National Institute of Standards and Technology April 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Technology Innovation Program Advisory Board
Document Number: 2010-9494
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Technology Innovation Program Advisory Board, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will meet in open session on Tuesday, May 11, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Eastern daylight savings time.
Notice of Invention Available for Licensing
Document Number: 2010-9747
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The invention listed below is owned by the U.S. Government, as represented by the Department of Commerce. The Department of Commerce's interest in 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.
FY 2010 NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) Comprehensive Grants Program Extension of Due Date for Proposals
Document Number: 2010-9525
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
NIST publishes this notice to extend the deadline for proposal submission for its Fiscal Year 2010 NCNR Comprehensive Grants Program competition to 5 p.m. EDT, Thursday, May 13, 2010.
Information Privacy and Innovation in the Internet Economy
Document Number: 2010-9450
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-23
Agency: International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force is conducting a comprehensive review of the nexus between privacy policy and innovation in the Internet economy. The Department seeks public comment from all Internet stakeholders, including the commercial, academic and civil society sectors, on the impact of current privacy laws in the United States and around the world on the pace of innovation in the information economy. The Department also seeks to understand whether current privacy laws serve consumer interests and fundamental democratic values. After analyzing the comments responding to this Notice, the Department intends to issue a report, which will contribute to the Administration's domestic policy and international engagement in the area of Internet privacy.
Technology Innovation Program (TIP) Notice of Availability of Funds and Announcement of Public Meetings (Proposers' Conferences)
Document Number: 2010-8954
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Technology Innovation Program (TIP) announces that it will hold a single fiscal year 2010 competition and is soliciting high-risk, high- reward research and development (R&D) proposals for financial assistance. TIP also announces that it will hold three public meetings (Proposers' Conferences) for all interested parties. TIP is soliciting proposals under this fiscal year 2010 competition in the area of critical national need entitled ``Manufacturing'' as described in the Program Description section below.
Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board
Document Number: 2010-8951
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
NIST announces that the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Advisory Board, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will hold an open meeting on Sunday, May 2, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
International Code Council: The Update Process for the International Codes and Standards
Document Number: 2010-8781
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The International Code Council (ICC), promulgator of the International Codes and Standards, maintains a process for updating the entire family of International Codes based on receipt of proposals from interested individuals and organizations involved in the construction industry as well as the general public. The codes are updated every three years (2009current edition, 2012, 2015 editions, etc.). In the past, the codes were updated on 2-18 month cycles, with an intervening supplement between cycles. Starting with the 2009/2010 Cycle, ICC is transitioning to a development cycle where there will only be a single cycle of code development with the codes split into two groups. For each group of codes, there are two hearings for each code development cycle; the first where a committee considers the proposals and recommends an action on each proposal and the second to consider comments submitted in response to the committee action on proposals.
Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Panel of Judges
Document Number: 2010-8418
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, notice is hereby given that there will be a meeting of the Panel of Judges of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award on June 15, 2010. The Panel of Judges is composed of twelve members prominent in the fields of quality, innovation, and performance management and appointed by the Secretary of Commerce, assembled to advise the Secretary of Commerce on the conduct of the Baldrige Award. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss and review information received from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and from the Chair of the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The agenda will include: Review of the 2009 Judging Process, Baldrige Program and Judging Process Changes in 2010.
Second DRAFT NIST Interagency Report (NISTIR) 7628, Smart Grid Cyber Security Strategy and Requirements; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2010-8415
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) seeks comments on the second draft of NISTIR 7628, Smart Grid Cyber Security Strategy and Requirements. This second draft has been updated
FY 2010 NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) Comprehensive Grants Program
Document Number: 2010-8411
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces that the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) Comprehensive Grants Program is soliciting applications for financial assistance for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010. The NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) Comprehensive Grants Program is seeking proposals for significant research involving Neutron Research and Spectroscopy specifically aimed at assisting visiting researchers at the NIST Center for Neutron Research, developing new instrumentation for Neutron Research, conducting collaborative research with NIST scientists, and to conduct other outreach and educational activities that advance the use of neutrons by U.S. university and industrial scientists.
Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Panel of Judges and Board of Overseers
Document Number: 2010-8409
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, notice is hereby given that there will be a joint meeting of the Panel of Judges and the Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award on June 16, 2010. The Panel of Judges and the Board of Overseers are each composed of twelve members prominent in the fields of quality, innovation, and performance management and appointed by the Secretary of Commerce, assembled to advise the Secretary of Commerce on the conduct of the Baldrige Award. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss and review information received from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and from the Chair of the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The agenda will include: Baldrige Program (BNQP) Update, Baldrige Fellows Program Discussion, Baldrige Program Changes in 2010 and 2011, and Implementation of the Strategic Plan Actions.
Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting
Document Number: 2010-8406
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR or Committee), will hold a meeting on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The primary purpose of this meeting is to review the Committee's draft report to the NIST Director. The draft report will be posted on the NEHRP Web site at http:// nehrp.gov/. Interested members of the public will be able to participate in the meeting from remote locations by calling into a central phone number.
Final Voluntary Product Standard; DOC PS 20-10 “American Softwood Lumber Standard”
Document Number: 2010-7494
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces voluntary product standard DOC PS 20-10 ``American Softwood Lumber Standard'' which will supersede DOC PS 20-05. The Standard establishes standard sizes and requirements for developing and coordinating the lumber grades of the various species of softwood lumber, the assignment of design values, and the preparation of grading rules applicable to each species. Its provisions include implementation of the Standard through an accreditation and certification program; establishment of principal trade classifications and lumber sizes for yard, structural, factory/shop use: Classification, measurement, grading and grade-marking of lumber; Definitions of terms and procedures to provide a basis for the use of uniform methods in the grading, inspection, measurement and description of softwood lumber; commercial names of the principal softwood species: Definitions of terms used in describing standard grades in lumber; and commonly used industry abbreviations. The Standard also includes the organization and functions of the American Lumber Standard Committee, the Board of Review, and the National Grading Rule Committee.