Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, 42665-42666 [2016-15488]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 126 / Thursday, June 30, 2016 / Notices SAM requirements. If an applicant has not fully complied with the requirements by the time that NIST is ready to make a Federal award pursuant to this notice and the corresponding FFO, NIST may determine that the applicant is not qualified to receive a Federal award and use that determination as a basis for making a Federal award to another applicant. Paperwork Reduction Act: The standard forms in the application kit involve a collection of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act. The use of Standard Forms 424, 424A, 424B, and SF–LLL have been approved by OMB under the respective Control Numbers 4040–0004, 4040–0006, 4040– 0007, and 0348–0046. 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[FR Doc. 2016–15539 Filed 6–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of closed meeting. AGENCY: The Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Judges Panel) will meet in closed session on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern time. The purpose of this meeting is to review the results of examiners’ scoring of written applications. Panel members will vote on which applicants merit site visits by examiners to verify the accuracy of quality improvements claimed by applicants. The meeting is closed to the public in order to protect the proprietary data to be examined and discussed at the meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern time. The entire meeting will be closed to the public. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20899. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Fangmeyer, Director, Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42665 Stop 1020, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899–1020, telephone number (301) 975–2360, email robert.fangmeyer@ nist.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 15 U.S.C. 3711a(d)(1) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App., notice is hereby given that the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award will meet on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern time. The Judges Panel is composed of twelve members, appointed by the Secretary of Commerce, with a balanced representation from U.S. service, manufacturing, nonprofit, education, and health care industries. Members are selected for their familiarity with quality improvement operations and competitiveness issues of manufacturing companies, service companies, small businesses, health care providers, and educational institutions. Members are also chosen who have broad experience in for-profit and nonprofit areas. The purpose of this meeting is to review the results of examiners’ scoring of written applications. Panel members will vote on which applicants merit site visits by examiners to verify the accuracy of quality improvements claimed by applicants. The meeting is closed to the public in order to protect the proprietary data to be examined and discussed. The Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration, with the concurrence of the Acting, Assistant General Counsel for Administration, formally determined on May 19, 2016, pursuant to Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended by Section 5(c) of the Government in Sunshine Act, Public Law 94–409, that the meeting of the Judges Panel may be closed to the public in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4) because the meeting is likely to disclose trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person which is privileged or confidential and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B) because for a government agency the meeting is likely to disclose information that could significantly frustrate implementation of a proposed agency action. The meeting, which involves examination of current Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Award) applicant data from U.S. organizations and a discussion of these data as compared to the Award criteria E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 42666 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 126 / Thursday, June 30, 2016 / Notices in order to recommend Award recipients, will be closed to the public. Kevin Kimball, NIST Chief of Staff. [FR Doc. 2016–15488 Filed 6–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Sea Grant Advisory Board (NSGAB) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The announced meeting is scheduled for Friday, August 12, 2016 from 3:00–5:00 p.m. EDT. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via conference call. Public access is also available at 1315 East-West Highway, Bldg. 3, Room #11817, Silver Spring, MD 20910. In order to attend in person or via conference call, please R.S.V.P to Jennifer Hinden (contact information below) by Friday, July 29, 2016. STATUS: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 10-minute public comment period from 4:50–5:00 p.m. EDT. Please check the agenda using link in the Summary section to confirm time. The NSGAB expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of three (3) minutes. Written comments should be received by Mrs. Jennifer Hinden by Friday, July 22nd, 2016 to provide sufficient time for NSGAB review. Written comments received after the deadline will be distributed to the NSGAB, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seats will be mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:01 Jun 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 The NSGAB, which consists of a balanced representation from academia, industry, state government and citizens groups, was established in 1976 by Section 209 of the Sea Grant Improvement Act (Pub. L. 94–461, 33 U.S.C. 1128). The NSGAB advises the Secretary of Commerce and the Director of the NSGCP with respect to operations under the Act, and such other matters as the Secretary refers to them for review and advice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the NSGAB. NSGAB members will discuss and provide advice on the National Sea Grant College Program (NSGCP) in the areas of program evaluation, strategic planning, education and extension, science and technology programs, and other matters as described in the agenda found on the NSGCP Web site at http:// seagrant.noaa.gov/WhoWeAre/ Leadership/ NationalSeaGrantAdvisoryBoard/ UpcomingAdvisoryBoardMeetings.aspx. SUMMARY: DATES: available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Contact Information: For any questions concerning the meeting or to R.S.V.P., please contact Mrs. Jennifer Hinden, National Sea Grant College Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1315 EastWest Highway, Room 11717, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, 301–734–1083, Jennifer.Hinden@noaa.gov. Special Accomodations: These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. If you would like to attend in person, requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mrs. Jennifer Hinden by Friday, July 22nd, 2016. Dated: June 24, 2016. Jason Donaldson, Chief Financial Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–15595 Filed 6–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KA–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Greater Atlantic Region Permit Family of Forms. OMB Control Number: 0648–0202. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 135, 938. Average Hours per Response: PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Vessel Permits Vessel permit application: 45 minutes; vessel permit renewal forms: 30 minutes; initial dealer permit applications: 15 minutes; dealer permit renewal forms: 5 minutes; initial and renewal vessel operator permit applications: 1 hour; obtaining and submitting a dealer or vessel owner email address: 5 minutes; limited access vessel replacement applications: 1.5 hours; and applications for retention of limited access permit history: 1.5 hours. VMS Requirements Installing a VMS unit: 1 hour; confirming VMS connectivity: 5 minutes; VMS certification form: 5 minutes; VMS installation for Canadian herring transport vessels: 1 hour and 20 minutes; email to declare their entrance and departure from U.S. waters: 15 minutes; automatic polling of vessel position using the VMS unit: 0 minutes; area and DAS declarations: 5 minutes; declaration of days-out of the gillnet fishery for monkfish and NE multispecies vessels: 5 minutes; Good Samaritan DAS credit request: 30 minutes; entangled whale DAS credit request: 30 minutes; DAS credit for a canceled trip due to unforeseen circumstances, but have not yet begun fishing: 5 minutes to request via the VMS unit and 10 minutes to request via the paper form; VMS catch reports: 5 minutes; VMS power down exemption: 30 minutes. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 126 (Thursday, June 30, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 42665-42666]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-15488]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology


Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of closed meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality 
Award (Judges Panel) will meet in closed session on Wednesday, August 
17, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern time. The purpose of this 
meeting is to review the results of examiners' scoring of written 
applications. Panel members will vote on which applicants merit site 
visits by examiners to verify the accuracy of quality improvements 
claimed by applicants. The meeting is closed to the public in order to 
protect the proprietary data to be examined and discussed at the 
meeting.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, from 9 
a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern time. The entire meeting will be closed to 
the public.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Institute of 
Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20899.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Fangmeyer, Director, Baldrige 
Performance Excellence Program, National Institute of Standards and 
Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1020, Gaithersburg, Maryland 
20899-1020, telephone number (301) 975-2360, email 
robert.fangmeyer@nist.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Authority: 15 U.S.C. 3711a(d)(1) and the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App.

    Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 
U.S.C. App., notice is hereby given that the Judges Panel of the 
Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award will meet on Wednesday, August 
17, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern time. The Judges Panel is 
composed of twelve members, appointed by the Secretary of Commerce, 
with a balanced representation from U.S. service, manufacturing, 
nonprofit, education, and health care industries. Members are selected 
for their familiarity with quality improvement operations and 
competitiveness issues of manufacturing companies, service companies, 
small businesses, health care providers, and educational institutions. 
Members are also chosen who have broad experience in for-profit and 
nonprofit areas. The purpose of this meeting is to review the results 
of examiners' scoring of written applications. Panel members will vote 
on which applicants merit site visits by examiners to verify the 
accuracy of quality improvements claimed by applicants. The meeting is 
closed to the public in order to protect the proprietary data to be 
examined and discussed.
    The Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for 
Administration, with the concurrence of the Acting, Assistant General 
Counsel for Administration, formally determined on May 19, 2016, 
pursuant to Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as 
amended by Section 5(c) of the Government in Sunshine Act, Public Law 
94-409, that the meeting of the Judges Panel may be closed to the 
public in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4) because the meeting is 
likely to disclose trade secrets and commercial or financial 
information obtained from a person which is privileged or confidential 
and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B) because for a government agency the meeting 
is likely to disclose information that could significantly frustrate 
implementation of a proposed agency action. The meeting, which involves 
examination of current Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Award) 
applicant data from U.S. organizations and a discussion of these data 
as compared to the Award criteria

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in order to recommend Award recipients, will be closed to the public.

Kevin Kimball,
NIST Chief of Staff.
[FR Doc. 2016-15488 Filed 6-29-16; 8:45 am]
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