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University of Michigan; Notice of Decision on Application for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instrument

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This decision is made pursuant to section 6(c) of the Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Materials Importation Act of 1966 (Pub. L. 89-651, 80 Stat. 897; 15 CFR part 301). Related records can be viewed between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. in Room 4211, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC.

Docket Number: 00-032. Applicant: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029. Instrument: Aerosol Generator. Manufacturer: Topas GmbH, Germany. Intended Use: See notice at 65 FR 62334, October 18, 2000.

Comments: None received. Decision: Approved. No instrument of equivalent scientific value to the foreign instrument, for such purposes as it is intended to be used, is being manufactured in the United States. Reasons: The foreign instrument provides: (1) A particulate aerosol delivery rate range of 20-500 grams/hour and (2) linear (stable) output well over one half hour. A domestic manufacturer of similar equipment advised November 13, 2000 that (1) these capabilities are pertinent to the applicant's intended purpose and (2) it knows of no domestic instrument or apparatus of equivalent scientific value to the foreign instrument for the applicant's intended use.

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Gerald A. Zerdy,

Program Manager, Statutory Import Programs Staff.

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[FR Doc. 00-30312 Filed 11-27-00; 8:45 am]

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