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

SUMMARY:

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Intertek USA, Inc. (Gonzalez, LA), 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 May 25, 2017.

DATES:

Intertek USA, Inc. (Gonzalez, LA) was approved and accredited as a commercial gauger and laboratory as of May 25, 2017. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for May 2020.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Christopher J. Mocella, 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., 2632 Ruby Ave., Gonzalez, LA 70737, 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. (Gonzalez, LA), 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.

Intertek USA, Inc. (Gonzalez, LA), 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
27-03D4006Standard Test Method for Water in Crude Oil by Distillation.
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.
27-08D86Standard Test Method for Distillation of Petroleum Products.
27-11D445Standard Test Method for Kinematic Viscosity of Transparent and Opaque Liquids.
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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.
27-48D4052Standard Test Method for Density and Relative Density of Liquids by Digital Density Meter.
27-50D93Standard Test Methods for Flash-Point by Pensky-Martens Closed Cup Tester.
27-54D1796Standard Test Method for Water and Sediment in Fuel Oils by the Centrifuge Method.
27-58D5191Standard Test Method For Vapor Pressure of Petroleum Products (Mini Method).

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 29, 2018.

Dave Fluty,

Executive Director, Laboratories and Scientific Services.

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[FR Doc. 2018-19613 Filed 9-7-18; 8:45 am]

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