University of Colorado; Notice of Consolidated Decision on Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments, 51802 [E7-17868]

Download as PDF 51802 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 175 / Tuesday, September 11, 2007 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES University of Colorado; 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, 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 p.m. in Room 2104, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution 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, that was being manufactured in the United States at the time of its order. Docket Number: 07–051. Applicant: Colorado College, Department of Physics, Colorado Springs, CO. Instrument: Low Temperature Ulta-High Vacuum Scanning Tunneling Microscope. Manufacturer: Omicron Nanotechnology GmbH, Germany. Intended Use: See notice at 72 CFR 46037, August 16, 2007. Reasons: The instrument provides: (a) A scanning tunneling microscope mounted inside a 4 K liquid helium reservoir (with a 22hour liquid helium refill time); (b) Operation at an equilibrium temperature of 4 K (with in-situ sample preparation and tip transfer capability); (c) Low drift rates of 1 angstrom/hour; (d) RMS vibration amplitudes of <0.005 angstrom in a 300 Hz bandwidth; and (e) Sample registry after deposition. There are no domestically manufactured low temperature ultra-high vacuum scanning tunneling microscopes. Docket Number: 07–053. Applicant: University of Kentucky, Dept. Civil Engineering, Lexington, KY. Instrument: Soil Stiffness Testing System. Manufacturer: GDS Instruments, Ltd., UK. Intended Use: See notice at 72 CFR 46037, August, 16, 2007. Reasons: The instrument provides a vertically propagating S-wave transmitter and a Pwave receiver along with a vertically propagating P-wave transmitter and S-wave receiver and a master signal conditioning unit along with GDSBES software to control data acquisition and drive signal generation for S and P wave velocity tests as well as a Hall effect local strain set (2 axial, 1 radial) and mid-plane pore pressure kit. No domestic sources making similar VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:06 Sep 10, 2007 Jkt 211001 devices provide an integrated system of this type of testing with the resolution required for advanced geotechnical research. Faye Robinson, Director, Statutory Import Programs Staff, Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–17868 Filed 9–10–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE involves examination of Award applicant data from U.S. companies and other organizations and a discussion of this data as compared to the Award criteria in order to recommend Award recipients, may be closed to the public in accordance with section 552b(c)(4) of Title 5, United States Code, because the meetings are likely to disclose trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person which is privileged or confidential. National Institute of Standards and Technology Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Dated: August 30, 2007. James M. Turner, Deputy Director. [FR Doc. E7–17863 Filed 9–10–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of closed meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, notice is hereby given that the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award will meet Thursday, September 19, 2007. The Judges Panel is composed of twelve members prominent in the fields of quality, innovation, and performance excellence and appointed by the Secretary of Commerce. The purpose of this meeting is to review applicant consensus scores and select applicants for site visit review. The applications under review by Judges contain trade secrets and proprietary commercial information submitted to the Government in confidence. DATES: The meeting will convene September 19, 2007 at 8:15 a.m. and adjourn at 4:30 p.m. on September 19, 2007. The entire meeting will be closed. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Administration Building, Lecture Room B, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Harry Hertz, Director, National Quality Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899, telephone number (301) 975–2361. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Assistant Secretary for Administration, with the concurrence of the General Counsel, formally determined on December 27, 2005, that the meeting of the Judges Panel will be closed pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, as amended by section 5(c) of the Government in the Sunshine Act, Public Law 94–409. The meeting, which PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC44 Endangered Species; File No. 1557–03 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit modification. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Molly Lutcavage has been issued a modification to scientific research Permit No. 1557. ADDRESSES: The modification and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following office: Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 713–2289; fax (301) 427–2521. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Opay or Kate Swails, (301) 713– 2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 3, 2007, notice was published in the Federal Register (72 FR 24565) that a modification of Permit No. 1557 had been requested by the above-named individual. The requested modification has been granted under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR 222–226). 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University of Colorado; 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, 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 p.m. 
in Room 2104, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution 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, that 
was being manufactured in the United States at the time of its order.
    Docket Number: 07-051. Applicant: Colorado College, Department of 
Physics, Colorado Springs, CO. Instrument: Low Temperature Ulta-High 
Vacuum Scanning Tunneling Microscope. Manufacturer: Omicron 
Nanotechnology GmbH, Germany. Intended Use: See notice at 72 CFR 46037, 
August 16, 2007. Reasons: The instrument provides: (a) A scanning 
tunneling microscope mounted inside a 4 K liquid helium reservoir (with 
a 22-hour liquid helium refill time); (b) Operation at an equilibrium 
temperature of 4 K (with in-situ sample preparation and tip transfer 
capability); (c) Low drift rates of 1 angstrom/hour; (d) RMS vibration 
amplitudes of <0.005 angstrom in a 300 Hz bandwidth; and (e) Sample 
registry after deposition. There are no domestically manufactured low 
temperature ultra-high vacuum scanning tunneling microscopes.
    Docket Number: 07-053. Applicant: University of Kentucky, Dept. 
Civil Engineering, Lexington, KY. Instrument: Soil Stiffness Testing 
System. Manufacturer: GDS Instruments, Ltd., UK. Intended Use: See 
notice at 72 CFR 46037, August, 16, 2007. Reasons: The instrument 
provides a vertically propagating S-wave transmitter and a P-wave 
receiver along with a vertically propagating P-wave transmitter and S-
wave receiver and a master signal conditioning unit along with GDSBES 
software to control data acquisition and drive signal generation for S 
and P wave velocity tests as well as a Hall effect local strain set (2 
axial, 1 radial) and mid-plane pore pressure kit. No domestic sources 
making similar devices provide an integrated system of this type of 
testing with the resolution required for advanced geotechnical 
research.

Faye Robinson,
Director, Statutory Import Programs Staff, Import Administration.
 [FR Doc. E7-17868 Filed 9-10-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P