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University of Southern California; Notice of Decision on Application for Duty-Free Entry of Electron Microscope

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This is a decision 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 Room 2104, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC.

Docket Number: 08-007. Applicant: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-9045. Instrument: Transmission Electron Microscope, Model JEM-2100. Manufacturer: Jeol, Start Printed Page 24042Inc., Japan. Intended Use: See notice at 73 FR 18258, April 3, 2008.

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: The foreign instrument is an electron microscope and is intended for research or scientific educational uses requiring an electron microscope. We know of no electron microscope, 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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Dated: April 24, 2008.

Faye Robinson,

Director, Statutory Import Programs Staff, Import Administration.

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[FR Doc. E8-9447 Filed 4-30-08; 8:45 am]

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