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

Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting
Document Number: 2012-7480
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-30
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, April 20, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. The primary purpose of this meeting is to develop 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.
Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting
Document Number: 2012-7481
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-28
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, April 27, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. The primary purpose of this meeting is to review 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.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; NIST Associates Information System
Document Number: 2012-7375
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-28
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 Alternative Test Methods for Commercial Measuring Devices
Document Number: 2012-7224
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-26
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 examine alternative methods for testing the accuracy of commercial measuring devices including, but not limited to retail motor-fuel dispensers. The WG will investigate the current methodology and standards (e.g., neck-type volumetric field standards and associated test procedures) widely used by weights and measures officials and service companies to test commercial measuring devices as well as proposed alternatives to ensure that the methodologies and standards facilitate measurements that are traceable to the International System of Units (SI). WG membership is open to any interested party. This notice also summarizes key issues to be considered by this WG.
Buy American Exception Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Document Number: 2012-7222
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology is providing notice of a determination of an exception to the Buy American Provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA or Recovery Act), for inverters necessary for the construction of a solar array system at NIST's WWVH radio station in Kauai, HI.
Public Workshop to Seek Comment on Federal Conformity Assessment Guidance
Document Number: 2012-6373
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The U.S. Department of Commerce's (DOC) National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will hold a free public workshop titled ``Conformity AssessmentApproaches and Best Practices'' on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 9 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) at NIST in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The purpose of the NIST public workshop is (1) to examine current approaches to conformity assessment among Federal agencies and the private sector and (2) to provide a forum for discussion with NIST on conformity assessment practices, challenges and the means by which these challenges are being addressed.
Announcement of the American Petroleum Institute's Standards Activities
Document Number: 2012-5778
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The American Petroleum Institute (API), with the assistance of other interested parties, continues to develop standards 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.
Announcing Approval of Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 180-4, Secure Hash Standard (SHS); a Revision of FIPS 180-3
Document Number: 2012-5400
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-06
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 180-4, Secure Hash Standard (SHS). FIPS 180-4 updates FIPS 180-3 by providing a general procedure for creating an initialization value, adding two additional secure hash algorithms to the Standard: SHA-512/224 and SHA- 512/256 and removing a restriction that padding must be done before hash computation begins, which was required in FIPS 180-3.
Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Centers for South Dakota and Kentucky; Availability of Funds
Document Number: 2012-4959
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
NIST invites proposals from eligible proposers for funding projects to provide manufacturing extension services to primarily small- and medium-sized manufacturers in the United States. These projects will establish MEP centers in South Dakota and Kentucky.