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Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology Meeting

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ACTION:

Notice of partially closed meeting—Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology.

SUMMARY:

Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, notice is hereby given that the Visiting Committee on Advanced Start Printed Page 7671Technology, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will meet Tuesday, March 5, 2002, from 8:25 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. and Wednesday, March 6, 2002, from 8:15 a.m. to Noon. The Visiting Committee on Advanced 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 a NIST Update, Grand Challenges—NIST 2010, ATP: Reforms to Strengthen the Program, Environmental Health and Safety at NIST, An Update on the National Quality Program, MSEL Cross-Cutting Interactions, and Human Resource Development. Discussions scheduled to begin at 3:45 p.m. end at 5:15 p.m. on March 5, 2002, and to begin at 8:15 a.m. and to end at Noon on March 6, 2002, 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 March 5, 2002 at 8:25 a.m. and will adjourn at Noon on March 6, 2002.

ADDRESSES:

The meeting will be held in the Employees Lounge, 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 January 16, 2002, 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 discussion 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: February 11, 2002.

Karen H. Brown,

Deputy Director.

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[FR Doc. 02-4073 Filed 2-19-02; 8:45 am]

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