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The University of Texas Health Science Center, et al.; Notice of Consolidated Decision on Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Electron Microscopes

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This is a decision consolidated 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, Franklin Court Building, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1099 14th Street, NW., Washington, DC.

Docket Number: 03-025.

Applicant: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78229-7750.

Instrument: Electron Microscope, Model JEM-1230.

Manufacturer: JEOL Ltd., Japan.

Intended Use: See notice at 68 FR 36770, June 19, 2003.

Order Date: May 1, 2003.

Docket Number: 03-027.

Applicant: Oregon Health & Science University, Beaverton, OR 97006.

Instrument: Electron Microscope, Model Tecnai G2 12 BioTWIN.

Manufacturer: FEI Company, The Netherlands.

Intended Use: See notice at 68 FR 36770.

Order Date: March 28, 2003.

Comments: None received.

Decision: Approved. No instrument of equivalent scientific value to the foreign instrument, for such purposes as these instruments are intended to be used, was being manufactured in the United States at the time the instruments were ordered.

Reasons: Each 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 each instrument.

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Gerald A. Zerdy,

Program Manager, Statutory Import Programs Staff.

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[FR Doc. 03-18749 Filed 7-22-03; 8:45 am]