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Accreditation and Approval of Intertek Usa Inc., as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory

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AGENCY:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security.

ACTION:

Notice of accreditation and approval of Intertek USA Inc., as a commercial gauger and laboratory.

SUMMARY:

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, Intertek USA Inc., has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products and accredited to test Start Printed Page 7689petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of May 24, 2012.

DATES:

Effective Dates: The accreditation and approval of Intertek USA Inc., as commercial gauger and laboratory became effective on May 24, 2012. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for May 2015.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Approved Gauger and Accredited Laboratories Manager, Laboratories and Scientific Services, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1500N, Washington, DC 20229, tel. 202-344-1060.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Notice is hereby given pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13, that Intertek USA Inc., 4951A East Adamo Drive, Suite 130

Tampa, FL 33605, has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products and accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13. Intertek USA Inc. is approved for the following gauging procedures for petroleum and certain petroleum products per the American Petroleum Institute (API) Measurement Standards:

API chaptersTitle
3Tank gauging.
7Temperature determination.
8Sampling.
9Density Determination.
12Calculations.
17Maritime measurement.

Intertek USA Inc. is accredited for the following laboratory analysis procedures and methods for petroleum and certain petroleum products set forth by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Laboratory Methods (CBPL) and American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM):

CBPL No.ASTMTitle
27-02ASTM D 1298Standard Test Method for Density, Relative Density (Specific Gravity), or API Gravity of Crude Petroleum and Liquid Petroleum Products by Hydrometer Method.
27-06ASTM D 473Standard Test Method for Sediment in Crude Oils and Fuel Oils by the Extraction Method.
27-08ASTM D 86Standard Test Method for Distillation of Petroleum Products at Atmoshpheric Pressure.
27-11ASTM D 445Standard Test Method for Kinematic Viscosity of Transparent and Opaque Liquids (the Calculation of Dynamic Velocity).
27-13ASTM D 4294Standard test method for sulfur in petroleum and petroleum products by energy-dispersive x-ray fluorescence spectrometry.
27-48ASTM D 4052Standard Test Method for Density and Relative Density of Liquids by Digital Density Meter.
27-54ASTM D 1796Standard test method for water and sediment in fuel oils by the centrifuge method (Laboratory procedure).
27-57ASTM D 7039Standard Test Method for Sulfur in Gasoline and Diesel Fuel by Monochromatic Wavelength Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry.
27-58ASTM D 5191Standard Test Method For Vapor Pressure of Petroleum Products (Mini Method).

Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct laboratory analyses and gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is accredited or approved by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific test or gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the specific test or gauger service this entity is accredited or approved to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to cbp.labhq@dhs.gov. Please reference the Web site listed below for a complete listing of CBP approved gaugers and accredited laboratories. http://cbp.gov/​linkhandler/​cgov/​trade/​basic_​trade/​labs_​scientific_​svcs/​commercial_​gaugers/​gaulist.ctt/​gaulist.pdf.

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Dated: January 23, 2014.

Ira S. Reese,

Executive Director, Laboratories and Scientific Services.

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[FR Doc. 2014-02791 Filed 2-7-14; 8:45 am]

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