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Accreditation and Approval of AmSpec LLC (Mobile, AL) 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 AmSpec LLC (Mobile, AL), as a commercial gauger and laboratory.

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SUMMARY:

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that AmSpec LLC (Mobile, AL), 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 April 4, 2018.

DATES:

AmSpec LLC (Mobile, AL) was approved and accredited as a commercial gauger and laboratory as of April 4, 2018. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for April 2021.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Christopher J. Mocella, 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 AmSpec LLC, 5237 Halls Mill Rd., Building U, Mobile, AL 36619, 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.

AmSpec LLC (Mobile, AL) 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.
17Maritime measurement.

AmSpec LLC (Mobile, AL) 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
27-01D287Standard Test Method for API Gravity of Crude Petroleum and Petroleum Products (Hydrometer Method).
27-02D1298Standard Test Method for Density, Relative Density (Specific Gravity), or API Gravity of Crude Petroleum and Liquid Petroleum Products by Hydrometer Method.
27-04D95Standard Test Method for Water in Petroleum Products and Bituminous Materials by Distillation.
27-05D4928Standard Test Method for Water in Crude Oils by Coulometric Karl Fischer Titration.
27-06D473Standard Test Method for Sediment in Crude Oils and Fuel Oils by the Extraction Method.
27-11D445Standard Test Method for Kinematic Viscosity of Transparent and Opaque Liquids.
27-13D4294Standard Test Method for Sulfur in Petroleum and Petroleum Products by Energy-Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry.
27-46D5002Standard Test Method for Density and Relative Density of Crude Oils by Digital Density Analyzer.
PendingD3230Standard Test Method for Salts in Crude Oil (Electrometric Method).
PendingD4007Standard 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 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: August 14, 2018.

Dave Fluty,

Executive Director, Laboratories and Scientific Services.

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[FR Doc. 2018-18111 Filed 8-21-18; 8:45 am]

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