University of Arkansas; Notice of Decision on Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments, 9868 [2010-4601]

Download as PDF 9868 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 42 / Thursday, March 4, 2010 / Notices Constitution Avenue., NW. Washington, DC. Docket Number: 09–069. Applicant: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Instrument: Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: JEOL, Ltd., Japan. Intended Use: See notice at 75 FR 3895, January 25, 2010. Docket Number: 09–070. Applicant: Haverford College, Haverford, PA 19041. Instrument: JEM–1400 Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: JEOL Ltd., Japan. Intended Use: See notice at 75 FR 3895, January 25, 2010. 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. Dated: February 26, 2010. Christopher Cassel, Director, Subsidies Enforcement Office, Import Administration. Germany. Intended Use: See notice at 75 FR 3895, January 25, 2010. Reasons: The instrument must be able to perform using lasers with both continuous wave (CW) and pulsed mode. The use of picoseconds pulsed lasers is necessary to measure fluorescence lifetime. The use of CW lasers, so that the fluorophores will be continuously excited, is necessary to measure fluorescence intensity. The driver that controls the laser head provides user-selectable pulsed repetition rates. This instrument is unique in that it is capable of pulsed interleaved excitation (PIE)— Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) and of allowing repetition rates to be continuously varied down to the 200 kHz range. Furthermore, the instrument is compatible with atomic force microscopy by using objective scanning mode rather than sample scanning mode so that the sample-scanning Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) can be added to the microscope in a future upgrade. We know of no Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopes being manufactured in the United States at the time of order of this instrument. Dated: February 26, 2010. Christopher Cassel, Director, Subsidies Enforcement Office, Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–4600 Filed 3–3–10; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2010–4601 Filed 3–3–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES University of Arkansas; Notice of Decision on Applications for 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 3720, 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 instruments 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: 09–068. Applicant: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AK 72071. Instrument: Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscope. Manufacturer: PicoQuant Photonics, VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:39 Mar 03, 2010 Jkt 220001 RIN 0648–XU82 Endangered Species; File No. 14622 AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Allen Foley, Ph.D., Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, 370 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville, FL 32218, has applied in due form for a permit to take green (Chelonia mydas), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), and loggerhead (Caretta caretta) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or before April 5, 2010. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for review by selecting ‘‘Records Open for Public Comment’’ from the Features box on the Applications and Permits for Protected Species (APPS) home page, https:// apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 14622 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following offices: 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)713–0376; and Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701; phone (727)824–5312; fax (727)824– 5309. Written comments or requests for a public hearing on this application should be mailed to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, F/PR1, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Those individuals requesting a hearing should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this particular request would be appropriate. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile at (301)713–0376, provided the facsimile is confirmed by hard copy submitted by mail and postmarked no later than the closing date of the comment period. Comments may also be submitted by e-mail. The mailbox address for providing e-mail comments is NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line of the e-mail comment the following document identifier: File No. 14622. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Hapeman or Kate Swails, (301)713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested 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). Dr. Foley requests a 5–year scientific research permit to: (1) monitor the abundance of loggerhead and green sea turtles; (2) characterize the aggregations of loggerhead, Kemp’s ridley, and hawksbill sea turtles; and (3) determine the movements, behaviors, habitat-use, and reproductive status of loggerhead sea turtles. Research would occur in Florida Bay and the Everglades National Park. Researchers would approach up to 50 green sea turtles annually during E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1

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University of Arkansas; Notice of Decision on Applications for 
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 
3720, 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 instruments 
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: 09-068. Applicant: University of Arkansas, 
Fayetteville, AK 72071. Instrument: Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging 
Microscope. Manufacturer: PicoQuant Photonics, Germany. Intended Use: 
See notice at 75 FR 3895, January 25, 2010.
    Reasons: The instrument must be able to perform using lasers with 
both continuous wave (CW) and pulsed mode. The use of picoseconds 
pulsed lasers is necessary to measure fluorescence lifetime. The use of 
CW lasers, so that the fluorophores will be continuously excited, is 
necessary to measure fluorescence intensity. The driver that controls 
the laser head provides user-selectable pulsed repetition rates. This 
instrument is unique in that it is capable of pulsed interleaved 
excitation (PIE)--Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) and of 
allowing repetition rates to be continuously varied down to the 200 kHz 
range. Furthermore, the instrument is compatible with atomic force 
microscopy by using objective scanning mode rather than sample scanning 
mode so that the sample-scanning Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) can be 
added to the microscope in a future upgrade.
    We know of no Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopes being 
manufactured in the United States at the time of order of this 
instrument.

    Dated: February 26, 2010.
Christopher Cassel,
Director, Subsidies Enforcement Office, Import Administration.
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