# 16 CFR 500.19 - Conversion of SI metric quantities to inch/pound quantities and inch/pound quantities to SI metric quantities.

§ 500.19 Conversion of SI metric quantities to inch/pound quantities and inch/pound quantities to SI metric quantities.
(a) For calculating the conversion of SI metric quantities to inch/pound quantities and inch/pound quantities to metric quantities, the factors in the following chart and none others shall be employed:
SI Metric Inch/Pound Conversion Factors
Inch/pound Metric
*Exactly.
Note: These conversion factors are given to six significant digits to provide such accuracy when necessary.
Length
1 mil=25.4 micrometers (µm)* 1 micrometer= 0.039370 mil.
1 inch=2.54 cm* 1 millimeter=0.039 370 in.
1 foot=30.48 cm* 1 centimeter=0.393 701 in.
1 yard=0.9144m* 1 meter=3.280 84 ft.
Area
1 square inch=6.4516 cm2* 1 square centimeter=0.155 000 in2.
1 square foot=929.0304 cm2* 1 square decimeter=0.107 639 ft2.
=9.290 304 dm2 1 square meter=10.763 9 ft2.
1 square yard=0.836 127 m2
Volume or Capacity
1 cubic inch=16.3871 cm3 1 cubic centimeter=0.061 023 7 in3.
1 cubic foot=0.028 316 8 m3 1 cubic decimeter=0.035 314 7 ft3.
=2.83 168 dm3 1 cubic meter=35.314 7 ft3.
1 cubic yard=0.764 555 m3 =1.307 95 yd3.
1 fluid ounce=29.573 5 mL 1 milliliter=0.033 814 0 fluid oz.
1 liquid pint=473.177 mL 1 liter=1.05669 liquid quart.
=0.473 177 L 1 liter=0.264 172 gallon.
1 liquid quart=946.353 mL 1 dry pint=550.610 5 mL.
=0.946 353 L 1 dry quart=1.101 221 L.
1 gallon=3.785 41 L 1 dry peck=8.809 768 L.
1 bushel=35.2391 L
Weight or Mass
1 ounce=28.349 5 g 1 milligram=0.000 035 274 0 oz.
1 pound=453.592 g =0.015 432 4 grain.
=0.453 592 kg 1 gram=0.035 274 0 oz.
1 kilogram=2.204 62 lb.
(b) The SI metric quantity declaration should be shown in three digits except where the quantity is below 100 grams, milliliters, centimeters, square centimeters or cubic centimeters, where it can be shown in two figures. In either case, any final zero appearing to the right of a decimal point need not be shown.
(Examples: “1 lb (453 g)” not “1 lb (453.592 g)”; “Net Wt. 2 oz (56 g)” or “Net Wt 2 oz (56.6 g)” not “Net Wt. 2 oz (56.69 g)”.)
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§ 500.19 Conversion of SI metric quantities to inch/pound quantities and inch/pound quantities to SI metric quantities.

(a) For calculating the conversion of SI metric quantities to and from customary inch/pound quantities, the conversion chart published in the following handbook shall be employed: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Handbook 133, Checking the Net Contents of Packaged Goods, Appendix E - General Tables of Units of Measurements, 2015 Edition, adopted November 2014. This incorporation by reference was approved by the Director of the Federal Register in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 1 CFR part 51. You may obtain a copy of NIST Handbook 133 at the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Web site, http://www.nist.gov/pml/wmd/pubs/hb133.cfm. You may inspect a copy at FTC Library, (202) 326-2395, Federal Trade Commission, Room H-630, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20580, or at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.

(b) The SI metric quantity declaration should be shown in three digits except where the quantity is below 100 grams, milliliters, centimeters, square centimeters or cubic centimeters, where it can be shown in two figures. In either case, any final zero appearing to the right of a decimal point need not be shown.

(Examples: “1 lb (453 g)” not “1 lb (453.592 g)”; “Net Wt. 2 oz (56 g)” or “Net Wt 2 oz (56.6 g)” not “Net Wt. 2 oz (56.69 g)”.)
[59 FR 1872, Jan. 12, 1994, as amended at 80 FR 71689, Nov. 17, 2015]

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Title 16 published on 2015-01-01

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• 2015-11-17; vol. 80 # 221 - Tuesday, November 17, 2015
1. 80 FR 71686 - Rules, Regulations, Statements of General Policy or Interpretation and Exemptions Under the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act
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