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National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee Meeting

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AGENCY:

National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce.

ACTION:

Notice of open meeting.

SUMMARY:

The National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Advisory Committee (Committee), will hold a meeting via teleconference on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time. The primary purpose of this meeting is to discuss the NCST Advisory Committee's draft annual report to Congress. A copy of the draft report will be posted on the NCST Advisory Committee's web site at http://www.nist.gov/​el/​disasterstudies/​ncst/​index.cfm. Interested members of the public will be able to participate in the meeting from remote locations by calling into a central phone number.

DATES:

The NCST Advisory Committee will hold a meeting via teleconference on Wednesday, December 21, 2011, from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. Eastern Time.

ADDRESSES:

Questions regarding the meeting should be sent to the Disaster and Failure Studies Program Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8611, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-8611. For instructions on how to participate in the meeting, please see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mr. Eric Letvin, Disaster and Failure Studies Program Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8611, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-8611. Mr. Letvin's email address is eric.letvin@nist.gov and his phone number is (301) 975-5412.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The NCST Advisory Committee was established pursuant to Section 11 of the National Construction Safety Team Act (15 U.S.C. 7301 et seq.). The NCST Advisory Committee is comprised of ten members, appointed by the Director of NIST, who were selected for their technical expertise and experience, established records of distinguished professional service, and their knowledge of issues affecting teams established under the NCST Act. The NCST Advisory Committee will advise the Director of NIST on the functions and composition of Team established under the NCST Act and on the exercise of authorities enumerated in the NCST Act and will review the procedures developed to implement the NCST Act and reports issued under section 8 of the NCST Act. Background information on the NCST Act and information on the NCST Advisory Committee is available at http://www.nist.gov/​el/​disasterstudies/​ncst.

Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app., notice is hereby given that the NCST Advisory Committee will hold a meeting via teleconference on Wednesday, December 21, 2011, from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. Eastern Time. There will be no central meeting location. Interested members of the public will be able to participate in the meeting from remote locations by calling into a central phone number. The primary purpose of this meeting is to discuss the NCST Advisory Committee's draft annual report to Congress. A copy of the draft report will be posted on the NCST Advisory Committee's web site at http://www.nist.gov/​el/​disasterstudies/​ncst/​index.cfm.

Individuals and representatives of organizations who would like to offer comments and suggestions related to the NCST Advisory Committee's affairs are invited to request detailed instructions by contacting Eric Letvin on how to dial in from a remote location to participate in the meeting. Eric Letvin's email address is eric.letvin@nist.gov, and his phone number is (301) 975-5412. Approximately fifteen minutes will be reserved from 4:45 p.m.-5 p.m. Eastern Time for public comments; speaking times will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. The amount of time per speaker will be determined by the number of requests received, but is likely to be about 3 minutes each. Questions from the public will not be considered during this period. Speakers who wish to expand upon their oral statements, those who had wished to speak but could not be accommodated on the agenda, and those who were unable to participate are invited to submit written statements to the National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, MS 8611, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-8600, via fax at (301) 975-4032, or electronically by email to ncstac@nist.gov.

All participants in the meeting are required to pre-register. Anyone wishing to participate must register by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, December 19, 2011, in order to be included. Please submit your name, email address, and phone number to Eric Letvin. After registering, participants will be provided with detailed instructions on Start Printed Page 72905how to dial in from a remote location in order to participate. Eric Letvin's email address is eric.letvin@nist.gov, and his phone number is (301) 975-5412.

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Dated: November 22, 2011.

Willie E. May,

Associate Director for Laboratory Programs.

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[FR Doc. 2011-30536 Filed 11-25-11; 8:45 am]

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