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Lisa Warfield (Fed)

Weights and Measures Coordinator

Since June 2007, Ms. Warfield has been a Weights and Measures Coordinator in the Office of Weights and Measures - Laws and Metric Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Ms. Warfield serves as the lead Technical Advisor to the NCWM Laws and Regulations Committee. In her role she serves as a national expert on package labeling, net content, method of sale, Weights and Measures laws and regulations, package checking and price verification test procedures. She also assists national experts in advising industry, state and local weights and measures officials and other federal agencies on matters of legal metrology within NIST’s scope of expertise and authority. Ms. Warfield researches and investigates complex regulatory issues of retail marketing practices, federal & state regulations, and commercial practices. In addition, she coordinates, develops, collects or provide information about uniform laws and regulations and international recommendations. She is a primary respondent to inquiries from the private sector, state & local governments, and other Federal agencies in a broader range of subjects. She also develops and delivers IACET training in a wide variety of legal metrology requirements.

During her tenure at NIST she also worked in the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP). She procured the services of assigned assessors by preparing estimates, procurement orders, and reviewing/finalizing invoices. Maintain yearly application and database information of accredited labs and accreditation activities. Tracked over 1200 laboratories for on-site visits, nonconformity responses, and reviews. Interacts with customers, laboratory personnel assessors daily; answers inquiries to include in-depth questions about the functions and NVLAP processes and financial management. She performed analyses of the financial condition of assigned programs and made recommendations to appropriate levels of management for solutions. Prepared operational and quality assurance documents for office operations.


  • NIST Technical Advisor to the:
    • National Conference on Weights and Measures – Laws and Regulations Committee (2007 – present)
    • Representative for Regulations and Fuel Specifications at Hydrogen Meetings (2009-2010)
    • Informal Focus Group for Water in Retail Engine Fuel Storage Tanks (2016-2017)
    • NIST Handbook 130 Harmonization Informal Focus Group (2016-2020)
    • NCWM Fuels and Lubricants Subcommittee (FALS) (2011- present)
    • NIST/NCWM Bag on Valve/Aerosol Work group (2011)
    • NIST Work Group on Pelletized Ice Cream Work group (2010-2011)
    • FALS FG on the reorganization of NIST HB130 Fuels and Method of Sale Regulations (2016-2021)
  • Member – National Conference on Weights and Measures (2007 - present)
  • Member - NCWM Cannabis Task Group (2020 – present)
  • Co-chair to the NCWM Laws and Regulations - Moisture Loss Work group (2010-2014)
  • Technical Chair for the Ink and Toner Cartridge Gravimetric Test Procedure Work Group (2010-2012)
  • Chair on the Ready-to-Eat Task group (2016)
  • Co- Chair for the Meat, Poultry, Fish and Seafood Task Group 2016-2017)
  • Chair of the U.S. National Watthour Work Group (2018-Present)


  • Member, ASTM International – D37 Cannabis (2020 - present)


  • NIST Handbook 130:
    • Packaging and Labeling
    • Price Verification
    • Packaging and Labeling
  • NIST Handbook 133:
    • Basic & Overview
    • Volumetric
    • Mulch
    • Tare
  • Administrative Inspection, Evidence, and Due Process



  • Department of Commerce Bronze Medal Award, National Institute of Standards and Technology (2020)



2023 NIST OWM S&T Analysis

Lisa Warfield, Loren Minnich, Jan Konijnenburg, Gloria Diane Lee, Juana Williams
The NIST OWM Analysis is submitted to assist the Weights and Measures community as it deliberates on items before the 2023 NCWM Annual Conference. NIST OWM

2023 OWM Annual Analysis

John McGuire, Lisa Warfield
The NIST OWM Analysis is submitted to assist the Weights and Measures community as it deliberates on items before the Conference. NIST OWM offers these comments

2022 NIST Summary of U.S. Legal Metrology Activities

Lisa Warfield, Tina G. Butcher, Richard A. Harshman, Jan Konijnenburg, Gloria Diane Lee, David Sefcik, Juana Williams, Katrice Lippa
The NIST Office of Weights and Measures (OWM) presents its first report 2022 NIST Annual Summary of U.S. Legal Metrology Activities report. This report includes

Checking the Net Contents of Packaged Goods

Tina G. Butcher, David Sefcik, Lisa Warfield, Elizabeth Benham, Shelby Bowers, Katrice Lippa
This handbook has been prepared as a procedural guide for the compliance testing of net content statements on packaged goods. Compliance testing of packaged
Created October 9, 2019, Updated August 30, 2023