Fuels and Lubricants Subcommittee (FALS)

The National Conference on Weights and Measures established the Fuels and Lubricants Subcommittee (FALS) (formerly known as the Petroleum Subcommittee) in 1992 to provide advice and technical guidance to the Laws and Regulations Committee on model laws and regulations concerning engine fuel quality, petroleum products, and automotive lubricants.

The committee is responsible for developing NIST Handbook 130 Section III.C Uniform Engine Fuels and Automotive Lubricants Inspection Law, Section IV.G Uniform Engine Fuels and Automotive Lubricants Regulations, and specific subsections in Section IV.B Method of Sale Regulations related to fuels and automotive lubricants. Other publications were developed, such as the Petroleum Laboratory Guide which provides jurisdictions a basic guide for establishing a testing laboratory.

The membership includes the public members, petroleum and alternative fuels industry, automotive engineers, engine manufacturers and technical advisors. Meetings are held annually, or as needed and are open to all NCWM members and other registered parties.

Fuels and Lubricants Subcommittee Members

Committee ChairMatthew CurranFlorida
Vice-ChairRonald HayesMissouri
Vice-ChairRandy JenningsTennessee
SecretaryKevin FerrickAmerican Petroleum Institute
Vice-SecretaryRebecca RichardsonMARC - IV Consulting
NIST Technical AdvisorKenneth ButcherNIST, Office of Weights and Measures
NIST Technical AdvisorDavid SefcikNIST, Office of Weights and Measures
NIST Technical AdvisorLisa WarfieldNIST, Office of Weights and Measures
Advisory MemberCurtis WilliamsRetired
Public Sector MemberMahesh AlbuquerqueColorado
Public Sector MemberStephen BenjaminNorth Carolina
Public Sector MemberTim ElliotWashington
Public Sector MemberKristin MaceyCalifornia
Public Sector MemberDoug RathbunIllinois
Public Sector MemberBill StriejewskeNevada
Public Sector MemberTimothy WhiteMichigan
Public Sector MemberMichelle WilsonArizona
Private Sector MemberHolly AlfanoIndependent Lubricant Manufacturers Association
Private Sector MemberMatt BjornsonBjornson Oil Company
Private Sector MemberBill Cannella Chevron Global Downstream, LLC
Private Sector MemberChuck CorrArcher Daniels Midland Company
Private Sector MemberDavis CoseyDavis Oil Company
Private Sector MemberKelly DavisRenewable Fuels Association
Private Sector MemberEd DoughertySunoco, Inc.
Private Sector MemberDavid FialkovNATSO
Private Sector MemberRick FragnitoShell
Private Sector MemberPhillip GuillemetteFlint Hills Resources, LP
Private Sector MemberJohn HarkinsSunoco, Inc.
Private Sector MemberJoanna JohnsonAutomovitve Oil Exchange Association
Private Sector MemberBrian KernkeLoves Travel Stops
Private Sector MemberDavid A. KovachBP Products
Private Sector MemberStephen KirbyGeneral Motors
Private Sector MemberMike KunselmanCenter for Quality Assurance
Private Sector MemberJeffrey LeiterBassman, Mitchell, Alfano & Leiter Chtd.
Private Sector MemberRuss LewisMarathon Petroleum, LLC
Private Sector MemberMichael LynchExxonMobil Corporation
Private Sector MemberScott MasonPhillips 66
Private Sector MemberJames McGetrickBP Products
Private Sector MemberKristi MooreKMoore Consulting, LLC
Private Sector MemberBrian ParnellMapco Express
Private Sector MemberManuch NikanjamChevron Global Downstream, LLC
Private Sector MemberKeith PennColonial Pipeline Company
Private Sector MemberDerek RegalTesoro Companies, Inc.
Private Sector MemberPrentiss SearlesAmerican Petroleum Institute
Private Sector MemberJenny SigelkoVolkswagen Group of America
Private Sector MemberRob UnderwoodPetroleum Marketers Association of America
Private Sector MemberMarie ValentineToyota-TEMA-TTC
Private Sector MemberSteve Vander GriendICM, Inc.

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