Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Panel of Judges, 36362 [2010-15472]

Download as PDF 36362 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 122 / Friday, June 25, 2010 / Notices information obtained from a person which is privileged or confidential. Katharine B. Gebbie, Director, Physics Laboratory. [FR Doc. 2010–15470 Filed 6–24–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Panel of Judges mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of closed meeting. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, notice is hereby given that the Panel of Judges of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award will meet Monday, November 15, 2010, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, November 18, 2010, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Friday, November 19, 2010, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Panel of Judges is composed of twelve members prominent in the fields of quality, innovation, and performance management and appointed by the Secretary of Commerce, assembled to advise the Secretary of Commerce on the conduct of the Baldrige Award. The purpose of this meeting is to conduct final judging of the 2010 applicants. The review process involves examination of records and discussions of applicant data, and will be closed to the public in accordance with Section 552b(c)(4) of Title 5, United States Code. DATES: The meeting will convene November 15, 2010, at 8:30 a.m. and adjourn at 5:30 p.m. on November 19, 2010. The entire meeting will be closed. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Administration Building, Lecture Room E, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Harry Hertz, Director, Baldrige National Quality Program, 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 December 3, 2009, that the meeting of VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:23 Jun 24, 2010 Jkt 220001 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, Public Law 94–409. The meeting, which involves examination of Award applicant data from U.S. companies and other organizations and a discussion of these data as compared to the Award criteria in order to recommend Award recipients, may be closed to the public in accordance with Section 552b(c)(4) of Title 5, United States Code, because the meeting is likely to disclose trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person which is privileged or confidential. Dated: June 15, 2010. Katharine B. Gebbie, Director, Physics Laboratory. [FR Doc. 2010–15472 Filed 6–24–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List Additions AGENCY: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Additions to the Procurement List. 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[FR Doc No: 2010-15472]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology


Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Panel of Judges

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 the Panel of Judges of the Malcolm 
Baldrige National Quality Award will meet Monday, November 15, 2010, 
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 
p.m., Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, 
November 18, 2010, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Friday, November 19, 
2010, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Panel of Judges is composed of twelve 
members prominent in the fields of quality, innovation, and performance 
management and appointed by the Secretary of Commerce, assembled to 
advise the Secretary of Commerce on the conduct of the Baldrige Award. 
The purpose of this meeting is to conduct final judging of the 2010 
applicants. The review process involves examination of records and 
discussions of applicant data, and will be closed to the public in 
accordance with Section 552b(c)(4) of Title 5, United States Code.

DATES: The meeting will convene November 15, 2010, at 8:30 a.m. and 
adjourn at 5:30 p.m. on November 19, 2010. The entire meeting will be 
closed.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Harry Hertz, Director, Baldrige 
National Quality Program, 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 
December 3, 2009, 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, Public Law 94-409. The meeting, which involves 
examination of Award applicant data from U.S. companies and other 
organizations and a discussion of these data as compared to the Award 
criteria in order to recommend Award recipients, may be closed to the 
public in accordance with Section 552b(c)(4) of Title 5, United States 
Code, because the meeting is likely to disclose trade secrets and 
commercial or financial information obtained from a person which is 
privileged or confidential.

    Dated: June 15, 2010.
Katharine B. Gebbie,
Director, Physics Laboratory.
[FR Doc. 2010-15472 Filed 6-24-10; 8:45 am]
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