National Institute of Standards and Technology October 17, 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-22620
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Deprecation of the United States (U.S.) Survey Foot
Document Number: 2019-22414
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Geodetic Survey (NGS), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), are taking collaborative action to provide national uniformity in the measurement of length. This notice announces a decision to deprecate the use of the ``U.S. survey foot'' on December 31, 2022. After that date, the ``U.S. survey foot'' will be superseded by the ``foot'' (formerly known as the ``international foot''), which is already in use throughout the U.S. This notice describes the plan, resources, training, and other activities of NIST and NOAA that will assist those affected by this transition, and invites comments and other information from land surveyors, engineers, Federal, State and local government officials, businesses, and any other member of the public engaged in or affected by surveying and mapping operations.