March 1 - 7, 2017 is Weights and Measures Week! President John Adams signed the first U.S. Weights and Measures law on March 2, 1799. Each year, the National Conference on Weights and Measures recognizes Weights and Measures Week to bring attention to the importance of accurate and honest weights and measures in commerce for consumers and businesses.
W&M regulatory officials set standards and enforce uniform procedures to verify weight, volume, length, or count, ensuring that consumers get the quantity that they pay for and that businesses sell the quantity that they advertise. These standards create a comprehensive, impartial, and often invisible shield that protects equity in our marketplace. Device registration
The registration is analogous to other commercial businesses that are registered (licensed) as doing business; plumbers, electricians, restaurants, real estate, vehicle inspection, medical profession, lawn care companies, etc.