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National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce.
Notice of closed meeting.
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, notice is hereby given that there will be a closed meeting of the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award on Thursday, September 20, 2001. The Judges Panel is composed of nine members prominent in the field of quality management and appointed by the Secretary of Commerce. The purpose of this meeting is to review the consensus process, select applicants for site visits, determine possible conflict of interest for site visited companies, begin stage III of the judging process, review feedback to first stage applicants, a debriefing on the State and Local Workshop, an E-Baldrige demonstration, and 2001 Regionals Sign-Up. The applications under review contain trade secrets and proprietary commercial information submitted to the Government in confidence.
The meeting will convene September 20, 2001 at 9 a.m. and adjourn at 4:30 p.m. on September 20, 2001. The entire meeting will be closed.
The meeting will be held at the National Institute of Standards and Start Printed Page 47452Technology, Red Training Room, Chemistry Building, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Dr. Harry Hertz, Director, National Quality Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899, telephone number (301) 975-2361.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The Assistant Secretary for Administration, with the concurrence of the General Counsel, formally determined on February 12, 2001, that the meeting of the Judges Panel will be closed pursuant to Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, as amended by Section 5(c) of the Government in the Sunshine Act, Pub. L. 94-409. The meeting, which involves examination of records and discussion of Award applicant data, may be closed to the public in accordance with Section 552b(c)(4) of Title 5, United States Code, since the meeting is likely to disclose trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person and privileged or confidential.Start Signature
Dated: September 4, 2001.
Karen H. Brown,
[FR Doc. 01-22857 Filed 9-11-01; 8:45 am]
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