eights and measures regulators gathered July 15-19
in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for the 103rd annual meet-
ing of the National Conference on Weights and
Regulators engaged in several discussions, including
conversations on skimmers at U.S. gas pumps and a premium
diesel standard to address newer-vehicle owners’ concerns
about high-pressure common rail fuel systems, which are
more susceptible to particulate damage.
NCWM voters also approved two proposals that might
affect PEI members.
Retail receipts. Regulators passed a proposal that also
came up for a vote during the 2017 annual meeting in
Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh vote never happened, though,
because that committee downgraded the proposal’s status at
voting time over language that allowed the use of handwritten receipts.
In Tulsa, regulators passed the proposal that requires
retail fuel purchase receipts to identify dispensers and allows
handwritten notations on printed receipts. The code in
NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
By J. Rex Brown