Accreditation of St Laboratories Group, LLC, as a Commercial Laboratory, 2680-2681 [2014-00494]

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In order to determine if the individual may be granted access to SSI for these purposes, TSA conducts a criminal history records check (CHRC), professional responsibility check, and threat assessment. Individuals are required to submit information including identifying information and an explanation supporting the individual’s need for the information. Number of Respondents: 127 Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 343 hours annually. Dated: January 10, 2014. Joanna Johnson, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2014–00631 Filed 1–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Accreditation of St Laboratories Group, LLC, as a Commercial Laboratory U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice of accreditation and approval of ST Laboratories Group, LLC, as a commercial laboratory. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that ST Laboratories Group, LLC, has been accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of September 12, 2013. DATES: Effective Dates: The accreditation and approval of ST Laboratories Group, LLC, as commercial laboratory became effective on September 12, 2013. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for September 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Approved Gauger and Accredited Laboratories Manager, Laboratories and Scientific Services, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Suite 1500N, Washington, DC 20229, tel. 202–344–1060. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 that ST Laboratories Group, LLC, 1404 S. Houston Rd., Pasadena, TX 77502, has been accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12. ST Laboratories Group, LLC 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): SUMMARY: 1 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013, Pub. L. 113–6, Div. D., Title V., sec. 510 (March 26, 2013). VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:04 Jan 14, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\15JAN1.SGM 15JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 10 / Wednesday, January 15, 2014 / Notices CBPL No. ASTM 27–01 ........................................................ 27–04 ........................................................ 27–05 27–06 27–07 27–08 27–11 27–13 Title D287 D95 ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ D4928–89 D473 D4807 D86 D445 D4294 27–48 ........................................................ D4052 27–50 ........................................................ 29–01 ........................................................ 29–02 ........................................................ D93 D3797 D3798 Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct laboratory analyses should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is accredited by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific test requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the specific tests 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 Web site listed below for a complete listing of CBP approved gaugers and accredited laboratories. https://cbp.gov/linkhandler/cgov/ trade/basic_trade/labs_scientific_svcs/ commercial_gaugers/gaulist.ctt/ gaulist.pdf Dated: January 3, 2014. Ira S. Reese, Executive Director, Laboratories and Scientific Services. [FR Doc. 2014–00494 Filed 1–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P U.S. Customs and Border Protection Quarterly IRS Interest Rates Used In Calculating Interest on Overdue Accounts and Refunds on Customs Duties U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: General notice. This notice advises the public of the quarterly Internal Revenue Service interest rates used to calculate interest on overdue accounts (underpayments) and refunds (overpayments) of customs duties. For the calendar quarter beginning January 1, 2014, the interest rates for overpayments will be 2 percent for corporations and 3 percent for noncorporations, and the interest rate for underpayments will be 3 percent for both corporations and non-corporations. This notice is published for the convenience of the importing public and U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel. DATES: Effective Date: January 1, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ron Wyman, Revenue Division, Collection and Refunds Branch, 6650 Telecom Drive, Suite #100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46278; telephone (317) 614–4516. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Underpayments (percent) Ending date 070174 070175 020176 020178 020180 VerDate Mar<15>2010 API Gravity of crude Petroleum and Petroleum products (Hydrometer Method). Standard test method for water in petroleum products and bituminous materials by distillation. Standard test method for water in crude oils by Coulometric Karl Fischer Titration. Standard Test method for sediment in crude oils and fuel oils by extraction method. Standard test method for sediment in crude oil by membrane filtration. Standard Test method for distillation of petroleum products. Standard Test method of kinematic viscosity of transparent and opaque liquids. Standard test method for sulfur in petroleum and petroleum products by energy-dispersive x-ray fluorescence spectrometry. Standard test method for density and relative density of liquids by digital density meter. Standard test method for flash point by Pensky Martin Closed Cup Tester. Test method for analysis of o-Xylene by Gas Chromatography. Test method for Analysis of p-Xylene by Gas Chromatography. Background Pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1505 and Treasury Decision 85–93, published in the Federal Register on May 29, 1985 (50 FR 21832), the interest rate paid on applicable overpayments or underpayments of customs duties must be in accordance with the Internal Revenue Code rate established under 26 U.S.C. 6621 and 6622. Section 6621 was amended (at paragraph (a)(1)(B) by the Internal Revenue Service Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998, Public Law 105–206, 112 Stat. 685) to provide DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Beginning date ACTION: 14:04 Jan 14, 2014 063075 013176 013178 013180 013182 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 2681 Frm 00050 different interest rates applicable to overpayments: one for corporations and one for non-corporations. The interest rates are based on the Federal short-term rate and determined by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on behalf of the Secretary of the Treasury on a quarterly basis. The rates effective for a quarter are determined during the first-month period of the previous quarter. In Revenue Ruling 2013–25, the IRS determined the rates of interest for the calendar quarter beginning January 1, 2014, and ending on March 31, 2014. The interest rate paid to the Treasury for underpayments will be the Federal short-term rate (1%) plus two percentage points (2%) for a total of three percent (3%) for both corporations and non-corporations. For corporate overpayments, the rate is the Federal short-term rate (1%) plus one percentage point (1%) for a total of two percent (2%). For overpayments made by non-corporations, the rate is the Federal short-term rate (1%) plus two percentage points (2%) for a total of three percent (3%). These interest rates are subject to change for the calendar quarter beginning April 1, 2014, and ending June 30, 2014. For the convenience of the importing public and U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel the following list of IRS interest rates used, covering the period from before July of 1974 to date, to calculate interest on overdue accounts and refunds of customs duties, is published in summary format. 6 9 7 6 12 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Corporate overpayments (Eff. 1–1–99) (percent) Overpayments (percent) E:\FR\FM\15JAN1.SGM 6 9 7 6 12 15JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 10 (Wednesday, January 15, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2680-2681]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-00494]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection


Accreditation of St Laboratories Group, LLC, as a Commercial 
Laboratory

AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland 
Security.

ACTION: Notice of accreditation and approval of ST Laboratories Group, 
LLC, as a commercial laboratory.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that ST 
Laboratories Group, LLC, has been accredited to test petroleum and 
certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three 
years as of September 12, 2013.

DATES: Effective Dates: The accreditation and approval of ST 
Laboratories Group, LLC, as commercial laboratory became effective on 
September 12, 2013. The next triennial inspection date will be 
scheduled for September 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Approved Gauger and Accredited 
Laboratories Manager, Laboratories and Scientific Services, U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Suite 
1500N, Washington, DC 20229, tel. 202-344-1060.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given pursuant to 19 CFR 
151.12 that ST Laboratories Group, LLC, 1404 S. Houston Rd., Pasadena, 
TX 77502, has been accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum 
products for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 
CFR 151.12. ST Laboratories Group, LLC 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):

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            CBPL No.                  ASTM                Title
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27-01..........................            D287  API Gravity of crude
                                                  Petroleum and
                                                  Petroleum products
                                                  (Hydrometer Method).
27-04..........................             D95  Standard test method
                                                  for water in petroleum
                                                  products and
                                                  bituminous materials
                                                  by distillation.
27-05..........................        D4928-89  Standard test method
                                                  for water in crude
                                                  oils by Coulometric
                                                  Karl Fischer
                                                  Titration.
27-06..........................            D473  Standard Test method
                                                  for sediment in crude
                                                  oils and fuel oils by
                                                  extraction method.
27-07..........................           D4807  Standard test method
                                                  for sediment in crude
                                                  oil by membrane
                                                  filtration.
27-08..........................             D86  Standard Test method
                                                  for distillation of
                                                  petroleum products.
27-11..........................            D445  Standard Test method of
                                                  kinematic viscosity of
                                                  transparent and opaque
                                                  liquids.
27-13..........................           D4294  Standard test method
                                                  for sulfur in
                                                  petroleum and
                                                  petroleum products by
                                                  energy-dispersive x-
                                                  ray fluorescence
                                                  spectrometry.
27-48..........................           D4052  Standard test method
                                                  for density and
                                                  relative density of
                                                  liquids by digital
                                                  density meter.
27-50..........................             D93  Standard test method
                                                  for flash point by
                                                  Pensky Martin Closed
                                                  Cup Tester.
29-01..........................           D3797  Test method for
                                                  analysis of o-Xylene
                                                  by Gas Chromatography.
29-02..........................           D3798  Test method for
                                                  Analysis of p-Xylene
                                                  by Gas Chromatography.
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    Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct laboratory analyses 
should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it 
is accredited by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the 
specific test requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the 
specific tests 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 Web site listed below for a complete listing of CBP 
approved gaugers and accredited laboratories.
    https://cbp.gov/linkhandler/cgov/trade/basic_trade/labs_scientific_svcs/commercial_gaugers/gaulist.ctt/gaulist.pdf

    Dated: January 3, 2014.
Ira S. Reese,
Executive Director, Laboratories and Scientific Services.
[FR Doc. 2014-00494 Filed 1-14-14; 8:45 am]
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