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Accreditation and Approval of Amspec Services, LLC, 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 AmSpec Services, LLC, as a commercial gauger and laboratory.

SUMMARY:

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that AmSpec Services, LLC, has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products and accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of February 20, 2014.

DATES:

Effective Dates: The accreditation and approval of AmSpec Services, LLC, as commercial gauger and laboratory became effective on February 20, 2014. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for February 2017.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Approved Gauger and Accredited Laboratories Manager, Laboratories and Scientific Services Directorate, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Suite Start Printed Page 351821500N, 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 AmSpec Services, LLC, 1906 Suntide Rd, Corpus Christi, TX 78409, 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. AmSpec Services, LLC is approved for the following gauging procedures for petroleum and certain petroleum products from the American Petroleum Institute (API):

API ChaptersTitle
3Tank gauging.
7Temperature determination.
8Sampling.
12Calculations.
17Maritime measurement.

AmSpec Services, LLC 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
27-01D-287API gravity of crude petroleum and petroleum products (hydrometer method).
27-02D-1298Density, Relative density, or API gravity of crude petroleum and liquid petroleum products by hydrometer meter.
27-48D-4052Density and Relative density of liquids by digital density meter.
27-05D-4928Water in crude oils by coulometric Karl Fishcher Titration.
27-04D-95Water in Petroleum products and bituminous materials by distillation.
27-03D-4006Water in crude oil by distillation.
27-06D-473Sediment in crude oils and fuel oils by extraction method.
27-13D-4294Sulfur in petroleum and petroleum products by energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometer.
27-14D-2622Test method for sulfur in petroleum products (X-ray spectrographic methods).

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://www.cbp.gov/​about/​labs-scientific/​commercial-gaugers-and-laboratories

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Dated: June 11, 2014.

Ira S. Reese,

Executive Director, Laboratories and Scientific Services.

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[FR Doc. 2014-14347 Filed 6-18-14; 8:45 am]

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