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Accreditation and Approval of Inspectorate America Corporation, 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 Inspectorate America Corporation, as a commercial gauger and laboratory.

SUMMARY:

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Inspectorate America Corporation 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:

The accreditation and approval of Inspectorate America Corporation, 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, 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 Inspectorate America Corporation, 4717 Santa Elena, Corpus Christi, TX 78405, 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. Inspectorate America Corporation 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.
11Physical property.
12Calculations.
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17Maritime measurement.

Inspectorate America Corporation 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).
27-02ASTM D 1298Standard Test Method for Density, Relative Density (Specific Gravity), or API Gravity of Crude Petroleum and Liquid Petroleum Products by Hydrometer Method.
27-03ASTM 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 Atmospheric 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.
27-14ASTM D 2622Standard Test Method for Sulfur in Petroleum Products (X-Ray Spectrographic Methods).
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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Date: July 8, 2014.

Ira S. Reese,

Executive Director, Laboratories and Scientific Services Directorate.

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[FR Doc. 2014-17002 Filed 7-18-14; 8:45 am]

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