16 CFR 500.23 - Expression of net quantity of contents in SI Metric units.

§ 500.23 Expression of net quantity of contents in SI Metric units.
(a) The selected multiple or submultiple prefixes for SI metric units shall result in numerical values between 1 and 1000, except that centimeters or millimeters may be used where a length declaration is less than 100 centimeters. For example, “1.96 kg” instead of “1960 g” and “750 mL” instead of “0.75 L”.
(b) The following symbols for SI metric units and none others may be employed in the required net quantity declaration:
cubic centimeter—cm 3
cubic decimeter—dm 3
liter—L or l
milliliter—mL or ml
square decimeter—dm 2
cubic meter—m 3
square meter—m2
square centimeter—cm2
Symbols, except for liter, are not capitalized. Periods should not be used after the symbol. Symbols are always written in the singular form.

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Title 16 published on 2015-01-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 16 CFR Part 500 after this date.

  • 2015-02-02; vol. 80 # 21 - Monday, February 2, 2015
    1. 80 FR 5491 - Rules, Regulations, Statements of General Policy or Interpretation and Exemptions Under the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act
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      Notice of proposed rulemaking; request for public comment.
      Written comments must be received on or before March 30, 2015.
      16 CFR Parts 500 and 502