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Accreditation and Approval of Inspectorate America Corporation (Houston, TX), 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 (Houston, TX), as a commercial gauger and laboratory.

SUMMARY:

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Inspectorate America Corporation (Houston, TX), 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 July 11, 2017.

DATES:

Inspectorate America Corporation (Houston, TX) was accredited and approved, as a commercial gauger and laboratory as of July 11, 2017. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for July 2020.

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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 Inspectorate America Corporation, 16025-C Jacintoport Blvd., Houston, TX 77015 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 from the American Petroleum Institute (API):

API chaptersTitle
3Tank Gauging.
7Temperature Determination.
8Sampling.
12Calculations.
17Marine Measurement.

Inspectorate America Corporation is accredited for the following laboratory analysis procedures and methods for Start Printed Page 24324petroleum 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
27-01D 287Standard Test Method for API Gravity of Crude Petroleum and Petroleum Products (Hydrometer Method).
27-03D 4006Standard Test Method for Water in Crude Oil by Distillation.
27-04D 95Standard Test Method for Water in Petroleum Products and Bituminous Materials by Distillation.
27-06D 473Standard Test Method for Sediment in Crude Oils and Fuel Oils by the Extraction Method.
27-11D 445Standard Test Method for Kinematic Viscosity of Transparent and Opaque Liquids (and Calculation of Dynamic Viscosity).
27-13D 4294Standard Test Method for Sulfur in Petroleum and Petroleum Products by Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry.
27-48D 4052Standard Test Method for Density and Relative Density of Liquids by Digital Density Meter.
27-50D 93Standard Test Methods for Flash Point by Pensky-Martens Closed Cup Tester.
27-54D 1796Standard Test Method for Water and Sediment in Fuel Oils 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 website 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: May 18, 2018.

Dave Fluty,

Executive Director, Laboratories and Scientific Services Directorate.

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[FR Doc. 2018-11314 Filed 5-24-18; 8:45 am]

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