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University of Texas, Medical Branch 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 5:00 P.M. in Suite 4100W, Franklin Court Building, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1099 14th Street, NW., Washington, DC.

Docket Number: 05-052. Applicant: University of Texas, Medical Branch, Galveston, TX. Instrument: Electron Microscope, Model JEM-2100 Manufacturer: JEOL Ltd., Japan. Intended Use: See notice at 70 FR 77145, December 29, 2005. Order Date: June 3, 2002.

Docket Number: 05-053. Applicant: Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, MD. Instrument: Electron Microscope, Model Technai G2 F20 TWIN. Manufacturer: FEI Company, The Netherlands. Intended Use: See notice at 70 FR 77145, December 29, 2005. Order Date: July 19,2005.

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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[FR Doc. E6-1115 Filed 1-27-06; 8:45 am]