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260 - Office of Weights and Measures

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Author(s)

H V. Oppermann

Abstract

Promotes uniformity for over 750 state and local jurisdictions in weights and measures standards, laws, and practices to facilitate trade and protect U.S. businesses and citizens; supports the National Conference on Weights and Measures, an organization of state weights and measures officials and representatives of industry, consumers, and federal agancies that develops uniform laws, regulations, and methods of practice that are published by NIST; provides leadership and assistance on metric use and conversion to businesses, state and local governments, standards organizations, trade associations, and the education community; coordinates the metric transition activities of all federal agencies; administers the State Laboratory Program, which provides the basis for ensuring traceability of state weights and measures standards to NIST; provides technical support to the National Type Evalutation Program, which evaluates models of commercial weighing and measuring equipment to determine compliance with NIST handbooks; assesses and responds to needs for new weights and measures standards and practices; and conducts training programs for weights and measures officials and state and industry metrologists.
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World Wide Web-Internet and Web Information Systems

Keywords

devices, Laws and Regulations, legal metrology, National Conference on Weights and Measu, National Type Evaluation Program, State Laboratory Program, training, weighing and measuring, weights and measures

Citation

Oppermann, H. (2008), 260 - Office of Weights and Measures, World Wide Web-Internet and Web Information Systems (Accessed May 26, 2024)

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Created October 16, 2008