L&R Committee

Laws and Regulations Committee

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The Laws and Regulations (L&R) Committee is dedicated to the development of uniform models for voluntary adoption by the states.  These laws and regulations range from the basic weights and measures law to specific laws and regulations for weighmasters, commodity regulations, price scanners, unit pricing, engine fuel and automotive lubricants and more.  These model laws and regulations are published in Handbook 130, Uniform Laws and Regulations .

Additionally, the L&R Committee addresses test procedures for verifying the actual net quantity contained in packages offered for sale. These standards are published in  Handbook 133, Checking the Net Quantity of Packaged Goods .

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Subcommittees

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Purpose:

This subcommittee provides ongoing support for the Laws and Regulations Committee for standards related to the NIST Handbook 130 Uniform Fuels and Automotive Lubricants Regulation and specific subsections of the Uniform Regulation for the Method of Sale of Commodities.

Formation:

Subcommittee members consist of public members, representatives of industry involved in petroleum and alternative fuels, automotive engineers, engine manufacturers and technical advisors.  The Subcommittee typically meets twice a year in conjunction with NCWM Interim and Annual Meetings.  These meetings open to NCWM members or other registered parties.

Charge:

The Subcommittee will assist in developing and making reommendations to agenda items as assigned by the Laws and Regulations Committee.  Additionally, the Subcommittee may bring new agenda items directly to the Laws and Regulations Committee relevant to the Subcommittee's subject matter.

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Purpose:

This subcommittee provides ongoing support for the Laws and Regulations Committee for standards related to the NIST Handbook 130 Uniform Packaging and Labeing Regulation and NIST Handbook 133 Checking the Net Contents of Packaged Goods.

Formation:

Subcommittee members consist of public members, representatives of industry involved in packaging and marketing consumer products, and technical advisors.  The Subcommittee typically meets twice a year in conjunction with NCWM Interim and Annual Meetings.  These meetings open to NCWM members or other registered parties.

Charge:

The Subcommittee will assist in developing and making reommendations to agenda items as assigned by the Laws and Regulations Committee.  Additionally, the Subcommittee may bring new agenda items directly to the Laws and Regulations Committee relevant to the Subcommittee's subject matter.

 

Task Groups

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Purpose:

This subcommittee provides ongoing support for the Laws and Regulations Committee for standards related to the NIST Handbook 130 Uniform Fuels and Automotive Lubricants Regulation and specific subsections of the Uniform Regulation for the Method of Sale of Commodities.

Formation:

The Task Group consists of public members, scale industry, cannabis trade groups and other associated members.  The Subcommittee typically meets twice a year in conjunction with NCWM Interim and Annual Meetings.  These meetings open to NCWM members or other registered parties.

Charge:

Create uniform guidance for States, the District of Columbia and territories in 5 different areas:

  1. Suitability of scales
  2. Method of Sale
  3. Package and labeling of products
  4. Safety for inspectors
  5. Moisture Loss of prepackaged product