Federal Register: September 12, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 177)
DOCID: FR Doc 02-23269
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
National Institute of Standards and Technology
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice of partially closed meeting.
Manufacturing Extension Partnership National Advisory Board
DATES: The meeting will convene October 9, 2002 at 8 a.m. and will adjourn at 3:30 p.m. on October 9, 2002.
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, notice is hereby given that the Manufacturing Extension Partnership National Advisory Board (MEPNAB), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will meet Wednesday, October 9, 2002, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The MEPNAB is composed of nine members appointed by the Director of NIST who were selected for their expertise in the area of industrial extension and their work on behalf of smaller manufacturers. The Board was established to fill a need for outside input on MEP. MEP is a unique program consisting of centers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. The centers have been created by state, federal, and local partnerships. The Board works closely with MEP to provide input and advice on MEP's programs, plans, and policies. The purpose of this meeting is to update the board on the latest program developments at MEP and to have a panel of outside experts discuss the ``state of small manufacturing'' and how it is affected by the economy, the current state of the trade deficit and how productivity within firms is changing. Discussions scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and to end at 9:15 a.m. and to begin at 2:30 p.m. and to end at 3:30 p.m. on October 9, 2002, on personnel issues and proprietary budget information will be closed. All visitors to the National Institute of Standards and Technology site will have to preregister to be admitted. Anyone wishing to attend this meeting must register 48 hours in advance in order to be admitted. Please submit your name, time of arrival, email address and phone number to Carolyn Peters no later than Monday, October 7, 2002, and she will provide you with instructions for admittance. Ms. Peter's address is email@example.com and her phone number is 301/9755607.
Manufacturing Extension Partnership National Advisory Board,
The Assistant Secretary for Administration,
with the concurrence of the General Counsel, formally determined on
January 3, 2002, that portions of the meeting which involve discussion
of proposed funding of the MEP 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; and that portions of the meeting which involve discussion of the staffing of positions in MEP may be closed in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6), because divulging information discussed in that portion of the meeting is likely to reveal information of a personal nature, where disclosure would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.
Dated: September 6, 2002.
Karen H. Brown,
[FR Doc. 0223269 Filed 91102; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 351013P
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Linda Acierto, Senior Policy Advisor, Manufacturing Extension Partnership, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland 208994800, telephone number (301) 9755033.