South Dakota State University, et al., Notice of Consolidated Decision on Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments, 14218 [2014-05535]

Download as PDF 14218 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 49 / Thursday, March 13, 2014 / Notices fast wavelength change, a dichromotome system, and two different light sources that are incorporated and readily switchable, incorporated into a single unit of a wide field fluorescence microscope. Dated: March 7, 2014. Gregory W. Campbell, Director, Subsidies Enforcement Office, Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2014–05532 Filed 3–12–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES South Dakota State University, et al., Notice of Consolidated 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 5:00 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 each is intended to be used, that was being manufactured in the United States at the time of its order. Docket Number: 13–030. Applicant: South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 57007. Instrument: iMIC Andromeda. Manufacturer: Till Photonics, Germany. Intended Use: See notice at 78 FR 70536, November 26, 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 to fluorescently label the macrophage colony stimulating factor (MCSF) and other signaling molecules in live primary bone marrow macrophages (BMMs). This instrument is the only confocal using a single micro lens disk, making it the only spinning disk system available that meets the needs for fast, multi fluorophore and Fluorescence Resonance Energy 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:33 Mar 12, 2014 Jkt 232001 for experiments relying on new fluorescent proteins. Docket Number: 13–043. Applicant: University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309. Instrument: Cyclic Triaxial Testing Device. Manufacturer: Willie Geotechnik, Germany. Intended Use: See notice at 78 FR 70536–37, November 23, 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 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. Dated: March 7, 2014. Gregory W. Campbell, Director, Subsidies Enforcement Office, Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2014–05535 Filed 3–12–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC986 Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Rocky Intertidal Monitoring Surveys on the South Farallon Islands, California National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; withdrawal of an incidental take authorization application. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Notice is hereby given that the National Ocean Service’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (GFNMS) has withdrawn its application for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA). The following action is in relation to a proposed IHA to GFNMS for the take of small numbers of marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to rocky intertidal monitoring work and searching for black abalone, components of the Sanctuary Ecosystem Assessment Surveys. SUMMARY: A copy of the application, which contains several attachments, including COP’s marine mammal mitigation and monitoring plan and Plan of Cooperation, can be viewed on the internet at: http:// www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/ incidental.htm. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Candace Nachman, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, (301) 427–8401. On September 12, 2013, NMFS received an application from GFNMS for the taking of marine mammals incidental to rocky intertidal monitoring work and searching for black abalone. NMFS determined that the application was adequate and complete on November 14, 2013. The requested IHA was for an authorization to take, by Level B harassment, small numbers of five species of marine mammals incidental to GFNMS’ rocky intertidal monitoring work and the search for black abalone in areas previously unexplored for black abalone from January 25 through February 1, 2014. NMFS published a Notice of Proposed IHA, initiating a 30day public comment period, on November 27, 2013 (78 FR 70921). On January 14, 2014, NMFS accepted notice from GFNMS withdrawing their IHA application for the proposed action. The trip was cancelled due to a lack of funding. Therefore, NMFS did not issue an IHA for the proposed specified activity. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Donna S. 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South Dakota State University, et al., Notice of Consolidated 
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 5:00 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 each is intended to be used, that 
was being manufactured in the United States at the time of its order.
    Docket Number: 13-030. Applicant: South Dakota State University, 
Brookings, SD 57007. Instrument: iMIC Andromeda. Manufacturer: Till 
Photonics, Germany. Intended Use: See notice at 78 FR 70536, November 
26, 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 to fluorescently label the 
macrophage colony stimulating factor (MCSF) and other signaling 
molecules in live primary bone marrow macrophages (BMMs). This 
instrument is the only confocal using a single micro lens disk, making 
it the only spinning disk system available that meets the needs for 
fast, multi fluorophore and Fluorescence Resonance Energy 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.

    Docket Number: 13-043. Applicant: University of Colorado at 
Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309. Instrument: Cyclic Triaxial Testing Device. 
Manufacturer: Willie Geotechnik, Germany. Intended Use: See notice at 
78 FR 70536-37, November 23, 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 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.

    Dated: March 7, 2014.
Gregory W. Campbell,
Director, Subsidies Enforcement Office, Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2014-05535 Filed 3-12-14; 8:45 am]
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