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OWM Publications and Documentary Standards

The publications and documentary standards produced within NIST OWM pertains to areas of legal metrology, laws, regulations, measurement devices, and specifications and tolerances. This includes:

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2024 NIST Handbook 44 Cover
NIST Handbook 44: Current Edition
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Cover for NIST Handbook 130 2023
NIST Handbook 130: Current Edition
2023 NIST Handbook 133 Cover
NIST Handbook 133:  Current Edition

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 44, 130 and 133, please see The NIST Handbooks and NCWM: A Brief History.


Created October 19, 2010, Updated December 18, 2023