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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This subcommittee submits its recommendations to the L&R Committee for consideration by the NCWM membership.

Formed in 1992, the Fuels and Lubricants Subcommittee (FALS), formerly known as the Petroleum Subcommittee, to provide advice and technical guidance to the Laws and Regulations (L&R) Committee on model laws and regulations concerning engine fuel quality, petroleum products, and automotive lubricants.

The subcommittee is responsible for developing 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.  Other publications were developed, such as the Petroleum Laboratory Guide which provides jurisdictions a basic guide for establishing a testing laboratory.

Subcommittee members includethe 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.

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This subcommittee submits its recommendations to the L&R Committee for consideration by the NCWM membership.

Formed in 2011, the Packaging and Labeling Subcommittee (PALS) serves to improve technical expertise, develop model standards, and respond to difficult questions of interpretation or application of model laws and regulations and how the correlate with federal laws.

Specifically, the subcommittee is responsible for developing items for the Handbook 130, Packaging and Labeling Regulation and Method of Sale Regulation and the test procedures for checking the net contents of packaged goods found in Handbook 133.  

Mission:

  • Regularly review NCWM agenda items and draw on industry expertise to form consensus positions for advancement during Open Hearings at NCWM Meetings.
  • Discuss current issues and new trends in the marketplace and develop proposals to address them in the model standards.
  • Serve as a resource for the L&R Committee to develop items and provide expertise.
  • Report directly to the L&R Committee in Open Hearings of NCWM Meetings and throughout the standards development process.

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.

 

Task Groups

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This task group submits its recommendations to the S&T Committee and L&R Committee for consideration by the NCWM membership.

The products of this effort will be included in the NCWM Interpretations and Guidelines for Cannabis.

Mission:  Create uniform guidance for States, the District of Columbia and territories as legalized sales of Cannabis spreads. 

  • By July 2018, nine (9) states and the District have legalized recreational cannabis and thirty (30) states and the District of Columbia have legalized medicinal Cannabis.  These numbers are expected to grow.

The task group is working 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.

Task group members includes public members, scale industry, cannabis trade groups and other associate members.  Meetings are held in conjunction with NCWM Interim and Annual Meetings or as needed and are open to all NCWM members and other registered attendees.