Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, 49248 [2019-20301]

Download as PDF 49248 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 182 / Thursday, September 19, 2019 / Notices be distributed to the members but may not be considered at the meeting. Copies of CINTAC meeting minutes will be available within 90 days of the meeting. Dated: September 9, 2019. Devin Horne, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries. [FR Doc. 2019–20305 Filed 9–18–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–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 Monday, November 4, 2019 through Friday, November 8, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time each day. The purpose of this meeting is to review recommendations from site visits and recommend 2019 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Award) recipients. The meeting is closed to the public in order to protect the proprietary data to be examined and discussed at the meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held Monday, November 4, 2019 through Friday, November 8, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time each day. 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, MD 20899– 1020, telephone number (301) 975– 2361, email robert.fangmeyer@nist.gov. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 182 (Thursday, September 19, 2019)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2019-20301]


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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 Monday, November 4, 
2019 through Friday, November 8, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. 
Eastern Time each day. The purpose of this meeting is to review 
recommendations from site visits and recommend 2019 Malcolm Baldrige 
National Quality Award (Award) recipients. The meeting is closed to the 
public in order to protect the proprietary data to be examined and 
discussed at the meeting.

DATES: The meeting will be held Monday, November 4, 2019 through 
Friday, November 8, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time 
each day. 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, MD 20899-
1020, telephone number (301) 975-2361, 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 will meet on 
Monday, November 4, 2019 through Friday, November 8, 2019, from 8:30 
a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time each day. The Judges Panel is 
composed of twelve members, appointed by the Secretary of Commerce, 
with 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 recommendations 
from site visits and recommend 2019 Award recipients. The meeting is 
closed to the public in order to protect the proprietary data to be 
examined and discussed at the meeting.
    The Chief Financial Officer/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 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 and 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 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 A. Kimball,
Chief of Staff.
[FR Doc. 2019-20301 Filed 9-18-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-13-P