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Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology

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AGENCY:

National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce.

ACTION:

Notice of partially closed meeting.

SUMMARY:

Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, notice is hereby given that the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will meet Tuesday, December 5, 2000 from 8:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. and Wednesday, December 6, 2000 from 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The Visiting Committee on Start Printed Page 68983Advanced Technology is composed of fourteen members appointed by the Director of NIST; who are eminent in such fields as business, research, new product development, engineering, labor, education, management consulting, environment, and international relations. The purpose of this meeting is to review and make recommendations regarding general policy for the Institute, its organization, its budget, and its programs within the framework of applicable national policies as set forth by the President and the Congress. The agenda will include an update on NIST programs; a presentation by one of the Visiting Committee members entitled, “The Chemical Industry—Fossil or Phoenix?”; an indepth review of the Physics Laboratory; a cross-cut review of Patent Policy; a cross-cut review of Microelectronics; and a laboratory tour. Discussions scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. and end at 5:15 p.m. on December 5, 2000 and to being at 8 a.m. and to end at 12:45 p.m. on December 6, 2000, on staffing of management positions at NIST, the NIST budget, including funding levels of the Advanced Technology Program and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and feedback sessions will be closed.

DATES:

The meeting will convene December 5, 2000 at 8:15 a.m. and will adjourn at 12:45 p.m. on December 6, 2000.

ADDRESSES:

The meeting will be held in the Employees' Lounge (seating capacity 80, includes 38 participants), Administration Building, at NIST, Gaithersburg, Maryland.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Janet R. Russell, Administrative Coordinator, Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1004, telephone number (301) 975-2107.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Assistant Secretary for Administration, with the concurrence of the General Counsel, formally determined on July 12, 2000, that portions of the meeting of the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology which involve discussion of proposed funding of the Advanced Technology Program and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program may be closed in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B), because those portions of the meetings will divulge matters the premature disclosure of which would be likely to significantly frustrate implementation of proposed agency actions; and that portions of meetings which involve discussions of the staffing issues of management and other positions at NIST may be closed in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6), because divulging information discussed in those portions of the meetings is likely to reveal information of a personal nature where disclosure would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.

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Dated: November 8, 2000.

Karen H. Brown,

Deputy Director.

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[FR Doc. 00-29162 Filed 11-14-00; 8:45 am]

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