Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology, 43844-43845 [05-15028]

Download as PDF 43844 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 145 / Friday, July 29, 2005 / Notices Dated: July 25, 2005. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–14991 Filed 7–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P National Institute of Standards and Technology BILLING CODE 3510–13–P Advanced Technology Program (ATP) Advisory Committee National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Request for nominations of members to serve on the Advanced Technology Program Advisory Committee. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NIST invites and requests nomination of individuals for appointment to the Advanced Technology Program Advisory Committee. NIST will consider nominations received in response to this notice for appointment to the Committee, in additional to nominations already received. DATES: Please submit nominations on or before August 15, 2005. ADDRESSES: Please submit nominations to Mr. Marc Stanley, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 4700, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–4700. Nominations may also be submitted via FAX to 301–869–1150. Additional information regarding the Committee, including its charter and current membership list may be found on its electronic home page at: http:// www.atp.nist.gov/atp/adv_com/ ac_menu.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Marc Stanley, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 4700, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–4700; telephone 301–975– 4644, fax 301–301–869–1150; or via email at marc.stanley@nist.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee will advise the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on ATP programs, plans, and policies. The Committee will consist of not fewer than six nor more than twelve members appointed by the Director of NIST and its membership will be balanced to reflect the wide diversity of technical disciplines and industrial sectors represented in ATP projects. The Committee will function solely as an advisory body, in compliance with 17:05 Jul 28, 2005 Jkt 205001 Authority: Federal Advisory Committee Act: 5 U.S.C. App.2 and General Services Administration Rule: 41 CFR subpart 101– 6.10. Dated: July 21, 2005. Hratch G. Semerjian, Acting Director. [FR Doc. 05–15027 Filed 7–28–05; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE VerDate jul<14>2003 the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: Request for nominations of members to serve on the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology. ACTION: SUMMARY: NIST invites and requests nomination of individuals for appointment to the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT). The terms of some of the members of the VCAT will soon expire. NIST will consider nominations received in response to this notice for appointment to the Committee, in addition to nominations already received. Please submit nominations on or before August 15, 2005. DATES: Please submit nominations to Carolyn Peters, Administrative Coordinator, Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1000, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–1000. Nominations may also be submitted via fax to (301) 869–8972. 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.nist.gov/ director/vcat/vcat.htm. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carolyn Peters, Administrative Coordinator, Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1000, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–1000, telephone (301) 975–5607, fax (301) 869–8972; or via e-mail at carolyn.peters@nist.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 VCAT Information The VCAT was established in accordance with 15 U.S.C. 278 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2). Objectives and Duties 1. The Committee shall 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. 2. The Committee functions solely as an advisory body, in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. 3. The Committee shall report to the Director of NIST. 4. The Committee shall provide a written annual report, through the Director of NIST, to the Secretary of Commerce for submission to the Congress on or before January 31 each year. Such report shall deal essentially, though not necessarily exclusively, with policy issues or matters which affect the Institute, or with which the Committee in its official role as the private sector policy adviser of the Institute is concerned. Each such report shall identify areas of research and research techniques of the Institute of potential importance to the long-term competitiveness of United States industry, which could be used to assist United States enterprises and United States industrial joint research and development ventures. The Committee shall submit to the Secretary and the Congress such additional reports on specific policy matters as it deems appropriate. Membership 1. The Committee is composed of fifteen members that provide representation of a cross-section of traditional and emerging United States industries. Members shall be selected solely on the basis of established records of distinguished service and shall be eminent in one or more fields such as business, research, new product development, engineering, labor, education, management consulting, environment, and international relations. No employee of the Federal Government shall serve as a member of the Committee. 2. The Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology shall appoint the members of the Committee, and they will be selected on a clear, standardized basis, in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidance. E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 145 / Friday, July 29, 2005 / Notices Miscellaneous 1. Members of the VCAT are not paid for their service, but will, upon request, be allowed travel expenses in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 5701 et seq., while attending meetings of the Committee or of its subcommittees, or while otherwise performing duties at the request of the chairperson, while away from their homes or a regular place of business. 2. Meetings of the VCAT take place in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, usually at the NIST headquarters in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and once each year at the NIST headquarters in Boulder, Colorado. Meetings are one or two days in duration and are held quarterly. 3. Committee meetings are open to the public except for approximately one hour, usually at the beginning of the meeting, a closed session is held in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6), because divulging information discussed in those portions of the meetings is likely to reveal information of a personal nature where disclosure would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. All other portions of the meetings are open to the public. Nomination Information 1. Nominations are sought from all fields described above. 2. Nominees should have established records of distinguished service and shall be eminent in fields such as business, research, new product development, engineering, labor, education, management consulting, environment and international relations. 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, acknowledge the responsibilities of serving on the VCAT, and will actively participate in good faith in the tasks of the VCAT. Besides participation in twoday meetings held each quarter, it is desired that members be able to devote the equivalent of two days between meetings to either developing or researching topics of potential interest, and so forth in furtherance of their Committee duties. VerDate jul<14>2003 17:05 Jul 28, 2005 Jkt 205001 43845 3. The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks a broad-based and diverse VCAT membership. Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2). Dated: July 21, 2005. Hratch G. Semerjian, Acting Director. [FR Doc. 05–15028 Filed 7–28–05; 8:45 am] 1. The Board shall review the work of the private sector contractor(s), which assists the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in administering the Award. The Board will make such suggestions for the improvement of the Award process as it deems necessary. 2. The Board shall provide a written annual report on the results of Award activities to the Secretary of Commerce, along with its recommendations for the improvement of the Award process. 3. The Board will function solely as an advisory committee under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. 4. The Board will report to the Director of NIST and the Secretary of Commerce. BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Board of Overseers 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 Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. AGENCY: NIST invites and requests nomination of individuals for appointment to Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Board). The terms of some of the members of the Board 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: SUMMARY: I. Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Information The Board was established in accordance with 15 U.S.C. 3711a(d)(2)(B), pursuant to the Federal PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Objectives and Duties Membership 1. The Board will consist of approximately eleven members selected on a clear, standardized basis, in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidance, and for their preeminence in the field of quality management. There will be a balanced representation from U.S. service and manufacturing industries, education and health care. The Board will include members familiar with the quality improvement operations of manufacturing companies, service companies, small businesses, education, and health care. No employee of the Federal Government shall serve as a member of the Board of Overseers. 2. The Board will be appointed by the Secretary of Commerce and will serve at the discretion of the Secretary. The term of office of each Board 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 Board 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 Board will meet twice annually, except that additional meetings may be called as deemed necessary by the NIST Director or by the Chairperson. Meetings are one day in duration. 3. Board meetings are open to the public. Board members do not have access to classified or proprietary information in connection with their Board duties. E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 145 (Friday, July 29, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43844-43845]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-15028]


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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: Request for nominations of members to serve on the Visiting 
Committee on Advanced Technology.

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SUMMARY: NIST invites and requests nomination of individuals for 
appointment to the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT). 
The terms of some of the members of the VCAT 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 Carolyn Peters, Administrative 
Coordinator, Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology, National 
Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 
1000, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1000. Nominations may also be submitted 
via fax to (301) 869-8972.
    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.nist.gov/director/vcat/
vcat.htm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carolyn Peters, Administrative 
Coordinator, Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology, National 
Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 
1000, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1000, telephone (301) 975-5607, fax (301) 
869-8972; or via e-mail at carolyn.peters@nist.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

VCAT Information

    The VCAT was established in accordance with 15 U.S.C. 278 and the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2).

Objectives and Duties

    1. The Committee shall 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.
    2. The Committee functions solely as an advisory body, in 
accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
    3. The Committee shall report to the Director of NIST.
    4. The Committee shall provide a written annual report, through the 
Director of NIST, to the Secretary of Commerce for submission to the 
Congress on or before January 31 each year. Such report shall deal 
essentially, though not necessarily exclusively, with policy issues or 
matters which affect the Institute, or with which the Committee in its 
official role as the private sector policy adviser of the Institute is 
concerned. Each such report shall identify areas of research and 
research techniques of the Institute of potential importance to the 
long-term competitiveness of United States industry, which could be 
used to assist United States enterprises and United States industrial 
joint research and development ventures. The Committee shall submit to 
the Secretary and the Congress such additional reports on specific 
policy matters as it deems appropriate.

Membership

    1. The Committee is composed of fifteen members that provide 
representation of a cross-section of traditional and emerging United 
States industries. Members shall be selected solely on the basis of 
established records of distinguished service and shall be eminent in 
one or more fields such as business, research, new product development, 
engineering, labor, education, management consulting, environment, and 
international relations. No employee of the Federal Government shall 
serve as a member of the Committee.
    2. The Director of the National Institute of Standards and 
Technology shall appoint the members of the Committee, and they will be 
selected on a clear, standardized basis, in accordance with applicable 
Department of Commerce guidance.

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Miscellaneous

    1. Members of the VCAT are not paid for their service, but will, 
upon request, be allowed travel expenses in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 
5701 et seq., while attending meetings of the Committee or of its 
subcommittees, or while otherwise performing duties at the request of 
the chairperson, while away from their homes or a regular place of 
business.
    2. Meetings of the VCAT take place in the Washington, DC 
metropolitan area, usually at the NIST headquarters in Gaithersburg, 
Maryland, and once each year at the NIST headquarters in Boulder, 
Colorado. Meetings are one or two days in duration and are held 
quarterly.
    3. Committee meetings are open to the public except for 
approximately one hour, usually at the beginning of the meeting, a 
closed session is held in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6), because 
divulging information discussed in those portions of the meetings is 
likely to reveal information of a personal nature where disclosure 
would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. 
All other portions of the meetings are open to the public.

Nomination Information

    1. Nominations are sought from all fields described above.
    2. Nominees should have established records of distinguished 
service and shall be eminent in fields such as business, research, new 
product development, engineering, labor, education, management 
consulting, environment and international relations. 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, acknowledge the responsibilities of serving on the 
VCAT, and will actively participate in good faith in the tasks of the 
VCAT. Besides participation in two-day meetings held each quarter, it 
is desired that members be able to devote the equivalent of two days 
between meetings to either developing or researching topics of 
potential interest, 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 VCAT membership.

    Dated: July 21, 2005.
Hratch G. Semerjian,
Acting Director.
[FR Doc. 05-15028 Filed 7-28-05; 8:45 am]
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