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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 January 14, 2016.

DATES:

Effective Dates: The accreditation and approval of SGS North America, Inc., as commercial gauger and laboratory became effective on January 14, 2016. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for January 2019.

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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., 20535 Belshaw Ave., Carson, CA 90746, 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.Std. methodTitle
27-03ASTM D4006Standard Test Method for Water in Crude Oil by Distillation.
27-04ASTM D95Standard Test Method for Water in Petroleum Products and Bituminous Materials by Distillation.
27-05ASTM D4928Standard Test Method for Water in Crude Oils by Coulometric Karl Fischer Titration.
27-06ASTM D473Standard Test Method for Sediment in Crude Oils and Fuel Oils by the Extraction Method.
27-11ASTM D445Standard Test Method for Kinematic Viscosity of Transparent and Opaque Liquids.
27-13ASTM D4294Standard Test Method for Sulfur in Petroleum and Petroleum Products by Energy-Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry.
27-46ASTM D5002Density of Crude Oils by Digital Density Meter.
27-48ASTM D4052Standard Test Method for Density and Relative Density of Liquids by Digital Density Meter.
27-54ASTM D1796Standard Test Method for Water and Sediment in Fuel Oils by the Centrifuge Method.
N/AASTM D482Standard Test Method for Ash from Petroleum Products.
N/AASTM D4007Standard test method for water and sediment in crude oil by the centrifuge method (Laboratory procedure).
N/AASTM D5705Standard Test Method for Measurement of Hydrogen Sulfide in the Vapor Phase Above Residual Fuel Oils.
N/AASTM D6352Standard Test Method for Boiling Range Distribution of Petroleum Distillates in Boiling Range from 174 °C to 700 °C by Gas Chromatography.

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 Start Printed Page 66671Protection 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: September 22, 2016.

Ira S. Reese,

Executive Director, Laboratories and Scientific Services Directorate.

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[FR Doc. 2016-23467 Filed 9-27-16; 8:45 am]

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