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Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology

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AGENCY:

National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce.

ACTION:

Notice of public meeting.

SUMMARY:

The Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT or Committee), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will meet in open session on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Eastern Time and Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The VCAT is composed of fifteen members appointed by the NIST Director who are eminent in such fields as business, research, new product development, engineering, labor, education, management consulting, environment, and international relations.

DATES:

The VCAT will meet on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Eastern Time and Wednesday, October 7, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

ADDRESSES:

The meeting will be held at the Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel, 68 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401. Please note admittance instructions under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Stephanie Shaw, VCAT, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1060, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-1060, telephone number 301-975-2667. Ms. Shaw's email address is stephanie.shaw@nist.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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Authority: 15 U.S.C. 278 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App.

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The purpose of this meeting is for the VCAT to review and make recommendations regarding general policy for NIST, 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 updates on NIST activities and a review of the various NIST partnership models. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the NIST Web site at http://www.nist.gov/​director/​vcat/​agenda.cfm.

Individuals and representatives of organizations who would like to offer Start Printed Page 53283comments and suggestions related to the Committee's affairs are invited to request a place on the agenda. On Wednesday, October 7, approximately one-half hour in the morning will be reserved for public comments and 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. The exact time for public comments will be included in the final agenda that will be posted on the NIST Web site at http://www.nist.gov/​director/​vcat/​agenda.cfm. 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 attend in person are invited to submit written statements to VCAT, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, MS 1060, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 20899, via fax at 301-216-0529 or electronically by email to Karen.lellock@nist.gov.

All participants are required to pre-register. Please submit your name, time of arrival, email address and phone number to Stephanie Shaw by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Tuesday, September 29, 2015.

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Richard Cavanagh,

Acting Associate Director for Laboratory Programs.

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[FR Doc. 2015-21888 Filed 9-2-15; 8:45 am]

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