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Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Panel of Judges

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AGENCY:

National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce.

ACTION:

Notice of closed meeting.

SUMMARY:

Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, notice is hereby given that the Panel of Judges of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award will meet Monday, November 15, 2010, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, November 18, 2010, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Friday, November 19, 2010, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Panel of Judges is composed of twelve members prominent in the fields of quality, innovation, and performance management and appointed by the Secretary of Commerce, assembled to advise the Secretary of Commerce on the conduct of the Baldrige Award. The purpose of this meeting is to conduct final judging of the 2010 applicants. The review process involves examination of records and discussions of applicant data, and will be closed to the public in accordance with Section 552b(c)(4) of Title 5, United States Code.

DATES:

The meeting will convene November 15, 2010, at 8:30 a.m. and adjourn at 5:30 p.m. on November 19, 2010. The entire meeting will be closed.

ADDRESSES:

The meeting will be held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Administration Building, Lecture Room E, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899.

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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 December 3, 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 these 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 meeting is likely to disclose trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person which is privileged or confidential.

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Dated: June 15, 2010.

Katharine B. Gebbie,

Director, Physics Laboratory.

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[FR Doc. 2010-15472 Filed 6-24-10; 8:45 am]

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