Purdue University, et al., Notice of Consolidated Decision on Applications, for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments, 28954-28955 [E7-9921]

Download as PDF pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES 28954 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 99 / Wednesday, May 23, 2007 / Notices Department would issue its final determinations no later than 75 days after the date on which the Department issued its preliminary determinations. Section 735(a)(2)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2)(ii) provide that a final determination may be postponed until no later than 135 days after the date of the publication of the preliminary determination if, in the event of an affirmative preliminary determination, a request for such postponement is made by exporters who account for a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise. Additionally, 19 CFR 351.210(e)(2) requires that requests by a respondent for postponement of a final determination be accompanied by a request for an extension of the provisional measures from a four– month period to not more than six months. On April 25, 2007, in accordance with section 735(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2)(ii) and (e)(2), Citrusvil, S.A. and S.A. San Miguel A.G.I.C.y F. (the two respondents in the investigation of lemon juice from Argentina) requested that the Department: (1) postpone the final determination in the Argentina investigation, and (2) extend the provisional measures period in the Argentina investigation from four months to a period not longer than six months. These two companies account for a significant proportion of exports of subject merchandise from Argentina. In addition, on April 26, 2007, The Coca– Cola Company and a subsidiary, The Coca–Cola Export Corporation, Mexico Branch (respondent in the investigation of lemon juice from Mexico), also requested that the Department: (1) postpone the final determination in the Mexico investigation, and (2) extend the provisional measures period in the Mexico investigation from four months to a period not longer than six months. This company accounts for a significant proportion of exports of subject merchandise from Mexico. Accordingly, pursuant to section 735(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2)(ii), the Department is postponing the final determinations until no later than 135 days after the publication of the preliminary determinations in the Federal Register for the following reasons: (1) the preliminary determinations in these investigations were affirmative; (2) the requesting producers/exporters account for a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise in these investigations and they requested the extension of provisional measures; and (3) no compelling reasons for denial VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:32 May 22, 2007 Jkt 211001 exist. The new statutory deadline for the final determinations is September 8, 2007. Because September 8, 2007, is a Saturday, the Department will issue the final determinations no later than September 10, 2007. Provisional measures will be extended in accordance with 19 CFR 351.210(e)(2) and section 733(d) of the Act. This notice is issued and published pursuant to sections 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(g). Dated: May 17, 2007. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–9926 Filed 5–22–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology, et al. Notice of Consolidated Decision on Applications for Duty–Free Entry of Electron Microscopes 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, as amended by Pub. L. 106– 36; 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 and Constitution Avenue., NW, Washington, D.C. Docket Number: 07–014. Applicant: U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899. Instrument: Electron Microscope, Model Quanta Series. Manufacturer: FEI Company, The Netherlands. Intended Use: See notice at 72 FR 20504, April 25, 2007. Order date: September 16, 2006. Docket Number: 07–015. Applicant: VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98108. Instrument: Electron Microscope, Model JEM -1011. Manufacturer: JEOL, Ltd., Japan. Intended Use: See notice at 72 FR 20504, April 25, 2007. Order Date: September 13, 2006. Docket Number: 07–018. Applicant: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Instrument: Electron Microscope, Model Quanta 600 FEG. Manufacturer: FEI Company, Brno, Czech Republic. Intended Use: See PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 notice at 72 FR 20504, April 25, 2007. Order Date: December 13, 2006. Docket Number: 07–019. Applicant: University of Utah, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, John A. Moran Eye Center, Salt Lake City, UT 84132. Instrument: Electron Microscope, Model JEM -1400. Manufacturer: JEOL Ltd., Japan. Intended Use: See notice at 72 FR 20504, April 25, 2007. Order Date: November 15, 2006. Docket Number: 07–020. Applicant: University of Rhode Island, Department of Chemical Engineering, Kingston, RI 02881. Instrument: Electron Microscope, Model JEM - 2100. Manufacturer: JEOL, Ltd., Japan. Intended Use: See notice at 72 FR 20504, April 25, 2007. Order Date: September 21, 2006. Docket Number: 07–021. Applicant: The University of Texas at Austin, Purchasing Office, Austin, TX 78722. Instrument: Electron Microscope, Model JEM -1400. Manufacturer: JEOL Ltd., Japan. Intended Use: See notice at 72 FR 20504, April 25, 2007. Order Date: December 4, 2006. Docket Number: 07–022. Applicant: Duke University, Durham, NC 27708– 0271. Instrument: Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: FEI Company, The Netherlands. Intended Use: See notice at 72 FR 20504, April 25, 2007. Order Date: December 21, 2006. Comments: None received. Decision: Approved. No instrument of equivalent scientific value to the foreign instrument, for such purposes as these instruments are intended to be used, was being manufactured in the United States at the time the instruments were ordered. Reasons: Each foreign instrument is an electron microscope and is intended for research or scientific educational uses requiring an electron microscope. We know of no electron microscope, or any other instrument suited to these purposes, which was being manufactured in the United States at the time of order of each instrument. Faye Robinson, Director, Statutory Import Programs Staff. [FR Doc. E7–9927 Filed 5–22–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Purdue University, 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. E:\FR\FM\23MYN1.SGM 23MYN1 pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 99 / Wednesday, May 23, 2007 / Notices L. 89–651, 80 Stat. 897; 15 CFR part 301). Related records can be viewed between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. in Room 2104, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Penn. Ave., NW, Washington, DC. Comments: None received. Decision: Approved. We know of no instrument of equivalent scientific value to the foreign instruments described below, for such purposes as each is intended to be used, which was being manufactured in the United States at the time of its order. Docket Number: 06–054. Applicant: Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. Instrument: DBF Fiber Laser System. Manufacturer: Koheras A/S, Denmark. Intended Use: See notice at 72 FR 20505, April 25, 2007. Reasons: The foreign instrument provides a means to describe 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 (1.0 kHz optical linewidth) CW laser is used 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. Docket Number: 06–059. Applicant: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. Instrument: Micro–dissecting Microscope. Manufacturer: Singer Instruments, UK. Intended Use: See notice at 72 FR 20505, April 25, 2007. Reasons: The foreign instrument provides capability to identify and categorize genes that control DNA replication and repair using a simple model organism known as baker’s yeast. It is a unique motorized micromanipulator specifically designed to separate single aspo–spores of yeast. It provides automatic micro–dissection and can ‘‘memorize’’ the locations of each ascus so that it can shuttle between positions automatically. Docket Number: 06–067. Applicant: The University of Illinois, Champaign, IL. Instrument: Ti: Sapphire Lasers (2), Model TIS SF–077s. Manufacturer: Tekhnoscan, Russia. Intended Use: See notice at 72 FR 20505, April 25, 2007. Reasons: The foreign instrument provides a means of studying the application of ultra–cold atom gases to quantum simulation. The lasers will be used to create an optical lattice, and part of a system for driving stimulated Raman transitions. One laser provides a linewidth less than 100 kHz and a drift rate < 50 MHz/hour, locked to an external reference cavity. The other provides < 5 MHz linewidth (without an external reference cavity) but passive VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:32 May 22, 2007 Jkt 211001 stability equal to the other. Both are completely reconfigurable to the point of removing all optical elements from the cavity, running the cavity in a linear configuration, and inserting an electro– optic modulator. They employ phase– locking optics and electronics with low drift rates, since they will not be locked to a spectroscopic reference. Docket Number: 07–005. Applicant: Millersville University Physics Department, Millersville PA. Instrument: HeNe Laser Cavity Educational Kit, Model CA–1200. Manufacturer: MICOS GmbH, Germany. Intended Use: See notice at 72 FR 20505, April 25, 2007. Reasons: The foreign instrument provides a test bench in the lab portion of a course on optics for instruction in the physical principles and the components of a laser. Students will use the kit to build and reconfigure 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. Docket Number: 07–007. Applicant: Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL. Instrument: High Temperature Nano Test System. Manufacturer: Micro Materials, Ltd., UK. Intended Use: See notice at 72 FR 20505, April 25, 2007. Reasons: The foreign instrument provides examination of the mechanical properties of Ni–base alloys at elevated temperature. Nano–indentation tests can be conducted on specimens at a range of temperatures from room temperature to 750 C to assess the hardness and modulus of Ni–base alloys an also the constituent phases present in experimental Ni–base alloys and new high temperature materials. The instrument employs a unique horizontally designed pendulum indenter which enables insertion of a high temperature heating stage and tip heater as well as a protective heat shield to allow testing of specimens at temperatures in excess of 750 C. Other systems which use a vertical pendulum are currently limited to 400 C. Docket Number: 07–011. 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: See notice at 72 FR 20505, April 25, 2007. Reasons: The foreign instrument provides measurement of emissions from very small quantities of naturally occurring, dissolved radioactive isotopes of thorium and lead in seawater which are PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28955 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 for understanding climate change. The instrument 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 portable and capable of field use in harsh environments. It also able to hold 22 mm diameter filter holders and is in standard use by many low level radiation laboratories around the world. Docket Number: 07–012. Applicant: University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. Instrument: Real–time 3D Motion Capture System. Manufacturer: Phoenix Technologies, Inc., Canada. Intended Use: See notice at 72 FR 20505, April 25, 2007. Reasons: The foreign instrument provides accurate measurement of limb movements of monkey subjects performing reach–tograsp tasks. Electrical signals derived from individual brain cells are 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 which is relevant to neuro–prosthetics, spinal chord injury, stroke and motor rehabilitation. The dimensions of the testing chamber require that the infrared position markers can operate at a minimum distance of 0.6 m. Other comparable systems require more than twice that distance. The Phoenix system also uses markers of much less diameter, which minimally interfere with natural limb movement. The capabilities of each of the foreign instruments described above are pertinent to each applicants 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. Faye Robinson, Director, Statutory Import Program Staff, Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–9921 Filed 5–22–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Notice of Record of Decision for Louisiana Regional Restoration Planning Program National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\23MYN1.SGM 23MYN1

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Purdue University, 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.

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L. 89-651, 80 Stat. 897; 15 CFR part 301). Related records can be 
viewed between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. in Room 2104, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 14th and Penn. Ave., NW, Washington, DC.
    Comments: None received. Decision: Approved. We know of no 
instrument of equivalent scientific value to the foreign instruments 
described below, for such purposes as each is intended to be used, 
which was being manufactured in the United States at the time of its 
order.
    Docket Number: 06-054. Applicant: Purdue University, West 
Lafayette, IN. Instrument: DBF Fiber Laser System. Manufacturer: 
Koheras A/S, Denmark. Intended Use: See notice at 72 FR 20505, April 
25, 2007. Reasons: The foreign instrument provides a means to describe 
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 (1.0 kHz optical 
linewidth) CW laser is used 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.
    Docket Number: 06-059. Applicant: Rutgers University, New 
Brunswick, NJ. Instrument: Micro-dissecting Microscope. Manufacturer: 
Singer Instruments, UK. Intended Use: See notice at 72 FR 20505, April 
25, 2007. Reasons: The foreign instrument provides capability to 
identify and categorize genes that control DNA replication and repair 
using a simple model organism known as baker's yeast. It is a unique 
motorized micromanipulator specifically designed to separate single 
aspo-spores of yeast. It provides automatic micro-dissection and can 
``memorize'' the locations of each ascus so that it can shuttle between 
positions automatically.
    Docket Number: 06-067. Applicant: The University of Illinois, 
Champaign, IL. Instrument: Ti: Sapphire Lasers (2), Model TIS SF-077s. 
Manufacturer: Tekhnoscan, Russia. Intended Use: See notice at 72 FR 
20505, April 25, 2007. Reasons: The foreign instrument provides a means 
of studying the application of ultra-cold atom gases to quantum 
simulation. The lasers will be used to create an optical lattice, and 
part of a system for driving stimulated Raman transitions. One laser 
provides a linewidth less than 100 kHz and a drift rate < 50 MHz/hour, 
locked to an external reference cavity. The other provides < 5 MHz 
linewidth (without an external reference cavity) but passive stability 
equal to the other. Both are completely reconfigurable to the point of 
removing all optical elements from the cavity, running the cavity in a 
linear configuration, and inserting an electro-optic modulator. They 
employ phase-locking optics and electronics with low drift rates, since 
they will not be locked to a spectroscopic reference.
    Docket Number: 07-005. Applicant: Millersville University Physics 
Department, Millersville PA. Instrument: HeNe Laser Cavity Educational 
Kit, Model CA-1200. Manufacturer: MICOS GmbH, Germany. Intended Use: 
See notice at 72 FR 20505, April 25, 2007. Reasons: The foreign 
instrument provides a test bench in the lab portion of a course on 
optics for instruction in the physical principles and the components of 
a laser. Students will use the kit to build and reconfigure 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.
    Docket Number: 07-007. Applicant: Illinois Institute of Technology, 
Chicago, IL. Instrument: High Temperature Nano Test System. 
Manufacturer: Micro Materials, Ltd., UK. Intended Use: See notice at 72 
FR 20505, April 25, 2007. Reasons: The foreign instrument provides 
examination of the mechanical properties of Ni-base alloys at elevated 
temperature. Nano-indentation tests can be conducted on specimens at a 
range of temperatures from room temperature to 750 C to assess the 
hardness and modulus of Ni-base alloys an also the constituent phases 
present in experimental Ni-base alloys and new high temperature 
materials. The instrument employs a unique horizontally designed 
pendulum indenter which enables insertion of a high temperature heating 
stage and tip heater as well as a protective heat shield to allow 
testing of specimens at temperatures in excess of 750 C. Other systems 
which use a vertical pendulum are currently limited to 400 C.
    Docket Number: 07-011. 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: See notice at 72 FR 20505, April 25, 2007. 
Reasons: The foreign instrument provides measurement of 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 for understanding climate 
change. The instrument 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 portable and capable of 
field use in harsh environments. It also able to hold 22 mm diameter 
filter holders and is in standard use by many low level radiation 
laboratories around the world.
    Docket Number: 07-012. Applicant: University of Wisconsin, Madison, 
WI. Instrument: Real-time 3D Motion Capture System. Manufacturer: 
Phoenix Technologies, Inc., Canada. Intended Use: See notice at 72 FR 
20505, April 25, 2007. Reasons: The foreign instrument provides 
accurate measurement of limb movements of monkey subjects performing 
reach-to-grasp tasks. Electrical signals derived from individual brain 
cells are 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 which is relevant to neuro-prosthetics, 
spinal chord injury, stroke and motor rehabilitation. The dimensions of 
the testing chamber require that the infrared position markers can 
operate at a minimum distance of 0.6 m. Other comparable systems 
require more than twice that distance. The Phoenix system also uses 
markers of much less diameter, which minimally interfere with natural 
limb movement.
    The capabilities of each of the foreign instruments described above 
are pertinent to each applicants 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.

Faye Robinson,
Director, Statutory Import Program Staff, Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E7-9921 Filed 5-22-07; 8:45 am]
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