Notice of Public Workshop: “Designing for Impact: Workshop on Building the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation”, 20010-20011 [2012-7981]

Download as PDF 20010 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 64 / Tuesday, April 3, 2012 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Minority Business Development Agency Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Online Customer Relationship Management (CRM)/ Performance Databases, the Online Phoenix Database, and the Online Opportunity Database Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before June 4, 2012. 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[FR Doc. 2012–7973 Filed 4–2–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–21–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Notice of Public Workshop: ‘‘Designing for Impact: Workshop on Building the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation’’ Information will be collected electronically. Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. III. Data SUMMARY: II. Method of Collection OMB Control Number: 0640–0002. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (revision and extension of a currently approved information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; not-for-profit institutions; individuals or households; Federal, State, Local or Tribal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,633. Estimated Time per Response: 1 minute to 210 minutes, depending on the function. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,516. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 AGENCY: The Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO), housed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), announces the first of a series of public workshops entitled ‘‘Designing for Impact: Workshop on Building the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation.’’ The workshops will provide a forum for the AMPNO to introduce the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) and its regional components, Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation (IMIs). The workshops will also provide a forum for public discussion of this new initiative, which President Obama announced on March 9, 2012. The discussion will focus on the following topics: Technologies with Broad Impact, Institute Structure and Governance, Strategies for Sustainable Institute Operations, and Education and Workforce Development. DATES: The public workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 E:\FR\FM\03APN1.SGM 03APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 64 / Tuesday, April 3, 2012 / Notices from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Eastern time. On-line registration for the workshop will close at 5 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, April 20, 2012. ADDRESSES: The public workshop will be held at The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC); Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, 12180. EMPAC is located at the corner of 8th Street and College Avenue, in Troy, NY. Members of the public wishing to attend the public workshop may register online at: http://events.energetics.com/ AMNPOimpact. registration information in the DATES and ADDRESSES sections above. See the link below for the announcements of additional workshops: See http://www.manufacturing.gov/ amp/ampevents.html. Future workshops will also be announced in the Federal Register. In the near future, the AMNPO plans to issue a Request for Information (RFI), seeking public comment on specific questions related to the structure and operations of the NNMI and IMIs. The RFI will be published in the Federal Register. Dr. Michael Schen at 301–975–6741 or by email at michael.schen@nist.gov; or Jacqueline Calhoun at 301–975–2555 or by email at jacqueline.calhoun@nist.gov. Additional information may be found at: See http://www.manufacturing.gov/amp/ event_042512.html for further details. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: March 28, 2012. Phillip Singerman, Associate Director for Innovation and Industry Services. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 272(b)(1). 16:19 Apr 02, 2012 Jkt 226001 BILLING CODE 3510–13–P BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION [Docket No. CFPB–2012–0014] The proposed NNMI initiative focuses on strengthening and ensuring the longterm competitiveness and job-creating power of U.S. manufacturing. The constituent IMIs will bring together industry, universities and community colleges, federal agencies, and U.S. states to accelerate innovation by investing in industrially-relevant manufacturing technologies with broad applications to bridge the gap between basic research and product development, provide shared assets to help companies—particularly small manufacturers—access cutting-edge capabilities and equipment, and create an unparalleled environment to educate and train students and workers in advanced manufacturing skills. The President’s proposed FY 2013 budget includes $1 billion for this proposed initiative. Each IMI will serve as a regional hub of manufacturing excellence, providing the innovation infrastructure to support regional manufacturing and ensuring that our manufacturing sector is a key pillar in an economy that is built to last. Each IMI also will have a well-defined technology focus to address industrially-relevant manufacturing challenges on a large scale and to provide the capabilities and facilities required to reduce the cost and risk of commercializing new technologies. In his announcement, President Obama proposed building a national network consisting of up to 15 IMIs. Individuals planning to attend the public workshop must preregister. See VerDate Mar<15>2010 [FR Doc. 2012–7981 Filed 4–2–12; 8:45 am] RIN 3170–AA06 Fair Credit Reporting Act Disclosures Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. 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In 2011, the responsibility for performing this task was transferred from the Federal Trade Commission to the Bureau pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.2 Section 211(a)(2) of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (‘‘FACT Act’’) added a new Section 612(a) to the FCRA that gives consumers the right to request free annual disclosures once every 12 months. The maximum allowable charge established by this notice does not apply to requests made under that provision. The charge does apply when a consumer who orders a file disclosure has already received a free annual disclosure and does not otherwise qualify for an additional free disclosure. The Bureau is using the $8.00 amount set forth in Section 612(f)(1)(A)(i) of the FCRA as the baseline for its calculation of the increase in the ceiling on reasonable charges for certain disclosures made under Section 609 of the FCRA. Since the effective date of the amended FCRA was September 30, 1997, the Bureau calculated the proportional increase in the Consumer Price Index (using the most general CPI, which is for all urban consumers, all items) from September 1997 to September 2011. The Bureau then determined what modification, if any, from the original base of $8.00 should be made effective for 2012, given the requirement that fractional changes be rounded to the nearest fifty cents. Between September 1997 and September 2011, the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers and all items increased by 40.75 percent—from 1 This provision, originally Section 612(a), was added to the FCRA in September 1996 and became effective in September 1997. It was relabeled Section 612(f) by Section 211(a)(1) of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (‘‘FACT Act’’), Public Law 108–159, which was signed into law on December 4, 2003. 2 Public Law 111–203, Title X, Section 1088. E:\FR\FM\03APN1.SGM 03APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 64 (Tuesday, April 3, 2012)]
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[FR Doc No: 2012-7981]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology


 Notice of Public Workshop: ``Designing for Impact: Workshop on 
Building the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation''

AGENCY: Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office, National 
Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO), 
housed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 
announces the first of a series of public workshops entitled 
``Designing for Impact: Workshop on Building the National Network for 
Manufacturing Innovation.'' The workshops will provide a forum for the 
AMPNO to introduce the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation 
(NNMI) and its regional components, Institutes for Manufacturing 
Innovation (IMIs). The workshops will also provide a forum for public 
discussion of this new initiative, which President Obama announced on 
March 9, 2012. The discussion will focus on the following topics: 
Technologies with Broad Impact, Institute Structure and Governance, 
Strategies for Sustainable Institute Operations, and Education and 
Workforce Development.

DATES: The public workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Eastern time. On-line registration for the 
workshop will close at 5 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, April 20, 2012.

ADDRESSES: The public workshop will be held at The Curtis R. Priem 
Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC); Rensselaer 
Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, 12180. EMPAC is located at the corner 
of 8th Street and College Avenue, in Troy, NY. Members of the public 
wishing to attend the public workshop may register online at: http://events.energetics.com/AMNPOimpact.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Michael Schen at 301-975-6741 or 
by email at michael.schen@nist.gov; or Jacqueline Calhoun at 301-975-
2555 or by email at jacqueline.calhoun@nist.gov. Additional information 
may be found at: See http://www.manufacturing.gov/amp/event_042512.html for further details.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Legal Authority:  15 U.S.C. 272(b)(1).

    The proposed NNMI initiative focuses on strengthening and ensuring 
the long-term competitiveness and job-creating power of U.S. 
manufacturing. The constituent IMIs will bring together industry, 
universities and community colleges, federal agencies, and U.S. states 
to accelerate innovation by investing in industrially-relevant 
manufacturing technologies with broad applications to bridge the gap 
between basic research and product development, provide shared assets 
to help companies--particularly small manufacturers--access cutting-
edge capabilities and equipment, and create an unparalleled environment 
to educate and train students and workers in advanced manufacturing 
skills. The President's proposed FY 2013 budget includes $1 billion for 
this proposed initiative.
    Each IMI will serve as a regional hub of manufacturing excellence, 
providing the innovation infrastructure to support regional 
manufacturing and ensuring that our manufacturing sector is a key 
pillar in an economy that is built to last. Each IMI also will have a 
well-defined technology focus to address industrially-relevant 
manufacturing challenges on a large scale and to provide the 
capabilities and facilities required to reduce the cost and risk of 
commercializing new technologies.
    In his announcement, President Obama proposed building a national 
network consisting of up to 15 IMIs.
    Individuals planning to attend the public workshop must 
preregister. See registration information in the DATES and ADDRESSES 
sections above.
    See the link below for the announcements of additional workshops:
    See http://www.manufacturing.gov/amp/ampevents.html.
    Future workshops will also be announced in the Federal Register.
    In the near future, the AMNPO plans to issue a Request for 
Information (RFI), seeking public comment on specific questions related 
to the structure and operations of the NNMI and IMIs. The RFI will be 
published in the Federal Register.

    Dated: March 28, 2012.
Phillip Singerman,
Associate Director for Innovation and Industry Services.
[FR Doc. 2012-7981 Filed 4-2-12; 8:45 am]
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