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Virginia Commonwealth University, 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: 04-022. Applicant: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA. Instrument: Electron Microscope, Model JEM-1230. Manufacturer: JEOL, Ltd., Japan. Intended Use: See notice at 69 FR 77995, December 29, 2004. Order Date: January 29, 2004.

Docket Number: 04-023. Applicant: Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma City, OK. Instrument: Electron Microscope, Model H-7600-1 TEM. Manufacturer: Hitachi, Ltd., Japan. Intended Use: See notice at 69 FR 7794, December 29, 2004. Order Date: December 11, 2003.

Docket Number: 04-024. Applicant: The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. Instrument: Electron Microscope, Model JEM-1230. Manufacturer: JEOL, Ltd., Japan. Intended Use: See notice at 66 FR 77994, December 29, 2004. Order Date: May 4, 2004.

Docket Number: 04-025. Applicant: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN. Instrument: Electron Microscope, Model JEM-2200FS. Manufacturer: JEOL, Ltd., Japan. Intended Use: See notice at 66 FR 77995, December 29, 2004. Order Date: December 31, 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 either at the time of order of each instrument or at the time of receipt of application by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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Gerald A. Zerdy,

Program Manager, Statutory Import Programs Staff.

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