The National Conference on Weights and Measures established the Fuels and Lubricants Subcommittee (FALS) (formerly known as the Petroleum Subcommittee) in 1992 to provide advice and technical guidance to the Laws and Regulations Committee on model laws and regulations concerning engine fuel quality, petroleum products, and automotive lubricants.
The Subcommittee is responsible for developing NIST Handbook 130, Section III. C. Uniform Engine Fuels and Automotive Lubricants Inspection Law, Section IV. G. Uniform Engine Fuels and Automotive Lubricants
Regulations, and specific subsections in Section IV. B. Method of Sale Regulations related to fuels and automotive lubricants.
The membership includes the public members, petroleum and alternative fuels industry, automotive engineers, engine manufacturers and technical advisors. Meetings are held annually, or as needed and are open to all NCWM members and other registered parties.