NCWM NEWS National Conference on Weights and Measures
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Chairman ’ s Column Mahesh Albuqurque, NCWM Chairman — State of Colorado
NCWM Headquarters 1135 M Street, Suite 110 Lincoln, Nebraska 68508 P. 402.434.4880 E. firstname.lastname@example.org W. www.ncwm.com Don Onwiler Executive Director Darrell Flocken NTEP Administrator Jeff Gibson NTEP Specialist Elisa Stritt Meeting Planner Danyelle Dolan Project Coordinator Allen Katalinic NTEP Evaluator Ed Payne NTEP Evaluator Richard Shipman NTEP Evaluator Chairman’s Column....................1 PDC Interim Report.....................3 S&T Interim Report.....................3 L&R Interim Report.....................5 NTEP Column.............................6 108th Annual Meeting.................8 The Meetup ..............................10 2024 NCWM Interim Meeting....11 Event Calendar.........................11 New Slate of Officers Nominated . .................. 13 Tip of the Month........................13 New Members...........................14 Safety Column..........................18
Dear NCWM Colleagues, It was great to see many of you at the NCWM Interim Meeting in Savannah Georgia. It was one of the best attended Interim meetings in recent years and, based on the post meeting feedback, it was also one of the most enjoyable and successful meetings. In keeping with my theme for this year “Collaborating with Partners and Stakeholders for a Greater Measure of Equity”, I am grateful for the strengthening of the relationship between NCWM and NIST, thanks in a large part to Dr. Katrice Lippa’s leadership. We are working collaboratively with NIST to update the decades-old Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The underlying intent of the MOU is to promote the uniformity in State and local weights and measures laws, regulations, standards and practices.
Through these updates I believe NCWM and NIST will find opportunities to work more collaboratively and effectively to meet the needs of our shared stakeholders. I am also looking forward to building and strengthening relationships with national and international trade associations, as well as with our members, especially our associate members to collaborate on training and other professional development opportunities to advance our shared mission.
As we have just passed Weights and Measures Week (March 1 to 7), I would like to thank every one of you for your work in assuring consumer protection and equity in the marketplace. I know you take pride in your work by the job you do when no one is watching. You strive for excellence—not because a consumer or your customer or your boss or your peers will judge you, but because that is the standard you hold yourself to, for the sake of equity. Because of your work, we enjoy such a high level of confidence in the retail marketplace across our country. I am sure you also recognize that your work is even more meaningful during times of inflation, as it ensures struggling families get what they pay for. Your Board of Directors has been working diligently to ensure the NCWM is poised and agile to meet the changing needs of the marketplace and able to provide value to our members. We have just released the NCWM Field Training Manual: Retail Computing Scales, similar to the RMFD Training Manual released last year. We are also exploring ways to make the standards development process more efficient such as improving committee development training and considering voting twice per year. The Board has also been working on updating our Strategic Plan, with a focus on growth through value-added service offerings. This spring I will share more information about our strategic planning work, and will be seeking feedback from you to help inform and guide the plan. I look forward to seeing many of you again at the NEWMA and CWMA meetings this spring, and at the 108th NCWM Annual Meeting in Norfolk, Virginia in July. Until then, I thank you for your continued dedication to ensuring equity in the marketplace.
Mahesh Albuquerque NCWM Chairman
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Professional Development Committee Interim Summary Gary Milton, Committee Chair-Virginia
The 2023 Professional Development Committee (PDC) Interim Report consists of 6 informational items. A presentation was provided to membership by PDC members providing details on each item. The PDC designated the status for each of the agenda items as follows:
Informational Items EDU-1 Professional Certification Program
EDU-3 Instructor Improvement
EDU-4 Recommended Topics for Conference Training
PMT-1 Safety Awareness
PMT-1 Skimmer Education Task Group
Specifications and Tolerances Committee Interim Summary Jason Glass, Committee Chair-Kentucky
The 2023 Specifications and Tolerances Committee Interim Agenda, along with presentations and written comments provided to the Committee, are available on the NCWM website. Oral comments for these agenda items were heard during the Open Hearings at the Interim Meeting and all of the aforementioned were considered by the Committee when assigning the following status for each item as follows: VOTING ITEMS GEN- General Code GEN-23.1 G-N.3. Test Methods SCL- Scales SCL-23.2 Table S.6.3.a. Marking Requirements, and Table S.6.3.b. Notes for Table S.6.3.a. Marikign Requirements
MFM-15.1 N.3. Test Drafts EVF- Electric Vehicle Fueling Systems EVF-23.1 S.2.5.1., S.8.,S.5.3.(d), N.1., T.5., N.2., T.6., Appendix D – Definitions; megajoule (MJ) EVF-23.6 S.5.2. EVSE Identification and Markign Requirements, and T.2. Tolerances GMA- Grain Moisture Meters GMA-23.1 N.1.3. Meter to Like-Meter Method Transfer Standards and Table T.2.2. Acceptance and Maintenance Tolerances Meter to Like-Meter Method OTH - Other Items OTH-16.1 Electric Watthour Meters Code under Development Item Block 1- Minimum Draft Size When Using a Field Standard Meter B1: LMD-23.1 N.3.5. Wholesale Devices B1: VTM-23.1 N.3. Test Drafts B1: MLK-23.1 N.3. Test Draft Item Block 4- Electronically Captured Tickets or Receipts B4: GEN-21.2 G-S.5.6. Recorded Representations. B4: LMD-21.2 S.1.6.5. Money Value Computations., UR.3. Use of a Device B4: VTM-21.1 S.1.1. Primary Elements., UR.2. User Requirements B4: LPG-21.1 S.1.1. Primary Elements., UR.2. User Requirements B4: CLM-21.1 S.1.4.1. Printed TicketRecorded Representation., UR.2.6.3. Printed TicketRecorded Representation.
LMD- Liquid Measuring Devices LMD-23.4 N.3.5. Wholesale Devices VTM- Vehicle Tank Meters
VTM-18.1 S.3.1. Diversion of Measured Liquid and S.3.1.1. Means for Clearing the Discharge Hose and UR.2.6. Clearing the Discharge on a multiple-product, singlke discharge hose LPG- Liquified Petroleum Gas and Anhydrous Ammonia Liquid-Measuring Devices LPG-23.1 S.2.5. Zero-Set-Back-Interlock LPG-23.2 S.2.6. Automatic Timeout
LPG-15.1 N.3. Test Drafts MFM- Mass Flow Meters
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Specifications and Tolerances Committee Interim Summary Cont. Jason Glass, Committee Chair-Kentucky B4: MLK-21.1 S.1.4.2. Printed Ticket Recorded Representation., UR.2.6.3. Printed TicketRecorded Representation.
Appendix D, S.1.2.2., Table 3., S.5.4., UR.3., Table 8 SCL-22.2 UR.1. Selection Requirements , UR.1.X. Cannabis VTM- Vehicle Tank Meters VTM-20.2 Table T.2. Tolerances for Vehicle Mounted Milk Meters MLK- Milk Meters MLK-23.2 Table T.1. Tolerances for Milk Meters WITHDRAWN ITEMS SCL-Scales SCL-23.1 S.1.12. Manual Weight Entries LPG- Liquified Petroleum Gas and Anhydrous Ammonia Liquid-Measuring Devices LPG-22.3 S.2.5. Zero-Set-Back Interlock., S.2.5.2. Zero -Set- Back Interlock for Stationary Customer -Operated Electronic Retail Motor-Fuel Devices EVF- Electric Vehicle Fueling Systems EVF-21.1 A.1. General EVF-21.5 T.2. Load Test Tolerances EVF-23.2 S.2.7. Indication of Delivery EVF-23.3 S.2.7. Indication of Delivery EVF-23.5S.5.2. EVSE Identifications and Marking Requirements, N.5.2. Accuracy Testing, and T.2. Load Accuracy Test tolerances. MDM- Multiple Dimension Measuring Devices MDM-22.1 S.1.7. Minimum Measurement Item Block 2- Define True Value for Use in Error Calculations B2: SCL-20.3 S.5.4. Relationship of Minimum Load Cell Verification Interval to the Scale Division B2: SCL-20.4 Table 3. Parameters of Accuracy Classes B2: SCL-20.5 Table S.6.3.a. Marking Requirements, Note 3 B2: SCL-20.6 T.N.1.2. Accuracy Classes and T.N.1.3. Scale Division. B2: SCL-20.7 Table 6. Maintenance Tolerances B2: SCL-20.8 Table 8. Recommended Minimum Load I tem Block 3- Tolerances for Distance Testing in Taximeters and Transportation Network Systems B3: TXI-20.1 T. Tolerances B3: TNS-20.1 T. Tolerances INFORMATIONAL ITEMS WIM- Weigh-in-Motion Systems- Tentative Code WIM-23.1 Remove Tentative Status and Amend Numerous Sections Throughout
B4: MFM-21.2 S.6. PrinterRecorded Representations., UR.2.6. Ticket Printer, Customer Ticket, Recorded Representation., UR.3.4. Printed Ticket. Recorded Representation. B4: CDL-21.1 S.1.4.1. Printed TicketRecorded Representations., UR.2.4.2. Tickets or Invoices. Recorded Representation. B4: HGM-21.1 S.2.6. Recorded Representations, Point of Sale Systems., S.6. Printer. Recording Element., UR.3.2. Vehicle- mounted Measuring Systems Ticket Printer Recording Element., UR.3.3. Printed Ticket. Recorded Representation. B4: OTH-21.2 Appendix D - Definitions.: recorded representations, recording element. Item Block 5- Test Drafts B5: LMD-23.2 N.3.5. Wholesale Devices B5: VTM-23.2 Test Drafts Item Block 6- Commercial and Law Enforcement, Axle and Axle Group Weights B6: SCL-22.1 Recorded Representation of Axle or Axle Group Weights Item Block 7- Tolerances on Tests Using Transfer Standards B7: CLM-22.1 T.3. On Tests Using Type 2 Transfer Standards B7: CDL-22.1 T.3. On Tests Using Type 2 Transfer Standards B7: HGM-22.1 T.4. Tolerance Aplication on Tests Using Type 2 Transfer Standard Test Method Item Block 8- Tolerances and Tests Using Transfer Standards, Appendix A- Tolerances for Standards, and Appendix D - Field Standards and Transfer Stabdards B8: GEN-19.1 G-T.5. Tolerances on Tests When Transfer Standards are Used., Appendix A, Section 3.2. Tolerances for Standards and Appendix D - Definitions: standards, feild., transfer standard, and standard , transfer. B8: OTH-22.1 Appendix A: Fundamental Considerations, 3. Testing Apparatus DEVELOPING ITEMS
Hydrogen Gas-Measuring Devices HGM-23.1 UR.3.8. Safrety Requirement EVF- Electric Vehicle Fueling Systems
EVF-23.4 S.5. Markings, and N.5.Test of an EVSE System EVF-23.7 N.1. No Load Test, Startin Load Test., N.5.2. Accuracy Testing, and Appendix D: maximum deliverble amperes. GMA- Grain Moisture Meters GMA-19.1 Table T.2.1. Acceptance and Maintenance Tolerances Air Oven Method for All Grains and Oil Seeds Item Block 6- Commercial and Law Enforcement, Axle and Axle Group Weights SCL-22.3 UR.3.3. Single-Draft Vehicle Weighing., and UR.3.4. Axle adn Axle Group Weight Values ASSIGNED ITEMS SCL- Scales SCL-23.3 Verification Scale Division e: Multiple Sections Including, T.N.1.3., Table 6., T.N.3., T.N.4., T.N.6., T.N.8., T.N.9., T.1., T.2., S.1.1.1., T.N.1.2., Table S.6.3.a., Table S.3.6.b.,
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Laws and Regulations Committee Interim Summary Doug Rathbun, Committee Chair- Illinois
The 2023 Laws and Regulations (L&R) Committee Interim Agenda consisted of 24 items. Item Blocks are made up of items considered related in subject matter by which the individual items are companion to each other. During open hearings comments were heard for items contained in blocks as part of testimony for the block as a whole. Presentations and written testimony submitted to the committee are available on the NCWM website. The Fuels and Lubricants Subcommittee and the Packaging and Labeling Subcommittee both met at the Interim Meeting and reported to the L&R Committee. The L&R Committee designated the status for each of the agenda items as follows: VOTING ITEMS WAM- Weights and Measures Law WAM-23.1 Section 11. Powers and Duties of the Director This Item will be blocked with OTH-22.1 Unigform Regulation for E-commercce Product Identity, Net Quantity, responsoble WML-23.1 Section 10. Certificate: Required Entries MOS- Uniform Regulation for the Mothod of Sale Commidities MOS-23.3 Section 1.12. Ready-to-Eat Food, 1.12.2. Methods of Sale. MOS-20.5 Section 2.21. Liquified Petroleum Gas MOS-23.4 Retail Sales of Electricity Sold as Vehicle Fuel. UPR- Uniform Unit Pricing Verification UPR-23.1 Section 2. Terms for Unit Pricing FLR- Uniform Fuels and Automotive Lubricants Regulation FLR-23.4 Section 4.3. Dispenser Filters Person, and Unit Price Information WML- Uniform Weightmaster Law The Committee assigned Voting status with the expectation that the developer will provide specific filter information before March 15th, 2023. The Committee will deescalete this item from Voting status if the filter information is not received by March 15th, 2023. OTH- Other Items OTH-22.1 Uniform Regulation for E-commerce Product Identity, Net Quantity, Responsible Person, Price and Unit Price Information This Item will be blocked with WAM-23.1 Section 11. Powers and Duties of the Director Item Block 2- Gasoline B2: MOS-23.2 Section 2.20. Gasoline and Gasoline-Oxigenated Blends. B2: FLR-23.2 Section 2.1. Gasoline-Oxigenated Blends, 3.2. and Automotive Gasoline and Automative Gasoline-Oxiginated Blends (Including Racing Gasoline) Item Block 3- Cannabis
B3: PAL-22.2 Section 10. Requirements, 10.XX Cannabis and Cannabis -Containing Products. B3: MOS-22.2 Section 1.XX. Cannabis and Cannabis - Containing Products and 2.XX. Cannabis and Cannabis - Containg Products. DEVELOPING ITEMS FLR -- Uniforn Fuels and Automative Lubricants Regulation FLR-23.3 Section 2.20. Hydrogen Fuel. OTH- Other Items OTH-07.1 Fuels and Lubricants Subcommittee OTH-11.1 Packaging and Labeling Subcommittee ASSIGNED ITEMS NET - Handbook 133: Checking the Net Content of Packaged Goods NET-22.1 HB133, Section 1.2.6. Deviations Caused by Moisture Loss or Gain and Section 2.3.8. Table 2-3 Moisture Allowances. Item Block 1 Renewable Diesel and Diesel B1: MOS-23.1 Section 2.31. Biodiesel and biodiesel Blends that Contain Greater Than or Equal to 21% by Volume Biodiesel. and 2.40.Diesel Fuel. B1: FLR-23.1 Section 1.9. Biodiesel Blend., 1.27. Fuel Oil., 1.XX. Renewable Diesel., 3.3.2. Automotive Fuel Rating., 3.15. Biodiesel and Biodiesel Blends Containing Greater tha 20% by Volume Biodiesel., Item Block 6 Transmission Fluid B6: MOS-21.1. Section 2.36.2. Labeling and Identification of Transmission Fluid B6: FLR-21.2. Section 3.14.1. Labeling anf Identification of Transmission Fluid WITHDRAWN ITEMS NTP- Uniform Regulation for National Type Evaluation NTP-23.1 Section 4. Prhibited Acts and Exemptions PPV - Examination Procedure for Price Verification PPV-23.1 Inspection Procedures of Online Orders NET - Handbook 133 Checking the Net Content of Packaged Goods NET-22.2 Section 3.1.1 Test Methods and 3.X. Gravimetric Test Procedure for Viscious and Non-Viscous Liquids by Portable Digital Density Meter. Item Block 3 Cannabis B3: PAL-22.1 Section 2. Definitions 2.XX Cannabis and Cannabis -Containg Products The Committee assigned Withdrawn status to this item, but combined the proposed definitions for Cannabis and Cannabis- Containg Products with PAL 22.2
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This article is written to share with you some information related to the NTEP and CTEP de- vice certification processes and some things you should be aware of. Before we get into the details, let’s first look at some of the abbreviations asso - ciated with the process. • EVFS – Electrical Vehicle Fueling System • EVFE - Electrical Vehicle Fueling Equipment • NTEP - National Type Evaluation Program • CTEP – California Type Evaluation Program • CoC – NTEP Certificate of Conformance • CoA – CTEP Certificate of Approval • HB44 – Handbook 44 • CCR – California Code of Regulations The Application Process: NTEP is accepting ap- plications for the certification of all EVFEs types with the certification testing being performed by either CTEP or NTEP Evaluators. In addition, NTEP will also accept the test report from a CTEP evaluation which resulted in the issuing of a CoA. It is important to understand that the CTEP Laboratory is also an NTEP authorized labora - tory meaning that if you apply for a CoA the CTEP Laboratory will perform the evaluation, and if you apply for a CoC there is a possibility that an evaluator from the CTEP Laboratory will perform the evaluation. The Standard or Device Code: Depending on which entity you are speaking with you will hear different names for the Standard referenced for defining the technical requirements used for the evaluation. The reason for this is the CTEP evalu- ation checklist references the CCR while the NTEP evaluation checklist references HB44. The important fact here is that today, both codes are 99% identical with only a marking requirement difference. Differences between the Technical Requirements: As I mention above, the two codes are very simi - lar in their requirement, however, there are some differences that you need to be aware of if apply - ing for an NTEP certificate using the test report from the CTEP evaluation. NTEP and CTEP Certification Information for EVFS
Darrell Flocken NTEP Administrator
1. The first difference is a marking require - ment. The CTEP certification requires the CoA number to be marked on the data or information label. NTEP has this same requirement except the number needs to be the CoC number. NTEP will accept a photo or drawing of the revised data label showing where the CoC number will be located on the label. It is acceptable to have both the CoA and the CoC number on a common label. 2. The second requirement is currently unique to HB44, the CCR does not currently in- clude the specification found in HB44, paragraph S.2.4.2. Equipment Capacity and Voltage Type. S.2.4.2. Equipment Capacity and Type of Volt- age. – An EVSE shall be able to conspicuously indicate on each face the maximum rate of energy transfer (i.e., maximum power) and the type of current associated with each unit price offered (e.g., 7 kW AC, 25 kW DC, etc.). I used the word “currently” as the CCR is being updated to include this specification, however, systems evaluated by CTEP, before the CCR update, were not evaluated to this requirement. If applying for NTEP certification using a test report issued before the update, the applicant will need to provide NTEP with documentation confirming that the system meets this specification.
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3. I would like to mention one previous difference related to the smallest unit of indicated delivery that has been resolved. The CCR specification states that this value for, AC systems, shall not exceed 0.0001 kWh and for DC systems, shall not exceed 0.001 kWh. Editions of HB44 prior to the 2023 edition stated that this value shall be 0.001 kWh for both AC and DC systems. While never a real issue, The CCS wording was adopted into HB44 during the 2022 NCWM Annual Meeting and is first seen in the 2023 edition of HB44. The NTEP Certificate: An NTEP Certificate issued to an AC System will be what is referred to as a ‘full’ certificate meaning it is issued to a permanent code and without any limitations. However, a certificate issued for a DC System will have a Provisional status indicated by the CoC number having a “P” as the last character. The Provisional status is required as there is no certified testing equipment currently available for use during the eval - uation and there are no defined tolerances in HB44 for DC Systems. Both of these items are currently being worked on. Once the items are resolved, the system can be evaluated to the requirements and the Provisional Status can be removed. If you have any questions about the information in this article or need assistance with the application process, please contact the NTEP Administrator at email@example.com or the NTEP Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org. Regards, Darrell Flocken
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Coming Up! 108 th NCWM Annual Meeting July 30th - August 3rd | Norfolk, Virginia
The Annual Meeting is the high point of our year where all the hard work pays off. At this meeting, stakeholders will debate important proposals to amend the United States standards for weights and measures. When the debating is done, the votes will be cast. Our committees have their work cut out for them with some very full and diverse agendas. Committee agendas are available at https://www.ncwm.com/publication-16
MEETING LOCATION Norfolk Waterside Marriott 235 East Main Street Norfolk, Virginia 23510
Room Rate: $ 98 (Prevailing Government Per Diem) Reservation Discount Deadline: July 7th, 2023 Please visit the 108th annual meeting page and select the reserve your room link to secure your rate. EVENTS The Chairman’s Reception will honor Mahesh Albuqurque from the State of Colorado. The reception will be Sunday, July 30 th , from 5:30pm- 7:00pm. The reception attire is business casual.
The Special Event will be held Wednesday, August 2nd, at the Military Aviation Museum.
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Elisa Stritt CMP, CEM Meeting Planner
It is hard to believe we are quickly approaching our 2023 Annual Meeting in Norfolk, Virginia. I can remember in detail the planning process before traveling to Norfolk, Virginia for my site visit. It was my first site visit since the pandemic had begun and it was also the Visit Norfolk CVB team’s first site visit in nearly a year. This is unheard of in the hospitality industry; site visits are typically continuously happening 365 days a year. So, this trip was a big event for all involved. For me, the CVB, for the hoteliers. What a wonderful site visit it was! Norfolk is the home of the beautiful Chesapeake Bay, Naval Station Norfolk, which is the world’s largest naval base, and the North American Headquarters for NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization). As a waterfront city, you will find many restaurants featuring freshly- caught seafood direct from Chesapeake Bay including blue crab, oysters, and rockfish. Our hotel is in an excellent location right in the heart of downtown Norfolk with dozens of restau- rants close by. The trendy Waterside District is an easy three-minute walk from the hotel and has a handful of restaurants and bars, some of which offer entertainment in the evenings. I encourage you to take a walk over to the Nauticus, a maritime discovery center located along the waterfront where the Battleship Wisconsin is berthed. The Wisconsin is one of the largest and last battleships ever built by the U.S. Navy and she served in WWII, the Korean War, and the Gulf War. The Battleship closes during our meeting every day at 5 pm, so I strongly suggest making this a part of your Saturday plans; their Saturday hours are 10 am – 5 pm. As an early English settlement, Norfolk is filled with historic sites and important monuments, many of which you will find by simply taking a stroll through downtown. The Chrysler Mu - seum of Art is a fifteen-minute walk from the hotel, MacArthur Memorial a short two-min walk, and Town Point Park, a two-minute walk, has a great outdoor trail to get a little fresh air. The Norfolk Waterside Marriot will be the host to our 108th Annual Meeting taking place July 30 – August 3, 2023. I hope you will reserve your room now rather than waiting and risk hav - ing our block sold out or simply forgetting before the deadline (if you think this is directed to you, you are probably right!). Our Early Bird cut-off for both hotel guest rooms and meeting registration is Friday, July 7, 2023. It’ll be here before we know it so take the time now to Re - serve your Room and Register for the Meeting. I look forward to seeing you all in Norfolk!
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2023 March NTEP Lab Meeting Cleveland, Ohio March 27 - 30 May NTEP MDMD Meeting Reynoldsburg, Ohio May 3 - 4 NEWMA Annual Meeting Saratoga Springs, New York May 8 - 11
2024 NCWM Interim Meeting January 7 - 10 | New Orleans, Louisiana
The Interim Meeting is where our standing committees come together to hear testimony on new proposals brought forth from the regional meetings as well as carryover items from the previous year. In addition, the committees will determine the status of each item for the voting session of our Annual Meeting in July. Presentations, testimony, and work sessions will occur through the week. Committee agendas will be available at www.ncwm.com/publication-15 MEETING LOCATION Royal Sonesta New Orleans 5300 Bourbon Street New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 Group Rate: $ 158 Prevailing Government Per Diem Click here to make your online reservation! Reservation Discount Deadline: December 15, 2023 EVENTS The Chairman’s Reception will honor Gene Robertson from the State of Mississippi. The reception will be Sunday, January 7 th , from 5:30pm-7:00pm. Dress is business casual.
CWMA Annual Meeting Grand Rapids, Michigan May 15- 18 July 108 h NCWM Annual Meeting Norfolk, Virginia July 30 - August 3 August NTEP Grain Analyzer Sector Meeting Kansas City, Missouri August 9 NTEP Weighing/Belt Conveyor Sector Meeting Austin, Texas August 22-23 September WWMA Annual Meeting Sparks, Nevada September 17- 21 NTEP Measuring Sector Meeting Milwaukee, Wisconsin September 19 - 21 NTEP Software Sector Meeting Milwaukee, Wisconsin September 19 - 21
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New Slate of Officers Nominated The NCWM Nominating Committee announced the 2023 nominees to the Board of Directors at the Interim Meeting in Savannah, Georgia. The Nominating Committee gives careful consideration to professional experience, individual qualifications, conference attendance and participation, and other factors of importance in selecting officers who will lead this organization into the future. Those who are elected will selflessly give of their time and talents for the betterment of the NCWM mission.
NCWM CHAIRMAN-ELECT Marc Paquette, Vermont BOARD OF DIRECTORS, TREASURER Mahesh Albuquerque, Colorado BOARD OF DIRECTORS, ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP-SOUTHERN Paul Floyd, Louisiana BOARD OF DIRECTORS, ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP-SOUTHERN Raymond Johnson, Fairbanks Scales, Inc.
The following slate will be presented for election at the 108 th NCWM Annual Meeting this July in Norfolk, Virginia:
Congratulations to you all on your nominations!
Employment Opportunities NCWM is proud to serve the weights and measures community, both private and public sectors, by listing employment opportunities. Any organization that maintains memberships with NCWM may request positions be posted online for public viewing at www.ncwm.com/employment-opportunities If you wish to post employment opportunity information, please send inquiries to email@example.com.
Buying Mulch: Be aware when buying mulch this spring. If you believe the package is under filled, contact your Weights and Measures Authority. Avoid mulch that has a foul odor or a pine smell. The manufacturer may be substituting filler such as compost or yard waste.
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NCWM Welcomes New Members
Adelfi Environmental Joshua Goodner
CON-E-CO Brad Kurth
AgCode, Inc. Keshia Solem
Cross Precision Measurement Kevin Roberson
Alaska StateWeights and Measures Jeremy Boutwell Joshua Murphy Samuel Nighswander
D.K. Stephens Enterprises Donald Stephens
Everest Ice and Water Systems Hector Miranda
Altech Scale Systems Froilan Rosado Jr.
Freedom Electronics Bob Shepard
Anderson Instrument Co. Rick Bond
General Motors Shailesh Lopes
Arizona Dispensaries Association Ann Torrez
Global Industrial Keving Chow
Autel US Inc Kevin Zheng
Kistler Group Jess Helmlinger
Beagle Services Inc. Michael Iseley
Kretz SA Francisco Delgado
Boise Cascade Tyler Congleton
Legna Software, LLC Joette Unks
Cardinal Scale Mfg. Co. Thomas Schuller
Mad Mobile James Fugedy
CAT Scale Heather DeBaillie
MAKEEN Energy Inc. Maria del Rocio Verduzco Alvarado
Celmi USA LLC Pedro Missias
Metro Scale Company Alex Lulko
Cheltenham Holdings (EcoTank) Inc. Victoria Menese
Nassau County Dept of Consumer Affairs Tara Polley
Cognex Carter Reynolds
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NCWM Welcomes New Members Cont.
Noodoe Szilard Murati
Texas Department of Agriculture Charlotte Grona Christopher Rose
Keri Schatte Lacee Duran Leonel Mendez
Northern Middlesex Council of Governments Mark Normandin
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Chris Russey
Publix Super Markets Inc. Vladimir Ali
Retail Management Hero Jeff Riley
Toshiba Donna Roberts
Salem County Weights & Measures Tyler Chiera
Town of Danvers Kevin Daly
Santa Barbara County Agriculture/ Weights & Measures Jose Chang
Town of Wakefield McKenzie O’Keefe
U-Haul International, Inc. Scott Johnson Konrad Pilatowicz
Schneider Electric Aaron Parker
Seedburo Equipment Company Sean Morgan
USDA/AMS/FTPP Packers and Stockyards Jennifer Hopes
Sizelabs Corp Simon Mejia
Veeve Inc. Shariq Siddiqui
Solutions Now GK LLC Jay Battershell
Vishay Precision Group David Bergerson
Sportscale, Inc Sharon Moore
Wonderfil PBC Shiloh Sacks
Tesco Perry Lawton
Woods Supermarket Ladd Gillies
Testank, Inc Rodney Saltkill
Xiamen ATP Technology CO.,LTD Robben Yan
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Safety Column Taking Unnecessary Risks Robert Huff Delaware Department of Agriculture Weights and Measures
These are things we encounter every day that should be addressed before we attempt an unsafe action. Honestly, how many times have you done an inspection and said to yourself, “I’ll give them one more year before I write up that violation” to only return the following year and say, “I’ll give them one more year”. If you feel that something is unsafe, don’t be afraid to require the business to have the item repaired or have someone assist you with your drain back. Considering that a 5-gallon prover weighs in at 42 lbs. with gasoline, 47 lbs. with diesel/kerosene and now 57 lbs. with DEF, it is imperative to make sure the gas station has a safe structure for you to stand on to perform your inspection. When testing DEF, you might be pouring back into a 55-gallon drum like we do in Delaware which would require you to have to lift that awkward 57 lb. prover to shoulder height or even higher depending on your height to properly make your drain into your funnel. This is where common sense and following safety guidelines comes into play. In the past, there have been several articles on the proper techniques for safe lifting (2014 Issue #1, 2019 Issue #3, 2020 Issue #2 and 2021 Issue #1). Those articles have great suggestions and insight on how to safely perform your duties. You may want to consider having extra equipment with you such as a sturdy step ladder to use when you plan on doing certain inspections. Take your time and be safe instead of rushing. The two minutes you save by being impatient may cost you a lifetime of regret if you were to have an injury. Though these are the risks associated with our occupation, no job or amount of money is worth our health and safety.
So… you’re an inspector, you’re at a gas station that has above ground tanks and how many times have you looked at the conditions around the tank and simply rolled your eyes. Many times, we as inspectors just roll with it and do things our HR Department would have a heart attack over. The problem with doing inspections this way puts us at a risk that is not necessary. Handbook 44 has a section that gives you, the inspector, the authority to require repairs, safety equipment or assistance if you feel it is needed. G-UR.4.4. Assistance in Testing Operations. – If the design, construction, or location of any device is such as to require a testing procedure involving special equipment or accessories or an abnormal amount of labor, such equipment, accessories, and labor shall be supplied by the owner or operator of the device as required by the weights and measures official. Handbook 44 (2022 edition, page 1-13), 1.10. General Code As we are all aware, in today’s environment with staffing shortages and increasing amounts of devices, we sometimes feel we are under the gun to do more work at a faster pace just to keep our heads above water. As a result, we take shortcuts which seem beneficial in the moment, but may come back to bite us. Standing on that pile of cinder blocks, walking across decking that is ankle deep in leaves that may hide obstacles, climbing that old rickety ladder, stepping on rotted steps, or even standing on top of a Kerosene tank that is still wet from the morning dew.
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