[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 102 (Friday, May 24, 1996)]
[Notices]
[Pages 26164-26165]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-13131]



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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
National Institute of Standards and Technology


Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

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

ACTION: Notice of closed meeting.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 
2, notice is hereby given that there will be a closed meeting of the 
Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award on Tuesday, 
June 11, 1996. The Judges Panel is composed of nine members prominent 
in the field of quality management and appointed by the Director of the 
National Institute of Standards and Technology. The purpose of this 
meeting is to begin the review process of the 1996 Award applicants to 
be recommended as Award winners. The applications under review contain 
trade secrets and proprietary commercial information submitted to the 
Government in confidence.

DATES: The meeting will convene June 11, 1996, at 8:30 a.m. and adjourn 
at 4:00 p.m. on June 11, 1996. The entire meeting will be closed.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Institute of 
Standards and Technology, Administration Building, Gaithersburg, 
Maryland 20899.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Harry Hertz, Director for Quality 
Programs, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, 
Maryland 20899, telephone number (301) 975-2361.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Assistant Secretary for Administration, 
with the concurrence of the General Counsel, formally determined on 
March 29, 1996, that the meeting of the Judges Panel will be closed 
pursuant to Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 
U.S.C. app. 2, as amended by Section 5(c) of the Government in the 
Sunshine Act, P.L. 94-409. The meeting, which involves examination of 
records and discussion of Award applicant data, may be closed to the 
public in accordance with Section 552b(c)(4) of Title 5, United States 
Code, since the meeting is likely to disclose trade secrets and 
commercial or financial information obtained from a person and 
privileged or confidential.

    Dated: May 17, 1996.
Samuel Kramer,
Associate Director.
[FR Doc. 96-13131 Filed 5-23-96; 8:45 am]
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