Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments, 74647 [2012-30342]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 242 / Monday, December 17, 2012 / Notices 32. ZhangJiaGang ZhongYuan Pipe-Making Co. 33. Zhejiang Jianli Enterprise Co., Ltd. [FR Doc. 2012–30221 Filed 12–14–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments 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), we invite comments on the question of whether instruments of equivalent scientific value, for the purposes for which the instruments shown below are intended to be used, are being manufactured in the United States. Comments must comply with 15 CFR 301.5(a)(3) and (4) of the regulations and be postmarked on or before January 7, 2013. Address written comments to Statutory Import Programs Staff, Room 3720, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230. Applications may be examined between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Room 3720. Docket Number: 12–053. Applicant: University of Colorado Boulder, 1800 Grant St., Suite 500, Denver, CO 80203. Instrument: HF2LI Lock-In System. Manufacturer: Zurich Instruments AG, Switzerland. Intended Use: The instrument will be used to measure detected near-field signals scattered off an Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) tip in a scattering-Scanning Near-field Optical Microscope (s-SNOM). The instrument will detect the magnitude and phase of the light scattered by an AFM tip to measure the electromagnetic near-field of optical antennas, plasmonics in metals and semiconductors (including graphene), photonic crystals, and other nanoscale spectroscopy applications. The instrument has the ability to fully digitize the measured signal and analyze it at 50 MHz, as well as the ability to demodulate many frequencies at once, which is essential to the measurement technique. Demodulation at 50 MHz is necessary because the AFM tip oscillates at 350–300 kHz, and higher harmonics (5th or 6th) of this oscillation must be measured to isolate the nearfield signal. Justification for Duty-Free Entry: There are no instruments of the same general category manufactured in the United States. Application accepted VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:21 Dec 14, 2012 Jkt 229001 by Commissioner of Customs: November 2, 2012. Docket Number: 12–054. Applicant: Purdue University, 525 Northwestern Ave., West Lafayette, IN 47907–2036. Instrument: DD Neutron Generator. Manufacturer: NSD Fusion, Germany. Intended Use: The instrument will be used to determine the behavior of produced scintillation light and ionization electrons of low energy nuclear recoils of Xenon, as well as to compare the combination of energy released in these two channels to energy released in electronic recoils of the same energy. The scintillation and ionization signals are studied in a detector vessel that lies underneath 5 meters of water, thus the instrument needs to be water tight. To study the scintillation light and ionization behavior of liquid xenon to neutrons from a mono-energetic neutron source with energies close to 2.5 MeV, each neutron interaction must be resolved separately, and thus arrive at most once every millisecond. The instrument has been proven to show less than a few hundred counts per second when operated at low voltage, and thus meets this requirement. Justification for Duty-Free Entry: There are no instruments of the same general category manufactured in the United States. Application accepted by Commissioner of Customs: November 2, 2012. Docket Number: 12–057. Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 190 Albany St., NW21–121, Cambridge, MA 02139. Instrument: Fast Ferrite Tuner. Manufacturer: AFT Microwave GmbH, Germany. Intended Use: The instrument is part of a magnetic fieldaligned Ion Cyclotron RF antenna, which is used to automatically follow the load variation in real time and make the antenna system load tolerant. The instrument’s unique specifications are its frequency range of 50–80 MHz and 5 MW circulating power. Justification for Duty-Free Entry: There are no instruments of the same general category manufactured in the United States. Application accepted by Commissioner of Customs: November 15, 2012. Dated: December 11, 2012. Gregory W. Campbell, Director of Subsidies Enforcement, Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–30342 Filed 12–14–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74647 COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection, Comment Request: Form TO, Annual Notice Filing for Counterparties to Unreported Trade Options Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (‘‘Commission’’ or ‘‘CFTC’’) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (‘‘PRA’’), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information and to allow 60 days for public comment. The Commission recently adopted a final rule and interim final rule, as required by the DoddFrank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (‘‘Dodd-Frank Act’’), governing commodity options. That rulemaking includes a requirement that counterparties to unreported trade options must file an annual notice with the Commission on new Form TO. This notice solicits comments on the reporting requirement that would be imposed by Form TO. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before February 15, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, regarding the burden estimated or any other aspect of the information collection, including suggestions for reducing the burden. Please refer to ‘‘Form TO, ‘Annual Notice Filing for Counterparties to Unreported Trade Options’’’ in any correspondence. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Mail: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for CFTC, 725 17th Street, Washington, DC 20503. • The Agency’s Web site, at http:// comments.cftc.gov/. Follow the instructions for submitting comments through the Web site. • Mail: Sauntia S. Warfield, Assistant Secretary of the Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Same as mail above. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments

    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), we invite comments 
on the question of whether instruments of equivalent scientific value, 
for the purposes for which the instruments shown below are intended to 
be used, are being manufactured in the United States.
    Comments must comply with 15 CFR 301.5(a)(3) and (4) of the 
regulations and be postmarked on or before January 7, 2013. Address 
written comments to Statutory Import Programs Staff, Room 3720, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230. Applications may be 
examined between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the U.S. Department of 
Commerce in Room 3720.
    Docket Number: 12-053. Applicant: University of Colorado Boulder, 
1800 Grant St., Suite 500, Denver, CO 80203. Instrument: HF2LI Lock-In 
System. Manufacturer: Zurich Instruments AG, Switzerland. Intended Use: 
The instrument will be used to measure detected near-field signals 
scattered off an Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) tip in a scattering-
Scanning Near-field Optical Microscope (s-SNOM). The instrument will 
detect the magnitude and phase of the light scattered by an AFM tip to 
measure the electromagnetic near-field of optical antennas, plasmonics 
in metals and semiconductors (including graphene), photonic crystals, 
and other nanoscale spectroscopy applications. The instrument has the 
ability to fully digitize the measured signal and analyze it at 50 MHz, 
as well as the ability to demodulate many frequencies at once, which is 
essential to the measurement technique. Demodulation at 50 MHz is 
necessary because the AFM tip oscillates at 350-300 kHz, and higher 
harmonics (5th or 6th) of this oscillation must be measured to isolate 
the near-field signal. Justification for Duty-Free Entry: There are no 
instruments of the same general category manufactured in the United 
States. Application accepted by Commissioner of Customs: November 2, 
2012.
    Docket Number: 12-054. Applicant: Purdue University, 525 
Northwestern Ave., West Lafayette, IN 47907-2036. Instrument: DD 
Neutron Generator. Manufacturer: NSD Fusion, Germany. Intended Use: The 
instrument will be used to determine the behavior of produced 
scintillation light and ionization electrons of low energy nuclear 
recoils of Xenon, as well as to compare the combination of energy 
released in these two channels to energy released in electronic recoils 
of the same energy. The scintillation and ionization signals are 
studied in a detector vessel that lies underneath 5 meters of water, 
thus the instrument needs to be water tight. To study the scintillation 
light and ionization behavior of liquid xenon to neutrons from a mono-
energetic neutron source with energies close to 2.5 MeV, each neutron 
interaction must be resolved separately, and thus arrive at most once 
every millisecond. The instrument has been proven to show less than a 
few hundred counts per second when operated at low voltage, and thus 
meets this requirement. Justification for Duty-Free Entry: There are no 
instruments of the same general category manufactured in the United 
States. Application accepted by Commissioner of Customs: November 2, 
2012.
    Docket Number: 12-057. Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology, 190 Albany St., NW21-121, Cambridge, MA 02139. Instrument: 
Fast Ferrite Tuner. Manufacturer: AFT Microwave GmbH, Germany. Intended 
Use: The instrument is part of a magnetic field-aligned Ion Cyclotron 
RF antenna, which is used to automatically follow the load variation in 
real time and make the antenna system load tolerant. The instrument's 
unique specifications are its frequency range of 50-80 MHz and 5 MW 
circulating power. Justification for Duty-Free Entry: There are no 
instruments of the same general category manufactured in the United 
States. Application accepted by Commissioner of Customs: November 15, 
2012.

    Dated: December 11, 2012.
Gregory W. Campbell,
Director of Subsidies Enforcement, Import Administration.
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