[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 18 (Wednesday, January 28, 1998)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4219-4220]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-2057]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Pennsylvania State University at Erie, 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, NW., Washington, DC.
    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: 97-079. Applicant: Pennsylvania State University at 
Erie, Erie, PA 16563-1702. Instrument: Thermodynamic Measuring 
Equipment, Model pvT 100. Manufacturer: SWO Polymertechnik GmbH, 
Germany. Intended Use: See notice at 62 FR 52685, October 9, 1997. 
Reasons: The foreign instrument provides the capability to perform 
thermal conductivity and pvT measurements. Advice received from: 
National Institute of Standards and Technology, December 12, 1997.
    Docket Number: 97-081. Applicant: University of North Carolina at 
Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3255. Instrument: X-Ray 
Diffractometer with Accessory, Model DIP-2020 V. Manufacturer: Nonius-
Enraf, The Netherlands. Intended Use: See notice at 62 FR 52685, 
October 9, 1997. Reasons: The foreign instrument provides a large-area, 
on-line imaging plate detector for x-ray diffraction using 2 sheets at 
200 mm. Advice received from: Domestic manufacturer of similar 
equipment, December 12, 1997.
    The National Institute of Standards of Technology and a domestic 
manufacturer of similar equipment

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advise 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 either of 
the foreign instruments.
Frank W. Creel,
Director, Statutory Import Programs Staff.
[FR Doc. 98-2057 Filed 1-27-98; 8:45 am]
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