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Text of To permit duty-free treatment for certain structures, parts, and components used in the Gemini Telescope Project.

This bill was introduced on August 2, 1996, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Aug 2, 1996 (Introduced).

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HR 3951 IH

104th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 3951

To permit duty-free treatment for certain structures, parts, and components used in the Gemini Telescope Project.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

August 2, 1996

Mr. WALKER introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means


A BILL

To permit duty-free treatment for certain structures, parts, and components used in the Gemini Telescope Project.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. CERTAIN STRUCTURES, PARTS, AND COMPONENTS USED IN THE GEMINI TELESCOPES PROJECT, MAUNA KEA, HAWAII.

    (a) IN GENERAL- The Secretary of the Treasury is authorized and directed to admit free of duty after March 31, 1997, the following articles for the use of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc. in the construction of the Gemini North Telescope, Mauna Kea, Hawaii, as part of the international Gemini 8-Meter Telescopes Project:

      (1) The telescope enclosure, produced by Coast Steel Fabricators, Ltd., Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada.

      (2) The telescope structure assemblies, produced by G.I.E. Telas, Cannes le Bocca, France.

      (3) The telescope mirror coating plant, produced by the Royal Greenwich Observatories, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

      (4) The telescope secondary mirror, produced by Carl Zeiss, Oberkochen, Germany.

      (5) The telescope acquisition, guiding, and wavefront sensing equipment, produced by the Royal Greenwich Observatories, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

    (b) RELIQUIDATION- If the liquidation of the entry of any article described in subsection (a) has become final before April 1, 1997, the entry shall, notwithstanding any other provision of law, be reliquidated on April 1, 1997, in accordance with the provisions of this section and the appropriate refund of duty made at the time of such reliquidation.