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University of Chicago; Notice of Decision on Application for Duty-Free Entry of Electron Microscope

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This is a decision pursuant to section 6(c) of the Educational, Scientific, and Start Printed Page 12341Cultural 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: 02-052. Applicant: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637. Instrument: Electron Microscope, Model Tecnai G2 F30 S-TWIN. Manufacturer: FEI Company, The Netherlands. Intended Use: See notice at 68 FR 6415, February 7, 2003. Order Date: December 12, 2002.

Comments: None received. Decision: Approved. No instrument of equivalent scientific value to the foreign instrument, for such purposes as the instrument is intended to be used, was being manufactured in the United States at the time the instrument was ordered. Reasons: The foreign instrument is a conventional transmission electron microscope (CTEM) and is intended for research or scientific educational uses requiring a CTEM. We know of no CTEM, or any other instrument suited to these purposes, which was being manufactured in the United States at the time of order of the instrument.

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Gerald A. Zerdy,

Program Manager, Statutory Import Programs Staff.

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[FR Doc. 03-6182 Filed 3-13-03; 8:45 am]

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