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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, that Intertek USA, Inc. 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 March 26, 2013.

DATES:

Effective Dates: The accreditation and approval of Intertek USA, Inc., as commercial gauger and laboratory became effective on March 26, 2013. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for March 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, 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., 1211 Belgrove Dr., St. Louis, MO 63137, 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
12Calculations
17Maritime measurement

Intertek USA, Inc. is accredited for the following laboratory analysis Start Printed Page 38941procedures 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
27-03ASTM 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 at Atmoshpheric Pressure
27-11ASTM D 445Standard Test Method for Kinematic Viscosity of Transparent and Opaque Liquids (and Calculation of Dynamic Velocity)
27-13ASTM D 4294Standard test method for sulfur in petroleum and petroleum products by energy-dispersive x-ray fluorescence spectrometry
27-46ASTM D-5002Standard test method for density and relative density of crude oils by digital density analyzer.
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 Pensky-Martens Closed Cup Tester
27-53ASTM D 2709Standard Test Method for Water and Sediment in Middle Distillate Fuels by Centrifuge
27-54ASTM D-1796Standard test method for water and sediment in fuel oils by the centrifuge method (Laboratory procedure)
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://www.cbp.gov/​sites/​default/​files/​documents/​gaulist_​3.pdf

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Dated: June 17, 2014.

Ira S. Reese,

Executive Director, Laboratories and Scientific Services Directorate.

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[FR Doc. 2014-15975 Filed 7-8-14; 8:45 am]

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