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NIST Handbook 130 - 2016 (Current Edition)

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Uniform Laws and Regulations in the Areas of Legal Metrology and Engine Fuel Quality

as adopted by the 100th National Conference on Weights and Measures 2015

Table of Contents

  • Cover PDF
  • Full Document PDF
  • Title Page DOC|PDF
  • Foreword DOC|PDF
  • Committee Members and Past Committee Chairmen DOC|PDF
  • Document Table of Contents DOC|PDF
  • 2015 Amendments/Editorial Changes DOC|PDF

I. Introduction DOC|PDF

II. Uniformity of Laws and Regulations & Summary of State Laws and Regulations in Weights and Measures DOC|PDF

III. Uniform Laws

  • A. Uniform Weights and Measures Law DOC|PDF
  • B. Uniform Weighmaster Law DOC|PDF
  • C. Uniform Engine Fuels, Petroleum Products, and Automotive Lubricants Inspection Law DOC|PDF

IV. Uniform Regulations

  • A. Uniform Packaging and Labeling Regulation DOC|PDF
  • B. Uniform Regulation for the Method of Sale of Commodities DOC|PDF
  • C. Uniform Unit Pricing Regulation DOC|PDF
  • D. Uniform Regulation for the Voluntary Registration of Serviceperson and Service Agencies for Commercial Weighing and Measuring Devices DOC|PDF
  • E. Uniform Open Dating Regulation DOC|PDF
  • F. Uniform Regulation for National Type Evaluation DOC|PDF
  • G. Uniform Engine Fuels, Petroleum Products, and Automotive Lubricants Regulation DOC|PDF

V. Examination Procedure for Price Verification DOC|PDF

VI. NCWM Policy, Interpretations, and Guidelines DOC|PDF


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To: Users of NIST Handbook 130

Subject: FTC finalized revisions to regulations promulgated under the FPLA

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) finalized revisions to its regulations promulgated under the FPLA.  The FPLA revisions are effective December 17, 2015.    This notice (NIST Notice – Attached PDF) specifies the areas of the UPLR that are impacted by the changes to the FPLA.

  • Section 5.  Declaration of Responsibility:  Consumer and Non-consumer Packages – Allow for the use of on-line resources in lieu of a printed telephone directory.
  • Section 6.7.1. Symbols and Abbreviations: Allow for the use of exponents.
  • Section 13.  Retail Sale Price Representations: Negates Section 13.

Federal Register Notice:


USDA, FSIS Final Ruling on Descriptive Designation for Raw Meat and Poultry Products Containing Added Solutions

Federal Register Notice: FR 79044 PDF

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Safety Inspection Service (USDA, FSIS) released a final ruling effective January 1, 2016 amending the regulations for descriptive designation for raw meat and poultry products containing added solutions.