National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee Meeting, 69631-69632 [2010-28802]

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Maulsby, Program Manager, National Medal of Technology and Innovation Program, United States Patent and Trademark Office, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; telephone (571) 272–8333, or by electronic mail: nmti@uspto.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, notice is hereby given that the NMTI Nomination Evaluation Committee, United States Patent and Trademark Office, will meet at the United States Patent and Trademark Office campus in Alexandria, Virginia. The NMTI Nomination Evaluation Committee was established in accordance with the provisions of the NMTI Nomination Evaluation Committee’s charter and the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The NMTI Nomination Evaluation Committee meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with Sections 552b(c)(6) and (9)(B) of Title 5, United States Code, because it will involve discussion of relative merits of persons and companies nominated for the NMTI. Public disclosure of this information would likely frustrate implementation of the NMTI program because premature publicity about candidates under consideration for the NMTI medal, who may or may not ultimately receive the award, would be likely to discourage nominations for the medal. The Secretary of Commerce is responsible for recommending to the DATES: E:\FR\FM\15NON1.SGM 15NON1 69632 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 219 / Monday, November 15, 2010 / Notices President prospective NMTI recipients. The NMTI Nomination Evaluation Committee makes its recommendations for the NMTI candidates to the Secretary of Commerce, who in turn makes recommendations to the President for final selection. NMTI Nomination Evaluation Committee members are drawn from both the public and private sectors and are appointed by the Secretary for three-year terms, with eligibility for one reappointment. The NMTI Nomination Evaluation Committee members are composed of distinguished experts in the fields of science, technology, business and patent law. The Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration, United States Department of Commerce, with the concurrence of the Assistant General Counsel for Administration, formally determined on November 8, 2010, pursuant to Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, that the meeting may be closed because Committee members are concerned with matters that are within the purview of 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6) and (9)(B). Due to closure of this meeting, copies of any minutes of the meeting will not be available. A copy of the determination is available for public inspection at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Dated: November 10, 2010. Peter C. Pappas, Chief Communications Officer of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. 2010–28802 Filed 11–12–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA037 North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory committees will hold public meetings, December 6–14, 2010, in Anchorage, AK. DATES: The Council will begin its plenary session at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, December 8 continuing through Tuesday, December 14. The Council’s Advisory Panel (AP) will begin at 8 a.m., Monday, December 6 and continue srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:04 Nov 12, 2010 Jkt 223001 through Friday, December 10. 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Staff Tasking: Review Committees and tasking (including charter permit leasing discussion. 11. Other Business. The SSC agenda will include the following issues: 1. BSAI Crab Management. 2. Amendment 80 GRS. 3. Groundfish Specifications. 4. Hagemeister Island closures. The Advisory Panel will address most of the same agenda issues as the Council, except for #1 reports. The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be posted at http:// www.alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/npfmc/. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before these groups for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Patent and Trademark Office

[Docket No. PTO-C-2010-0082]


National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation 
Committee Meeting

AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of closed meeting.

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SUMMARY: The National Medal of Technology and Innovation (NMTI) 
Nomination Evaluation Committee will meet in closed session on Tuesday, 
November 30, 2010. The primary purpose of the meeting is the discussion 
of relative merits of persons and companies nominated for the NMTI 
award.

DATES: The meeting will convene Tuesday, November 30, 2010, at 9 a.m., 
and adjourn at 2 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the United States Patent and 
Trademark Office, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Maulsby, Program Manager, 
National Medal of Technology and Innovation Program, United States 
Patent and Trademark Office, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; 
telephone (571) 272-8333, or by electronic mail: nmti@uspto.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, notice is hereby given that the NMTI Nomination 
Evaluation Committee, United States Patent and Trademark Office, will 
meet at the United States Patent and Trademark Office campus in 
Alexandria, Virginia.
    The NMTI Nomination Evaluation Committee was established in 
accordance with the provisions of the NMTI Nomination Evaluation 
Committee's charter and the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The NMTI 
Nomination Evaluation Committee meeting will be closed to the public in 
accordance with Sections 552b(c)(6) and (9)(B) of Title 5, United 
States Code, because it will involve discussion of relative merits of 
persons and companies nominated for the NMTI. Public disclosure of this 
information would likely frustrate implementation of the NMTI program 
because premature publicity about candidates under consideration for 
the NMTI medal, who may or may not ultimately receive the award, would 
be likely to discourage nominations for the medal.
    The Secretary of Commerce is responsible for recommending to the

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President prospective NMTI recipients. The NMTI Nomination Evaluation 
Committee makes its recommendations for the NMTI candidates to the 
Secretary of Commerce, who in turn makes recommendations to the 
President for final selection. NMTI Nomination Evaluation Committee 
members are drawn from both the public and private sectors and are 
appointed by the Secretary for three-year terms, with eligibility for 
one reappointment. The NMTI Nomination Evaluation Committee members are 
composed of distinguished experts in the fields of science, technology, 
business and patent law. The Chief Financial Officer and Assistant 
Secretary for Administration, United States Department of Commerce, 
with the concurrence of the Assistant General Counsel for 
Administration, formally determined on November 8, 2010, pursuant to 
Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, that the meeting 
may be closed because Committee members are concerned with matters that 
are within the purview of 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6) and (9)(B). Due to 
closure of this meeting, copies of any minutes of the meeting will not 
be available. A copy of the determination is available for public 
inspection at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

    Dated: November 10, 2010.
Peter C. Pappas,
Chief Communications Officer of the United States Patent and Trademark 
Office.
[FR Doc. 2010-28802 Filed 11-12-10; 8:45 am]
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