[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 2 (Thursday, January 3, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 292]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-31597]


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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 Wednesday, February 6, 2013, from 11:00 a.m. to 
5:00 p.m. Eastern Time and Thursday, February 7, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. 
to 11:15 a.m. Eastern 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 Wednesday, February 6, 2013, from 11:00 
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time and Thursday, February 7, 2013, from 
8:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Eastern Time.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Portrait Room, 
Administration Building, at NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, 
Maryland, 20899. Please note admittance instructions under the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Shaw, VCAT, NIST, 100 Bureau 
Drive, Mail Stop 1060, 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 for the VCAT 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 the Administration's priorities for 2013 in science and 
technology and in manufacturing, NIST's safety metrics, and NIST's 
activities related to the Manufacturing Extension Partnership and the 
Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. The VCAT Subcommittee on 
Safety will review its recommendations for deliberation by the 
Committee. The meeting will also include presentations and discussions 
on the VCAT agenda for 2013 and initial observations, findings, and 
recommendations 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 February 7, 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 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, Thursday, 
January 31, 2013. 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: December 28, 2012.
Willie E. May,
Associate Director for Laboratory Programs.
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