is the National Type Evaluation Program. NTEP oversees
the testing of weighing equipment by government laboratories
within the USA. The NTEP approval is recognised with the
USA and some other countries. The basic requirements are
given in Handbook 44.
Through 12 participating laboratories, NTEP examines
the design, features, operating characteristics and
performance of weighing and measuring devices to ensure
compliance with national requirements. Essentially,
it provides a central evaluation process that satisfies
the requirements for rollout of measuring devices in
all fifty states. In addition, NTEP acts as a clearinghouse
for enforcement practices, using the expertise and input
from both regulatory and industry representatives to
develop consensus on appropriate standards and procedures.