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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, Start Printed Page 23395Scientific, and Cultural Materials Importation Act of 1966 (Pub. L. 89-651, as amended by Pub. L. 106-36; 80 Stat. 897; 15 CFR part 301). Related records can be viewed between 8:30 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. in Room 3705, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue., NW, Washington, D.C.

Docket Number: 09-009. Applicant: University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223. Instrument: Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: JEOL, Japan. Intended Use: See notice at 74 FR 18350, April 22, 2009.

Docket Number: 09-010. Applicant: Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47408. Instrument: Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: FEI Company, the Netherlands. Intended Use: See notice at 74 FR 18350, April 22, 2009.

Docket Number: 09-011. Applicant: Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Instrument: Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: FEI Company, the Netherlands. Intended Use: See notice at 74 FR 18350, April 22, 2009.

Docket Number: 09-012. Applicant: Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH 43210. Instrument: Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: JEOL, Ltd., Japan. Intended Use: See notice at 74 FR 18350, April 22, 2009.

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 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 May 13, 2009.

Christopher Cassel,

Acting Director, Subsidies Enforcement Office, Import Administration.

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[FR Doc. E9-11677 Filed 5-18-09; 8:45 am]

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