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State Weights and Measures Laboratories: State Standards Program Description and Directory



Georgia L. Harris


In support of its mission to promote uniform standards of measurement throughout the country NIST received funds in 1965 to provide new standards of mass, length, and volume to State weights and measures laboratories. This program, called the (New) State Standards Program, also provided the equipment needed to perform calibrations in these measurement areas. The 2000 Edition the recognition program whereby NIST recognizes State weights and measures laboratories. The directory lists State weights and measures laboratories and the services they provide to State and local weigths and measures as well as to industry. The directory is intended to assist potential users of the laboratory services in locating and obtaining needed measurement services. The 2000 Eidition will be in electronic format only.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 791
Report Number


calibration, grain, length, mass, measurement assurance, moisture, temperature, volume


Harris, G. (2009), State Weights and Measures Laboratories: State Standards Program Description and Directory, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed June 18, 2024)


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Created December 31, 2009, Updated April 5, 2010