Notice of Inventions Available for Licensing
The inventions listed below are owned in whole or in part by the U.S. Government, as represented by the Secretary of Commerce. The U.S. Government's interest in these inventions is available for licensing in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 207 and 37 CFR part 404 to achieve expeditious commercialization of results of federally funded research and development.
Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting
The Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR or Committee), will meet Thursday, April 10, 2008 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday, April 11, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The primary purpose of this meeting is to review the draft National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) Strategic Plan and the Committee's report to the NIST Director. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the NEHRP Web site at http://nehrp.gov/.
Announcement of the American Petroleum Institute's Standards Activities
The American Petroleum Institute (API), with the assistance of other interested parties, continues to develop standards, both national and international, in several areas. This notice lists the standardization efforts currently being conducted by API committees. The publication of this notice by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on behalf of API is being undertaken as a public service. NIST does not necessarily endorse, approve, or recommend the standards referenced.
Technology Innovation Program (TIP) Advisory Committee
NIST invites and requests nomination of individuals for appointment to the Technology Innovation Program Advisory Board (Board). NIST will consider nominations received in response to this notice for appointment to the Board, in addition to nominations already received.
Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Advisory Board
NIST invites and requests nomination of individuals for appointment to the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Advisory Board. NIST will consider nominations received in response to this notice for appointment to the MEP Advisory Board, in addition to nominations already received.
Public Safety Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Roundtable for Organizations Interested in Utilization of VoIP for Communication Between Public Safety Personnel
The Office of Law Enforcement Standards (OLES), in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Interoperability and Compatibility (DHS/OIC) and representatives of the public safety community, will hold a public working group on April 7-11, 2008, at the Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS) in Boulder, CO. The purpose of the first three days of the meeting (April 7-10, 2008) is to bring manufacturers together to establish Voice over IP (VoIP) connectivity between radio communication system bridging devices. The purpose of the last two days of the working group is to discuss the development of an enhanced implementation profile for VoIP between radio system bridging solutions. The results of this and subsequent roundtable discussions will be used in the development of specific implementation profiles for VoIP usage in public-safety owned systems. There is no charge for the roundtable; however, because of meeting room restrictions, advance registration is mandatory and limited to three representatives from any one organization. There will be no on- site, same-day registration. The registration deadline is April 1, 2008. Please note registration and admittance instructions and other additional information under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.
Technology Innovation Program
The Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), United States Department of Commerce, requests comments on proposed regulations which implement the Technology Innovation Program (TIP). The proposed rule prescribes policies and procedures for the award of financial assistance (grants and/or cooperative agreements) under TIP. In addition, NIST is revising the heading of Subchapter K of its regulations to accurately reflect the current contents of that subchapter.
Notice of Government Owned Invention Available for Licensing
The invention listed below is jointly owned by the U.S. Government as represented by the Department of Commerce, and Cree Inc. The invention is available for licensing in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 207 and 37 CFR part 404 to achieve expeditious commercialization of results of federally funded research and development.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Evacuation Movement and Behavior Questionnaires
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.