Standards & Consumer Services

David Turning, Division Director

Enforcement of New Mexico’s weights and measures laws and regulations is the responsibility of the standards and consumer services division (SCS).

The division has 30 employees serving the citizens of New Mexico. The division’s field inspectors are strategically located throughout the state promoting equity and integrity in the marketplace.

Standards and Consumer Services responsiblities include the enforcement of the Weights and Measures LawEgg Grading Act, Dairy Act, Weighmaster Act, Pinon Nut Act, New Mexico Chile Advertising Act, Petroleum Product Standards Act and the rules adopted under it.

Standards and Consumer Services houses the Metrology Laboratory which maintains custody of New Mexico standards of weights and measures (mass, volume, and length) and the Petroleum Laboratory which analyzes all petroleum product samples collected by field staff for compliance with quality standards established in the Petroleum Products Standards Act.