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Accreditation and Approval of SGS North America, 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 SGS North America, Inc., as a commercial gauger and laboratory.

SUMMARY:

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that SGS North America, Inc., has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of November 19, 2014.

DATES:

The accreditation and approval of SGS North America, Inc., as commercial gauger and laboratory became effective on November 19, 2014. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for November 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 SGS North America, Inc., 900 Milik St., Carteret, NJ 07008, 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. SGS North America, 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.

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
27-04ASTM D-95Standard test method for water in petroleum products and bituminous materials by distillation.
27-08ASTM D-86Standard Test Method for Distillation of Petroleum Products.
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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.
27-14ASTM D-2622Standard Test Method for Sulfur in Petroleum Products by Wavelength 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 Pensky-Martens Closed Cup Tester.
27-54ASTM D-1796Standard test method for water and sediment in fuel oils by the centrifuge method (Laboratory procedure).
27-57ASTM D-7039Standard Test Method for Sulfur in Gasoline and Diesel Fuel by Monochromatic Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry.
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: April 23, 2015.

Ira S. Reese,

Executive Director, Laboratories and Scientific Services Directorate.

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[FR Doc. 2015-10082 Filed 4-29-15; 8:45 am]

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