Request for Nominations for Members To Serve on National Institute of Standards and Technology Federal Advisory Committees, 85-92 [2016-31835]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 1 / Tuesday, January 3, 2017 / Notices Filing Information sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES As a courtesy, we are making information related to sunset proceedings, including copies of the pertinent statute and Department’s regulations, the Department’s schedule for Sunset Reviews, a listing of past revocations and continuations, and current service lists, available to the public on the Department’s Web site at the following address: ‘‘http:// enforcement.trade.gov/sunset/.’’ All submissions in these Sunset Reviews must be filed in accordance with the Department’s regulations regarding format, translation, and service of documents. These rules, including electronic filing requirements via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (‘‘ACCESS’’), can be found at 19 CFR 351.303.1 This notice serves as a reminder that any party submitting factual information in an AD/CVD proceeding must certify to the accuracy and completeness of that information.2 Parties are hereby reminded that revised certification requirements are in effect for company/ government officials as well as their representatives in these segments.3 The formats for the revised certifications are provided at the end of the Final Rule. The Department intends to reject factual submissions if the submitting party does not comply with the revised certification requirements. On April 10, 2013, the Department modified two regulations related to AD/ CVD proceedings: The definition of factual information (19 CFR 351.102(b)(21)), and the time limits for the submission of factual information (19 CFR 351.301).4 Parties are advised to review the final rule, available at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/2013/ 1304frn/2013-08227.txt, prior to submitting factual information in these segments. To the extent that other regulations govern the submission of factual information in a segment (such as 19 CFR 351.218), these time limits will continue to be applied. Parties are also advised to review the final rule concerning the extension of time limits 1 See also Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Electronic Filing Procedures; Administrative Protective Order Procedures, 76 FR 39263 (July 6, 2011). 2 See section 782(b) of the Act. 3 See Certification of Factual Information To Import Administration During Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 42678 (July 17, 2013) (‘‘Final Rule’’) (amending 19 CFR 351.303(g)). 4 See Definition of Factual Information and Time Limits for Submission of Factual Information: Final Rule, 78 FR 21246 (April 10, 2013). VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:14 Dec 30, 2016 Jkt 241001 for submissions in AD/CVD proceedings, available at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/2013/ 1309frn/2013-22853.txt, prior to submitting factual information in these segments.5 Letters of Appearance and Administrative Protective Orders Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.103(d), the Department will maintain and make available a public service list for these proceedings. Parties wishing to participate in any of these five-year reviews must file letters of appearance as discussed at 19 CFR 351.103(d). To facilitate the timely preparation of the public service list, it is requested that those seeking recognition as interested parties to a proceeding submit an entry of appearance within 10 days of the publication of the Notice of Initiation. Because deadlines in Sunset Reviews can be very short, we urge interested parties who want access to proprietary information under administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) to file an APO application immediately following publication in the Federal Register of this notice of initiation. The Department’s regulations on submission of proprietary information and eligibility to receive access to business proprietary information under APO can be found at 19 CFR 351.304–306. Information Required from Interested Parties Domestic interested parties, as defined in section 771(9)(C), (D), (E), (F), and (G) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.102(b), wishing to participate in a Sunset Review must respond not later than 15 days after the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of initiation by filing a notice of intent to participate. The required contents of the notice of intent to participate are set forth at 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(ii). In accordance with the Department’s regulations, if we do not receive a notice of intent to participate from at least one domestic interested party by the 15-day deadline, the Department will automatically revoke the order without further review.6 If we receive an order-specific notice of intent to participate from a domestic interested party, the Department’s regulations provide that all parties wishing to participate in a Sunset Review must file complete substantive responses not later than 30 days after the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of initiation. The 5 See Extension of Time Limits, 78 FR 57790 (September 20, 2013). 6 See 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(iii). PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 85 required contents of a substantive response, on an order-specific basis, are set forth at 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3). Note that certain information requirements differ for respondent and domestic parties. Also, note that the Department’s information requirements are distinct from the Commission’s information requirements. Consult the Department’s regulations for information regarding the Department’s conduct of Sunset Reviews. Consult the Department’s regulations at 19 CFR part 351 for definitions of terms and for other general information concerning antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings at the Department. This notice of initiation is being published in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(c). Dated: December 27, 2016. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2016–31844 Filed 12–30–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Request for Nominations for Members To Serve on National Institute of Standards and Technology Federal Advisory Committees National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites and requests nomination of individuals for appointment to nine existing Federal Advisory Committees: Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board, Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board, National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee, Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction, National Advisory Committee on Windstorm Impact Reduction, NIST Smart Grid Advisory Committee, and Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology. NIST will consider nominations received in response to this notice for appointment to the Committees, in addition to nominations already received. Registered Federal lobbyists may not serve on NIST Federal Advisory Committees. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03JAN1.SGM 03JAN1 86 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 1 / Tuesday, January 3, 2017 / Notices Nominations for all committees will be accepted on an ongoing basis and will be considered as and when vacancies arise. ADDRESSES: Please submit nominations to Robert Fangmeyer, Director, Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1020, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–1020. Nominations may also be submitted via fax to 301–975–4967. Additional information regarding the Committee, including its charter, current membership list, and executive summary, may be found at http:// www.nist.gov/baldrige/community/ overseers.cfm. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Fangmeyer, Director, Baldrige Performance Excellence Program and Designated Federal Officer, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1020, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–1020; telephone 301–975–4781; fax 301–975– 4967; or via email at robert.fangmeyer@nist.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Committee Information The Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Board) was established in accordance with 15 U.S.C. 3711a(d)(2)(B), pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. Objectives and Duties sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 1. The Board shall review the work of the private sector contractor(s), which assists the Director of NIST in administering the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Award). The Board will make such suggestions for the improvement of the Award process as it deems necessary. 2. The Board shall make an annual report on the results of Award activities to the Director of NIST, along with its recommendations for the improvement of the Award process. 3. The Board will function solely as an advisory committee under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. 4. The Board will report to the Director of NIST. Membership 1. The Board will consist of approximately 12 members selected on a clear, standardized basis, in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidance, and for their preeminence in the field of VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:14 Dec 30, 2016 Jkt 241001 organizational performance excellence. There will be a balanced representation from U.S. service, manufacturing, nonprofit, education, and health care industries. The Board will include members familiar with the quality improvement operations and competitiveness issues of manufacturing companies, service companies, small businesses, health care providers, and educational institutions. Members will also be chosen who have broad experience in for-profit and nonprofit areas. 2. Board members will be appointed by the Secretary of Commerce for threeyear terms and will serve at the discretion of the Secretary. All terms will commence on March 1 and end on February 28 of the appropriate years. Miscellaneous 1. Members of the Board shall serve without compensation, but may, upon request, be reimbursed travel expenses, including per diem, as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5701 et seq. 2. The Board will meet annually, except that additional meetings may be called as deemed necessary by the NIST Director or by the Chairperson. Meetings are usually one day in duration. Historically, the Board has met twice per year. 3. Board meetings are open to the public. Board members do not have access to classified or proprietary information in connection with their Board duties. Nomination Information 1. Nominations are sought from the private and public sector as described above. 2. Nominees should have established records of distinguished service and shall be familiar with the quality improvement operations and competitiveness issues of manufacturing companies, service companies, small businesses, educational institutions, health care providers, and nonprofit organizations. The category (field of eminence) for which the candidate is qualified should be specified in the nomination letter. Nominations for a particular category should come from organizations or individuals within that category. A summary of the candidate’s qualifications should be included with the nomination, including (where applicable) current or former service on Federal advisory boards and Federal employment. In addition, each nomination letter should state that the person agrees to the nomination, acknowledges the responsibilities of serving on the Board, and will actively participate in good faith in the tasks of PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the Board. Besides participation at meetings, it is desired that members be able to devote the equivalent of seven days between meetings to either developing or researching topics of potential interest, and so forth, in furtherance of their Board duties. 3. The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks a broad-based and diverse Board membership. Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award ADDRESSES: Please submit nominations to Robert Fangmeyer, Director, Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive Mail Stop 1020, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–1020. Nominations may also be submitted via fax to 301–975–4967. Additional information regarding the Committee, including its charter, current membership list, and executive summary, may be found at http:// patapsco.nist.gov/BoardofExam/ Examiners_Judge2.cfm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Fangmeyer, Director, Baldrige Performance Excellence Program and Designated Federal Officer, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1020, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–1020; telephone 301–975–4781; fax 301–975– 4967; or via email at robert.fangmeyer@nist.gov. Committee Information The Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Panel) was established in accordance with 15 U.S.C. 3711a(d)(1) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. Objectives and Duties 1. The Panel will ensure the integrity of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Award) selection process. Based on a review of 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 Panel will also review recommendations from site visits, and recommend Award recipients. 2. The Panel will ensure that individual judges will not participate in the review of applicants as to which they have any potential conflict of interest. 3. The Panel will function solely as an advisory body, and will comply with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. E:\FR\FM\03JAN1.SGM 03JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 1 / Tuesday, January 3, 2017 / Notices 4. The Panel will report to the Director of NIST. Membership 1. The Panel will consist of approximately 9 and not more than 12, members selected on a clear, standardized basis, in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidance. There will be a balanced representation from U.S. service, manufacturing, nonprofit, education, and health care industries. The Panel will include members familiar with the quality improvement operations and competitiveness issues of manufacturing companies, service companies, small businesses, health care providers, and educational institutions. Members will also be chosen who have broad experience in for-profit and nonprofit areas. 2. Panel members will be appointed by the Secretary of Commerce for threeyear terms and will serve at the discretion of the Secretary. All terms will commence on March 1 and end on February 28 of the appropriate year. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Miscellaneous 1. Members of the Panel shall serve without compensation, but may, upon request, be reimbursed travel expenses, including per diem, as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5701 et seq. 2. The Panel will meet three times per year. Additional meetings may be called as deemed necessary by the NIST Director or by the Chairperson. Meetings are usually one to four days in duration. In addition, each Judge must attend an annual three-day Examiner training course. 3. When approved by the Department of Commerce Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration, Panel meetings are closed or partially closed to the public. Nomination Information 1. Nominations are sought from all U.S. service and manufacturing industries, education, health care, and nonprofits as described above. 2. Nominees should have established records of distinguished service and shall be familiar with the quality improvement operations and competitiveness issues of manufacturing companies, service companies, small businesses, health care providers, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations. The category (field of eminence) for which the candidate is qualified should be specified in the nomination letter. Nominations for a particular category should come from organizations or individuals within that category. A summary of the candidate’s VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:14 Dec 30, 2016 Jkt 241001 qualifications should be included with the nomination, including (where applicable) current or former service on federal advisory boards and federal employment. In addition, each nomination letter should state that the person agrees to the nomination, acknowledges the responsibilities of serving on the Panel, and will actively participate in good faith in the tasks of the Panel. Besides participation at meetings, it is desired that members be either developing or researching topics of potential interest, reading Baldrige applications, and so forth, in furtherance of their Panel duties. 3. The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks a broad-based and diverse Panel membership. Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) ADDRESSES: Please submit nominations to Matt Scholl, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8930, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–8930. Nominations may also be submitted via fax to 301–975–8670, Attn: ISPAB Nominations. Additional information regarding the ISPAB, including its charter and current membership list, may be found on its electronic home page at http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/SMA/ ispab/index.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matt Scholl, ISPAB Designated Federal Officer (DFO), NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8930, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–8930; telephone 301–975–2941; fax: 301–975–8670; or via email at matthew.scholl@nist.gov. Committee Information The ISPAB (Committee or Board) was originally chartered as the Computer System Security and Privacy Advisory Board by the Department of Commerce pursuant to the Computer Security Act of 1987 (Pub. L. 100–235). The EGovernment Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107– 347, Title III), amended Section 21 of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Act (15 U.S.C. 278g–4), including changing the Committee’s name, and the charter was amended accordingly. Objectives and Duties 1. The Board will identify emerging managerial, technical, administrative, and physical safeguard issues relative to information security and privacy. 2. The Board will advise NIST, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on information security and privacy issues pertaining to Federal Government information PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 87 systems, including thorough review of proposed standards and guidelines developed by NIST. 3. The Board shall report to the Director of NIST. 4. The Board reports annually to the Secretary of Commerce, the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Director of OMB, the Director of the National Security Agency, and the appropriate committees of the Congress. 5. The Board will function solely as an advisory body, in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. Membership 1. The Director of NIST will appoint the Chairperson and the members of the ISPAB, and members serve at the discretion of the NIST Director. Members will be selected on a clear, standardized basis, in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidance. 2. The ISPAB will consist of a total of 12 members and a Chairperson. • The Board will include four members from outside the Federal Government who are eminent in the information technology industry, at least one of whom is representative of small or medium sized companies in such industries. • The Board will include four members from outside the Federal Government who are eminent in the fields of information technology, or related disciplines, but who are not employed by or representative of a producer of information technology. • The Board will include four members from the Federal Government who have information system management experience, including experience in information security and privacy, at least one of whom shall be from the National Security Agency. Miscellaneous 1. Members of the Board, other than full-time employees of the Federal government, will not be compensated for their services, but will, upon request, be allowed travel expenses pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 5701 et seq., while otherwise performing duties at the request of the Board Chairperson, while away from their homes or a regular place of business. 2. Meetings of the ISPAB are usually two to three days in duration and are usually held quarterly. ISPAB meetings are open to the public, including the press. Members do not have access to classified or proprietary information in connection with their ISPAB duties. E:\FR\FM\03JAN1.SGM 03JAN1 88 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 1 / Tuesday, January 3, 2017 / Notices Nomination Information 1. Nominations are being accepted in all three categories described above. 2. Nominees should have specific experience related to information security or privacy issues, particularly as they pertain to Federal information technology. Letters of nomination should include the category of membership for which the candidate is applying and a summary of the candidate’s qualifications for that specific category. Also include (where applicable) current or former service on Federal advisory boards and any Federal employment. Each nomination letter should state that the person agrees to the nomination, acknowledges the responsibilities of serving on the ISPAB, and that they will actively participate in good faith in the tasks of the ISPAB. 3. Besides participation at meetings, it is desired that members be able to devote a minimum of two days between meetings to developing draft issue papers, researching topics of potential interest, and so forth in furtherance of their ISPAB duties. 4. Selection of ISPAB members will not be limited to individuals who are nominated. Nominations that are received and meet the requirements will be kept on file to be reviewed as ISPAB vacancies occur. 5. The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks a broad-based and diverse ISPAB membership. Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Advisory Board ADDRESSES: Please submit nominations to Ms. Cheryl Gendron, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 4800, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–4800. Nominations may also be submitted via fax to 301–963–6556, or via email at Cheryl.Gendron@nist.gov. Additional information regarding MEP, including its charter may be found on its electronic home page at http:// www.nist.gov/mep/advisory-board.cfm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Cheryl Gendron, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 4800, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–4800; telephone 301–975– 4919, fax 301–963–6556; or via email at Cheryl.Gendron@nist.gov. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Committee Information The MEP Advisory Board (Board) is authorized under Section 3003(d) of the America COMPETES Act (P.L. 110–69); codified at 15 U.S.C. 278k(e), as amended, in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:14 Dec 30, 2016 Jkt 241001 Objectives and Duties 1. The Board will provide advice on MEP programs, plans, and policies. 2. The Board will assess the soundness of MEP plans and strategies. 3. The Board will assess current performance against MEP program plans. 4. The Board will function solely in an advisory capacity, and in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. 5. The Board shall transmit through the Director of NIST an annual report to the Secretary of the Department of Commerce for transmittal to Congress within 30 days after the submission to Congress of the President’s annual budget request each year. The report shall address the status of the MEP program and comment on the relevant sections of the programmatic planning document and updates thereto transmitted to Congress by the Director under 15 U.S.C. 278i(c) and (d). Membership 1. The Board shall consist of 10 members, broadly representative of stakeholders, appointed by the Director of NIST. At least 2 members shall be employed by or on an advisory board for the MEP Centers, and at least 5 other members shall be from U.S. small businesses in the manufacturing sector. No member shall be an employee of the Federal Government. 2. The Director of NIST shall appoint the members of the Board. Members shall be selected on a clear, standardized basis, in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidance. Board members serve at the discretion of the Director of NIST. 3. The term of office of each member of the Board shall be three years, except that vacancy appointments shall be for the remainder of the unexpired term of the vacancy. Any person who has completed two consecutive full terms of service on the Board shall thereafter be ineligible for appointment during the one-year period following the expiration of the second term. Miscellaneous 1. Members of the Board will not be compensated for their services but will, upon request, be allowed travel and per diem expenses as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5701 et seq., while attending meetings of the Board or subcommittees thereof, or while otherwise performing duties at the request of the Chair, while away from their homes or regular places of business. 2. The Board will meet at least three times a year. Additional meetings may PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 be called by the Director of NIST or the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) or his or her designee. 3. Committee meetings are open to the public. Nomination Information 1. Nominations are being accepted in all categories described above. 2. Nominees should have specific experience related to manufacturing and industrial extension services. Letters of nomination should include the category of membership for which the candidate is applying and a summary of the candidate’s qualifications for that specific category. Each nomination letter should state that the person agrees to the nomination and acknowledges the responsibilities of serving on the MEP Advisory Board. 3. Selection of MEP Advisory Board members will not be limited to individuals who are nominated. Nominations that are received and meet the requirements will be kept on file to be reviewed as Board vacancies occur. 4. The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks a broad-based and diverse MEP Advisory Board membership. National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Advisory Committee ADDRESSES: Please submit nominations to Benjamin Davis, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8615, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–8604. Additional information regarding the NCST, including its charter may be found on its electronic home page at https://www.nist.gov/el/disasterresilience/disaster-and-failure-studies/ national-construction-safety-team-ncst/ advisory. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judith Mitrani-Reiser, Director, Disaster and Failure Studies Program, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8615, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–8604, telephone 301–975–0684; or via email at judith.mitrani-reiser@nist.gov. Committee Information The NCST Advisory Committee (Committee) was established in accordance with the National Construction Safety Team Act, Pub. L. 107–231 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. Objectives and Duties 1. The Committee shall advise the Director of NIST on carrying out the National Construction Safety Team Act (Act), review the procedures developed under section 2(c)(1) of the Act, and E:\FR\FM\03JAN1.SGM 03JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 1 / Tuesday, January 3, 2017 / Notices review the reports issued under section 8 of the Act. 2. The Committee functions solely as an advisory body, in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. 3. The Committee shall report to the Director of NIST. 4. On January 1 of each year, the Committee shall transmit to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology of the House of Representatives and to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate a report that includes: (1) An evaluation of National Construction Safety Team (Team) activities, along with recommendations to improve the operation and effectiveness of Teams, and (2) an assessment of the implementation of the recommendations of Teams and of the Committee. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Membership 1. The Committee shall consist of no less than 4 nor more than 12 members. Members shall reflect the wide diversity of technical disciplines and competencies involved in the National Construction Safety Teams investigations. Members shall be selected on the basis of established records of distinguished service in their professional community and their knowledge of issues affecting the National Construction Safety Teams. 2. The Director of the NIST shall appoint the members of the Committee, and they will be selected on a clear, standardized basis, in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidance. Miscellaneous 1. Members of the Committee shall not be compensated for their services but may, upon request, be allowed travel and per diem expenses in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 5703. 2. Members of the Committee shall serve as Special Government Employees (SGEs), will be subject to the ethics standards applicable to SGEs, and are required to file an annual Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report. 3. The Committee shall meet at least once per year. Additional meetings may be called whenever requested by the NIST Director or the Designated Federal Officer (DFO); such meetings may be in the form of telephone conference calls and/or videoconferences. Nomination Information 1. Nominations are sought from industry and other communities having VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:14 Dec 30, 2016 Jkt 241001 an interest in the National Construction Safety Teams investigations. 2. Nominees should have established records of distinguished service. The field of expertise that the candidate represents should be specified in the nomination letter. Nominations for a particular field should come from organizations or individuals within that field. A summary of the candidate’s qualifications should be included with the nomination, including (where applicable) current or former service on federal advisory boards and federal employment. In addition, each nomination letter should state that the nominee agrees to the nomination, acknowledges the responsibilities of serving on the Committee, and will actively participate in good faith in the tasks of the Committee. 3. The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks a broad-based and diverse Committee membership. Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR) ADDRESSES: Please submit nominations to Tina Faecke, Management and Program Analyst, National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8604, Gaithersburg, MD 20899– 8604. Nominations may also be submitted via fax to 301–975–4032 or email at tina.faecke@nist.gov. Additional information regarding the ACEHR, including its charter and executive summary may be found on its electronic home page at http:// www.nehrp.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven McCabe, Acting Director, National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8604, Gaithersburg, MD 20899– 8604, telephone 301–975–8549, fax 301–975–4032; or via email at steven.mccabe@nist.gov. Committee Information The Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (Committee) was established in accordance with the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Reauthorization Act of 2004, Pub. L. 108–360 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. Objectives and Duties 1. The Committee will act in the public interest to assess trends and developments in the science and engineering of earthquake hazards reduction, effectiveness of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 89 (Program) in carrying out the activities under section (a)(2) of the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977, as amended (42 U.S.C. 7704(a)(2)), the need to revise the Program, the management, coordination, implementation, and activities of the Program. 2. The Committee will function solely as an advisory body, in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. 3. The Committee shall report to the Director of NIST. 4. The Committee shall report to the Director of NIST at least once every two years on its findings of the assessments and its recommendations for ways to improve the Program. In developing recommendations, the Committee shall consider the recommendations of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee (SESAC). Membership 1. The Committee shall consist of not fewer than 11, nor more than 17 members. Members shall reflect the wide diversity of technical disciplines, competencies, and communities involved in earthquake hazards reduction. Members shall be selected on the basis of established records of distinguished service in their professional community and their knowledge of issues affecting the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program. 2. The Director of NIST shall appoint the members of the Committee. Members shall be selected on a clear, standardized basis, in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidance. 3. The term of office of each member of the Committee shall be three years, except that vacancy appointments shall be for the remainder of the unexpired term of the vacancy and that members shall have staggered terms such that the Committee will have approximately one-third new or reappointed members each year. Miscellaneous 1. Members of the Committee shall not be compensated for their services, but may, upon request, be allowed travel and per diem expenses in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 5701 et seq., while attending meetings of the Committee or subcommittees thereof, or while otherwise performing duties at the request of the Chair, while away from their homes or regular places of business. 2. Members of the Committee shall serve as Special Government Employees E:\FR\FM\03JAN1.SGM 03JAN1 90 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 1 / Tuesday, January 3, 2017 / Notices (SGEs) and will be subject to the ethics standards applicable to SGEs, and are required to file an annual Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report. 3. The Committee members shall meet face-to-face at least once per year. Additional meetings may be called whenever requested by the NIST Director or the Chair; such meetings may be in the form of telephone conference calls and/or videoconferences. 4. Committee meetings are open to the public. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Nomination Information 1. Members will be drawn from industry and other communities having an interest in the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, such as, but not limited to, research and academic institutions, industry standards development organizations, state and local government, and financial communities, who are qualified to provide advice on earthquake hazards reduction and represent all related scientific, architectural, and engineering disciplines. 2. Any person who has completed two consecutive full terms of service on the Committee shall be ineligible for appointment for a third term during the two-year period following the expiration of the second term. 3. Nominees should have established records of distinguished service. The field of expertise that the candidate represents should be specified in the nomination letter. Nominations for a particular field should come from organizations or individuals within that field. A summary of the candidate’s qualifications should be included with the nomination, including (where applicable) current or former service on federal advisory boards and federal employment. In addition, each nomination letter should state that the nominee agrees to the nomination, acknowledges the responsibilities of serving on the Committee, and will actively participate in good faith in the tasks of the Committee. 4. The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks a broad based and diverse Committee membership. National Advisory Committee on Windstorm Impact Reduction (NACWIR) ADDRESSES: Please submit nominations to Stephen Potts, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8611, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–8611. Additional information regarding the VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:14 Dec 30, 2016 Jkt 241001 NACWIR, including its charter may be found on its electronic home page at https://www.nist.gov/el/mssd/nwirp/ national-advisory-committeewindstorm-impact-reduction-project. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marc Levitan, Director, National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8611, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–8611, telephone 301–975–5340; or via email at marc.levitan@nist.gov. Committee Information The NACWIR (Committee) was established in accordance with the requirements of the National Windstorm Impact Act of 2004, Public Law 108– 360, Title II, codified at 42 U.S.C. 15701–15707, as amended by the National Windstorm Reduction Act Reauthorization of 2015, Public Law 114–52 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. Objectives and Duties 1. The Committee shall offer assessments and recommendations on the trends and developments in the natural, engineering, and social sciences and practices of windstorm impact mitigation; the priorities of the Strategic Plan for the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program (Program); the coordination of the Program; the effectiveness of the Program in meeting its purposes under section 204 (42 U.S.C. 15707) of the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act of 2004, as amended; and any revisions to the Program which may be necessary. 2. The Committee functions solely as an advisory body, in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. 3. The Committee shall report to the Director of NIST. 4. The Committee will develop and submit reports on the assessments for ways to improve the Program at least once every two years. Membership 1. The Committee shall consist of not fewer than 7 nor more than 15 members. The term of office of each member of the Committee shall terminate on September 30, 2017. 2. Members shall reflect the wide diversity of technical disciplines, competencies, and communities involved in windstorm impact reduction. 3. Members shall be selected on the basis of established records of distinguished service in their professional community and their PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 knowledge of issues affecting the Program. 4. The Director of the NIST shall appoint the members of the Committee, and they will be selected on a clear, standardized basis, in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidance. Miscellaneous 1. Members of the Committee shall not be compensated for their services but may, upon request, be allowed travel and per diem expenses in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 5701 et seq., while attending meetings of the Committee or subcommittees thereof, or while otherwise performing duties at the request of the Chair, while away from their homes or regular places of business. 2. Members of the Committee shall serve as Special Government Employees (SGEs), will be subject to the ethics standards applicable to SGEs, and are required to file an annual Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report. No member shall be an employee of the Federal Government. 3. The Committee shall meet in at least one face-to-face meeting per year. Additional meetings may be called whenever requested by the NIST Director or the Chair; such meetings may be in the form of telephone conference calls and/or videoconferences. Nomination Information 1. Nominations are sought from research and academic institutions, industry and other communities who are qualified to provide advise on windstorm impact hazards reduction and represent related scientific, architectural, and engineering disciplines. 2. Nominees should have established records of distinguished service. The field of expertise that the candidate represents should be specified in the nomination letter. Nominations for a particular field should come from organizations or individuals within that field. A summary of the candidate’s qualifications should be included with the nomination, including (where applicable) current or former service on Federal advisory boards and Federal employment. In addition, each nomination letter should state that the nominee agrees to the nomination, acknowledges the responsibilities of serving on the Committee, and will actively participate in good faith in the tasks of the Committee. 3. The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in the E:\FR\FM\03JAN1.SGM 03JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 1 / Tuesday, January 3, 2017 / Notices workplace and seeks a broad-based and diverse Committee membership. NIST Smart Grid Advisory Committee ADDRESSES: Please submit nominations to Mr. Cuong Nguyen, Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems Program Office, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8200, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–8200. Nominations may also be submitted via email to cuong.nguyen@nist.gov. Information about the NIST Smart Grid Advisory Committee may be found at http:// www.nist.gov/smartgrid/committee.cfm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Cuong Nguyen, Smart Grid and CyberPhysical Systems Program Office, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8200, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–8200; telephone 301–975–2254, fax 301–948– 5668; or via email at cuong.nguyen@nist.gov. Committee Information The NIST Smart Grid Advisory Committee (Committee) was established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App and with the concurrence of the General Services Administration. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Objectives and Duties 1. The Committee shall advise the Director of NIST in carrying out duties authorized by section 1305 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110–140). 2. The Committee duties are solely advisory in nature in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. 3. The Committee shall report to the Director of NIST. 4. The Committee shall provide input to NIST on the Smart Grid Standards, Priorities, and Gaps, on the overall direction, status and health of the Smart Grid implementation by the Smart Grid industry including identification of issues and needs, on Smart Grid Interoperability Panel activities and on the direction of research and standards activities. 5. Upon request of the Director of NIST, the Committee will prepare reports on issues affecting Smart Grid activities. Membership 1. The Committee shall consist of no less than 9 and no more than 15 members. Members shall be selected on the basis of established records of distinguished service in their professional community and their knowledge of issues affecting Smart Grid deployment and operations. VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:14 Dec 30, 2016 Jkt 241001 Members shall reflect the wide diversity of technical disciplines and competencies involved in the Smart Grid deployment and operations and will come from a cross section of organizations. 2. The Director of NIST shall appoint the members of the Committee, and they will be selected on a clear, standardized basis, in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidance. Miscellaneous 1. Members of the Committee shall not be compensated for their service, but will, upon request, be allowed travel and per diem expenses, in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 5701 et seq., while attending meetings of the Committee or subcommittees thereof, or while otherwise performing duties at the request of the Chair, while away from their homes or regular places of business. 2. The Committee shall meet approximately two times per year at the call of the Designated Federal Officer (DFO). Additional meetings may be called by the DFO whenever one-third or more of the members so request it in writing or whenever the Director of NIST requests a meeting. Nomination Information 1. Nominations are sought from all fields involved in issues affecting the Smart Grid. 2. Nominees should have established records of distinguished service. The field of expertise that the candidate represents should be specified in the nomination letter. Nominations for a particular field should come from organizations or individuals within that field. A summary of the candidate’s qualifications should be included with the nomination, including (where applicable) current or former service on Federal advisory boards and Federal employment. In addition, each nomination letter should state that the person agrees to the nomination, acknowledges the responsibilities of serving on the Committee, and will actively participate in good faith in the tasks of the Committee. The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks a broad-based and diverse Committee membership. Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT) ADDRESSES: Please submit nominations to Stephanie Shaw, Designated Federal Officer, VCAT, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1060, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–1060. Nominations may also be submitted via PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 91 fax to 301–216–0529 or via email at stephanie.shaw@nist.gov. Additional information regarding the VCAT, including its charter, current membership list, and past reports may be found on its electronic homepage at http://www.nist.gov/director/vcat/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Shaw, Designated Federal Officer, VCAT, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1060, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–1060, telephone 301–975–2667, fax 301–216–0529; or via email at stephanie.shaw@nist.gov. Committee Information The VCAT (Committee) was established in accordance with 15 U.S.C. 278 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. Objectives and Duties 1. The Committee shall review and make recommendations regarding general policy for NIST, its organization, its budget, and its programs, within the framework of applicable national policies as set forth by the President and the Congress. 2. The Committee will function solely as an advisory body, in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. 3. The Committee shall report to the Director of NIST. 4. The Committee shall provide an annual report, through the Director of NIST, to the Secretary of Commerce for submission to the Congress not later than 30 days after the submittal to Congress of the President’s annual budget request in each year. Such report shall deal essentially, though not necessarily exclusively, with policy issues or matters which affect NIST, or with which the Committee in its official role as the private sector policy adviser of NIST is concerned. Each such report shall identify areas of research and research techniques of NIST of potential importance to the long-term competitiveness of United States industry, in which NIST possesses special competence, which could be used to assist United States enterprises and United States industrial joint research and development ventures. Such report also shall comment on the programmatic planning document and updates thereto submitted to Congress by the Director under subsections (c) and (d) of section 278i of the NIST Act. The Committee shall submit to the Secretary and the Congress such additional reports on specific policy matters as it deems appropriate. E:\FR\FM\03JAN1.SGM 03JAN1 92 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 1 / Tuesday, January 3, 2017 / Notices Membership 1. The Committee shall consist of 15 members appointed by the Director of NIST, at least ten of whom shall be from United States industry. Members shall be selected solely on the basis of established records of distinguished service; shall provide representation of a cross-section of traditional and emerging United States industries; and shall be eminent in fields such as business, research, new product development, engineering, labor, education, management consulting, environment, and international relations. No employee of the Federal Government shall serve as a member of the Committee. 2. The Director of NIST shall appoint the members of the Committee. Members shall be selected on a clear, standardized basis, in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidance. 3. The term of office of each member of the Committee shall be three years, except that vacancy appointments shall be for the remainder of the unexpired term of the vacancy. Miscellaneous 1. Members of the Committee will not be compensated for their services, but will, upon request, be allowed travel expenses in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 5701 et seq., while attending meetings of the Committee or of its subcommittees, or while otherwise performing duties at the request of the chairperson, while away from their homes or a regular place of business. 2. Members of the Committee shall serve as Special Government Employees (SGEs) and will be subject to the ethics standards applicable to SGEs. As SGEs, the members are required to file an annual Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report. 3. Meetings of the VCAT usually take place at the NIST headquarters in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Meetings are usually two days in duration and are held at least twice each year. 4. Generally, Committee meetings are open to the public. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Nomination Information 1. Nominations are sought from all fields described above. 2. Nominees should have established records of distinguished service and shall be eminent in fields such as business, research, new product development, engineering, labor, education, management consulting, environment and international relations. The category (field of eminence) for which the candidate is qualified should VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:14 Dec 30, 2016 Jkt 241001 be specified in the nomination letter. Nominations for a particular category should come from organizations or individuals within that category. A summary of the candidate’s qualifications should be included with the nomination, including (where applicable) current or former service on Federal advisory boards and Federal employment. In addition, each nomination letter should state that the candidate agrees to the nomination, acknowledges the responsibilities of serving on the VCAT, and will actively participate in good faith in the tasks of the VCAT. 3. The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks a broad-based and diverse VCAT membership. Kevin Kimball, NIST Chief of Staff. [FR Doc. 2016–31835 Filed 12–30–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT or Committee), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will meet in an open session on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time and Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The VCAT is composed of fifteen members appointed by the NIST Director who are eminent in such fields as business, research, new product development, engineering, labor, education, management consulting, environment, and international relations. DATES: The VCAT will meet on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time and Thursday, February 9, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Portrait Room, Administration Building, at NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 20899. Please note admittance instructions under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Shaw, VCAT, NIST, 100 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1060, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899–1060, telephone number 301–975–2667. Ms. Shaw’s email address is stephanie.shaw@nist.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 15 U.S.C. 278 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. The purpose of this meeting is for the VCAT to review and make recommendations regarding general policy for NIST, its organization, its budget, and its programs within the framework of applicable national policies as set forth by the President and the Congress. The agenda will include a discussion on NIST’s values and how those values are critical to NIST’s mission delivery. NIST’s major scientific accomplishments, impacts on industry, and likely upcoming challenges will also be discussed. The Committee also will present its initial observations, findings, and recommendations for the 2016 VCAT Annual Report. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the NIST Web site at http://www.nist.gov/ director/vcat/agenda.cfm. Individuals and representatives of organizations who would like to offer comments and suggestions related to the Committee’s affairs are invited to request a place on the agenda. Approximately one-half hour will be reserved for public comments and speaking times will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. The amount of time per speaker will be determined by the number of requests received, but is likely to be about 3 minutes each. The exact time for public comments will be included in the final agenda that will be posted on the NIST Web site at http:// www.nist.gov/director/vcat/agenda.cfm. Questions from the public will not be considered during this period. Speakers who wish to expand upon their oral statements, those who had wished to speak but could not be accommodated on the agenda, and those who were unable to attend in person are invited to submit written statements to VCAT, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, MS 1060, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 20899, via fax at 301–216–0529 or electronically by email to stephanie.shaw@nist.gov. All visitors to the NIST site are required to pre-register to be admitted. Please submit your name, time of arrival, email address and phone number to Serena Martinez by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday, January 30, 2017. Non-U.S. citizens must submit additional information; please contact Mrs. Martinez. Mrs. Martinez’s email E:\FR\FM\03JAN1.SGM 03JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology


Request for Nominations for Members To Serve on National 
Institute of Standards and Technology Federal Advisory Committees

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 
invites and requests nomination of individuals for appointment to nine 
existing Federal Advisory Committees: Board of Overseers of the Malcolm 
Baldrige National Quality Award, Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige 
National Quality Award, Information Security and Privacy Advisory 
Board, Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board, National 
Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee, Advisory Committee on 
Earthquake Hazards Reduction, National Advisory Committee on Windstorm 
Impact Reduction, NIST Smart Grid Advisory Committee, and Visiting 
Committee on Advanced Technology. NIST will consider nominations 
received in response to this notice for appointment to the Committees, 
in addition to nominations already received. Registered Federal 
lobbyists may not serve on NIST Federal Advisory Committees.

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DATES: Nominations for all committees will be accepted on an ongoing 
basis and will be considered as and when vacancies arise.

ADDRESSES: Please submit nominations to Robert Fangmeyer, Director, 
Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail 
Stop 1020, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1020. Nominations may also be 
submitted via fax to 301-975-4967. Additional information regarding the 
Committee, including its charter, current membership list, and 
executive summary, may be found at http://www.nist.gov/baldrige/community/overseers.cfm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Fangmeyer, Director, Baldrige 
Performance Excellence Program and Designated Federal Officer, NIST, 
100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1020, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1020; 
telephone 301-975-4781; fax 301-975-4967; or via email at 
robert.fangmeyer@nist.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

Committee Information

    The Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality 
Award (Board) was established in accordance with 15 U.S.C. 
3711a(d)(2)(B), pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as 
amended, 5 U.S.C. App.
Objectives and Duties
    1. The Board shall review the work of the private sector 
contractor(s), which assists the Director of NIST in administering the 
Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Award). The Board will make 
such suggestions for the improvement of the Award process as it deems 
necessary.
    2. The Board shall make an annual report on the results of Award 
activities to the Director of NIST, along with its recommendations for 
the improvement of the Award process.
    3. The Board will function solely as an advisory committee under 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App.
    4. The Board will report to the Director of NIST.
Membership
    1. The Board will consist of approximately 12 members selected on a 
clear, standardized basis, in accordance with applicable Department of 
Commerce guidance, and for their preeminence in the field of 
organizational performance excellence. There will be a balanced 
representation from U.S. service, manufacturing, nonprofit, education, 
and health care industries. The Board will include members familiar 
with the quality improvement operations and competitiveness issues of 
manufacturing companies, service companies, small businesses, health 
care providers, and educational institutions. Members will also be 
chosen who have broad experience in for-profit and nonprofit areas.
    2. Board members will be appointed by the Secretary of Commerce for 
three-year terms and will serve at the discretion of the Secretary. All 
terms will commence on March 1 and end on February 28 of the 
appropriate years.
Miscellaneous
    1. Members of the Board shall serve without compensation, but may, 
upon request, be reimbursed travel expenses, including per diem, as 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5701 et seq.
    2. The Board will meet annually, except that additional meetings 
may be called as deemed necessary by the NIST Director or by the 
Chairperson. Meetings are usually one day in duration. Historically, 
the Board has met twice per year.
    3. Board meetings are open to the public. Board members do not have 
access to classified or proprietary information in connection with 
their Board duties.

Nomination Information

    1. Nominations are sought from the private and public sector as 
described above.
    2. Nominees should have established records of distinguished 
service and shall be familiar with the quality improvement operations 
and competitiveness issues of manufacturing companies, service 
companies, small businesses, educational institutions, health care 
providers, and nonprofit organizations. The category (field of 
eminence) for which the candidate is qualified should be specified in 
the nomination letter. Nominations for a particular category should 
come from organizations or individuals within that category. A summary 
of the candidate's qualifications should be included with the 
nomination, including (where applicable) current or former service on 
Federal advisory boards and Federal employment. In addition, each 
nomination letter should state that the person agrees to the 
nomination, acknowledges the responsibilities of serving on the Board, 
and will actively participate in good faith in the tasks of the Board. 
Besides participation at meetings, it is desired that members be able 
to devote the equivalent of seven days between meetings to either 
developing or researching topics of potential interest, and so forth, 
in furtherance of their Board duties.
    3. The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in 
the workplace and seeks a broad-based and diverse Board membership.

Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

    Addresses: Please submit nominations to Robert Fangmeyer, Director, 
Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive Mail 
Stop 1020, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1020. Nominations may also be 
submitted via fax to 301-975-4967. Additional information regarding the 
Committee, including its charter, current membership list, and 
executive summary, may be found at http://patapsco.nist.gov/BoardofExam/Examiners_Judge2.cfm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Fangmeyer, Director, Baldrige 
Performance Excellence Program and Designated Federal Officer, NIST, 
100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1020, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1020; 
telephone 301-975-4781; fax 301-975-4967; or via email at 
robert.fangmeyer@nist.gov.

Committee Information

    The Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award 
(Panel) was established in accordance with 15 U.S.C. 3711a(d)(1) and 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App.
Objectives and Duties
    1. The Panel will ensure the integrity of the Malcolm Baldrige 
National Quality Award (Award) selection process. Based on a review of 
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 Panel 
will also review recommendations from site visits, and recommend Award 
recipients.
    2. The Panel will ensure that individual judges will not 
participate in the review of applicants as to which they have any 
potential conflict of interest.
    3. The Panel will function solely as an advisory body, and will 
comply with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as 
amended, 5 U.S.C. App.

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    4. The Panel will report to the Director of NIST.
Membership
    1. The Panel will consist of approximately 9 and not more than 12, 
members selected on a clear, standardized basis, in accordance with 
applicable Department of Commerce guidance. There will be a balanced 
representation from U.S. service, manufacturing, nonprofit, education, 
and health care industries. The Panel will include members familiar 
with the quality improvement operations and competitiveness issues of 
manufacturing companies, service companies, small businesses, health 
care providers, and educational institutions. Members will also be 
chosen who have broad experience in for-profit and nonprofit areas.
    2. Panel members will be appointed by the Secretary of Commerce for 
three-year terms and will serve at the discretion of the Secretary. All 
terms will commence on March 1 and end on February 28 of the 
appropriate year.
Miscellaneous
    1. Members of the Panel shall serve without compensation, but may, 
upon request, be reimbursed travel expenses, including per diem, as 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5701 et seq.
    2. The Panel will meet three times per year. Additional meetings 
may be called as deemed necessary by the NIST Director or by the 
Chairperson. Meetings are usually one to four days in duration. In 
addition, each Judge must attend an annual three-day Examiner training 
course.
    3. When approved by the Department of Commerce Chief Financial 
Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration, Panel meetings are 
closed or partially closed to the public.

Nomination Information

    1. Nominations are sought from all U.S. service and manufacturing 
industries, education, health care, and nonprofits as described above.
    2. Nominees should have established records of distinguished 
service and shall be familiar with the quality improvement operations 
and competitiveness issues of manufacturing companies, service 
companies, small businesses, health care providers, educational 
institutions, and nonprofit organizations. The category (field of 
eminence) for which the candidate is qualified should be specified in 
the nomination letter. Nominations for a particular category should 
come from organizations or individuals within that category. A summary 
of the candidate's qualifications should be included with the 
nomination, including (where applicable) current or former service on 
federal advisory boards and federal employment. In addition, each 
nomination letter should state that the person agrees to the 
nomination, acknowledges the responsibilities of serving on the Panel, 
and will actively participate in good faith in the tasks of the Panel. 
Besides participation at meetings, it is desired that members be either 
developing or researching topics of potential interest, reading 
Baldrige applications, and so forth, in furtherance of their Panel 
duties.
    3. The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in 
the workplace and seeks a broad-based and diverse Panel membership.

Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB)

    Addresses: Please submit nominations to Matt Scholl, NIST, 100 
Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8930, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8930. Nominations 
may also be submitted via fax to 301-975-8670, Attn: ISPAB Nominations. 
Additional information regarding the ISPAB, including its charter and 
current membership list, may be found on its electronic home page at 
http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/SMA/ispab/index.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matt Scholl, ISPAB Designated Federal 
Officer (DFO), NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8930, Gaithersburg, MD 
20899-8930; telephone 301-975-2941; fax: 301-975-8670; or via email at 
matthew.scholl@nist.gov.

Committee Information

    The ISPAB (Committee or Board) was originally chartered as the 
Computer System Security and Privacy Advisory Board by the Department 
of Commerce pursuant to the Computer Security Act of 1987 (Pub. L. 100-
235). The E-Government Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107-347, Title III), 
amended Section 21 of the National Institute of Standards and 
Technology Act (15 U.S.C. 278g-4), including changing the Committee's 
name, and the charter was amended accordingly.
Objectives and Duties
    1. The Board will identify emerging managerial, technical, 
administrative, and physical safeguard issues relative to information 
security and privacy.
    2. The Board will advise NIST, the Secretary of Homeland Security, 
and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on 
information security and privacy issues pertaining to Federal 
Government information systems, including thorough review of proposed 
standards and guidelines developed by NIST.
    3. The Board shall report to the Director of NIST.
    4. The Board reports annually to the Secretary of Commerce, the 
Secretary of Homeland Security, the Director of OMB, the Director of 
the National Security Agency, and the appropriate committees of the 
Congress.
    5. The Board will function solely as an advisory body, in 
accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 
as amended, 5 U.S.C. App.
Membership
    1. The Director of NIST will appoint the Chairperson and the 
members of the ISPAB, and members serve at the discretion of the NIST 
Director. Members will be selected on a clear, standardized basis, in 
accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidance.
    2. The ISPAB will consist of a total of 12 members and a 
Chairperson.
     The Board will include four members from outside the 
Federal Government who are eminent in the information technology 
industry, at least one of whom is representative of small or medium 
sized companies in such industries.
     The Board will include four members from outside the 
Federal Government who are eminent in the fields of information 
technology, or related disciplines, but who are not employed by or 
representative of a producer of information technology.
     The Board will include four members from the Federal 
Government who have information system management experience, including 
experience in information security and privacy, at least one of whom 
shall be from the National Security Agency.
Miscellaneous
    1. Members of the Board, other than full-time employees of the 
Federal government, will not be compensated for their services, but 
will, upon request, be allowed travel expenses pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
5701 et seq., while otherwise performing duties at the request of the 
Board Chairperson, while away from their homes or a regular place of 
business.
    2. Meetings of the ISPAB are usually two to three days in duration 
and are usually held quarterly. ISPAB meetings are open to the public, 
including the press. Members do not have access to classified or 
proprietary information in connection with their ISPAB duties.

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Nomination Information

    1. Nominations are being accepted in all three categories described 
above.
    2. Nominees should have specific experience related to information 
security or privacy issues, particularly as they pertain to Federal 
information technology. Letters of nomination should include the 
category of membership for which the candidate is applying and a 
summary of the candidate's qualifications for that specific category. 
Also include (where applicable) current or former service on Federal 
advisory boards and any Federal employment. Each nomination letter 
should state that the person agrees to the nomination, acknowledges the 
responsibilities of serving on the ISPAB, and that they will actively 
participate in good faith in the tasks of the ISPAB.
    3. Besides participation at meetings, it is desired that members be 
able to devote a minimum of two days between meetings to developing 
draft issue papers, researching topics of potential interest, and so 
forth in furtherance of their ISPAB duties.
    4. Selection of ISPAB members will not be limited to individuals 
who are nominated. Nominations that are received and meet the 
requirements will be kept on file to be reviewed as ISPAB vacancies 
occur.
    5. The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in 
the workplace and seeks a broad-based and diverse ISPAB membership.

Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Advisory Board

    Addresses: Please submit nominations to Ms. Cheryl Gendron, NIST, 
100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 4800, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-4800. 
Nominations may also be submitted via fax to 301-963-6556, or via email 
at Cheryl.Gendron@nist.gov. Additional information regarding MEP, 
including its charter may be found on its electronic home page at 
http://www.nist.gov/mep/advisory-board.cfm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Cheryl Gendron, NIST, 100 Bureau 
Drive, Mail Stop 4800, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-4800; telephone 301-975-
4919, fax 301-963-6556; or via email at Cheryl.Gendron@nist.gov.

Committee Information

    The MEP Advisory Board (Board) is authorized under Section 3003(d) 
of the America COMPETES Act (P.L. 110-69); codified at 15 U.S.C. 
278k(e), as amended, in accordance with the provisions of the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App.
Objectives and Duties
    1. The Board will provide advice on MEP programs, plans, and 
policies.
    2. The Board will assess the soundness of MEP plans and strategies.
    3. The Board will assess current performance against MEP program 
plans.
    4. The Board will function solely in an advisory capacity, and in 
accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 
as amended, 5 U.S.C. App.
    5. The Board shall transmit through the Director of NIST an annual 
report to the Secretary of the Department of Commerce for transmittal 
to Congress within 30 days after the submission to Congress of the 
President's annual budget request each year. The report shall address 
the status of the MEP program and comment on the relevant sections of 
the programmatic planning document and updates thereto transmitted to 
Congress by the Director under 15 U.S.C. 278i(c) and (d).
Membership
    1. The Board shall consist of 10 members, broadly representative of 
stakeholders, appointed by the Director of NIST. At least 2 members 
shall be employed by or on an advisory board for the MEP Centers, and 
at least 5 other members shall be from U.S. small businesses in the 
manufacturing sector. No member shall be an employee of the Federal 
Government.
    2. The Director of NIST shall appoint the members of the Board. 
Members shall be selected on a clear, standardized basis, in accordance 
with applicable Department of Commerce guidance. Board members serve at 
the discretion of the Director of NIST.
    3. The term of office of each member of the Board shall be three 
years, except that vacancy appointments shall be for the remainder of 
the unexpired term of the vacancy. Any person who has completed two 
consecutive full terms of service on the Board shall thereafter be 
ineligible for appointment during the one-year period following the 
expiration of the second term.
Miscellaneous
    1. Members of the Board will not be compensated for their services 
but will, upon request, be allowed travel and per diem expenses as 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5701 et seq., while attending meetings of the 
Board or subcommittees thereof, or while otherwise performing duties at 
the request of the Chair, while away from their homes or regular places 
of business.
    2. The Board will meet at least three times a year. Additional 
meetings may be called by the Director of NIST or the Designated 
Federal Officer (DFO) or his or her designee.
    3. Committee meetings are open to the public.

Nomination Information

    1. Nominations are being accepted in all categories described 
above.
    2. Nominees should have specific experience related to 
manufacturing and industrial extension services. Letters of nomination 
should include the category of membership for which the candidate is 
applying and a summary of the candidate's qualifications for that 
specific category. Each nomination letter should state that the person 
agrees to the nomination and acknowledges the responsibilities of 
serving on the MEP Advisory Board.
    3. Selection of MEP Advisory Board members will not be limited to 
individuals who are nominated. Nominations that are received and meet 
the requirements will be kept on file to be reviewed as Board vacancies 
occur.
    4. The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in 
the workplace and seeks a broad-based and diverse MEP Advisory Board 
membership.

National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Advisory Committee

    Addresses: Please submit nominations to Benjamin Davis, NIST, 100 
Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8615, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8604. Additional 
information regarding the NCST, including its charter may be found on 
its electronic home page at https://www.nist.gov/el/disaster-resilience/disaster-and-failure-studies/national-construction-safety-team-ncst/advisory.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judith Mitrani-Reiser, Director, 
Disaster and Failure Studies Program, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 
8615, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8604, telephone 301-975-0684; or via email 
at judith.mitrani-reiser@nist.gov.

Committee Information

    The NCST Advisory Committee (Committee) was established in 
accordance with the National Construction Safety Team Act, Pub. L. 107-
231 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App.
Objectives and Duties
    1. The Committee shall advise the Director of NIST on carrying out 
the National Construction Safety Team Act (Act), review the procedures 
developed under section 2(c)(1) of the Act, and

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review the reports issued under section 8 of the Act.
    2. The Committee functions solely as an advisory body, in 
accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
    3. The Committee shall report to the Director of NIST.
    4. On January 1 of each year, the Committee shall transmit to the 
Committee on Science, Space, and Technology of the House of 
Representatives and to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation of the Senate a report that includes: (1) An evaluation 
of National Construction Safety Team (Team) activities, along with 
recommendations to improve the operation and effectiveness of Teams, 
and (2) an assessment of the implementation of the recommendations of 
Teams and of the Committee.
Membership
    1. The Committee shall consist of no less than 4 nor more than 12 
members. Members shall reflect the wide diversity of technical 
disciplines and competencies involved in the National Construction 
Safety Teams investigations. Members shall be selected on the basis of 
established records of distinguished service in their professional 
community and their knowledge of issues affecting the National 
Construction Safety Teams.
    2. The Director of the NIST shall appoint the members of the 
Committee, and they will be selected on a clear, standardized basis, in 
accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidance.
Miscellaneous
    1. Members of the Committee shall not be compensated for their 
services but may, upon request, be allowed travel and per diem expenses 
in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 5703.
    2. Members of the Committee shall serve as Special Government 
Employees (SGEs), will be subject to the ethics standards applicable to 
SGEs, and are required to file an annual Executive Branch Confidential 
Financial Disclosure Report.
    3. The Committee shall meet at least once per year. Additional 
meetings may be called whenever requested by the NIST Director or the 
Designated Federal Officer (DFO); such meetings may be in the form of 
telephone conference calls and/or videoconferences.

Nomination Information

    1. Nominations are sought from industry and other communities 
having an interest in the National Construction Safety Teams 
investigations.
    2. Nominees should have established records of distinguished 
service. The field of expertise that the candidate represents should be 
specified in the nomination letter. Nominations for a particular field 
should come from organizations or individuals within that field. A 
summary of the candidate's qualifications should be included with the 
nomination, including (where applicable) current or former service on 
federal advisory boards and federal employment. In addition, each 
nomination letter should state that the nominee agrees to the 
nomination, acknowledges the responsibilities of serving on the 
Committee, and will actively participate in good faith in the tasks of 
the Committee.
    3. The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in 
the workplace and seeks a broad-based and diverse Committee membership.

Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR)

    Addresses: Please submit nominations to Tina Faecke, Management and 
Program Analyst, National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, NIST, 
100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8604, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8604. 
Nominations may also be submitted via fax to 301-975-4032 or email at 
tina.faecke@nist.gov. Additional information regarding the ACEHR, 
including its charter and executive summary may be found on its 
electronic home page at http://www.nehrp.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven McCabe, Acting Director, 
National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, 
Mail Stop 8604, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8604, telephone 301-975-8549, 
fax 301-975-4032; or via email at steven.mccabe@nist.gov.

Committee Information

    The Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (Committee) 
was established in accordance with the National Earthquake Hazards 
Reduction Program Reauthorization Act of 2004, Pub. L. 108-360 and the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App.
Objectives and Duties
    1. The Committee will act in the public interest to assess trends 
and developments in the science and engineering of earthquake hazards 
reduction, effectiveness of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction 
Program (Program) in carrying out the activities under section (a)(2) 
of the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977, as amended (42 U.S.C. 
7704(a)(2)), the need to revise the Program, the management, 
coordination, implementation, and activities of the Program.
    2. The Committee will function solely as an advisory body, in 
accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
    3. The Committee shall report to the Director of NIST.
    4. The Committee shall report to the Director of NIST at least once 
every two years on its findings of the assessments and its 
recommendations for ways to improve the Program. In developing 
recommendations, the Committee shall consider the recommendations of 
the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Scientific Earthquake 
Studies Advisory Committee (SESAC).
Membership
    1. The Committee shall consist of not fewer than 11, nor more than 
17 members. Members shall reflect the wide diversity of technical 
disciplines, competencies, and communities involved in earthquake 
hazards reduction. Members shall be selected on the basis of 
established records of distinguished service in their professional 
community and their knowledge of issues affecting the National 
Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program.
    2. The Director of NIST shall appoint the members of the Committee. 
Members shall be selected on a clear, standardized basis, in accordance 
with applicable Department of Commerce guidance.
    3. The term of office of each member of the Committee shall be 
three years, except that vacancy appointments shall be for the 
remainder of the unexpired term of the vacancy and that members shall 
have staggered terms such that the Committee will have approximately 
one-third new or reappointed members each year.
Miscellaneous
    1. Members of the Committee shall not be compensated for their 
services, but may, upon request, be allowed travel and per diem 
expenses in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 5701 et seq., while attending 
meetings of the Committee or subcommittees thereof, or while otherwise 
performing duties at the request of the Chair, while away from their 
homes or regular places of business.
    2. Members of the Committee shall serve as Special Government 
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(SGEs) and will be subject to the ethics standards applicable to SGEs, 
and are required to file an annual Executive Branch Confidential 
Financial Disclosure Report.
    3. The Committee members shall meet face-to-face at least once per 
year. Additional meetings may be called whenever requested by the NIST 
Director or the Chair; such meetings may be in the form of telephone 
conference calls and/or videoconferences.
    4. Committee meetings are open to the public.

Nomination Information

    1. Members will be drawn from industry and other communities having 
an interest in the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, such 
as, but not limited to, research and academic institutions, industry 
standards development organizations, state and local government, and 
financial communities, who are qualified to provide advice on 
earthquake hazards reduction and represent all related scientific, 
architectural, and engineering disciplines.
    2. Any person who has completed two consecutive full terms of 
service on the Committee shall be ineligible for appointment for a 
third term during the two-year period following the expiration of the 
second term.
    3. Nominees should have established records of distinguished 
service. The field of expertise that the candidate represents should be 
specified in the nomination letter. Nominations for a particular field 
should come from organizations or individuals within that field. A 
summary of the candidate's qualifications should be included with the 
nomination, including (where applicable) current or former service on 
federal advisory boards and federal employment. In addition, each 
nomination letter should state that the nominee agrees to the 
nomination, acknowledges the responsibilities of serving on the 
Committee, and will actively participate in good faith in the tasks of 
the Committee.
    4. The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in 
the workplace and seeks a broad based and diverse Committee membership.

National Advisory Committee on Windstorm Impact Reduction (NACWIR)

    Addresses: Please submit nominations to Stephen Potts, NIST, 100 
Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8611, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8611. Additional 
information regarding the NACWIR, including its charter may be found on 
its electronic home page at https://www.nist.gov/el/mssd/nwirp/national-advisory-committee-windstorm-impact-reduction-project.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marc Levitan, Director, National 
Windstorm Impact Reduction Program, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 
8611, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8611, telephone 301-975-5340; or via email 
at marc.levitan@nist.gov.

Committee Information

    The NACWIR (Committee) was established in accordance with the 
requirements of the National Windstorm Impact Act of 2004, Public Law 
108-360, Title II, codified at 42 U.S.C. 15701-15707, as amended by the 
National Windstorm Reduction Act Reauthorization of 2015, Public Law 
114-52 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 
App.
Objectives and Duties
    1. The Committee shall offer assessments and recommendations on the 
trends and developments in the natural, engineering, and social 
sciences and practices of windstorm impact mitigation; the priorities 
of the Strategic Plan for the National Windstorm Impact Reduction 
Program (Program); the coordination of the Program; the effectiveness 
of the Program in meeting its purposes under section 204 (42 U.S.C. 
15707) of the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act of 2004, as 
amended; and any revisions to the Program which may be necessary.
    2. The Committee functions solely as an advisory body, in 
accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
    3. The Committee shall report to the Director of NIST.
    4. The Committee will develop and submit reports on the assessments 
for ways to improve the Program at least once every two years.
Membership
    1. The Committee shall consist of not fewer than 7 nor more than 15 
members. The term of office of each member of the Committee shall 
terminate on September 30, 2017.
    2. Members shall reflect the wide diversity of technical 
disciplines, competencies, and communities involved in windstorm impact 
reduction.
    3. Members shall be selected on the basis of established records of 
distinguished service in their professional community and their 
knowledge of issues affecting the Program.
    4. The Director of the NIST shall appoint the members of the 
Committee, and they will be selected on a clear, standardized basis, in 
accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidance.
Miscellaneous
    1. Members of the Committee shall not be compensated for their 
services but may, upon request, be allowed travel and per diem expenses 
in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 5701 et seq., while attending meetings of 
the Committee or subcommittees thereof, or while otherwise performing 
duties at the request of the Chair, while away from their homes or 
regular places of business.
    2. Members of the Committee shall serve as Special Government 
Employees (SGEs), will be subject to the ethics standards applicable to 
SGEs, and are required to file an annual Executive Branch Confidential 
Financial Disclosure Report. No member shall be an employee of the 
Federal Government.
    3. The Committee shall meet in at least one face-to-face meeting 
per year. Additional meetings may be called whenever requested by the 
NIST Director or the Chair; such meetings may be in the form of 
telephone conference calls and/or videoconferences.

Nomination Information

    1. Nominations are sought from research and academic institutions, 
industry and other communities who are qualified to provide advise on 
windstorm impact hazards reduction and represent related scientific, 
architectural, and engineering disciplines.
    2. Nominees should have established records of distinguished 
service. The field of expertise that the candidate represents should be 
specified in the nomination letter. Nominations for a particular field 
should come from organizations or individuals within that field. A 
summary of the candidate's qualifications should be included with the 
nomination, including (where applicable) current or former service on 
Federal advisory boards and Federal employment. In addition, each 
nomination letter should state that the nominee agrees to the 
nomination, acknowledges the responsibilities of serving on the 
Committee, and will actively participate in good faith in the tasks of 
the Committee.
    3. The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in 
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workplace and seeks a broad-based and diverse Committee membership.

NIST Smart Grid Advisory Committee

    ADDRESSES: Please submit nominations to Mr. Cuong Nguyen, Smart 
Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems Program Office, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, 
Mail Stop 8200, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8200. Nominations may also be 
submitted via email to cuong.nguyen@nist.gov. Information about the 
NIST Smart Grid Advisory Committee may be found at http://www.nist.gov/smartgrid/committee.cfm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Cuong Nguyen, Smart Grid and 
Cyber-Physical Systems Program Office, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail 
Stop 8200, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8200; telephone 301-975-2254, fax 
301-948-5668; or via email at cuong.nguyen@nist.gov.

Committee Information

    The NIST Smart Grid Advisory Committee (Committee) was established 
in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 
U.S.C. App and with the concurrence of the General Services 
Administration.
Objectives and Duties
    1. The Committee shall advise the Director of NIST in carrying out 
duties authorized by section 1305 of the Energy Independence and 
Security Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-140).
    2. The Committee duties are solely advisory in nature in accordance 
with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 
5 U.S.C. App.
    3. The Committee shall report to the Director of NIST.
    4. The Committee shall provide input to NIST on the Smart Grid 
Standards, Priorities, and Gaps, on the overall direction, status and 
health of the Smart Grid implementation by the Smart Grid industry 
including identification of issues and needs, on Smart Grid 
Interoperability Panel activities and on the direction of research and 
standards activities.
    5. Upon request of the Director of NIST, the Committee will prepare 
reports on issues affecting Smart Grid activities.
Membership
    1. The Committee shall consist of no less than 9 and no more than 
15 members. Members shall be selected on the basis of established 
records of distinguished service in their professional community and 
their knowledge of issues affecting Smart Grid deployment and 
operations. Members shall reflect the wide diversity of technical 
disciplines and competencies involved in the Smart Grid deployment and 
operations and will come from a cross section of organizations.
    2. The Director of NIST shall appoint the members of the Committee, 
and they will be selected on a clear, standardized basis, in accordance 
with applicable Department of Commerce guidance.
Miscellaneous
    1. Members of the Committee shall not be compensated for their 
service, but will, upon request, be allowed travel and per diem 
expenses, in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 5701 et seq., while attending 
meetings of the Committee or subcommittees thereof, or while otherwise 
performing duties at the request of the Chair, while away from their 
homes or regular places of business.
    2. The Committee shall meet approximately two times per year at the 
call of the Designated Federal Officer (DFO). Additional meetings may 
be called by the DFO whenever one-third or more of the members so 
request it in writing or whenever the Director of NIST requests a 
meeting.

Nomination Information

    1. Nominations are sought from all fields involved in issues 
affecting the Smart Grid.
    2. Nominees should have established records of distinguished 
service. The field of expertise that the candidate represents should be 
specified in the nomination letter. Nominations for a particular field 
should come from organizations or individuals within that field. A 
summary of the candidate's qualifications should be included with the 
nomination, including (where applicable) current or former service on 
Federal advisory boards and Federal employment. In addition, each 
nomination letter should state that the person agrees to the 
nomination, acknowledges the responsibilities of serving on the 
Committee, and will actively participate in good faith in the tasks of 
the Committee. The Department of Commerce is committed to equal 
opportunity in the workplace and seeks a broad-based and diverse 
Committee membership.

Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT)

    ADDRESSES: Please submit nominations to Stephanie Shaw, Designated 
Federal Officer, VCAT, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1060, 
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1060. Nominations may also be submitted via fax 
to 301-216-0529 or via email at stephanie.shaw@nist.gov. Additional 
information regarding the VCAT, including its charter, current 
membership list, and past reports may be found on its electronic 
homepage at http://www.nist.gov/director/vcat/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Shaw, Designated Federal 
Officer, VCAT, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1060, Gaithersburg, MD 
20899-1060, telephone 301-975-2667, fax 301-216-0529; or via email at 
stephanie.shaw@nist.gov.

Committee Information

    The VCAT (Committee) was established in accordance with 15 U.S.C. 
278 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App.
Objectives and Duties
    1. The Committee shall review and make recommendations regarding 
general policy for NIST, its organization, its budget, and its 
programs, within the framework of applicable national policies as set 
forth by the President and the Congress.
    2. The Committee will function solely as an advisory body, in 
accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 
as amended, 5 U.S.C. App.
    3. The Committee shall report to the Director of NIST.
    4. The Committee shall provide an annual report, through the 
Director of NIST, to the Secretary of Commerce for submission to the 
Congress not later than 30 days after the submittal to Congress of the 
President's annual budget request in each year. Such report shall deal 
essentially, though not necessarily exclusively, with policy issues or 
matters which affect NIST, or with which the Committee in its official 
role as the private sector policy adviser of NIST is concerned. Each 
such report shall identify areas of research and research techniques of 
NIST of potential importance to the long-term competitiveness of United 
States industry, in which NIST possesses special competence, which 
could be used to assist United States enterprises and United States 
industrial joint research and development ventures. Such report also 
shall comment on the programmatic planning document and updates thereto 
submitted to Congress by the Director under subsections (c) and (d) of 
section 278i of the NIST Act. The Committee shall submit to the 
Secretary and the Congress such additional reports on specific policy 
matters as it deems appropriate.

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Membership
    1. The Committee shall consist of 15 members appointed by the 
Director of NIST, at least ten of whom shall be from United States 
industry. Members shall be selected solely on the basis of established 
records of distinguished service; shall provide representation of a 
cross-section of traditional and emerging United States industries; and 
shall be eminent in fields such as business, research, new product 
development, engineering, labor, education, management consulting, 
environment, and international relations. No employee of the Federal 
Government shall serve as a member of the Committee.
    2. The Director of NIST shall appoint the members of the Committee. 
Members shall be selected on a clear, standardized basis, in accordance 
with applicable Department of Commerce guidance.
    3. The term of office of each member of the Committee shall be 
three years, except that vacancy appointments shall be for the 
remainder of the unexpired term of the vacancy.
Miscellaneous
    1. Members of the Committee will not be compensated for their 
services, but will, upon request, be allowed travel expenses in 
accordance with 5 U.S.C. 5701 et seq., while attending meetings of the 
Committee or of its subcommittees, or while otherwise performing duties 
at the request of the chairperson, while away from their homes or a 
regular place of business.
    2. Members of the Committee shall serve as Special Government 
Employees (SGEs) and will be subject to the ethics standards applicable 
to SGEs. As SGEs, the members are required to file an annual Executive 
Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report.
    3. Meetings of the VCAT usually take place at the NIST headquarters 
in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Meetings are usually two days in duration 
and are held at least twice each year.
    4. Generally, Committee meetings are open to the public.

Nomination Information

    1. Nominations are sought from all fields described above.
    2. Nominees should have established records of distinguished 
service and shall be eminent in fields such as business, research, new 
product development, engineering, labor, education, management 
consulting, environment and international relations. The category 
(field of eminence) for which the candidate is qualified should be 
specified in the nomination letter. Nominations for a particular 
category should come from organizations or individuals within that 
category. A summary of the candidate's qualifications should be 
included with the nomination, including (where applicable) current or 
former service on Federal advisory boards and Federal employment. In 
addition, each nomination letter should state that the candidate agrees 
to the nomination, acknowledges the responsibilities of serving on the 
VCAT, and will actively participate in good faith in the tasks of the 
VCAT.
    3. The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in 
the workplace and seeks a broad-based and diverse VCAT membership.

Kevin Kimball,
NIST Chief of Staff.
[FR Doc. 2016-31835 Filed 12-30-16; 8:45 am]
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