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AGENCY:

National Institute of Standards and Technology, 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 Advanced Technology Program Advisory Committee, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will meet Tuesday, January 30, 2007 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Advanced Technology Program Advisory Committee is composed of ten members appointed by the Director of NIST; who are eminent in such fields as business, research, new product development, engineering, education, and management consulting. The purpose of this meeting is to review and make recommendations regarding general policy for the Advanced Technology Program (ATP), 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 ATP Update, presentations on “Public-Private Partnerships”, “The Network-Centric Innovation Imperative: How Manufacturers Work with Their Suppliers to Develop New Products” and “Benchmarking Regional Innovation Capacity: A Regional Innovation Index.” A discussion scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. and to end at 3:30 p.m. on January 30, 2007, on ATP budget issues will be closed. Agenda may change to accommodate Committee business.

DATES:

The meeting will convene Tuesday, January 30, at 9 a.m. and will adjourn at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 30, 2007.

ADDRESSES:

The meeting will be held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Administration Building, Employees' Lounge, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899. All visitors to the National Institute of Standards and Technology site will have to pre-register to be admitted. Please submit your name, time of arrival, email address and phone number to Donna Paul no later than Friday, January 26, and she will provide you with instructions for admittance. Ms. Paul's e-mail address is donna.paul@nist.gov and her phone number is 301/975-2162.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Donna Paul, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-4700, telephone number (301) 975-2162.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The agenda will include presentations on Geographic Information System Approach for Identifying Emerging Technology Regions, U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness in the Global Economy and Collaborations in ATP Projects. A discussion scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. and to end at 3:30 p.m. on January 30, 2007, on ATP budget issues will be closed. Agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The Assistant Secretary for Administration, with the concurrence of the General Counsel, formally determined on January 9, 2007, that portions of the meeting of the Advanced Technology Program Advisory Committee which involve discussion of proposed funding of the Advanced Technology Program 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.

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Dated: January 10, 2007.

James E. Hill,

Acting Deputy Director.

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[FR Doc. E7-468 Filed 1-12-07; 8:45 am]

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