[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 165 (Tuesday, August 26, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Page 50891]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-20304]



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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology


Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting.

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SUMMARY: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 
announces that the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Advisory 
Board will hold an open meeting on Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

DATES: The meeting will be held Thursday, September 18, 2014, from 8:30 
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, 
Gaithersburg, MD 20899. Please note admittance instructions in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kari Reidy, Manufacturing Extension 
Partnership, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau 
Drive, Mail Stop 4800, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-4800, telephone 
number (301) 975-4919, email: Kari.reidy@nist.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MEP Advisory Board (Board) is authorized 
under Section 3003(d) of the America COMPETES Act (Pub. L. 110-69); 
codified at 15 U.S.C. 278k(e), as amended, in accordance with the 
provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 
App. The Board is composed of 10 members, appointed by the Director of 
NIST. Hollings MEP is a unique program, consisting of centers across 
the United States and Puerto Rico with partnerships at the state, 
federal, and local levels. The Board provides a forum for input and 
guidance from Hollings MEP program stakeholders in the formulation and 
implementation of tools and services focused on supporting and growing 
the U.S. manufacturing industry, provides advice on MEP programs, 
plans, and policies, assesses the soundness of MEP plans and 
strategies, and assesses current performance against MEP program plans.
    Background information on the Board is available at http://www.nist.gov/mep/advisory-board.cfm.
    Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 
U.S.C. App., notice is hereby given that the MEP Advisory Board will 
hold an open meeting on Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 
5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. This meeting will focus on (1) the MEP Advisory 
Board's review of the plans for implementing the recently adopted NIST 
MEP Strategic plan, (2) overview of Hollings MEP export initiatives and 
partnerships, and (3) an update on NIST Hollings MEP system 
competitions. The final agenda will be posted on the MEP Advisory Board 
Web site at http://www.nist.gov/mep/advisory-board.cfm.
    Admittance Instructions: Anyone wishing to attend this meeting 
should submit their name, email address and phone number to Kari Reidy 
(Kari.reidy@nist.gov or 301-975-4919) no later than Thursday, September 
11, 2014, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Non-U.S. citizens must submit 
additional information; please contact Ms. Reidy. All attendees must 
pre-register in order to be admitted to the NIST campus. Also, please 
note that under the REAL ID Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109-13), federal 
agencies, including NIST, can only accept a state-issued driver's 
license or identification card for access to federal facilities if 
issued by states that are REAL ID compliant or have an extension. NIST 
also currently accepts other forms of federal-issued identification in 
lieu of a state-issued driver's license. For detailed information 
please contact Ms. Reidy or visit: http://www.nist.gov/public_affairs/visitor/.
    Individuals and representatives of organizations who would like to 
offer comments and suggestions related to the MEP Advisory Board's 
business are invited to request a place on the agenda. Approximately 15 
minutes will be reserved for public comments at the beginning of the 
meeting. 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 no more than three to five 
minutes each. The exact time for public comments will be included in 
the final agenda that will be posted on the MEP Advisory Board Web site 
as http://www.nist.gov/mep/advisory-board.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 MEP 
Advisory Board, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 
National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail 
Stop 4800, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-4800, or via fax at (301) 963-
6556, or electronically by email to kari.reidy@nist.gov

    Dated: August 11, 2014.
Phillip Singerman,
Associate Director for Innovation & Industry Services.
[FR Doc. 2014-20304 Filed 8-25-14; 8:45 am]
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