The publications and documentary standards produced within the Office of Weights and Measures (OWM) pertains to areas of legal metrology, laws, regulations, measurement devices, and specifications and tolerances. This includes a range of Metric Publications, NIST Handbooks, NIST Special Publications (e.g., SP 2200 Legal Metrology Publication series), OWM Technical Analyses, and NIST Internal Reports (NISTIRs).
NIST (as NBS) published the first legal metrology standards in 1918 as Miscellaneous Publication No. 1 Manual of Inspection and Information for Weights and Measures Officials. This continues to be published as NIST Handbook 44 and is adopted by all 50 States. For more background on the origin of the NIST Handbooks, please see The NIST Handbooks and NCWM: A Brief History.