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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 a summary of changes made to NIST Handbook 44 (2021) Specifications, Tolerances and Other Technical requirements for Commercial Weighing and Measuring Devices, NIST Handbook 130 (2021), Uniform Laws and Regulations in the Areas of Legal Metrology an Engine Fuel Quality, and NIST Handbook 133 (2020), Checking the Net Contents of Packaged Goods. The summary will provide an archival record of proposals and associated actions with the goal of assisting the weights and measures community in consistently interpreting and implementing NIST Handbooks 44, 130, and133. Included within each item in this report is an NIST OWM technical analysis, background information, and a summary of any actions taken on proposed changes to these NIST Handbooks considered in 2022
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 2200-02
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area, automotive lubricants, devices, dry measures, electric vehicle fueling systems, fuels, grain analyzers, grain moisture meters, hydrogen gas-measuring devices, labeling, laws and regulations, legal metrology, length, liquid-measuring devices, LPG and anhydrous ammonia liquid-measuring, mass flow meters, measure-containers, measuring, measuring systems, meters, method of sale, multiple dimension measuring devices, NIST Handbook 44, NIST Handbook 130, NIST Handbook 133, NTEP, odometers, NIST OWM analysis, packaging, price verification, registration of servicepersons, scales, specifications and tolerances, taximeters, technical analysis, test methods, test procedures, thickness, timing devices, training, transportation network measuring systems, type evaluation, uniform laws, unit pricing, vehicle tanks, volume, weighing, weighing systems, weighmaster law, weight, weights and measures law.


Warfield, L. , Butcher, T. , Harshman, R. , Konijnenburg, J. , Lee, G. , Sefcik, D. , Williams, J. and Lippa, K. (2023), 2022 NIST Summary of U.S. Legal Metrology Activities, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online],, (Accessed May 29, 2024)


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Created June 20, 2023