Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, 43846-43847 [05-15026]

Download as PDF 43846 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 145 / Friday, July 29, 2005 / Notices II. Nomination Information 1. Nominations are sought from the private sector as described above. 2. Nominees should have established records of distinguished service and shall be familiar with the quality improvement operations of manufacturing companies, service companies, small businesses, education, and health care. The category (field of eminence) for which the candidate is qualified should be specified in the nomination letter. Nominations for a particular category should come from organizations or individuals within that category. A summary of the candidate’s qualifications should be included with the nomination, including (where applicable) current or former service on federal advisory boards and federal employment. In addition, each nomination letter should state that the person agrees to the nomination, acknowledges the responsibilities of serving on the Board, and will actively participate in good faith in the tasks of the Board. Besides participation at meetings, it is desired that members be able to devote the equivalent of seven days between meetings to either developing or researching topics of potential interest, and so forth, in furtherance of their Board duties. 3. The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks a broad-based and diverse Board membership. Dated: July 21, 2005. Hratch G. Semerjian, Acting Director. [FR Doc. 05–15025 Filed 7–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Request for nominations of members to serve on the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. AGENCY: NIST invites and requests nomination of individuals for appointment to the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Judges Panel). The terms of some of the members of the Judges Panel will soon expire. NIST will consider nominations received in response to this notice for appointment SUMMARY: VerDate jul<14>2003 17:05 Jul 28, 2005 Jkt 205001 to the Committee, in addition to nominations already received. DATES: Please submit nominations on or before August 15, 2005. ADDRESSES: Please submit nominations to Harry Hertz, Director, National Quality Program, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1020, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–1020. Nominations may also be submitted via FAX to 301–948–3716. Additional information regarding the Committee, including its charter, current membership list, and executive summary may be found on its electronic home page at: http:// www.quality.nist.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Harry Hertz, Director, National Quality Program and Designated Federal Official, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1020, Gaithersburg, MD 20899– 1020; telephone 301–975–2361; FAX— 301–948–3716; or via e-mail at harry.hertz@nist.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Judges Panel Information The Judges Panel was established in accordance with 15 U.S.C. 3711a(d)(1), the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app.2), The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Improvement Act of 1987 (Pub. L. 101–107). Objectives and Duties 1. The Judges Panel will ensure the integrity of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award selection process by reviewing the results of examiners’ scoring of written applications, and then voting on which applicants merit site visits by examiners to verify the accuracy of quality improvements claimed by applicants. 2. The Judges Panel will ensure that individuals on site visit teams for the Award finalists have no conflict of interest with respect to the finalists. The Panel will also review recommendations from site visits, and recommend Award recipients. 3. The Judges Panel will function solely as an advisory body, and will comply with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. 4. The Panel will report to the Director of NIST. Membership 1. The Judges Panel is composed of at least nine, and not more than twelve, members selected on a clear, standardized basis, in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidance. There will be a balanced representation from U.S. service and manufacturing industries, education, and health care and will include PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 members familiar with quality improvement in their area of business. No employee of the Federal Government shall serve as a member of the Judges Panel. 2. The Judges Panel will be appointed by the Secretary of Commerce and will serve at the discretion of the Secretary. The term of office of each Panel member shall be three years. All terms will commence on March 1 and end on February 28 of the appropriate year. Miscellaneous 1. Members of the Judges Panel shall serve without compensation, but may, upon request, be reimbursed travel expenses, including per diem, as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5701 et seq. 2. The Judges Panel will meet four times per year. Additional meetings may be called as deemed necessary by the NIST Director or by the Chairperson. Meetings are one to four days in duration. In addition, each Judge must attend an annual three-day Examiner training course 3. Committee meetings are closed to the public 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, Public Law 94–409, and in accordance with Section 552b(c)(4) of title 5, United States Code. Since the members of the Judges Panel examine records and discuss Award applicant data, the meeting is likely to disclose trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person may be privileged or confidential. II. Nomination Information 1. Nominations are sought from all U.S. service and manufacturing industries, education, and health care as described above. 2. Nominees should have established records of distinguished service and shall be familiar with the quality improvement operations of manufacturing companies, service companies, small businesses, education and health care organizations. The category (field of eminence) for which the candidate is qualified should be specified in the nomination letter. Nominations for a particular category should come from organizations or individuals within that category. A summary of the candidate’s qualifications should be included with the nomination, including (where applicable) current or former service on federal advisory boards and federal employment. In addition, each nomination letter should state that the person agrees to the nomination, E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 145 / Friday, July 29, 2005 / Notices acknowledge the responsibilities of serving on the Judges Panel, and will actively participate in good faith in the tasks of the Judges Panel. Besides participation at meetings, it is desired that members be able to devote the equivalent of seventeen days between meetings to either developing or researching topics of potential interest, reading Baldrige applications, and so forth, in furtherance of their Committee duties. 3. The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks a broad-based and diverse Judges Panel membership. Dated: July 21, 2005. Hratch G. Semerjian, Acting Director. [FR Doc. 05–15026 Filed 7–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P The Board will advise the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on MEP programs, plans, and policies. The Board will consist of eleven individuals appointed by the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) under the advisement of the Director of MEP. Membership on the Board shall be balanced to represent the views and needs of customers, providers, and others involved in industrial extension throughout the United States. The Board will function solely as an advisory body, in compliance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: Federal Advisory Committee Act: 5 U.S.C. App.2 and General Services Administration Rule: 41 CFR subpart 101– 6.10. Dated: July 22, 2005. Hratch G. Semerjian, Acting Director. [FR Doc. 05–15024 Filed 7–28–05; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership National Advisory Board (MEPNAB) BILLING CODE 3510–13–P National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Request for nominations of members to serve on the Manufacturing Extension Partnership National Advisory Board. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AGENCY: SUMMARY: NIST invites and requests nomination of individuals for appointment to the Manufacturing Extension Partnership National Advisory Board. NIST will consider nominations received in response to this notice for appointment to the Board, in addition to nominations already received. DATES: Please submit nominations on or before August 15, 2005. ADDRESSES: Please submit nominations to Ms. Margaret Phillips, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 4800, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–4800. Nominations may also be submitted via FAX to 301–963–6556. Additional information regarding the Board, including its charter and current membership list may be found on its electronic home page at: http:// www.mep.nist.gov/index-nist.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Margaret Phillips, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 4800, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–4800; telephone 301–975– 4350, fax 301–963–6556; or via email at margaret.phillips@nist.gov. VerDate jul<14>2003 17:05 Jul 28, 2005 Jkt 205001 43847 public meeting to discuss the items contained in the following agenda: August 16, 2005 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Call to Order Election of Officers Adoption of Agenda Consideration of 118th Council Meeting Verbatim Transcription Executive Director’s Report Recognitions to: - Mr. Robert McAuliffe -U.S.V.I. Fishermen -Mr. James Weaver SFA Update and Discussion of Future Actions Deep Water Corals Project Briefing -Graciela Garcia-Moliner Traps Studies – Ron Hill 5:15 p.m. – 6 p.m. Administrative Committee Meeting -AP/SSC/HAP Membership -Budget 2004, 2005 -Other Business August 17, 2005 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 072505B] Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Caribbean Fishery Management Council (Council) and its Administrative Committee will hold meetings. DATES: The meetings will be held on August 16 and 17, 2005. The Council will convene on Tuesday, August 16, 2005, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the Administrative Committee will meet from 5:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Council will reconvene on Wednesday, August 17, 2005, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., approximately. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at The Buccaneer Hotel, Estate Shoys, Christiansted, St. Croix, USVI, 00824. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 268 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 1108, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918–1920, telephone (787) 766–5926. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council will hold its 119th regular PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 HMS Presentation Enforcement Reports -Puerto Rico -US Virgin Islands -NOAA -US Coast Guard Negotiating Panels Administrative Committee Recommendations Meetings attended by Council members and staff Other Business Next Council Meeting The meetings are open to the public, and will be conducted in English. Fishers and other interested persons are invited to attend and participate with oral or written statements regarding agenda issues. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. For more information or request for sign language interpretation and/other E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 145 (Friday, July 29, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43846-43847]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-15026]


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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: Request for nominations of members to serve on the Judges Panel 
of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

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SUMMARY: NIST invites and requests nomination of individuals for 
appointment to the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National 
Quality Award (Judges Panel). The terms of some of the members of the 
Judges Panel will soon expire. NIST will consider nominations received 
in response to this notice for appointment to the Committee, in 
addition to nominations already received.

DATES: Please submit nominations on or before August 15, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Please submit nominations to Harry Hertz, Director, National 
Quality Program, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1020, Gaithersburg, 
MD 20899-1020. Nominations may also be submitted via FAX to 301-948-
3716. Additional information regarding the Committee, including its 
charter, current membership list, and executive summary may be found on 
its electronic home page at: http://www.quality.nist.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Harry Hertz, Director, National 
Quality Program and Designated Federal Official, NIST, 100 Bureau 
Drive, Mail Stop 1020, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1020; telephone 301-975-
2361; FAX--301-948-3716; or via e-mail at harry.hertz@nist.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Judges Panel Information

    The Judges Panel was established in accordance with 15 U.S.C. 
3711a(d)(1), the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app.2), The 
Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Improvement Act of 1987 (Pub. L. 101-
107).

Objectives and Duties

    1. The Judges Panel will ensure the integrity of the Malcolm 
Baldrige National Quality Award selection process by reviewing the 
results of examiners' scoring of written applications, and then voting 
on which applicants merit site visits by examiners to verify the 
accuracy of quality improvements claimed by applicants.
    2. The Judges Panel will ensure that individuals on site visit 
teams for the Award finalists have no conflict of interest with respect 
to the finalists. The Panel will also review recommendations from site 
visits, and recommend Award recipients.
    3. The Judges Panel will function solely as an advisory body, and 
will comply with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
    4. The Panel will report to the Director of NIST.

Membership

    1. The Judges Panel is composed of at least nine, and not more than 
twelve, members selected on a clear, standardized basis, in accordance 
with applicable Department of Commerce guidance. There will be a 
balanced representation from U.S. service and manufacturing industries, 
education, and health care and will include members familiar with 
quality improvement in their area of business. No employee of the 
Federal Government shall serve as a member of the Judges Panel.
    2. The Judges Panel will be appointed by the Secretary of Commerce 
and will serve at the discretion of the Secretary. The term of office 
of each Panel member shall be three years. All terms will commence on 
March 1 and end on February 28 of the appropriate year.

Miscellaneous

    1. Members of the Judges Panel shall serve without compensation, 
but may, upon request, be reimbursed travel expenses, including per 
diem, as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5701 et seq.
    2. The Judges Panel will meet four times per year. Additional 
meetings may be called as deemed necessary by the NIST Director or by 
the Chairperson. Meetings are one to four days in duration. In 
addition, each Judge must attend an annual three-day Examiner training 
course
    3. Committee meetings are closed to the public 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, Public 
Law 94-409, and in accordance with Section 552b(c)(4) of title 5, 
United States Code. Since the members of the Judges Panel examine 
records and discuss Award applicant data, the meeting is likely to 
disclose trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained 
from a person may be privileged or confidential.

II. Nomination Information

    1. Nominations are sought from all U.S. service and manufacturing 
industries, education, and health care as described above.
    2. Nominees should have established records of distinguished 
service and shall be familiar with the quality improvement operations 
of manufacturing companies, service companies, small businesses, 
education and health care organizations. The category (field of 
eminence) for which the candidate is qualified should be specified in 
the nomination letter. Nominations for a particular category should 
come from organizations or individuals within that category. A summary 
of the candidate's qualifications should be included with the 
nomination, including (where applicable) current or former service on 
federal advisory boards and federal employment. In addition, each 
nomination letter should state that the person agrees to the 
nomination,

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acknowledge the responsibilities of serving on the Judges Panel, and 
will actively participate in good faith in the tasks of the Judges 
Panel. Besides participation at meetings, it is desired that members be 
able to devote the equivalent of seventeen days between meetings to 
either developing or researching topics of potential interest, reading 
Baldrige applications, and so forth, in furtherance of their Committee 
duties.
    3. The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in 
the workplace and seeks a broad-based and diverse Judges Panel 
membership.

    Dated: July 21, 2005.
Hratch G. Semerjian,
Acting Director.
[FR Doc. 05-15026 Filed 7-28-05; 8:45 am]
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