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Accreditation and Approval of Certispec Services 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 Certispec Services USA, Inc., as a commercial gauger and laboratory.

SUMMARY:

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Certispec Services USA, Inc., has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of March 14, 2014.

DATES:

Effective Dates: The accreditation and approval of Certispec Services USA, Inc., as commercial gauger and laboratory became effective on March 14, 2014. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for March 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 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 Certispec Services USA, Inc., 1448 Texas Avenue, Texas City, TX 77590, has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13. Certispec Services USA, Inc., is approved for the following gauging procedures for petroleum and certain petroleum products set forth by the American Petroleum Institute (API):

API ChaptersTitle
3Tank gauging.
7Temperature Determination.
8Sampling.
12Calculations.
17Maritime Measurements.

Certispec Services 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
27-01ASTM D-287Standard Test Method for API Gravity of crude Petroleum and Petroleum Products (Hydrometer Method).
27-03ASTM D-4006Standard Test Method for Water in Crude Oil by Distillation.
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.
27-06ASTM 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.
27-11ASTM D-445Standard test method for kinematic viscosity of transparent and opaque liquids (and calculations of dynamic viscosity).
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.
27-50ASTM D-93Standard test methods for flash point by Penske-Martens Closed Cup Tester.
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 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/​sites/​default/​files/​documents/​gaulist_​3.pdf

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Dated: June 16, 2014.

Ira S. Reese,

Executive Director, Laboratories and Scientific Services.

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[FR Doc. 2014-14666 Filed 6-23-14; 8:45 am]

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