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University of Missouri-Kansas City; 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: 03-023. Applicant: University of Missouri—Kansas City, Kansas City, MO 64110. Instrument: OptoTOP He 3-D Digitizing System. Manufacturer: Breuckmann GmbH, Germany. Intended Use: See notice at 68 FR 34907.

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) Digitized video images for constructing very precise three-dimensional replicas, (2) imaging accuracy to 2.0 μm, (3) image acquisition times on the order of several seconds and (4) portable operation. The National Institutes of Health advises in its memorandum of June 9, 2003 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.

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. 03-18748 Filed 7-22-03; 8:45 am]

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