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University of Vermont; 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 5:00 P.M. in Suite 4100W, U.S. Department of Commerce, Start Printed Page 17066Franklin Court Building, 1099 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

Docket Number: 05-005.

Applicant: University of Vermont, Burlington Vermont, 05405.

Instrument: Excimer Laser.

Manufacturer: TuiLaser AG, Germany.

Intended Use: See notice at 70 FR 9046, February 24, 2005.

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) 300 mJ/pulse at 100 Hz at 248 nm, (2) a power level above the laser ablation threshold and (3) very fast rise time.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology and a university research laboratory advise that (1) these capabilities are pertinent to the applicant's intended purpose and (2) they know 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. E5-1492 Filed 4-1-05; 8:45 am]

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