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Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

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AGENCY:

National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce.

ACTION:

Notice of closed conference call.

SUMMARY:

Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, notice is hereby given that the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award will conduct a conference call on Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 1 p.m. The Judges Panel is composed of twelve members prominent in the fields of quality, innovation, and performance excellence and appointed by the Secretary of Commerce. The purpose of this conference call is to conduct final judging of the 2009 applicants. The conference call will be closed to the public in accordance with Section 552b(c)(4) of Title 5, United States Code.

DATES:

The conference call will convene December 3, 2009 at 1 p.m. and adjourn at 2 p.m. on December 3, 2009. The entire conference call will be closed.

ADDRESSES:

None.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Dr. Harry Hertz, Director, Baldrige National Quality Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899, telephone number (301) 975-2361.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Assistant Secretary for Administration, with the concurrence of the General Counsel, formally determined on January 8, 2009, 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, Public Law 94-409. The meeting, which involves examination of Award applicant data from U.S. companies and other organizations and a discussion of this data as compared to the Award criteria in order to recommend Award recipients, may be closed to the public in accordance with Section 552b(c)(4) of Title 5, United States Code, because the meetings are likely to disclose trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person which is privileged or confidential.

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Dated: November 5, 2009.

Patrick Gallagher,

Deputy Director.

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[FR Doc. E9-27159 Filed 11-10-09; 8:45 am]

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