Air Force Research Laboratory et al.; Notice of Decision on Application for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments, 49364 [E9-23368]

Download as PDF 49364 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 186 / Monday, September 28, 2009 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Foreign-Trade Zones Board Air Force Research Laboratory et al.; Notice of Decision on Applicationfor Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [Docket 38–2009] This is a decision 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 3705, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Ave, NW., Washington, DC. Comments: None received. Decision: Approved. We know of no instruments of equivalent scientific value to the foreign instrument described below, for such purposes as this is intended to be used, that was being manufactured in the United States at the time of its order. Docket Number: 09–045. Applicant: Air Force Research Laboratory, WrightPatterson AFB, OH 45433. Instrument: Tilting Goniometer Stages, with Resistive Encoders. Manufacturer: Attocube Systems AG, Germany. Intended Use: See notice at 74 FR 44350, August 28, 2009. Reasons: This instrument is unique and is essential to enable the characterization and measurement of micromechanical properties of structural aerospace metals. Specifically, the instrument can move linear position less than 5nm wide and to move objects to distances over 5nm and has millidegree resolution and a range of tilt of at least 5 degrees. No domestic sources make devices with similar capabilities. Docket Number: 09–046. Applicant: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO 80401. Instrument: Sidewinder Upgrade (ion column) Accessory for Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: FEI Company, the Netherlands. Intended Use: See notice at 74 FR 44350, August 28, 2009. Reasons: This instrument is unique and is essential to the study of the chemistry, crystallography and structural morphology of materials used in the development of photovoltaic devices. We know of no electron microscope, or accessory thereto, suited to these purposes, which was being manufactured in the United States at the time of order of this instrument. Application for Processing Authority Dated: September 22, 2009. Christopher D. Cassel, Director, Subsidies Enforcement Office, Import Administration. [FR Doc. E9–23368 Filed 9–25–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:33 Sep 25, 2009 Jkt 217001 Foreign–Trade Zone 196–5; Fort Worth, Texas ATC Logistics & Electronics (Personal Navigation Devices) Fort Worth, Texas An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by ATC Logistics & Electronics (ATCLE), an operator of FTZ 196, requesting processing authority within FTZ 196 in Fort Worth, Texas. The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a– 81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally filed on September 16, 2009. The ATCLE facility (817 employees, 6 million unit capacity) is located within Site 2 of FTZ 196. The facility is used for the kitting of personal navigation devices. Components and materials sourced from abroad (representing 97% of the value of the finished product) include: LCD tape; plastic self-adhesive labels; dummy SIM cards; labels; LCD film; screw covers; plastic brackets and washers; USB connector housings; foam strips; rubber O-rings, gaskets, buffers and serial port plug covers; foam fronts; leather bags and holsters; screws and nuts; locking washers; anti-ESD foil; LCD copper; antennas and parts; speaker labels; steel brackets; label printers; disk drives; stylus pens; USB travel chargers with captive cables; power adapters; batteries; microphones; speakers; recorded media; GPS units; remote controls; FM transmitters; keyboards; SIM cards; plastics kits; SD card doors; shield cases; car kits; LCD modules; capacitors; keypads; rail clamps; switches; cables; adaptors; integrated circuits; security tags; adhesive mounting discs; bean bag mounts; LCD optis unified (flat panel display); LCD multi-source (flat panel display 5; high definition); battery analyzers; and battery adapters (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 6.5%). FTZ procedures could exempt ATCLE from customs duty payments on the foreign components used in export production. The company anticipates that some 10% percent of the plant’s shipments will be exported. On its domestic sales, ATCLE would be able to choose the duty rates during customs PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 entry procedures that apply to the assembled personal navigation device kits (duty-free) for the foreign inputs noted above. FTZ designation would further allow ATCLE to realize logistical benefits through the use of weekly customs entry procedures. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign status production equipment. The request indicates that the savings from FTZ procedures would help improve the facility’s international competitiveness. In accordance with the Board’s regulations, Elizabeth Whiteman of the FTZ Staff is designated examiner to evaluate and analyze the facts and information presented in the application and case record and to report findings and recommendations to the Board. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions (original and 3 copies) shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is November 27, 2009. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to December 14, 2009. A copy of the application will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign–Trade Zones Board, Room 2111, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s website, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Elizabeth Whiteman at ElizabethlWhiteman@ita.doc.gov or (202) 482–0473. Dated: September 17, 2009. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. E9–23369 Filed 9–25–04; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–832] Pure Magnesium From the People’s Republic of China: Rescission of New Shipper Review AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: In response to a request from Tianjin Xianghaiqi Resources Import & Export Trade Co., Ltd. (‘‘TXR’’), the Department of Commerce E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1

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International Trade Administration


Air Force Research Laboratory et al.; Notice of Decision on 
Applicationfor Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments

    This is a decision 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 
3705, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Ave, NW., 
Washington, DC.
    Comments: None received. Decision: Approved. We know of no 
instruments of equivalent scientific value to the foreign instrument 
described below, for such purposes as this is intended to be used, that 
was being manufactured in the United States at the time of its order.
    Docket Number: 09-045. Applicant: Air Force Research Laboratory, 
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433. Instrument: Tilting Goniometer Stages, 
with Resistive Encoders. Manufacturer: Attocube Systems AG, Germany. 
Intended Use: See notice at 74 FR 44350, August 28, 2009. Reasons: This 
instrument is unique and is essential to enable the characterization 
and measurement of micromechanical properties of structural aerospace 
metals. Specifically, the instrument can move linear position less than 
5nm wide and to move objects to distances over 5nm and has millidegree 
resolution and a range of tilt of at least 5 degrees. No domestic 
sources make devices with similar capabilities.
    Docket Number: 09-046. Applicant: National Renewable Energy 
Laboratory, Golden, CO 80401. Instrument: Sidewinder Upgrade (ion 
column) Accessory for Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: FEI Company, 
the Netherlands. Intended Use: See notice at 74 FR 44350, August 28, 
2009. Reasons: This instrument is unique and is essential to the study 
of the chemistry, crystallography and structural morphology of 
materials used in the development of photovoltaic devices. We know of 
no electron microscope, or accessory thereto, suited to these purposes, 
which was being manufactured in the United States at the time of order 
of this instrument.

    Dated: September 22, 2009.
Christopher D. Cassel,
Director, Subsidies Enforcement Office, Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E9-23368 Filed 9-25-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P