[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 189 (Friday, September 28, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 59592-59593]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-23895]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology


Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT or 
Committee), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will 
meet in open session on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 5 
p.m. Mountain Time and Wednesday, October 17, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 
11:30 a.m. Mountain Time. The VCAT is composed of fifteen members 
appointed by the Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and 
Technology who are eminent in such fields as business, research, new 
product development, engineering, labor, education, management 
consulting, environment, and international relations.

DATES: The VCAT will meet on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 
5 p.m. Mountain Time and Wednesday, October 17, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 
11:30 a.m. Mountain Time.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in Building 81, Room 1A116, at the 
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, Colorado 
80305-3328. Please note admittance instructions under the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION section of this notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Shaw, VCAT, NIST, 100 Bureau 
Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-1060, telephone number 301-975-
2667. Ms. Shaw's email address is stephanie.shaw@nist.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Authority: 15 U.S.C. 278 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 
as amended, 5 U.S.C. App.

    The purpose of this meeting is to review and make recommendations 
regarding general policy for NIST, its organization, its budget, and 
its programs within the framework of applicable national policies as 
set forth by the President and the Congress. The agenda will include an 
update on NIST followed by presentations and discussions on NIST's R&D 
planning and its activities and programs related to the Centers of 
Excellence, manufacturing, and next generation of measurement services. 
The VCAT Subcommittee on Safety will review and discuss its recent 
activities. The meeting also will include laboratory tours and conclude 
with a wrap-up discussion of recommendations and the path forward for 
the 2012 VCAT Annual Report. The agenda may change to accommodate 
Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the NIST web 
site at http://www.nist.gov/director/vcat/agenda.cfm.
    Individuals and representatives of organizations who would like to 
offer comments and suggestions related to the Committee's affairs are 
invited to request a place on the agenda. On October 17, approximately 
one-half hour will be reserved in the morning for public comments and 
speaking times will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. The 
amount of time per speaker will be determined by the number of requests 
received, but is likely to be about 3 minutes each. The exact time for 
public comments will be included in the final agenda that will be 
posted on the NIST Web site at http://www.nist.gov/director/vcat/agenda.cfm. Questions from the public will not be considered during 
this period. Speakers who wish to expand upon their oral statements, 
those who had wished to speak, but could not be accommodated on the 
agenda, and those who were unable to attend in person are invited to 
submit written statements to the VCAT, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, MS 1060, 
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899, via fax at 301-216-0529 or electronically 
by email to gail.ehrlich@nist.gov.
    All visitors to the NIST site are required to pre-register to be 
admitted. Please submit your name, time of arrival, email address and 
phone number to Stephanie Shaw by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Tuesday, 
October 9, 2012. Non-U.S. citizens must also submit their country of 
citizenship, title, employer/sponsor, and address. Ms. Shaw's email 
address is stephanie.shaw@nist.gov and her phone number is 301-975-
2667.

    Dated: September 25, 2012.
Willie E. May,
Associate Director for Laboratory Programs.
[FR Doc. 2012-23895 Filed 9-27-12; 8:45 am]
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