Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments, 20505-20506 [E7-7928]

Download as PDF 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 20506 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 79 / Wednesday, April 25, 2007 / Notices Technologies, Inc., Canada. Intended Use: The instrument is intended to be used to measure limb movements of monkey subjects performing reach-tograsp tasks. Electrical signals derived from individual brain cells will be correlated with parameters of movement in order to determine how information is encoded in the signals that the brain uses to communicate with the muscles. This research is relevant to neuroprosthetics, spinal chord injury, stroke and motor rehabilitation. The dimensions of the testing chamber require that the infra red position markers can operate at a minimum distance of 0.6 m. Application accepted by Commissioner of Customs: March 5, 2007. Faye Robinson, Director, Statutory Import Programs Staff, Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–7928 Filed 4–24–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Notice Announcing the Americas Competitiveness Forum and Opportunities for Sponsorship and Media Partnership International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. cprice-sewell on PRODPC61 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez will host the inaugural Americas Competitiveness Forum on June 11–12, 2007, in Atlanta. This notice announces the Americas Competitiveness Forum and opportunities for sponsorship and media partnership. DATES: The Americas Competitiveness Forum will be held on June 11–12, 2007. Applications for sponsorship and media partnership should be received no later than May 4, 2007. ADDRESSES: For sponsorship opportunities please contact Alex Feldman, International Trade Administration at 202–482–2867 or Alex.Feldman@mail.doc.gov. For media partnership opportunities please contact Charles Skuba, Director of Public Affairs, International Trade Administration at 202–482–3809. Registration for the Forum can be found at http://trade.gov/competitiveness/acf/ registration.asp. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Americas Competitiveness Forum at ACF@mail.doc.gov or call the International Trade Administration at 1–800–USA–Trade or 202–482–0543. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:21 Apr 24, 2007 Jkt 211001 approval of that collection of information. The Commission received two comments. Both commenters, Safe Kids SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez Worldwide (Safe Kids) and Carol Pollack-Nelson, supported the will host the inaugural Americas collection of information because it Competitiveness Forum on June 11–12, would inform the Commission’s plans 2007, in Atlanta. The Americas Competitiveness Forum in the areas of public education, recall effectiveness, product research and (ACF) will provide a venue for government ministers from the Western voluntary standards development. Safe Kids requested that a special emphasis Hemisphere to come together with be placed on children’s products. Safe leaders from the private sector, Kids also requested that the focus academia, and non-governmental groups and any subsequent reports organizations, to explore cutting edge resulting from the focus groups be made ideas and best practices in several key available to the public. Staff is currently areas of competitiveness. developing the format for specific focus The ACF’s main tracks are: • Sparking and sustaining innovation; groups and will evaluate whether • Creating solutions in education and making such focus groups and any resulting reports public may be useful workforce development; after the program is fully operational. • Designing successful global supply The information collected from the chain strategies; and Consumer Focus Groups will help • Fostering small business inform the Commission’s evaluation of development and growth. consumer products and product use by The ACF intends to serve as an onproviding insight and information into going vehicle for governments, the consumer perceptions and usage private sector, academia, and nonpatterns. Such information may also governmental organizations to explore assist the Commission in its efforts to best practices and case studies on the issue of competitiveness in the Western support voluntary standards activities, and help the staff identify areas Hemisphere. By highlighting practical regarding consumer safety issues that examples, the ACF intends to provide need additional research. In addition, information for decision makers to take based on the information obtained, the steps to strengthen competitiveness in staff may be able to provide safety each country and in the region, in information to the public that is easier general. to read and is more easily understood by Dated: April 12, 2007. a wider range of consumers. The Alysia Wilson, Consumer Focus Groups also may be Director of Programs, Western Hemisphere. used to solicit consumer opinions and [FR Doc. E7–7925 Filed 4–24–07; 8:45 am] feedback regarding the effectiveness of BILLING CODE 3510–DA–P product recall communications and in determining what action is being taken by consumers in response to such CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY communications and why. This may aid COMMISSION in tailoring future recall activities to increase the success of those activities. Submission for OMB Review; If this information is not collected, the Comment Request—Consumer Focus Commission may not have available Groups certain useful information regarding consumer experiences, opinions, and AGENCY: Consumer Product Safety perceptions related to specific product Commission. use, which the Commission uses, in ACTION: Notice. part, in its ongoing efforts to improve the safety of consumer products on SUMMARY: On January 18, 2007, the behalf of consumers. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) published a Additional Information About the notice in accordance with provisions of Request for Approval of a Collection of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 Information (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) (PRA), to Agency address: Consumer Product announce the agency’s intention to seek Safety Commission, 4330 East West approval for a collection of information Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814. to be conducted through Consumer Title of information collection: Focus Groups. 72 FR 2264. The Consumer Focus Groups. Commission now announces that it is Type of request: Approval of submitting to the Office of Management collection of information. and Budget (OMB) a request for Additional information can be found at http://trade.gov/competitiveness/acf/ index.asp. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\25APN1.SGM 25APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 79 (Wednesday, April 25, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20505-20506]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-7928]


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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; 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 (1 kHz optical linewidth) CW laser is needed to sweep 
the carrier frequency and beat it with a conventional mode-locked 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, single-frequency, tunable Ti: 
sapphire ring laser with linewidth < 100 kHz, drift rate < 50 MHz/hour, 
locked to an external reference cavity, and completely reconfigurable 
for phase-locking 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 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 Ni-base 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

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Technologies, Inc., Canada. Intended Use: The instrument is intended to 
be used to measure limb movements of monkey subjects performing reach-
to-grasp tasks. Electrical signals derived from individual brain cells 
will be correlated with parameters of movement in order to determine 
how information is encoded in the signals that the brain uses to 
communicate with the muscles. This research is relevant to neuro-
prosthetics, spinal chord injury, stroke and motor rehabilitation. The 
dimensions of the testing chamber require that the infra red position 
markers can operate at a minimum distance of 0.6 m. Application 
accepted by Commissioner of Customs: March 5, 2007.

Faye Robinson,
Director, Statutory Import Programs Staff, Import Administration.
 [FR Doc. E7-7928 Filed 4-24-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P