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Accreditation of SGS North America, Inc., As a Commercial Laboratory

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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

Notice of accreditation of SGS North America, Inc., as a commercial laboratory.

SUMMARY:

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that SGS North America, Inc., has been accredited to test petroleum, petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes for the next three years as of October 29, 2013.

DATES:

Effective Dates: The accreditation of SGS North America, Inc., as commercial laboratory became effective on October 29, 2013. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for October 2016.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Approved Gauger and Accredited Laboratories Manager, Laboratories and Scientific Services, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1300 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, that SGS North America, Inc., 1201 W. 8th St., Deer Park, TX 77536, has been accredited to test petroleum, petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12. SGS North America, 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
27-01ASTM D-287Standard test method for API Gravity of crude petroleum products and petroleum products (Hydrometer Method).
27-03ASTM D-4006Standard test method for water in crude oil by distillation.
27-48ASTM D-4052Standard test method for density and relative density of liquids by digital density meter.
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27-13ASTM D-4294Standard test method for sulfur in petroleum and petroleum products by energy-dispersive x-ray fluorescence spectrometry.
27-04ASTM D-95Standard test method for water in petroleum products and bituminous materials by distillation.
27-05ASTM D-4928Standard Test Method for Water in crude oils by Coulometric Karl Fischer Titration.
27-11ASTM D-445Standard test method for kinematic viscosity of transparent and opaque liquids (and calculations of dynamic viscosity).
27-54ASTM D-1796Standard test method for water and sediment in fuel oils by the centrifuge method (Laboratory procedure).
27-06ASTM D-473Standard test method for sediment in crude oils and fuel oils by the extraction method.
27-50ASTM D-93Standard test methods for flash point by Penske-Martens Closed Cup Tester.
27-14ASTM D-2622Standard Test Method for Sulfur in Petroleum Products (X-Ray Spectrographic Methods).
27-57ASTM D-7039Standard Test Method for Sulfur in Gasoline and Diesel Fuel by Monochromatic Wavelength Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry.

Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct laboratory analyses should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is accredited by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific test requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the specific test this entity is accredited 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://www.cbp.gov/​sites/​default/​files/​documents/​gaulist_​3.pdf.

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Dated: May 13, 2014.

Ira S. Reese,

Executive Director, Laboratories and Scientific Services.

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[FR Doc. 2014-11384 Filed 5-15-14; 8:45 am]

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