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Accreditation and Approval of Intertek USA, Inc. (Bellingham, WA), 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. (Bellingham, WA), as a commercial gauger and laboratory.

SUMMARY:

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Intertek USA, Inc. (Bellingham, WA), 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 August 16, 2016.

DATES:

Intertek USA, Inc. (Bellingham, WA) was accredited and approved, as a commercial gauger and laboratory as of August 16, 2016. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for August 2019.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Dr. Justin Shey, 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 Intertek USA, Inc., 801 W. Orchard Dr., Suite 5, Bellingham, WA 98225 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 from the American Petroleum Institute (API):

API chaptersTitle
2Tank Calibration.
3Tank Gauging.
7Temperature Determination.
8Sampling.
11Physical Properties Data.
12Calculations.
17Marine Measurement.

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) and American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM):

CBPL No.ASTMTitle
27-05D 4298Standard Test Method for Water in Crude Oils by Coulometric Karl Fischer Titration.
27-06D 473Standard Test Method for Sediment in Crude Oils and Fuel Oils by the Extraction Method.
27-07D 4807Standard Test Method for Sediment in Crude Oil by Membrane Filtration.
27-13D 4294Standard Test Method for Sulfur in Petroleum and Petroleum Products by Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry.
27-46D 5002Standard Test Method for Density and Relative Density of Crude Oils by Digital Density Analyzer.
27-48D 4052Standard Test Method for Density and Relative Density of Liquids by Digital Density Meter.
27-54D 1796Standard Test Method for Water and Sediment in Fuel Oils by the Centrifuge Method (Laboratory Procedure).
D 4007Standard Test Method for Water and Sediment in Crude Oil by the Centrifuge Method (Laboratory Procedure).

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 CBPGaugersLabs@cbp.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 11, 2017.

Ira S. Reese,

Executive Director, Laboratories and Scientific Services Directorate.

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[FR Doc. 2017-19863 Filed 9-18-17; 8:45 am]

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