University of California, Berkely, et al.; Notice of Decision on Application for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments, 70537 [2013-28354]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 26, 2013 / Notices International Trade Administration 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 5:00 p.m. in Room 3720, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. Docket Number: 13–002. Applicant: University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720. Instrument: High Speed Atomic Force Microscope (HSAFM). Manufacturer: Research Institute of Biomolecule Metrology (RIBM), Japan. Intended Use: See notice at 78 FR 7399–7400, February 1, 2013. 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 order. Reasons: The instrument will be used for a number of experiments including tracking the enzymatic activity of an RNA II polymerase along its template, a DNA gene, while synthesizing the messenger RNA. Having access to higher scan rates in an aqueous environment will provide an unprecedented view of transcription through nucleosomal DNA. By visualizing transcription steps, it is possible to precisely follow in real time the dynamics of events that accompany transcription by RNAP II through the nucleosome including spontaneous DNA unwrapping from the core particle, histone transfer, and histone dissociation under different conditions while determining the main factors that regulate nucleosome stability/instability during transcription. In addition to this capability, the instrument will have the time and spatial resolution to visualize individual tubulin subunits as they arrive at the microtubule end and will complement cryo-EM studies at near nanometer resolution on stabilized intermediates in the assembly process. The unique characteristics of this instrument are the ability to capture images at a rate of up to 15–20 frames per second, reading scan rates as high as 25 frames per second, resonant frequencies of 3.5 MHz in air and 1.2 MHz in water, spring constants of 0.2 N m¥1, a quality factor in water of ∼2, and a response time in water of ∼0.5 microseconds. University of California, Berkely, et al.; Notice of Decision on Application for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments Dated: November 19, 2013. Gregory W. Campbell, Director, Subsidies Enforcement Office, Enforcement and Compliance. This is a decision pursuant to Section 6(c) of the Educational, Scientific, and [FR Doc. 2013–28354 Filed 11–25–13; 8:45 am] Transfer experiments over a range of objective lens magnifications. Furthermore, it is the only instrument that can rapidly interchange custom dichtroich mirrors, which is essential for experiments relying on new fluorescent proteins. 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: September 20, 2013. Docket Number: 13–043. Applicant: University of Colorado at Boulder, 1111 Engineering Drive 428 UCB, ECOT 514, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309. Instrument: Cyclic Triaxial Testing Device. Manufacturer: Wille Geotechnik, Germany. Intended Use: The instrument will be used to study the response of soils under monotonic static loading compared to 1–D and 2–D cyclic loading, evaluate the influence of load amplitude and frequency content on the response of soils in terms of shear modulus and damping versus strain, and evaluate the influence of soil-content on its dynamic properties. It is critical to have the capability to simulate realistic static and dynamic stress conditions to the soil samples, which is facilitated by the instrument. The key specification in the research that was satisfied by the instrument is the ability to apply cyclic loading at high frequencies (up to about 30Hz) to simulate earthquake loading. The instrument is also capable of testing soil samples larger than 70mm, the pressure system/pressure controller has a resolution of 0.1 KPa which provides greater accuracy, and the load frame capacity for both static and dynamic loading is 25 KN. Justification for DutyFree Entry: There are no instruments of the same general category manufactured in the United States. Application accepted by Commissioner of Customs: September 26, 2013. Dated: November 19, 2013. Gregory W. Campbell, Director of Subsidies Enforcement, Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2013–28357 Filed 11–25–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:04 Nov 25, 2013 Jkt 232001 BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70537 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–BD80 Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Target and Missile Launch Activities at San Nicolas Island, California National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application for letter of authorization; request for comments and information. 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University of California, Berkely, et al.; Notice of Decision on 
Application 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 5:00 p.m. in Room 
3720, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC.
    Docket Number: 13-002. Applicant: University of California, 
Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720. Instrument: High Speed Atomic Force 
Microscope (HSAFM). Manufacturer: Research Institute of Biomolecule 
Metrology (RIBM), Japan. Intended Use: See notice at 78 FR 7399-7400, 
February 1, 2013. 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 order. Reasons: The instrument will be used for a number of 
experiments including tracking the enzymatic activity of an RNA II 
polymerase along its template, a DNA gene, while synthesizing the 
messenger RNA. Having access to higher scan rates in an aqueous 
environment will provide an unprecedented view of transcription through 
nucleosomal DNA. By visualizing transcription steps, it is possible to 
precisely follow in real time the dynamics of events that accompany 
transcription by RNAP II through the nucleosome including spontaneous 
DNA unwrapping from the core particle, histone transfer, and histone 
dissociation under different conditions while determining the main 
factors that regulate nucleosome stability/instability during 
transcription. In addition to this capability, the instrument will have 
the time and spatial resolution to visualize individual tubulin 
subunits as they arrive at the microtubule end and will complement 
cryo-EM studies at near nanometer resolution on stabilized 
intermediates in the assembly process. The unique characteristics of 
this instrument are the ability to capture images at a rate of up to 
15-20 frames per second, reading scan rates as high as 25 frames per 
second, resonant frequencies of 3.5 MHz in air and 1.2 MHz in water, 
spring constants of 0.2 N m-1, a quality factor in water of 
~2, and a response time in water of ~0.5 microseconds.

    Dated: November 19, 2013.
Gregory W. Campbell,
Director, Subsidies Enforcement Office, Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2013-28354 Filed 11-25-13; 8:45 am]
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