Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, 37239 [2019-16235]

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For detailed information, please visit: http:// www.nist.gov/public_affairs/visitor/. Kevin A. Kimball, Chief of Staff. [FR Doc. 2019–16234 Filed 7–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of closed meeting. AGENCY: The Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Judges Panel) will meet in closed session on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern time. The purpose of this meeting is to review the results of examiners’ scoring of written applications. Panel members will vote on which applicants merit site visits by examiners to verify the accuracy of quality improvements claimed by applicants. The meeting is closed to the public in order to protect the proprietary data to be examined and discussed. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern time. The entire meeting will be closed to the public. DATES: The meeting will be held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20899. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Fangmeyer, Director, Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1020, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899–1020, telephone number (301) 975–2360, email robert.fangmeyer@ nist.gov. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 15 U.S.C. 3711a(d)(1) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award will meet on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern time. The Judges Panel is composed of twelve members, appointed by the Secretary of Commerce, with a balanced representation from U.S. service, manufacturing, nonprofit, education, and health care industries. Members are selected for their familiarity with quality improvement operations and competitiveness issues of manufacturing companies, service companies, small businesses, nonprofits, health care providers, and educational institutions. The purpose of this meeting is to review the results of examiners’ scoring of written applications. Panel members will vote on which applicants merit site visits by examiners to verify the accuracy of quality improvements claimed by applicants. The meeting is closed to the public in order to protect the proprietary data to be examined and discussed. The Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration, with the concurrence of the Assistant General Counsel for Employment, Litigation and Information, formally determined on July 1, 2019 pursuant to Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended by Section 5(c) of the Government in the Sunshine Act, Public Law 94–409, that the meeting of the Judges Panel may be closed to the public in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4), because the meeting is likely to disclose trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person which is privileged or confidential, and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B) because the meeting is likely to disclose information the premature disclosure of which would, in the case of any agency, be likely to significantly frustrate implementation of a proposed agency action. The meeting, which involves examination of current Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Award) applicant data from U.S. organizations and a discussion of these data as compared to the Award criteria in order to recommend Award recipients, will be closed to the public. Kevin Kimball, NIST Chief of Staff. [FR Doc. 2019–16235 Filed 7–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App., notice is hereby given that the PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 37239 E:\FR\FM\31JYN1.SGM 31JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 147 (Wednesday, July 31, 2019)]
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[FR Doc No: 2019-16235]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology


Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

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

ACTION: Notice of closed meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality 
Award (Judges Panel) will meet in closed session on Wednesday, August 
21, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern time. The purpose of this 
meeting is to review the results of examiners' scoring of written 
applications. Panel members will vote on which applicants merit site 
visits by examiners to verify the accuracy of quality improvements 
claimed by applicants. The meeting is closed to the public in order to 
protect the proprietary data to be examined and discussed.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, from 
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern time. The entire meeting will be closed 
to the public.

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

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

    Authority:  15 U.S.C. 3711a(d)(1) and the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App.
    Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 
U.S.C. App., notice is hereby given that the Judges Panel of the 
Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award will meet on Wednesday, August 
21, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern time. The Judges Panel is 
composed of twelve members, appointed by the Secretary of Commerce, 
with a balanced representation from U.S. service, manufacturing, 
nonprofit, education, and health care industries. Members are selected 
for their familiarity with quality improvement operations and 
competitiveness issues of manufacturing companies, service companies, 
small businesses, nonprofits, health care providers, and educational 
institutions. The purpose of this meeting is to review the results of 
examiners' scoring of written applications. Panel members will vote on 
which applicants merit site visits by examiners to verify the accuracy 
of quality improvements claimed by applicants. The meeting is closed to 
the public in order to protect the proprietary data to be examined and 
discussed.
    The Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for 
Administration, with the concurrence of the Assistant General Counsel 
for Employment, Litigation and Information, formally determined on July 
1, 2019 pursuant to Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act, as amended by Section 5(c) of the Government in the Sunshine Act, 
Public Law 94-409, that the meeting of the Judges Panel may be closed 
to the public in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4), because the 
meeting is likely to disclose trade secrets and commercial or financial 
information obtained from a person which is privileged or confidential, 
and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B) because the meeting is likely to disclose 
information the premature disclosure of which would, in the case of any 
agency, be likely to significantly frustrate implementation of a 
proposed agency action.
    The meeting, which involves examination of current Malcolm Baldrige 
National Quality Award (Award) applicant data from U.S. organizations 
and a discussion of these data as compared to the Award criteria in 
order to recommend Award recipients, will be closed to the public.

Kevin Kimball,
NIST Chief of Staff.
[FR Doc. 2019-16235 Filed 7-30-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-13-P