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Documentary standards

Overview

Documentary Standards can specify definition of terms; classifications of components; delineation of procedures; specification of dimensions, materials, processes, products, systems, services or practices; test methods and sampling procedures; or descriptions of fit and measurements of size or strength. Under the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA), NIST is assigned responsibility to coordinate federal, state, and local documentary standards and conformity assessment activities.

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Upcoming Events

OWM Info Hour - Manual Weight Entries

Wed, Jun 5 2024, 1:00 - 2:00pm CDT (2:00 - 3:00pm EDT)
NIST Office of Weights and Measures will be conducting an informal discussion on NIST Handbook 44 Section 2.20 Scales