NCSL International Position on the Use of the International System of Units [SI]
It is the position of NCSL International that the International System of Units [SI] as defined by the CIPM, International Committee of Weights and Measures [Comité International des Poids et Mesures]1 will be used in the publication of its technical documents such as documentary standards, Recommended Practices [RPs], and Recommended Intrinsic/Derived Standards Practices [RISPs].
Within the limitation of legal regulations, NCSL International also encourages the use of SI system in everyday practices and communications.
Domestic national interpretations of the CIPM documents are recognized as acceptable for use in each respective country. As an example, in the United States of America, the acceptable interpretation is NIST Special Publication 811, 1995 Edition, by Barry N. Taylor entitled, Guide for the use of the International System of Units [SI] or its future editions.
1 Bureau international des poids et mesures, Le Système international d’ unités (SI) 7th edition 1998, ISBN 92-822-2154-7 [or future editions]