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Manufacturing Extension Partnership National Advisory Board

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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 Manufacturing Extension Partnership National Advisory Board (MEPNAB), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will meet Thursday, January 18, 2001 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The MEPNAB is composed of eight members appointed by the Director of NIST who were selected for their expertise in the area of industrial extension and their work on behalf of smaller manufacturers. The Board was established to fill a need for outside input on MEP. MEP is a unique program consisting of centers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. The centers have been created by state, federal, and local partnerships. The Board works closely with MEP to provide input and advice on MEP's programs, plans, and policies. The agenda will include a review by program managers of their programs for 2000 with updates and accomplishments in the areas of center management, tool and product development and national marketing activities, and a discussion of program goals and strategies for 2001. The portion of the meeting which involves personnel and proprietary budget information will be closed to the general public. All other portions of the meeting will be open to the public.

DATES:

The meeting will convene January 18, 2001 at 8 a.m. and will adjourn at 3:30 p.m. on January 18, 2001.

ADDRESSES:

The meeting will be held in the Tenth Floor Conference Room, Administration Building, at NIST, Gaithersburg, Maryland.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Linda Acierto, Senior Policy Advisor, Manufacturing Extension Partnership, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-4800, telephone number (301) 975-5033.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Assistant Secretary for Administration with the concurrence of the General Counsel formally determined on December 18, 2000, that portions of the meeting which involve discussion of proposed funding of the MEP may be closed in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B), because that portion will divulge matters the premature disclosure of which would be likely to significantly frustrate implementation of proposed agency actions; and that portions of the meeting which involve discussion of the staffing of positions in MEP may be closed in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6), because divulging information discussed in that portion of the meeting 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: December 21, 2000.

Raymond G. Kammer,

Director.

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[FR Doc. 00-33092 Filed 12-29-00; 8:45 am]

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