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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
 

University of Minnesota, et al.; Notice of Consolidated Decision 
on Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments

    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 Room 4211, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.
    Comments: None received. Decision: Approved. No instrument of 
equivalent scientific value to the foreign instruments described below, 
for such purposes as each is intended to be used, is being manufactured 
in the United States.
    Docket Number: 94-027. Applicant: University of Minnesota, 
Minneapolis, MN 55455. Instrument: Muscle Research System, Model OPT1S. 
Manufacturer: Scientific Instruments, Germany. Intended Use: See notice 
at 59 FR 16188, April 6, 1994. Reasons: The foreign instrument 
provides: (1) a complete system to measure contractile force to less 
than 0.2 ng, (2) length detection with time resolution of 1.0 ms, and 
(3) special tweezers for muscle fiber attachment. Advice Received From: 
National Institutes of Health, June 23, 1994.
    Docket Number: 94-031. Applicant: University of California, Los 
Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90024-6951. Instrument: pO2 Histograph. 
Manufacturer: Eppendorf, Germany. Intended Use: See notice at 59 FR 
16188, April 6, 1994. Reasons: The foreign instrument provides: (1) a 
rugged steel probe inserted stepwise under computer control and (2) 
partial 02 pressure data statistically evaluated and displayed as 
the average tissue oxygen supply. Advice Received From: National 
Institutes of Health, June 23, 1994.
    Docket Number: 94-035. Applicant: University of California, Santa 
Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA 95064. Instrument: Mass Spectrometer, Model PRISM 
Series II. Manufacturer: Fisons Instruments, United Kingdom. Intended 
Use: See notice at 59 FR 16188, April 6, 1994. Reasons: The foreign 
instrument provides an internal precision of 0.006 per mil for 75 bar 
l samples of C02 and a dual micro-inlet. Advice Received 
From: National Institutes of Health, June 23, 1994.
    Docket Number: 94-040. Applicant: University of Wisconsin-Madison, 
Madison, WI 53706. Instrument: Laser System. Manufacturer: Microlase 
Optical Systems Ltd., United Kingdom. Intended Use: See notice at 59 FR 
18371, April 18, 1994. Reasons: The foreign instrument provides: (1) 
compact and efficient ``diode-pump'' technology, (2) 1 picosecond 
pulses and (3) optical power to 2.5 kw. Advice Received From: National 
Institutes of Health, June 23, 1994.
    The National Institutes of Health advises that (1) the capabilities 
of each of the foreign instruments described above are pertinent to 
each applicant's intended purpose and (2) they know of no domestic 
instrument or apparatus of equivalent scientific value for the intended 
use of each instrument.
    We know of no other instrument or apparatus being manufactured in 
the United States which is of equivalent scientific value to any of the 
foreign instruments.
Pamela Woods,
Acting Director, Statutory Import Programs Staff.
[FR Doc. 94-19074 Filed 8-3-94; 8:45 am]
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