Federal Register: July 1, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 126)
DOCID: FR Doc 04-14949
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
National Institute of Standards and Technology
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice of meeting.
Announcement of Public Meetings To Gather Input on the Next Generation of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program and the Recompetition of MEP Centers
DATES: Meetings will be held as follows: Tuesday, July 13, 2004, 1 p.m.
to 5 p.m., Philadelphia, PA; Monday, July 19, 2004, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.,
Cleveland, OH; Tuesday, July 20, 2004, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Detroit, MI;
Wednesday, July 21, 2004, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Minneapolis, MN; Monday,
July 26, 2004, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Orlando, FL; Tuesday, July 27, 2004, 1
p.m. to 5 p.m., Dallas, TX; Wednesday, July 28, 2004, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Los
Angeles, CA; Monday, August 2, 2004, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Washington, DC.
Web casts will be held as follows: Wednesday, July 14, 2004, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, July 23, 2004, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, August 3, 2004, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces a series of public meetings intended to gather input and comments on the Next Generation of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program and the recompetition of MEP centers. The National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) has recently released a report which evaluates various alternate business models on the MEP program and provides seven recommendations for its improvement. One of the recommendations states the need to create a strategic plan, which articulates the ``next generation of MEP.'' In order to gather input on this strategic plan, respond to the recommendations incorporated in the report and gather information regarding the MEP recompetition process, NIST MEP will be holding a series of regional roundtables and web casts to solicit public comment. There will be 8 regional meetings, as well as 3 web casts. Interested parties need to register via the internet for the meeting or web cast they wish to attend, and for those parties unable or unwilling to attend one of the public forums, they can submit comments online at http://www.mep.nist.gov/competition/intro.htm.
Next Generation of Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program,
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Susan Hayduk by e-mail at
firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (301) 9755020.
Dated: June 24, 2004.
Hratch G. Semerjian,
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