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National Renewable Energy Laboratory; 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 p.m. in Suite 4100W, U.S. Department of Commerce, Franklin Court Building, 1099 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC.

Docket Number: 02-051.

Applicant: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO 80401.

Instrument: Ignition Quality Tester.

Manufacturer: Advanced Engine Technology Ltd., United Kingdom.

Intended Use: See notice at 68 FR 742, January 7, 2003.

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 standardized measurements of ignition delay, maximum chamber temperature, heat rise and autoignition temperature for diesel and alternative fuel and additive compounds. The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Southwest Research Institute advised February 4, 2003 that (1) this capability is pertinent to the applicant's intended purpose and (2) they know of no domestic instrument or apparatus of equivalent scientific value to the foreign instrument for the applicant's intended use.

We know of no other instrument or apparatus of equivalent scientific value to the foreign instrument which is being manufactured in the United States.

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Gerald A. Zerdy,

Program Manager, Statutory Import Programs Staff.

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[FR Doc. 03-4133 Filed 2-19-03; 8:45 am]

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