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Accreditation and Approval of SGS North America, 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 SGS North America, Inc., as a commercial gauger and laboratory.

SUMMARY:

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that SGS North America, Inc., has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of July 20, 2018.

DATES:

Applicable Dates: The accreditation and approval of SGS North America, Inc., as commercial gauger and laboratory became effective on July 20, 2018. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for July 2021.

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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 SGS North America, Inc., 614 Heron Drive, Bridgeport, NJ 08014, has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13. SGS North America, Inc., is approved for the following gauging procedures for petroleum and certain petroleum products set forth by the American Petroleum Institute (API):

API chaptersTitle
1Vocabulary.
3Tank gauging.
7Temperature Determination.
8Sampling.
12Calculations.
17Maritime Measurements.

SGS North America, 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
27-01D287Standard Test Method for API Gravity of Crude Petroleum and Petroleum Products (Hydrometer Method).
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.
27-07D4807Standard Test Method for Sediment in Crude Oil by Membrane Filtration.
27-08D86Standard Test Method for Distillation of Petroleum Products at Atmospheric Pressure.
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.
27-48D4052Standard 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.
27-53D2709Standard Test Method for Water and Sediment in Middle Distillate Fuels by Centrifuge.
27-58D5191Standard Test Method For Vapor Pressure of Petroleum Products (Mini Method).
N/AD97Standard Test Method for Pour Point of Petroleum Products.
N/AD130Standard Test Method for Corrosiveness to Copper from Petroleum Products by Copper Strip Test.
N/AD381Standard Test Method for Gum Content in Fuels by Jet Evaporation.
N/AD525Standard Test Method for Oxidation Stability of Gasoline (Induction Period Method).
N/AD664Standard Test Method for Acid Number of Petroleum Products by Potentiometric Titration.
N/AD1319Standard Test Method for Hydrocarbon Types in Liquid Petroleum Products by Fluorescent Indicator Adsorption.
N/AD2699Standard Test Method for Research Octane Number of Spark-Ignition Engine Fuel.
N/AD2700Standard Test Method for Motor Octane Number of Spark-Ignition Engine Fuel.
N/AD3237Standard Test Method for Lead in Gasoline by Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy.
N/AD3606Standard Test Method for Determination of Benzene and Toluene in Finished Motor and Aviation Gasoline by Gas Chromatography.
N/AD4377Standard Test Method for Kinematic Viscosity of Transparent and Opaque Liquids (and Calculation of Dynamic Viscosity).
N/AD5453Standard Test Method for Determination of Total Sulfur in Light Hydrocarbons, Spark Ignition Engine Fuel, Diesel Engine Fuel, and Engine Oil by Ultraviolet Fluorescence.
N/AD5599Standard Test Method for Determination of Oxygenates in Gasoline by Gas Chromatography and Oxygen Selective Flame Ionization Detection.
N/AD5708Standard Test Methods for Determination of Nickel, Vanadium, and Iron in Crude Oils and Residual Fuels by Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) Atomic Emission Spectrometry.
N/AD5769Determination of Benzene, Toluene, and Total Aromatics in Finished Gasolines by Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry.
N/AD6377Standard Test Method for Determination of Vapor Pressure of Crude Oil: VPCRx (Expansion Method).
N/AD7346Standard Test Method for No Flow Point and Pour Point of Petroleum Products and Liquid Fuels.
N/AD7671Standard Test Method for Corrosiveness to Silver by Automotive Spark-Ignition Engine Fuel-Silver Strip Method.
N/AD7689Standard Test Method for Cloud Point of Petroleum Products and Liquid Fuels (Mini Method).
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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 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: November 13, 2018.

Patricia Hawes Coleman,

Acting Executive Director, Laboratories and Scientific Services Directorate.

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[FR Doc. 2018-25603 Filed 11-23-18; 8:45 am]

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