National Institute of Standards and Technology 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and Examiner Applications
Document Number: 2012-31227
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
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.
Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting
Document Number: 2012-30843
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR or Committee), will hold an open meeting via teleconference on Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The primary purpose of this meeting is to review the Committee's draft letter report to the NIST Director. Any draft meeting materials will be posted prior to the meeting on the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (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.
National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2012-30469
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Advisory Committee (Committee), will hold a meeting via teleconference on Friday, January 11, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. The primary purpose of this meeting is to discuss the NCST Advisory Committee's draft annual report to Congress. A copy of the draft report will be posted prior to the meeting on the NCST Advisory Committee's Web site at http:// www.nist.gov/el/disasterstudies/ncst/index.cfm. Interested members of the public will be able to participate in the meeting from remote locations by calling into a central phone number.
Notice of Public Meeting-Cloud Computing and Big Data Forum and Workshop
Document Number: 2012-30467
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces a Cloud Computing and Big Data Forum and Workshop to be held on Tuesday, January 15, Wednesday, January 16, and Thursday, January 17, 2013. The format is a two-day forum followed by a one-day hands-on workshop. The NIST Cloud Computing and Big Data Forum and Workshop will bring together leaders and innovators from industry, academia and government in an interactive format that combines keynote presentations, panel discussions, interactive breakout sessions, and open discussion. The forum and workshop are open to the general public. NIST invites organizations to display posters and participate as exhibitors as described in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
Notice of Public Workshop: Blueprint for Action: Workshop on the Design of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI)
Document Number: 2012-29042
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO), housed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), announces the first workshop in a new series of public workshops entitled ``Blueprint for Action: Workshop on the Design of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI).'' This workshop series provides a forum for the AMNPO to present the proposed design of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation and its regional components, Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation (IMIs), for public discussion of the proposed NNMI and IMI design, and for public discussion of this initiative, announced by President Obama on March 9, 2012.\1\ The first workshop will focus on an update on the NNMI program proposed by the President; a review of the public comments received by the AMNPO in response to the May 4, 2012 Request for Information (RFI) on the proposed NNMI; a review of the proposed NNMI design and discussion of that design; and anticipated next steps.
Smart Grid Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2012-28876
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Smart Grid Advisory Committee (SGAC or Committee), will meet in open session on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time and Wednesday, December 19, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern time. The primary purposes of this meeting are to discuss NIST's response to recommendations from the Committee's report and to receive presentations on cybersecurity coordination and the NIST Smart Grid Program Plan. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the Smart Grid Web site at http://www.nist.gov/smartgrid.
Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Board of Overseers
Document Number: 2012-28293
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Board of Overseers) will meet in open session on Wednesday, December 12, 2012. 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: Report from the Judges' Panel, Baldrige Performance Excellence Program (BPEP) Update, Baldrige Program Business Plan Status Report, Baldrige Performance Excellence Criteria Changes for 2013, and Recommendations for the NIST Director.
National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2012-27689
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Advisory Committee (Committee) will meet on Monday, December 10, 2012 from 8:30 to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time. The primary purpose of this meeting is to update the Committee on the status of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Disaster and Failure Studies Program, receive NIST's response to the Committee's 2011 annual report recommendations, update the Committee on the progress of the NIST Technical Investigation of the May 22, 2011 Tornado in Joplin, MO, and gather information for the Committee's 2012 Annual Report to Congress. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the NIST Web site at http://www.nist.gov/el/ disasterstudies/ncst/.
National Fire Codes: Request for Public Input for Revision of Codes and Standards
Document Number: 2012-27463
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This notice contains the list of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) documents opening for Public Input, and it also contains information on the NFPA Revision Process. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is publishing this notice on behalf of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to announce the NFPA's proposal to revise some of its fire safety codes and standards and requests Public Input to amend existing or begin the process of developing new NFPA fire safety codes and standards. The purpose of this request is to increase public participation in the system used by NFPA to develop its codes and standards.
National Fire Codes: Request for Comments on NFPA's Codes and Standards
Document Number: 2012-27470
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is publishing this notice on behalf of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to announce the availability of and request comments on the technical reports that will be reporting in the NFPA's 2013 Fall Revision Cycle.
Prospective Grant of Exclusive Patent License
Document Number: 2012-26674
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This is a notice in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(e) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i) that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (``NIST''), U.S. Department of Commerce, is contemplating the grant of an exclusive license in the United States of America, its territories, possessions and commonwealths, to NIST's interest in the invention embodied in U.S. Patent Application No. 61/625,511 titled ``UV-Assisted Alcohol Sensing with Zinc Oxide Functionalized Gallium Nitride Nanowires,'' NIST Docket No. 12-020 to the University of Maryland, having a place of business at 0133 Cole Student Activities Building, College Park MD 20742-1001. The grant of the license would be for all fields of use.
Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting
Document Number: 2012-25828
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR or Committee), will meet Monday, November 19, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time and Tuesday, November 20, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern time. The primary purpose of this meeting is to discuss engineering needs for existing buildings, to review the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) agency updates on their latest activities, and to gather information for the Committee's 2013 Annual Report of the Effectiveness of the NEHRP. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the NEHRP Web site at http://nehrp.gov/.
Prospective Grant of Exclusive Patent License
Document Number: 2012-25827
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This is a notice in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(e) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i) that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (``NIST''), U.S. Department of Commerce, is contemplating the grant of an exclusive license in the United States of America, its territories, possessions and commonwealths, to NIST's interest in the invention embodied in U.S. Provisional Patent Application No. 61,623/ 957 titled ``Highly Selective Gallium Nitride Nanowire/Titanium Dioxide-Nanocluster Hybrid Sensors for Detection of Benzene and Related Environmental Pollutants,'' NIST Docket No. 11-019 to the University of Maryland, having a place of business at 0133 Cole Student Activities Building, College Park MD 20742-1001. The grant of the license would be for all fields of use.
National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE)
Document Number: 2012-25826
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) invites interested U.S. companies to submit letters of interest in collaborating with NIST/ITL on an ongoing basis in the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) through partnerships called ``National Cybersecurity Excellence Partnerships'' (NCEPs).
Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Panel of Judges
Document Number: 2012-24915
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. app., notice is hereby given that the Panel of Judges of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award will meet on Monday, November 5, 2012, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, November 8, 2012, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Friday, November 9, 2012, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 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 conduct final judging of the 2012 applicants. The applications under review by Judges contain trade secrets and proprietary commercial information submitted to the Government in confidence.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Usage of Elevators for Occupant Evacuation Questionnaire
Document Number: 2012-24474
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
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.
Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology
Document Number: 2012-23895
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT or Committee), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will meet in open session on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Time and Wednesday, October 17, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Mountain Time. The VCAT is composed of fifteen members appointed by the Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology who are eminent in such fields as business, research, new product development, engineering, labor, education, management consulting, environment, and international relations.
Announcing an Open Meeting of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board
Document Number: 2012-23608
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) will meet Wednesday, October 10, 2012, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Thursday, October 11, 2012, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Eastern Time, and Friday, October 12, 2012, from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. Eastern Time. All sessions will be open to the public.
Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board On-line Open Meeting
Document Number: 2012-22356
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-11
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, on-line meeting via webcast on Wednesday, September 26, 2012, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The on- line meeting will focus on 1) any follow-up from the MEP Advisory Board preparatory meeting held on August 29, 2012, 2) an update on the NIST MEP FY 2013 budget, and 3) updates on changes to NIST MEP's evaluation system and metrics. Interested members of the public will be able to participate in the meeting from remote locations by calling into a central phone number.
NIST Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-3 (Second Draft), Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules; Request for Additional Comments
Document Number: 2012-21461
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) seeks additional comments on specific sections of Federal Information Processing Standard 140-3 (Second Draft), Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules, to clarify and resolve inconsistencies in the public comments received in response to the Federal Register (74 FR 91333) notice of December 11, 2009. The draft standard is proposed to supersede FIPS 140-2.
Request for Comments on U.S. Technical Participation in the 14th Conference of the International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML)
Document Number: 2012-21460
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) seeks comments concerning U.S. technical participation in the 14th Conference of the International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML). This conference is held once every four years and was last held in 2008. Interested parties are requested to review and submit comments on the 24 OIML Recommendations and Documents on legal measuring instruments that will be presented for ratification by the Conference. Comments may also be submitted on other issues relevant to the Conference.
Alternative Personnel Management System (APMS) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology
Document Number: 2012-20919
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This notice announces changes to existing provisions of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Alternative Personnel Management System (APMS). NIST will pilot direct-hire authority for a period of one year from the publication date of this notice, for all positions in the General Engineering, 801 series and General Physical Science, 1301 series.
Notice of Public Workshop: “Designing for Impact III: Workshop on Building the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation”
Document Number: 2012-20535
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO), housed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), announces the third workshop in a series of public workshops entitled ``Designing for Impact: Workshop on Building the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation.'' This workshop series provides a forum for the AMNPO to introduce the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) and its regional components, Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation (IMIs), and for public discussion of this new initiative that was announced by President Obama on March 9, 2012.\1\ The discussion at the workshop will focus on the following topics: Technologies with Broad Impact, Institute Structure and Governance, Strategies for Sustainable Institute Operations, and Education and Workforce Development.
Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board
Document Number: 2012-20529
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-21
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, August 29, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Alternative Personnel Management System (APMS) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology
Document Number: 2012-19812
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This notice announces changes to the existing provisions of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Alternative Personnel Management System (APMS) published October 21, 1997. NIST is implementing direct-hire authority on a permanent basis for all Nuclear Reactor Operator positions in NIST's Scientific and Engineering Technician (ZT) career path at the Pay Band III and above, and for all positions in NIST's Scientific and Engineering (ZP) career path at the Pay Band III and above except for the Information Technology Management, 2210 series; the General Engineering, 801 series; and the General Physical Science, 1301 series.
Prospective Grant of Exclusive Patent License
Document Number: 2012-19805
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This is a notice in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(e) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i) that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (``NIST''), U.S. Department of Commerce, is contemplating the grant of an exclusive license in the United States of America, its territories, possessions and commonwealths, to NIST's interest in the invention embodied in Provisional Application for Patent Application No. 61,638,362 titled ``Flow Cytometer Systems and Associated Methods,'' NIST Docket No. 11-010 to the Regents of the University of Colorado, having a place of business at 1800 Grant Street, 8th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. The grant of the license would be for all fields of use.
National Institute of Standards and Technology Performance Review Board Membership
Document Number: 2012-19803
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-13
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 9, 2011.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Usage of Elevators for Occupant Evacuation Questionnaire
Document Number: 2012-19624
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
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.
Work Group on Measuring Systems for Electric Vehicle Fueling
Document Number: 2012-19285
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is forming a Work Group (WG) to develop proposed requirements for commercial electricity-measuring devices (including those used in sub- metering electricity at residential and business locations and those used to measure and sell electricity dispensed as a vehicle fuel) and to ensure that the prescribed methodologies and standards facilitate measurements that are traceable to the International System of Units (SI). This work is not intended to address utility metering in the home or business where the electricity metered is consumed by the end purchaser.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (HMEP) Program Application Requirements
Document Number: 2012-18706
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
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.
Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Panel of Judges
Document Number: 2012-18068
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. app., notice is hereby given that the Panel of Judges of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award will meet on Wednesday, August 29, 2012. 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 review applicant consensus scores and select applicants for site visit review. The applications under review by Judges contain trade secrets and proprietary commercial information submitted to the Government in confidence.
Genome in a Bottle Consortium-Work Plan Review Workshop
Document Number: 2012-18064
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
NIST announces the Genome in a Bottle Consortium meeting to be held on Thursday and Friday, August 16 and 17, 2012. The Genome in a Bottle Consortium is planning to develop the reference materials, reference methods, and reference data needed to assess confidence in human whole genome variant calls. A principal motivation for this consortium is to enable performance assessment of sequencing and science-based regulatory oversight of clinical sequencing. The purpose of this meeting is to get broad input from stakeholders about the draft consortium work plan, broadly solicit consortium membership from interested stakeholders, and invite members to participate in work plan implementation.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; SURF Program Student Applicant Information
Document Number: 2012-17942
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
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.
Draft NIST Interagency Report (NISTIR) 7823, Advanced Metering Infrastructure Smart Meter Upgradeability Test Framework; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2012-16727
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) seeks comments on Draft NISTIR 7823, Advanced Metering Infrastructure Smart Meter Upgradeability Test Framework (Draft NISTIR 7823). This draft document provides an example test framework and conformance test requirements for the firmware upgradeability process for the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Smart Meters. The target audience for Draft NISTIR 7823 includes numerous stakeholders in the Smart Grid space, particularly customers, Smart Meter manufacturers, certifying bodies, test labs, and standards development organizations.
Announcing Revised Draft Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 201-2, Personal Identity Verification (PIV) of Federal Employees and Contractors, Request for Comments, and Public Workshop on Revised Draft FIPS 201-2
Document Number: 2012-16725
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces the Revised Draft Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 201-2, ``Personal Identity Verification of Federal Employees and Contractors,'' for public review and comment. The draft standard, designated ``Revised Draft FIPS 201-2,'' is proposed to supersede FIPS 201-1. NIST will hold a public workshop at NIST in Gaithersburg, Maryland, to present the Revised Draft FIPS 201-2. Please see admittance instructions in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
Request for Nominations for Members To Serve on National Institute of Standards and Technology Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: 2012-16722
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites and requests nomination of individuals for appointment to eight existing Federal Advisory Committees: Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board, Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board, National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee, Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction, NIST Smart Grid Advisory Committee, and Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology. NIST will consider nominations received in response to this notice for appointment to the Committees, in addition to nominations already received. Registered Federal lobbyists may not serve on NIST Federal Advisory Committees.
Prospective Grant of Exclusive Patent License
Document Number: 2012-16020
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This is a notice in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(e) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i) that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (``NIST''), U.S. Department of Commerce, is contemplating the grant of an exclusive license in the United States of America, its territories, possessions and commonwealths, to NIST's interest in the invention embodied in U.S. Patent No. 7,709,807 (Application No. 12/ 116,522), titled ``Magneto-Optical Trap Ion Source,'' NIST Docket No. 07-015 and U.S. Patent Application No. 13/369,008 titled ``Charged Particle Source from a Photoionized Cold Atom Beam,'' NIST Docket No. 11-018 to LoTIS Technologies LLC, having a place of business at 18026 Royal Bonnet Circle, Montgomery Village, Maryland 20886. The grant of the license would be for the field: Devices that produce or include a focused beam of electrons and/or ions.
Prospective Grant of Exclusive Patent License
Document Number: 2012-16018
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This is a notice in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(e) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i) that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (``NIST''), U.S. Department of Commerce, is contemplating the grant of an exclusive license in the United States of America, its territories, possessions and commonwealths, to NIST's interest in the invention embodied in U.S. Patent No. 6,393,566 titled ``Timestamp Service for the National Information Network,'' NIST Docket No. 95-022 to RSIP LLC, having a place of business at 8 East Figueroa, Suite 220, Santa Barbara, California 93101. The grant of the license would be for the field of use of Digital Timestamping.
Prospective Grant of Exclusive Patent License
Document Number: 2012-16016
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This is a notice in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(e) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i) that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (``NIST''), U.S. Department of Commerce, is contemplating the grant of an exclusive license in the United States of America, its territories, possessions and commonwealths, to NIST's interest in the invention embodied in U.S. Patent Application No. 13/346,999 titled ``Chirped-Pulse Terahertz Spectroscopy for Broadband Trace Gas Sensing,'' NIST Docket No. 11-016 to TerBAT Inc., having a place of business at 2400 Trade Centre Ave, Longmont, CO 80503. The grant of the license would be for the field of use of medical diagnostic devices and environmental/industrial monitoring devices.
Notice of Consortium on “nSoft Consortium”
Document Number: 2012-16015
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
On June 3, 2011, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) held a public meeting on its campus to explore the feasibility of establishing a NIST/Industry Consortium on Neutron Metrology for Soft Materials Manufacturing. The notice stated the membership fees would be on the order of Twenty Thousand ($20,000) per year. The initial term of the consortium was intended to be three years. As a result of the October 3, 2011, public meeting, revisions have been made to the membership fee structure and the initial period of time for the consortium. Also, the consortium is open to a limited number of for-profit and not-for-profit institutions.
97th Annual Meeting of the National Conference on Weights and Measures
Document Number: 2012-16014
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The 97th Annual Meeting of the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) will be held July 15-19, 2012. This notice contains information about significant items on the NCWM Committee agendas which will be considered at the meetings, but does not include all agenda items. As a result, the items are not consecutively numbered.
Smart Grid Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2012-16012
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Smart Grid Advisory Committee (SGAC or Committee) will hold a meeting via teleconference on Friday, July 27, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). The primary purposes of this meeting are to review updates on the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel transition plan, review the status of the research subcommittee and the August Smart Grid Workshop in Boulder, Colorado, and plan for a fall meeting. Interested members of the public will be able to participate in the meeting from remote locations by calling into a central phone number.
Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Centers for Arizona, Maryland and Rhode Island; Availability of Funds
Document Number: 2012-15305
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
NIST invites proposals from eligible proposers for funding projects that provide manufacturing extension services to primarily small- and medium-sized manufacturers in the United States. Specifically, NIST seeks proposals for projects to establish MEP centers in Arizona, Maryland and Rhode Island.
Alternative Personnel Management System (APMS) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology
Document Number: 2012-14918
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This notice changes the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Alternative Personnel Management System (APMS) published October 21, 1997 (62 FR 54604, 54606), May 6, 2005 (70 FR 23996), July 15, 2008 (73 FR 40500), and July 21, 2009 (74 FR 35841 and 74 FR 35843) to (1) eliminate the required bonus for employees at the cap of their pay band who are appraised at the top two rating levels, and (2) solidify the three-year probationary period, a hallmark of the original NIST demonstration project and later APMS.
National Fire Codes: Request for Public Input for Revision of Codes and Standards
Document Number: 2012-13952
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This notice contains the list of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) documents opening for Public Input, and it also contains information on the NFPA Revision Process. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is publishing this notice on behalf of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to announce the NFPA's proposal to revise some of its fire safety codes and standards and requests Public Input to amend existing or begin the process of developing new NFPA fire safety codes and standards. The purpose of this request is to increase public participation in the system used by NFPA to develop its codes and standards.
Notice of Public Workshop: “Designing for Impact: Workshop on Building the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation”
Document Number: 2012-13945
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO), housed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), announces the second workshop in a series of public workshops entitled ``Designing for Impact: Workshop on Building the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation.'' This workshop series provides a forum for the AMPNO to introduce the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) and its regional components, Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation (IMIs) and for public discussion of this new initiative that was announced by President Obama on March 9, 2012 \1\. The discussion at the workshop will focus on the following topics: Technologies with Broad Impact, Institute Structure and Governance, Strategies for Sustainable Institute Operations, and Education and Workforce Development. The Designing for Impact workshop series is organized by representatives from the Department of Commerce, NIST; Department of Defense; Department of Energy; National Aeronautics and Space Administration; and National Science Foundation.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for Program Evaluation Data Collection
Document Number: 2012-12903
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
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.
National Fire Codes: Request for Comments on NFPA Technical Committee Reports
Document Number: 2012-12779
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is publishing this notice on behalf of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to announce the availability of and request comments on the technical reports that will be presented at NFPA's 2013 Annual Revision Cycle.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for Usability Data Collections
Document Number: 2012-11844
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
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.
Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting
Document Number: 2012-11237
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR or Committee), will hold a meeting via teleconference on Friday, June 1, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. The primary purpose of this meeting is to finalize the Committee's draft annual report to the NIST Director. Any draft meeting materials 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.