[time-nuts] law and regulation applying to time.. was Re: OOPS on my wwv legal post

Peter Laws plaws0 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 23:25:49 EDT 2018

In the USA:

``15 USC § 261 - Zones for standard time; interstate or foreign commerce

``(b) Coordinated Universal Time defined

``In this section, the term “Coordinated Universal Time” means the
time scale maintained through the General Conference of Weights and
Measures and interpreted or modified for the United States by the
Secretary of Commerce in coordination with the Secretary of the

So Congress basically delegated the actual time to Commerce (i.e.,
NIST) and the Navy (i.e., the USNO).  But their intent is to use UTC
as the official time in the USA ... offset, as noted in other sections
of the law, in each official time zones.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/15/261 et al

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