Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments, 6888 [2014-02465]

Download as PDF 6888 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 24 / Wednesday, February 5, 2014 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 February 25, 2014. 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: 13–052. Applicant: The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, 950 N. Cherry Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719. Instrument: Enclosure control system for the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope. Manufacturer: AEC Engineering, part of the IDOM Group, Spain. Intended Use: The instrument will be used to understand the nature of transient solar events which affect life on Earth by employing techniques such as augmenting pointing control of the Telescope at the Sun and augmenting control over the thermal environment during operational use. During normal sun-tracking operations, the Enclosure accessory shall provide complete protection of the Telescope (except for the M1 Assembly) from incoming solar radiation (insolation), the Enclosure accessory shall provide an unobstructed optical path from the Sun to the M1 Assembly when the carousel and shutters are in any position within their allowable ranges of travel, and the Enclosure accessory skin shall be insulated to the extent required to ensure that the interior surface temperature can be maintained at +0° F/ –3.5° relative to ambient temperature while the exterior skin temperature is at ambient minus 7.2° F in all operational conditions. 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: January 23, 2014. Docket Number: 13–054. Applicant: Regents of the University of Minnesota, VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:50 Feb 04, 2014 Jkt 232001 School of Physics and Astronomy, 116 Church Street SE., Minneapolis, MN 55455–0149. Instrument: Yanus IV Laser Scan Head. Manufacturer: Till Photonics, Germany. Intended Use: The instrument will be used to study the oligomeric state of EGFP tagged Retenoid X Receptor (RXR–EGFP) in the absence and presence of its ligand by PCH analysis, as well as follow its binding to DNA and other nuclear factors by conventional and scanning fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS). The laser beam is continuously scanned in a circular fashion, which shows peaks and valleys which add contrast and give information about the scan radius, diffusion coefficient and particle concentrations that would be absent in conventional FCS. Conventional scan heads for laser microscopy have a finite distance between their scan axes, which introduces aberrations and vignetting into the scan. These distortions in the point spread function prohibit the quantitative imaging experiments. The Yanus IV scan head has been engineered with an effective zero optical distance between the scan axes, which maintains diffraction-limited performance across the entire scan field. This is the only instrument with zero effective optical distance between the scan axes. 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: January 2, 2014. Dated: January 28, 2014. Gregory W. Campbell, Director of Subsidies Enforcement, Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2014–02465 Filed 2–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Estuarine Research Reserve System Estuarine Reserves Division, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Public Comment Period for the Apalachicola, Florida National Estuarine Research Reserve Management Plan revisions. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the Estuarine Reserves Division, Office SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce is announcing a thirty day public comment period for the Apalachicola, Florida National Estuarine Research Reserve Management Plan revisions. Pursuant to 15 CFR 921.33(c), the revised plan will bring the reserve into compliance. The Apalachicola Reserve revised plan will replace the plan approved in 2003. The revised management plan outlines the administrative structure; the research & monitoring, education, training, and stewardship goals of the reserve; and the plans for future land acquisition and facility development to support reserve operations. The Apalachicola Reserve emphasizes a fully integrated approach that links ongoing research, education, training and stewardship programs together. This integrated approach, in coordination with strategic partnerships addresses high priority reserve issues including public use and access, changing land use patterns, the loss of cultural resources, impacts of global and regional processes on ecosystems and communities, engagement with local communities, and changes in reserve habitats. Since the last management plan, the reserve has expanded its monitoring and geographic information system programs; increased staff resources; completed a site profile, established a Coastal Training Program; expanded educational programs; and constructed a new nature center and headquarters complex in the town of Eastpoint that includes laboratories, offices, classrooms, interpretative areas, and are planning interpretive trails. With the approval of this management plan, the Apalachicola Reserve will decrease their total acreage from 246,766 acres to 234,715. The change is attributable to accuracy adjustments based on improved geographic information for the site. The revised management plan will serve as the guiding document for the 234,715 acre Apalachicola Reserve for the next five years. View the Apalachicola, Florida Reserve Management Plan revision at (http://www.dep.state.fl.us/coastal/ sites/apalachicola/) and provide comments to (Lee.Edmiston@ dep.state.fl.us). Matt Chasse at (301) 563–1198 or Erica Seiden at (301) 563–1172 of NOAA’s National Ocean Service, Estuarine Reserves Division, 1305 East-West Highway, N/ORM5, 10th floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\05FEN1.SGM 05FEN1

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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 February 25, 2014. 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: 13-052. Applicant: The Association of Universities 
for Research in Astronomy, 950 N. Cherry Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719. 
Instrument: Enclosure control system for the Advanced Technology Solar 
Telescope. Manufacturer: AEC Engineering, part of the IDOM Group, 
Spain. Intended Use: The instrument will be used to understand the 
nature of transient solar events which affect life on Earth by 
employing techniques such as augmenting pointing control of the 
Telescope at the Sun and augmenting control over the thermal 
environment during operational use. During normal sun-tracking 
operations, the Enclosure accessory shall provide complete protection 
of the Telescope (except for the M1 Assembly) from incoming solar 
radiation (insolation), the Enclosure accessory shall provide an 
unobstructed optical path from the Sun to the M1 Assembly when the 
carousel and shutters are in any position within their allowable ranges 
of travel, and the Enclosure accessory skin shall be insulated to the 
extent required to ensure that the interior surface temperature can be 
maintained at +0[deg] F/-3.5[deg] relative to ambient temperature while 
the exterior skin temperature is at ambient minus 7.2[deg] F in all 
operational conditions. 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: January 23, 
2014.
    Docket Number: 13-054. Applicant: Regents of the University of 
Minnesota, School of Physics and Astronomy, 116 Church Street SE., 
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0149. Instrument: Yanus IV Laser Scan Head. 
Manufacturer: Till Photonics, Germany. Intended Use: The instrument 
will be used to study the oligomeric state of EGFP tagged Retenoid X 
Receptor (RXR-EGFP) in the absence and presence of its ligand by PCH 
analysis, as well as follow its binding to DNA and other nuclear 
factors by conventional and scanning fluorescence correlation 
spectroscopy (FCS). The laser beam is continuously scanned in a 
circular fashion, which shows peaks and valleys which add contrast and 
give information about the scan radius, diffusion coefficient and 
particle concentrations that would be absent in conventional FCS. 
Conventional scan heads for laser microscopy have a finite distance 
between their scan axes, which introduces aberrations and vignetting 
into the scan. These distortions in the point spread function prohibit 
the quantitative imaging experiments. The Yanus IV scan head has been 
engineered with an effective zero optical distance between the scan 
axes, which maintains diffraction-limited performance across the entire 
scan field. This is the only instrument with zero effective optical 
distance between the scan axes. 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: 
January 2, 2014.

    Dated: January 28, 2014.
Gregory W. Campbell,
Director of Subsidies Enforcement, Enforcement and Compliance.
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