Argonne National Laboratory, et al.; Notice of Decision on Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments, 56986 [2010-23347]

Download as PDF wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with NOTICES_PART 1 56986 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 180 / Friday, September 17, 2010 / Notices inspection, cleaning, upgrading, welding, and balancing) of customerowned gas and steam turbine components (rotors, valves, blades, gears, couplings, airfoils, hubs and stationaries) and generators. Foreignorigin turbines and generators would also be distributed from the MPSA facility. The application indicates that large gas and steam turbines will be manufactured at the facility in the future, but MPSA is not seeking authority to produce these products under FTZ procedures at this time. FTZ procedures could exempt MPSA from customs duty payments on foreign materials and components used in export production. On its domestic shipments, MPSA would be able to choose the duty rate that applies to finished gas turbine combustor baskets and transition pieces (2.4%) for the foreign nickel alloy inputs noted above. MPSA would also be exempt from duty payments on any foreign-origin nickel alloy that becomes scrap or waste during manufacturing. Duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign status production equipment. Customs duties could be reduced on foreign-origin turbines (6.7%) that may be withdrawn from the zone with generators for customs entry as complete generating sets (2.5%). FTZ procedures would further allow MPSA to realize logistical benefits through the use of weekly customs entry procedures. The application indicates that the savings from FTZ procedures would help improve the facility’s international competitiveness. In accordance with the Board’s regulations, Pierre Duy 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 following address: Office of the Executive Secretary, Room 2111, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230–0002. The closing period for receipt of comments is November 16, 2010. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to December 1, 2010. A copy of the application will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Foreign-Trade Zones Board’s Executive Secretary at the address listed above and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s Web site, VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:46 Sep 16, 2010 Jkt 220001 which is accessible via http:// www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Pierre Duy at Pierre.Duy@trade.gov or (202) 482–1378. Dated: September 13, 2010. Elizabeth Whiteman, Acting Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2010–23355 Filed 9–16–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Argonne National Laboratory, et al.; 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: 10–052. Applicant: Argonne National Laboratory, University of Chicago Argonne, Lemont, IL 60439. Instrument: Pilatus 2M Pixel Detector System. Manufacturer: Dectris Ltd., Switzerland. Intended Use: See notice at 75 FR 51239, August 19, 2010. Reasons: The instrument will be used to obtain fine structural information for materials during chemical reactions, such as catalysis. The instrument has gatable data processing as well as high time resolution and high spatial resolution, which makes the instrument unique. Other unique features include direct detection of x-rays in singlephoton-counting mode, a radiationtolerant design, a high dynamic range, a short readout time, high frame rates, high counting rates, and shutterless operation. Docket Number: 10–053. Applicant: Argonne National Laboratory, University of Chicago Argonne, Lemont, IL 60439. Instrument: UHV LowTemperature Atomic Force Microscope System for Application in High Magnetic Fields. Manufacturer: Omicron Nanotechnology, Germany. Intended Use: See notice at 75 FR 51239, August 19, 2010. Reasons: The instrument will be used to study atomic PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 scale electrical and magnetic properties of electrically conduction as well as insulation nanostructures prepared by in situ deposition onto clean surfaces. In-situ capacities allow the preparation of clean and well-defined nanostructures on pristine surfaces which would contaminate otherwise. Unique features of this instrument include the capability of applying large magnetic fields (>3 Tesla), which is necessary to allow the clear separation of structural, electronic, and magnetic signals of nanostructures and the evaluation of the properties to be studied in these experiments. The instrument also has in-situ preparation capability and the ability to operate in low temperatures. Further, the instrument is capable of performing imaging in two main modes of operation, i.e., scanning tunneling microscopy and atomic force microscopy. Dated: September 10, 2010. Gregory W. Campbell, Acting Director, Subsidies Enforcement Office, Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–23347 Filed 9–16–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XY97 Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Applications for three new scientific research permits. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received three scientific research permit application requests relating to Pacific salmon. The proposed research is intended to increase knowledge of species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and to help guide management and conservation efforts. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Argonne National Laboratory, et al.; 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: 10-052. Applicant: Argonne National Laboratory, 
University of Chicago Argonne, Lemont, IL 60439. Instrument: Pilatus 2M 
Pixel Detector System. Manufacturer: Dectris Ltd., Switzerland. 
Intended Use: See notice at 75 FR 51239, August 19, 2010. Reasons: The 
instrument will be used to obtain fine structural information for 
materials during chemical reactions, such as catalysis. The instrument 
has gatable data processing as well as high time resolution and high 
spatial resolution, which makes the instrument unique. Other unique 
features include direct detection of x-rays in single-photon-counting 
mode, a radiation-tolerant design, a high dynamic range, a short 
readout time, high frame rates, high counting rates, and shutterless 
operation.
    Docket Number: 10-053. Applicant: Argonne National Laboratory, 
University of Chicago Argonne, Lemont, IL 60439. Instrument: UHV Low-
Temperature Atomic Force Microscope System for Application in High 
Magnetic Fields. Manufacturer: Omicron Nanotechnology, Germany. 
Intended Use: See notice at 75 FR 51239, August 19, 2010. Reasons: The 
instrument will be used to study atomic scale electrical and magnetic 
properties of electrically conduction as well as insulation 
nanostructures prepared by in situ deposition onto clean surfaces. In-
situ capacities allow the preparation of clean and well-defined 
nanostructures on pristine surfaces which would contaminate otherwise. 
Unique features of this instrument include the capability of applying 
large magnetic fields (>3 Tesla), which is necessary to allow the clear 
separation of structural, electronic, and magnetic signals of 
nanostructures and the evaluation of the properties to be studied in 
these experiments. The instrument also has in-situ preparation 
capability and the ability to operate in low temperatures. Further, the 
instrument is capable of performing imaging in two main modes of 
operation, i.e., scanning tunneling microscopy and atomic force 
microscopy.

     Dated: September 10, 2010.
Gregory W. Campbell,
Acting Director, Subsidies Enforcement Office, Import Administration.
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