[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 221 (Thursday, November 15, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68103-68104]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-27689]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology


National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

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SUMMARY: The National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Advisory 
Committee (Committee) will meet on Monday, December 10, 2012 from 8:30 
to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time. The primary purpose of this meeting is to 
update the Committee on the status of the National Institute of 
Standards and Technology (NIST) Disaster and Failure Studies Program, 
receive NIST's response to the Committee's 2011 annual report 
recommendations, update the Committee on the progress of the NIST 
Technical Investigation of the May 22, 2011 Tornado in Joplin, MO, and 
gather information for the Committee's 2012 Annual Report to Congress. 
The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final 
agenda will be posted on the NIST Web site at http://www.nist.gov/el/disasterstudies/ncst/.

DATES: The NCST Advisory Committee will meet on Monday, December 10, 
2012 from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Eastern time. The meeting will be 
open to the public.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in Lecture Room B, Administration 
Building, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 100 
Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899. Please note admittance 
instructions under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this 
notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eric Letvin, Director, Disaster and 
Failure Studies Program, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8600, 
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-8600. Mr. Letvin's email address is 
eric.letvin@nist.gov and his phone number is (301) 975-5412.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee was established pursuant to 
Section 11 of the NCST Act (15 U.S.C. 7310). The Committee is composed 
of ten members, appointed by the Director of NIST, who were selected 
for their technical expertise and experience,

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established records of distinguished professional service, and their 
knowledge of issues affecting teams established under the NCST Act. The 
Committee will advise the Director of NIST on carrying out studies of 
building failures conducted under the authorities of the NCST Act and 
will review the procedures developed to implement the NCST Act and 
reports issued under section 8 of the NCST Act (15 U.S.C. 7307). 
Background information on the NCST Act and information on the NCST 
Advisory Committee is available at http://www.nist.gov/el/disasterstudies/ncst/.
    Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 
U.S.C. App., notice is hereby given that the NCST Advisory Committee 
will meet on Monday, December 10, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. and will adjourn at 
5:00 p.m. Eastern time. The meeting will be open to the public.
    The primary purpose of this meeting is to update the Committee on 
the status of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 
Disaster and Failure Studies Program, receive NIST's response to the 
Committee's 2011 annual report recommendations, update the Committee on 
the progress of the NIST Technical Investigation of the May 22, 2011 
Tornado in Joplin, MO, and gather information for the Committee's 2012 
Annual Report to Congress. The final agenda will be posted on the NIST 
Web site at http://www.nist.gov/el/disasterstudies/ncst/.
    Individuals and representatives of organizations who would like to 
offer comments and suggestions related to items on the Committee's 
agenda for this meeting are invited to request a place on the agenda. 
Approximately fifteen minutes will be reserved for public comments, and 
speaking times will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. 
The amount of time per speaker will be determined by the number of 
requests received, but is likely to be 5 minutes each. 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 
National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee, National 
Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, MS 8600, 
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-8600, via fax at (301) 975-4032, or 
electronically by email to ncstac@nist.gov.
    All those wishing to speak must submit their request by email to 
the attention of Mr. Eric Letvin, eric.letvin@nist.gov by 5:00 p.m. 
Eastern time, Monday, December 3, 2012.
    All visitors to the NIST site are required to pre-register to be 
admitted. Anyone wishing to attend this meeting must register by 5:00 
p.m. Eastern time, Monday, December 3, 2012, in order to attend. Please 
submit your full name, email address, and phone number to Michelle 
Harman. Non-U.S. citizens must also submit their country of 
citizenship, title, and employer/sponsor. Mrs. Harman's email address 
is michelle.harman@nist.gov, and her phone number is (301) 975-5324.

    Dated: November 7, 2012.
Willie E. May,
Associate Director for Laboratory Programs.
[FR Doc. 2012-27689 Filed 11-14-12; 8:45 am]
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