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NIST Handbook 130 Packaging and Labeling (Tare)


The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Office of Weights and Measures will hold a seminar for Weights and Measures Officials and Industry on the most recent version of NIST Handbook 130, Uniform Laws and Regulations, "Uniform Packaging and Labeling Regulations (UPLR)" ( and Tare Procedures.

Learning Objectives:

After this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand and interpret requirements under the Handbook 130, UPLR.
  • Explain, demonstrate, and apply the Handbook 130, UPLR to everyday packaging of consumer and non-consumer commodities.
  • Determine the appropriate method of sale for various products.
  • Recognize and evaluate various tare in the marketplace.

Technology Requirement(s):

You must bring a calculator or smart phone that can perform basic calculations.

Materials & Supplies:

Participants will be provided with a USB flash drive that includes the presentation materials.


There are no prerequisites for this seminar.

Minimum Requirement(s):

Successful completion includes attendance for the entire class, active participation in the session activities, discussion, and receiving a passing grade on the examination. Students who do not fulfill these requirements will not receive a certificate of completion.


State Weights and Measures Officials and Industry (by invitation only).


There are no registration fees this seminar.


David Sefcik,
Phone: (301) 975 - 4868

Lisa Warfield,
Phone: (301) 975 - 3308

Related Project(s):

NIST OWM has a number of other training opportunities scheduled. For more information:


Start Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
End Date: Friday, March 28, 2014
Location: White Plains, NY
Audience: Government
Format: Seminar


NIST/Office of Weights and Measures
Westchester County Weights and Measures
Alpha Marketing

Course Number: 5303

Event Time: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Registration Deadline: Friday February 14, 2014


You must register in the Office of Weights and Measures Contact Management System. You must first establish a primary contact account by going to the link listed above. Follow the instructions to create an account unless you are already a registered user.

Your request for a contact account will be processed within one business day. You will be sent a password, so that you can then register in our training system (How to Request Training & Transcript Using the Contacts System-PDF) for this class. If you have any questions, contact Isabel Chavez at 301-975-2128.

Registration Contact:

Yvonne Branden,
Office of Weights and Measures,
(301) 975 - 3272

Isabel Chavez,
Office of Weights and Measures,
(301) 975 - 2128

Technical Contact:

David Sefcik,
Phone: (301) 975 - 4868