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Department of Health and Human Services, NIH; 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 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: 03-014. Applicant: Department of Health and Human Services, NIH, Research Triangle, NC 27709. Instrument: Electron Microscope, Model Tecnai G2 BioTWIN, BioTWIN Upgrade, and Accessories. Manufacturer: FEI Company, The Netherlands. Intended Use: See notice at 68 FR 16472, April 4, 2003. Order Date: August 1, 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. 03-11619 Filed 5-8-03; 8:45 am]

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