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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 and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes for the next three years as of April 5, 2016.

DATES:

Effective Dates: The accreditation and approval of Intertek USA, Inc., as commercial gauger and laboratory became effective on April 5, 2016. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for April 2019.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mr. Stephen Cassata, Laboratories and Scientific Services, 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 Intertek USA, Inc., 327 Erickson Ave., Essington, PA 19029, has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products 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 set forth by the American Petroleum Institute (API):

API chaptersTitle
3Gauging.
5Manual of Petroleum Measurement Standards.
7Temperature Determination.
8Sampling.
11Density Determination.
12Calculation of Petroleum Quantities.
14Natural Gas Fluids Measurement.
17Marine Measurements.

Intertek 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) Start Printed Page 28502and American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM):

CBPL No.MethodTitle
27-01ASTM D 287Standard test method for API Gravity of crude petroleum products and petroleum products (Hydrometer Method).
27-05ASTM D4928Standard 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.
27-13ASTM D 4294Standard test method for sulfur in petroleum and petroleum products by energy-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/​about/​labs-scientific/​commercial-gaugers-and-laboratories.

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Dated: June 13, 2017.

Ira S. Reese,

Executive Director, Laboratories and Scientific Services.

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[FR Doc. 2017-13025 Filed 6-21-17; 8:45 am]

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