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Accreditation and Approval of AmSpec LLC (Texas City, 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 AmSpec LLC (Texas City, TX), as a commercial gauger and laboratory.

SUMMARY:

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that AmSpec LLC (Texas City, 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 September 26, 2018.

DATES:

AmSpec LLC (Texas City, TX) was approved and accredited as a commercial gauger and laboratory as of September 26, 2018. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for September 2021.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Dr. Justin Shey, 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, 3208 5th Avenue South, Texas City, TX 77590, 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 (Texas City, TX) 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.
11Physical Properties Data.
12Calculations.
17Maritime Measurement.

AmSpec LLC (Texas City, TX) 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 at Atmospheric Pressure.
27-11D445Standard Test Method for Kinematic Viscosity of Transparent and Opaque Liquids (and Calculation of Dynamic Viscosity).
27-13D4294Standard Test Method for Sulfur in Petroleum and Petroleum Products by Energy-Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry.
27-14D2622Standard Test Method for Sulfur in Petroleum Products by Wavelength Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry.
27-46D5002Standard Test Method for Density, Relative Density, and API Gravity 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.
27-53D2709Standard Test Method for Water and Sediment in Middle Distillate Fuels by Centrifuge.
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: May 3, 2019.

Patricia Hawes Coleman,

Acting Executive Director, Laboratories and Scientific Services Directorate.

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[FR Doc. 2019-09832 Filed 5-10-19; 8:45 am]

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