National Institute of Standards and Technology 2022 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Manufacturing USA Semiconductor Institutes; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2022-26147
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-12-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is extending the period for submitting comments relating to potential Manufacturing USA semiconductor institutes until December 12, 2022. In a Request for Information (RFI) that published in the Federal Register on October 13, 2022, NIST requested information to inform the design of, and requirements for, potential Manufacturing USA institutes to strengthen the semiconductor and microelectronics innovation ecosystem, which could include design, fabrication, advanced test, assembly, and packaging capability. Responses to the RFI will inform NIST's development of funding opportunities for federal assistance to establish Manufacturing USA semiconductor institutes.
Call for Nominations To Serve on the NIST Safety Commission
Document Number: 2022-23825
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-11-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) intends for a new federal advisory committee to be established, the NIST Safety Commission (Commission). The Commission would provide advice to the NIST Director on matters relating to NIST safety policies; safety management system, practices, and performance; and safety culture. NIST invites and requests nominations of individuals for appointment to the Commission. Registered federal lobbyists may not serve on NIST federal advisory committees in an individual capacity.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NIST Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Information Collections
Document Number: 2022-22952
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Discovery and Information Sharing Event Regarding Direct Realization of Mass
Document Number: 2022-22524
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is providing a public opportunity to learn more about NIST efforts to develop a tabletop Kibble balance aimed at realizing mass [500 mg-20 g], with uncertainties of parts in 10\6\, and traceable to the new quantum International System of Units (SI). The two-hour virtual meeting will take place October 19, 2022, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. eastern time.
Manufacturing USA Semiconductor Institutes
Document Number: 2022-22221
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-10-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking public input to inform the design of, and requirements for, potential Manufacturing USA institutes to strengthen the semiconductor and microelectronics innovation ecosystem, which could include design, fabrication, advanced test, assembly, and packaging capability. These Manufacturing USA institutes are envisioned in Title XCIX of the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) for America) to support efforts in research and development as well as education and workforce development, and that Act also provides for complementary initiatives including the National Semiconductor Technology Center, the National Advanced Packaging Manufacturing Program, and the NIST laboratories program supporting measurement science and standards. Responses to this Request for Information (RFI) will inform NIST's development of funding opportunities for federal assistance to establish Manufacturing USA semiconductor institutes.
Implementation of the CHIPS Incentives Program
Document Number: 2022-22158
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-10-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The CHIPS Program Office (CPO) within the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking further information in order to inform the design and implementation of the CHIPS incentive programs, based on amendments to the CHIPS program resulting from the CHIPS Act of 2022. This Request for Information (RFI) follows the ``Incentives, Infrastructure, and Research and Development Needs to Support a Strong Domestic Semiconductor Industry'' RFI issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) on January 24, 2022, prior to enactment of the CHIPS Act of 2022. On September 6, 2022, the Department released ``A Strategy for the CHIPS for America Fund,'' describing the Department's implementation strategy for the funds Congress appropriated to catalyze long-term growth in the domestic semiconductor industry. This strategy was informed in part by the information received in response to the January 2022 RFI. Responses to this RFI, considered alongside responses to the prior RFI, will further inform the planning of the CPO for the implementation of these programs.
National Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2022-20801
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces that the National Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee (NAIAC or Committee) will hold a hybrid, open meeting on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Thursday, October 13, 2022, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. NAIAC members will discuss how to direct their input into actionable recommendations. These final recommendations will be presented to the President and National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Office. The final agenda will be posted to the NAIAC website: https://www.ai.gov/naiac/.
National Institute of Standards and Technology Performance Review Board Membership
Document Number: 2022-20799
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This notice lists the membership of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Performance Review Board (NIST PRB) and supersedes the list published on September 28, 2020.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Baldrige Performance Excellence Program Team Leader Consensus and Site Visit Information Collections
Document Number: 2022-20480
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Open Meeting of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board
Document Number: 2022-19699
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) will meet Wednesday, October 26, 2022, and Thursday, October 27, 2022, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., eastern time. All sessions will be open to the public.
National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2022-19355
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold an open meeting in-person and via web conference on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The primary purposes of this meeting are to update the Committee on the progress of the NCST investigation focused on the impacts of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, progress of the NCST investigation focused on the Champlain Towers South partial building collapse that occurred in Surfside, Florida, and finalize the Committee's annual report to Congress. The final agenda will be posted on the NIST website at https://www.nist.gov/topics/disaster-failure- studies/national-construction-safety-team-ncst/advisory-commi ttee- meetings.
Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology
Document Number: 2022-19357
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)'s Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT or Committee) will meet virtually on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NIST Invention Disclosure and Inventor Information Collection
Document Number: 2022-18841
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board
Document Number: 2022-17136
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces that the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Advisory Board will hold an open meeting on Tuesday, September 20, 2022.
Extension of the Call for Nominations To Serve on the Internet of Things Advisory Board
Document Number: 2022-06646
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST or Institute) is extending the call for nominations to serve on the inaugural Internet of Things Advisory Board. An earlier notice had requested nominations by February 28, 2022. Registered Federal lobbyists may not serve on NIST Federal Advisory Committees in an individual capacity.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for Community Resilience Data Collections
Document Number: 2022-05417
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2022-04095
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a virtual meeting via web conference on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Thursday, June 9, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) originally published a notice regarding this meeting on February 18, 2022. The date of the meeting is being corrected, the topics discussed are being updated, and NIST is providing notice that the meeting will be recorded. The primary purpose of this meeting is to update the Committee on the progress of the NCST investigation focused on the impacts of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, progress of the NCST investigation focused on the Champlain Towers South partial building collapse that occurred in Surfside, Florida, and the implementation of recommendations from previous investigations. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the NIST website at https://www.nist.gov/topics/disaster-failure-studies/ national-construction-safety-team-ncst/advisory-committee-mee tings.
Evaluating and Improving NIST Cybersecurity Resources: The Cybersecurity Framework and Cybersecurity Supply Chain Risk Management
Document Number: 2022-03642
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking information to assist in evaluating and improving its cybersecurity resources, including the ``Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity'' (the ``NIST Cybersecurity Framework,'' ``CSF'' or ``Framework'') and a variety of existing and potential standards, guidelines, and other information, including those relating to improving cybersecurity in supply chains. NIST is considering updating the NIST Cybersecurity Framework to account for the changing landscape of cybersecurity risks, technologies, and resources. In addition, NIST recently announced it would launch the National Initiative for Improving Cybersecurity in Supply Chains (NIICS) to address cybersecurity risks in supply chains. This wide- ranging public-private partnership will focus on identifying tools and guidance for technology developers and providers, as well as performance-oriented guidance for those acquiring such technology. To inform the direction of the NIICS, including how it might be aligned and integrated with the Cybersecurity Framework, NIST is requesting information that will support the identification and prioritization of supply chain-related cybersecurity needs across sectors. Responses to this RFI will inform a possible revision of the Cybersecurity Framework as well as the NIICS initiative.
National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2022-03560
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a virtual meeting via web conference on Wednesday, June 8, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Thursday, June 9, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The primary purpose of this meeting is to update the Committee on the progress of the NCST investigation focused on the impacts of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, progress of the NCST investigation focused on the Champlain Towers South partial building collapse that occurred in Surfside, Florida, and the implementation of recommendations from the Joplin tornado investigation. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the NIST website at https:// www.nist.gov/topics/disaster-failure-studies/national-constru ction- safety-team-ncst/advisory-committee-meetings.
Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board
Document Number: 2022-02988
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces that the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Advisory Board will hold an open meeting on Wednesday, March 9, 2022.
Open Meeting of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board
Document Number: 2022-02064
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) will meet Wednesday, March 09, 2022 and Thursday, March 10, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time. All sessions will be open to the public.
Study To Advance a More Productive Tech Economy
Document Number: 2022-01528
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is extending the period for submitting comments relating to the Study to Advance a More Productive Tech Economy to February 15, 2022. In a Request for Information (RFI) that published in the Federal Register on November 22, 2021. NIST requested information about the public and private sector marketplace trends, supply chain risks, legislative, policy, and the future investment needs of eight emerging technology areas, including: Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things in Manufacturing, Quantum Computing, Blockchain Technology, New and Advanced Materials, Unmanned Delivery Services, Internet of Things, and Three-dimensional Printing. This RFI is seeking comments to help identify, understand, refine, and guide the development of the current and future state of technology in the eight emerging technology areas named above. The information will inform a final report that will be submitted to Congress. NIST is extending the comment period announced in the November 22, 2021 RFI from January 31, 2022 to February 15, 2022 in response to stakeholder requests for more time to respond to this important issue.
Standards and Performance Metrics for On-Road Autonomous Vehicles: Workshop
Document Number: 2022-01628
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will be hosting a virtual workshop on the development of Standards and Performance Metrics for On-Road Autonomous Vehicles on March 8-9, 2022. During this two-day event, attendees will have an opportunity to actively provide feedback in facilitated discussions regarding technical focus areas for NIST to develop standards, measurement science, and performance metrics for on-road autonomous vehicle technology. NIST will release a discussion draft that addresses the following technology areas: Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Communication, Perception, Infrastructure, and Safety, prior to the workshop. NIST will use stakeholder feedback from the workshop to revise the discussion draft.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; SURF Fellow Housing Application
Document Number: 2022-01518
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Announcing Issuance of Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 201-3, Personal Identity Verification (PIV) of Federal Employees and Contractors
Document Number: 2022-01246
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This notice announces the Secretary of Commerce's approval of Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 201-3, Personal Identity Verification (PIV) of Federal Employees and Contractors. FIPS 201-3 includes clarifications to existing text, additional text in cases where there were ambiguities, adaptation to changes in the environment since the publication of FIPS 201-2, and specific changes requested by Federal agencies and implementers.
Establishment and Call for Nominations To Serve on the Internet of Things Advisory Board
Document Number: 2022-00419
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) established the Internet of Things Advisory Board (IoTAB) in accordance with the requirements of the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021, and in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (FACA), The IoTAB shall provide advice to the Internet of Things Federal Working Group on matters related to the Internet of Things as specified below. The IoTAB shall submit to the IoTFWG a report that includes any findings or recommendations related to the specific scope below. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST or Institute) invites and requests nominations of individuals for appointment to the IoTAB. Registered Federal lobbyists may not serve on NIST Federal Advisory Committees in an individual capacity.
National Conference on Weights and Measures 2022 Interim Meeting
Document Number: 2022-00036
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The 2022 Interim Meeting of the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) will be held using a virtual meeting platform and in-person at the Westin Tampa Waterside Hotel, Tampa Florida, from Sunday, January 9 through Wednesday, January 12, 2022. This notice contains information about significant items on the NCWM Committee agendas but does not include all agenda items. As a result, the items are not consecutively numbered.
National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program-Revisions to the Personal Body Armor Laboratory Accreditation Program
Document Number: 2022-00035
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) announces approval of revisions to its Personal Body Armor Laboratory Accreditation Program (LAP) for accreditation of laboratories performing tests on ballistic- and stab-resistant personal body armor. The program has been renamed as the Law Enforcement and Corrections Equipment LAP to better reflect the types of testing being performed within this accreditation program and to allow for future expansion of the program for testing of additional law enforcement and corrections equipment.