Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and Examiner Applications, 77035-77036 [2012-31227]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 250 / Monday, December 31, 2012 / Notices market objectives, and goals for participation. If the Department of Commerce receives an incomplete application, the Department may reject the application, request additional information, or take the lack of information into account when evaluating the applications. Each applicant must also certify that the products and services it seeks to export through the mission are either produced in the United States, or, if not, marketed under the name of a U.S. firm and have at least 51 percent U.S. content of the value of the finished product or service. In the case of a trade association, the applicant must certify that for each company to be represented by the association, the products and/or services the represented company seeks to export are either produced in the United States or, if not, marketed under the name of a U.S. firm and have at least fifty-one percent U.S. content. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with Criteria for Participation Selection will be based on the following criteria: • Suitability of the company’s (or in the case of a trade association, member companies’) products or services to the market. • Applicant’s (or in the case of a trade association, member companies’) potential for business in Russia and in the region, including likelihood of exports resulting from the mission. • Consistency of the applicant’s (or in the case of a trade association, member companies’) goals and objectives with the stated scope of the mission. Diversity of company size, sector or subsector, and location may also be considered during the review process. Referrals from political organizations and any documents containing references to partisan political activities (including political contributions) will be removed from an applicant’s submission and not considered during the selection process. Timeframe for Recruitment and Applications Mission recruitment will be conducted in an open and public manner, including publication in the Federal Register, posting on the Commerce Department trade mission calendar (http://www.ita.doc.gov/ doctm/tmcal.html) and other Internet web sites, press releases to general and trade media, direct mail, notices by industry trade associations and other multiplier groups, and publicity at industry meetings, symposia, conferences, and trade shows. The U.S. Department of Commerce will begin reviewing applications and making VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:28 Dec 28, 2012 Jkt 229001 selection decisions on a rolling basis beginning on December 28, 2012 until the maximum of 20 participants is selected. Applications received after March 15, 2013 will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. Contacts Jessica Arnold, U.S. Commercial Service, Washington, DC, Tel: (202) 482–2026, Jessica.Arnold@trade.gov. Timothy Cannon, U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Embassy, Moscow, Tel: +7 495 528 55 32, Timothy.Cannon@trade.gov. Yuliya Vinogradova, U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Embassy, Moscow, Tel: +7 495 728 55 86, Yuliya.Vinogradova@trade.gov. 77035 71778, first column, correct the subject heading of the notice to read: U.S. Infrastructure Trade Mission to Colombia and Panama; Bogota, Columbia and Panama City, Panama, May 13–16, 2013. Dated: December 13, 2012 Elnora Moye, Trade Program Assistant. [FR Doc. 2012–31426 Filed 12–28–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–FP–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Elnora Moye, Trade Program Assistant. Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and Examiner Applications [FR Doc. 2012–31425 Filed 12–28–12; 8:45 am] AGENCY: BILLING CODE 3510–FP–P National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE SUMMARY: International Trade Administration U.S. Infrastructure Trade Mission to Colombia and Panama; Bogota, Columbia and Panama City, Panama, May 13–16, 2012; Correction International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice; Correction. AGENCY: The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service published a document in the Federal Register of December 4, 2012 regarding the U.S. Infrastructure Trade Mission to Colombia and Panama May 13–16, 2013. The subject heading of the document incorrectly indicated the year 2012 instead of 2013. All other information in the December 4, 2012 Notice, including the February 15, 2013 application deadline, is correct. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Arica N Young, Commercial Service Trade Missions Program, Tel: 202–482– 6219, Fax: 202–482–9000, Email: arica.young@trade.gov; or Carlos Suarez, U.S. Commercial Service Colombia, Tel: 57–1–2752519, Email: carlos.suarez@trade.gov; or Enrique Tellez, U.S. Commercial Service Panama, Tel: 507–317–5080, Email: enrique.tellez@trade.gov. SUMMARY: Correction In the Federal Register of December 4, 2012, in FR Doc. 2012–29306 on page PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 March 1, 2013. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at jjessup@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Dawn Bailey, Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 1020, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899–1020; telephone (301) 975–3074, fax (301) 948–3716, email dawn.bailey@nist.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Department of Commerce is responsible for the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program (BPEP) and the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality (BNQP) Award. Directly associated with this Award is the Board of Examiners, an integral volunteer workforce for BPEP (managed by NIST). An applicant for the MBNQA is E:\FR\FM\31DEN1.SGM 31DEN1 77036 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 250 / Monday, December 31, 2012 / Notices required to perform two steps: (1) The applicant organization self-certifies that it meets eligibility requirements with an eligibility form; and (2) the applicant organization prepares and completes an application package. BPEP will assist with or offer advice on any questions or issues that the applicant may have concerning the eligibility or application process. With the help of the Board of Examiners, BEP will use the eligibility forms and application package to assess and provide feedback on the applicant’s performance excellence practices. These practices could lead to a MBNQA awarded by the President of the United States or his delegate. The application to be a member of the Board of Examiners is a one-step, online process. Each year, BPEP recruits highly skilled experts in the fields of manufacturing, service, small business, health care, education, and nonprofit, the six Award eligibility categories, to evaluate the applications that BPEP receives. Examiners serve for a one-year term; participation on the board is entirely voluntary. II. Method of Collection Award applicants must comply in writing according to the Eligibility Certification Form and Baldrige Award Application Form available at http:// www.nist.gov/baldrige/enter/ how_to_apply.cfm. The application for the Board of Examiners can be found at http://www.nist.gov/balrige/examiners/ index.cfm and submitted electronically. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with III. Data OMB Control Number: 0693–0006. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations, health care, education, or other non-profit institutions; or individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 850 (50 Applicants for the MBNQA; 800 Applicants for the Board of Examiners). Estimated Time per Response: 74 hours for applications for the MBNQA, and 1 hour for applications for the Board of Examiners. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8,200. 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 whether the information shall have VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:28 Dec 28, 2012 Jkt 229001 practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: December 21, 2012. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–31227 Filed 12–28–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC419 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport, 1739 West Nursery Road, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090; telephone: (410) 694–0808. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 526–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the SSC meeting is to address the Council’s request that the SSC reconsider its acceptable biological catch (ABC) recommendations for black sea bass for 2013–14. SUMMARY: Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to M. Jan Saunders at the Mid-Atlantic Council Office, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: December 26, 2012. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–31356 Filed 12–28–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting PO 00000 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 listed 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. Sfmt 4703 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC421 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) announces its intent to hold a workshop. The purpose of the workshop is to consider options for improving the management of the longfin and Illex squid fisheries, with a focus on responsive harvest strategies that account for changing stock conditions over the course of the year. The Council intends for managers, scientists, and fishermen to collaboratively consider if responsive harvest strategies are feasible and appropriate for optimizing yield in these fisheries. Discussions at the workshop will culminate in a workshop report and a series of follow-up port meetings that will inform consideration of future management actions. DATES: The workshop will be held from 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2013 until 1 p.m. Thursday, January 17, 2013. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31DEN1.SGM 31DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 250 (Monday, December 31, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 77035-77036]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-31227]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Malcolm 
Baldrige National Quality Award and Examiner Applications

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: 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 March 1, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at jjessup@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Dawn Bailey, Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, 
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 1020, National Institute of Standards and 
Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-1020; telephone (301) 975-
3074, fax (301) 948-3716, email dawn.bailey@nist.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The Department of Commerce is responsible for the Baldrige 
Performance Excellence Program (BPEP) and the Malcolm Baldrige National 
Quality (BNQP) Award. Directly associated with this Award is the Board 
of Examiners, an integral volunteer workforce for BPEP (managed by 
NIST). An applicant for the MBNQA is

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required to perform two steps: (1) The applicant organization self-
certifies that it meets eligibility requirements with an eligibility 
form; and (2) the applicant organization prepares and completes an 
application package. BPEP will assist with or offer advice on any 
questions or issues that the applicant may have concerning the 
eligibility or application process. With the help of the Board of 
Examiners, BEP will use the eligibility forms and application package 
to assess and provide feedback on the applicant's performance 
excellence practices. These practices could lead to a MBNQA awarded by 
the President of the United States or his delegate.
    The application to be a member of the Board of Examiners is a one-
step, online process. Each year, BPEP recruits highly skilled experts 
in the fields of manufacturing, service, small business, health care, 
education, and nonprofit, the six Award eligibility categories, to 
evaluate the applications that BPEP receives. Examiners serve for a 
one-year term; participation on the board is entirely voluntary.

II. Method of Collection

    Award applicants must comply in writing according to the 
Eligibility Certification Form and Baldrige Award Application Form 
available at http://www.nist.gov/baldrige/enter/how_to_apply.cfm. The 
application for the Board of Examiners can be found at http://www.nist.gov/balrige/examiners/index.cfm and submitted electronically.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0693-0006.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current 
information collection).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations, health 
care, education, or other non-profit institutions; or individuals or 
households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 850 (50 Applicants for the MBNQA; 
800 Applicants for the Board of Examiners).
    Estimated Time per Response: 74 hours for applications for the 
MBNQA, and 1 hour for applications for the Board of Examiners.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8,200.
    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 whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: December 21, 2012.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-31227 Filed 12-28-12; 8:45 am]
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