customs: October 19, 2006. Docket Number: 06–067. Applicant: The University of Illinois, 212 Tech Plaza, 616 East Green St., Champaign, IL 61820. Instrument: Ti: Sapphire Lasers (2), Model TIS–SF–077s. Manufacturer: Tekhnoscan, Russia. Intended Use: The lasers are intended to be used to study the application of ultra-cold atom gases to quantum simulation. They will be used to create an optical lattice, and part of a system for driving stimulated Raman transitions which will be integrated into a complex experimental apparatus requiring a CW, singlefrequency, tunable Ti: sapphire ring laser with linewidth < 100 kHz, drift rate < 50 MHz/hour, locked to an external reference cavity, and completely reconfigurable for phaselocking optics and electronics with low drift rates since they will not be locked to a spectroscopic reference. Application accepted by Commissioner of Customs: November 20, 2006. Docket Number: 07–005. Applicant: Millersville University, Physics Department, P.O. Box 1002, Millersville PA 17551. Instrument: HeNe Laser Cavity Educational Kit, Model CA–1200. Manufacturer: MICOS GmbH, Germany. Intended Use: The instrument is intended to be used in the lab portion of a course on optics for instruction on the physical principles and the components of a laser. Students will use the kit to build a He-Ne Laser themselves and study the role of different optical elements in the lasing PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20505 effect. Lab studies will include intensity distribution, Gaussian beam, polarization, divergence, coherence monochromatism and other properties of light. Application accepted by Commissioner of Customs: January 17, 2007. Docket Number: 07–007. Applicant: Illinois Institute of Technology, 10 W. 33rd St., Room 224, Chicago, IL 60616. Instrument: High Temperature Nano Test System. Manufacturer: Micro Materials, Ltd., UK. Intended Use: The instrument is intended to be used to assess the mechanical properties of Nibase alloys at elevated temperatures. Nano indentation tests will be conducted on the specimens at a range of temperatures from room temperature to 750 C to assess the hardness and modulus of the Ni-base alloys. These tests will permit evaluation of the characteristic mechanical properties of the constituent phases present in experimental Ni-base alloys and contribute to the development of new high temperature materials. The instrument requires a unique, horizontally-designed pendulum indenter to allow testing of specimens at temperatures in excess of 750 C. Application accepted by Commissioner of Customs: January 23, 2007. Docket Number: 07–0011. Applicant: State University of New York, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794. Instrument: Low-level Beta Multicounter System. Manufacturer: Riso National Laboratory, Denmark. Intended Use: The instrument is intended to be used to measure emissions from very small quantities of naturally occurring, dissolved radioactive isotopes of thorium and lead in seawater which are attached to particulate matter in very small quantities. Samples of the isotopes are taken at various depths and serve as tracers of the movement of carbon to the deep, an important process that affects the biological cycle of the ocean as well as the carbon content of the atmosphere and is important for understanding climate change. The instrument will also be used for graduate education. This is the only beta detector that meets the requirements of five simultaneous measurements with extremely low background count rates of 0.2 cpm. It is also capable of field use in harsh environments. Application accepted by Commissioner of Customs: February 23, 2007. Docket Number: 07–012. Applicant: University of Wisconsin, 750 University Ave., Madison, WI 53706–1490. Instrument: Real-time 3D Motion Capture System. Manufacturer: Phoenix E:\FR\FM\25APN1.SGM 25APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments

    Pursuant to Section 6(c) of the Educational, Scientific and 
Cultural Materials Importation Act of 1966 (Pub. L. 89-651, as amended 
by Pub. L. 106-36; 80 Stat. 897; 15 CFR part 301), we invite comments 
on the question of whether instruments of equivalent scientific value, 
for the purposes for which the instruments shown below are intended to 
be used, are being manufactured in the United States.
    Comments must comply with 15 CFR 301.5(a)(3) and (4) of the 
regulations and be filed within 20 days with the Statutory Import 
Programs Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce. Applications may be 
examined between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. in room 2104, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230.
    Docket Number: 07-014. Applicant: U.S. Department of Commerce--
National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, 
Gaithersburg, MD 20899. Instrument: Electron Microscope, Model Quanta 
Series. Manufacturer: FEI Company, The Netherlands. Intended Use: The 
instrument is intended to be used to image, measure and characterize 
moisture containing, wet, biological, semiconductor, energetic 
materials, nano-materials and composites, explosive materials and other 
non-conductive non-vacuum compatible materials. Application accepted by 
Commissioner of Customs: March 30, 2007.
    Docket Number: 07-015. Applicant: VA Puget Sound Health Care 
System, 1660 S. Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108. Instrument: Electron 
Microscope, Model JEM-1011. Manufacturer: JEOL, Ltd., Japan. Intended 
Use: The instrument is intended to be used to investigate cancer, 
atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease 
and other pathologic processes commonly diagnosed in veterans. Electron 
microscopy specimens will include tissues and cells from humans or 
experimental animal models. Application accepted by Commissioner of 
Customs: March 28, 2007.
    Docket Number: 07-018. Applicant: Virginia Polytechnic Institute 
and State University, Institute for Critical Technology and Applied 
Science, 1880 Pratt Drive, MC 0493, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Instrument: 
Electron Microscope, Model Quanta 600 FEG. Manufacturer: FEI Company, 
Brno, Czech Republic. Intended Use: The instrument is intended to be 
used to investigate biological samples, hydrated materials, and other 
specimens that have a high vapor pressure. As a part of a campus-wide, 
open user facility, it will be used in basic research studies of 
organic, inorganic, natural and synthetic materials (e.g. metals, 
ceramics, minerals, electronic materials, polymers, bio-materials). 
Application accepted by Commissioner of Customs: March 30, 2007.
    Docket Number: 07-019. Applicant: University of Utah, Department of 
Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, John A. Moran Eye Center, 65 Medical 
Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84132. Instrument: Electron Microscope, Model 
JEM-1400. Manufacturer: JEOL Ltd., Japan. Intended Use: The instrument 
is intended to be used to generate a complete network map of the 
mammalian retina, against which changes triggered by disease or 
experimental intervention can be gauged. This work has taken on new 
importance as inherited or acquired retinal degenerations are now known 
to heavily impact retinal wiring and neuronal survival. Application 
accepted by Commissioner of Customs: April 2, 2007.
    Docket Number: 07-020. Applicant: University of Rhode Island, 
Department of Chemical Engineering, 219 Morrill Science Building, 
Kingston, RI 02881. Instrument: Electron Microscope, Model JEM-2100. 
Manufacturer: JEOL, Ltd., Japan. Intended Use: The instrument is 
intended to be used to study soft and hard nanoscale materials. The 
properties of the materials and phenomena to be investigated are size, 
shape and composition. Application accepted by Commissioner of Customs: 
April 9, 2007.
    Docket Number: 07-021. Applicant: The University of Texas at 
Austin, Purchasing Office, 2200 Comal Street, Austin, TX 78722. 
Instrument: Electron Microscope, Model JEM-1400. Manufacturer: JEOL 
Ltd., Japan. Intended Use: The instrument is intended to be used for 
several different types of experiments which will be aimed at 
understanding the structural basis of learning and memory and/or 
neuropathological conditions. These

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experiments include electrophysiology, molecular biology, pharmacology, 
and behavioral tests to learn how brain structure is altered as a 
function of associated changes with each of these manipulations. 
Application accepted by Commissioner of Customs: April 11, 2007.
    Docket Number: 07-022. Applicant: Duke University, Box 90271, 
Durham, NC 27708-0271. Instrument: Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: 
FEI Company, The Netherlands. Intended Use: The instrument is intended 
to be used to discover and quantify the structure and dimension of 
materials and biological samples, and then gain an understanding of how 
this structure determines or influences the properties or behaviors of 
the material or biological entity. Application accepted by Commissioner 
of Customs: April 6, 2007.

Faye Robinson,
Director, Statutory Import Programs Staff.
[FR Doc. E7-7926 Filed 4-24-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P