Accreditation and Approval of Saybolt LP as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory, 57631-57632 [2015-24226]

Download as PDF 57631 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 185 / Thursday, September 24, 2015 / Notices state that this is unlikely because it would be ‘‘cost prohibitive.’’ Therefore, you state that its likely use is confined to analytical testing. In support of your argument that a substantial transformation will take place when the crude acetonitrile is purified into analytical-grade acetonitrile, you analogize to rulings HQ 563301, dated August 26, 2005 and HQ 731731, dated February 23, 1989. In HQ 731731, we found that a substantial transformation occurred when raw powdered vancomycin hydrochloride was processed into a finished antibiotic drug capable of intravenous use. As imported, the raw chemical was unfit for medical use. Applying the three substantial transformation factors, we found that the name changed to ‘‘sterile’’ vancomycin hydrochloride, the use changed to an injectable antibiotic, and the character changed to a purified solution of uniform potency levels. Accordingly, we found that the chemical was substantially transformed. Similarly, in HQ 563301 we found that a substantial transformation occurred when bulk parathormone was processed into finished parathormone cartridges. We held that the ‘‘extensive processing transforms the raw parathormone from an unstable, non-sterile, frozen material unsuitable for human use into a pharmaceutical agent ready for human use.’’ A common theme in HQ 563301 and HQ 731731 is the production of a medicine from chemicals that were previously unfit for human consumption. In both cases, we found that—along with the required change in name and character—this conversion from raw chemicals to medication represented a significant change in use. Here, aside from the fact that no change in name or character will occur, the production of analytical-grade acetonitrile results in a less significant change in use, namely, from one type of industrial use to another. We believe that this case is more analogous to cases involving the refining and purification of chemicals than to those involving the production of medicine. As noted above, CBP has consistently held that refining or purification of a crude substance does CBPL No. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES HOLDING: The purification process described above will not substantially transform the acetonitrile, and the country of origin of the finished analytical-grade acetonitrile will not be the United States for U.S. Government procurement purposes. Sincerely, Harold Singer, Acting Executive Director, Regulations & Rulings, Office of International Trade. [FR Doc. 2015–24288 Filed 9–23–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P D1298 27–03 27–04 27–05 27–06 27–13 D4006 D95 D4928 D473 D4294 .............. .............. .............. .............. .............. 16:45 Sep 23, 2015 Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Saybolt LP 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 20, 2015. SUMMARY: Effective Dates: The accreditation and approval of Saybolt LP as commercial gauger and laboratory became effective on May 20, 2015. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for May 2018. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Approved Gauger and Accredited Laboratories Manager, Laboratories and Scientific Services Directorate, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Suite 1500N, Washington, DC 20229, tel. 202– 344–1060. Notice is hereby given pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13, that Saybolt LP, 220 Texas Ave., 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. Saybolt LP is approved for the following gauging procedures for petroleum and certain petroleum products from the American Petroleum Institute (API): SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: API Chapters DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Accreditation and Approval of Saybolt LP as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice of accreditation and approval of Saybolt LP as a commercial gauger and laboratory. AGENCY: ASTM 27–02 .............. VerDate Sep<11>2014 not generally effect a substantial transformation. You attempt to distinguish one of these cases, H566143, dated March 2, 1992, by pointing out that there was no substantial transformation because ‘‘both the precursor and purified substances had the same essential character as aviation lubricants of merely different grades and were therefore not different articles of commerce, and both substances had the same chemical structures.’’ Yet here too the crude and purified acetonitrile will have the same essential character as acetonitrile and you have provided no evidence that the substances will have a different chemical structure. Therefore, we are ‘‘bound to follow the well-settled principle of Customs law that the mere refining of a chemical does not result in a substantial transformation of the imported chemicals into a new and different article of commerce with a new name, character, and use.’’ HQ 556143, dated March 2, 1992. 3 ................... 5 ................... 7 ................... 8 ................... 12 ................. 17 ................. Title Tank Gauging. Metering. Temperature Determination. Sampling. Calculations. Maritime Measurement. Saybolt LP 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): Title Standard Practice for Density, Relative Density (Specific Gravity), or API Gravity of Crude Petroleum and Liquid Petroleum Products by Hydrometer Meter. Standard Test Method for Water in Crude Oil by Distillation. 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 the Extraction Method. Standard Test Method for Sulfur in Petroleum and Petroleum Products by Energy-Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry. Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1 57632 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 185 / Thursday, September 24, 2015 / Notices 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 Web site listed below for a complete listing of CBP approved gaugers and accredited laboratories. http://www.cbp.gov/about/labsscientific/commercial-gaugers-andlaboratories Dated: September 10, 2015. Ira S. Reese, Executive Director, Laboratories and Scientific Services Directorate. [FR Doc. 2015–24226 Filed 9–23–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [SDM 104505/WYW 181986] Notice of Application for Withdrawal and Notification of Public Meetings; South Dakota and Wyoming AGENCY: South Dakota Black Hills National Forest Black Hills Meridian Bureau of Land Management, Interior. Notice. Bear and Beaver Gulches Botanical Area ACTION: The United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service (USFS) has filed an application with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requesting the Secretary of the Interior to withdraw approximately 17,486.90 acres of National Forest System lands from the mining laws to protect four Research Natural Areas and seven Botanical Areas within the Black Hills National Forest in South Dakota and Wyoming. This notice temporarily segregates the lands for up to 2 years from location and entry under the United States mining laws while the application is being processed. This notice also gives an opportunity to comment on the proposed withdrawal application, and announces dates, time and location of two public meetings. DATES: The USFS must receive comments on or before December 23, 2015. The USFS will hold public meetings in connection with the proposed withdrawal on October 27, 2015 and October 28, 2015. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:45 Sep 23, 2015 Comments should be sent to the Forest Supervisor, Black Hills National Forest, 1019 North 5th Street, Custer, South Dakota 57730 or the BLM Montana State Director, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, Montana 59101. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Valerie Hunt, USFS, Rocky Mountain Region, 303–275–5071, vbhunt@ fs.fed.us, Tamara Lorenz, BLM Montana State Office, 406–896–5053, tlorenz@ mt.blm.gov, or Marilyn Roth, BLM Wyoming State Office, 307–775–6189. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact either of the above individuals. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with either of the above individuals. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The USFS has filed an application with the BLM, pursuant to Section 204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714 requesting that the Secretary of the Interior withdraw, for a 20-year period, subject to valid existing rights, the National Forest System lands within the Black Hills National Forest described below, from location and entry under the United States mining laws: ADDRESSES: Jkt 235001 T. 5 N., R. 1 E., Sec. 4, lots 4 and 5, SW1⁄4NW1⁄4, N1⁄2SW1⁄4, SW1⁄4SW1⁄4, and SW1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 5, lots 1 thru 4, S1⁄2NE1⁄4, S1⁄2NW1⁄4, E1⁄2SE1⁄4, and SW1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 6, lots 1, 3 thru 9, and lots 12 thru 17; Sec. 8, NE1⁄4; Sec. 9, lots 1 thru 6, lot 8, and W1⁄2NE1⁄4; Sec. 16, lot 2. T. 6 N., R. 1 E., Sec. 17, SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, and W1⁄2SW1⁄4; Sec. 18, lot 17; Sec. 19, lots 1, 5, 6, and 11, and E1⁄2; Sec. 20, NW1⁄4NE1⁄4, S1⁄2NE1⁄4, NW1⁄4, and S1⁄2; Sec. 21, SW1⁄4SW1⁄4; Sec. 29, E1⁄2, E1⁄2NW1⁄4, NW1⁄4NW1⁄4, NW1⁄4SW1⁄4, and SE1⁄4SW1⁄4; Sec. 30, lots 1 thru 6, lots 7 and 12, and E1⁄2; Sec. 31, lots 1 thru 7, lots 10, 11, 12, and 14, NE1⁄4 and NE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 32, lots 1 thru 4, NE1⁄4, E1⁄2NW1⁄4, N1⁄2SW1⁄4, and N1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 33, lots 1 and 2, and N1⁄2SW1⁄4. The areas described aggregate 5,342.08 acres in Lawrence County. PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Black Fox Botanical Area T. 2 N., R. 2 E., Sec. 11, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4, E1⁄2SE1⁄4, and SW1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 12 lots 1 and 2, S1⁄2NE1⁄4, S1⁄2NW1⁄4, SW1⁄4, and W1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 13, E1⁄2NE1⁄4, W1⁄2NW1⁄4, W1⁄2SW1⁄4, and NE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 14, E1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 24, NW1⁄4NW1⁄4. T. 2 N., R. 3 E., Sec. 7, lots 4 thru 7; Sec. 17, lots 2, 6, and 7; Sec. 18, lots 1, 2, 5, and 6, E1⁄2NW1⁄4, E1⁄2SW1⁄4, and SE1⁄4. The areas described aggregate 1,618.38 acres in Pennington (909.42 acres) and Lawrence (708.96 acres) Counties. Canyon City Research Natural Area T. 1 N., R. 4 E., Sec. 1, lots 1, 3, and 4, S1⁄2NE1⁄4, S1⁄2NW1⁄4, and NW1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 2, lots 1 thru 4, S1⁄2NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, and N1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 3, lots 5 and 6. T. 2 N., R. 4 E., Sec. 34, lot 9, and S1⁄2SE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 36, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4. The areas described aggregate 914.26 acres in Pennington County. Englewood Springs Botanical Area T. 4 N., R. 3 E., Sec. 29, lots 2, 6, and 7, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, E1⁄2SW1⁄4, and SE1⁄4; Sec. 32, NE1⁄4NW1⁄4. The area described contains 409.05 acres in Lawrence County. Fanny Boles Gulch Research Natural Area T. 3 S., R. 1 E., Sec. 6, lots 5, 6, and 7, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, E1⁄2SW1⁄4, and W1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 7, lots 1 thru 4, W1⁄2NE1⁄4, W1⁄2NW1⁄4, E1⁄2SW1⁄4, and S1⁄2SE1⁄4. The area described contains 853.41 acres in Custer County. Higgins Gulch Botanical Area T. 6 N., R. 1 E., Sec. 23, SE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 24, SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, S1⁄2NW1⁄4, SW1⁄4, and W1⁄2SE1⁄4; Sec. 25, NW1⁄4NE1⁄4, and W1⁄2; Sec. 26, E1⁄2, E1⁄2NW1⁄4, SW1⁄4NW1⁄4, E1⁄2SW1⁄4, and NW1⁄4SW1⁄4; Sec. 27, NE1⁄4SW1⁄4; Sec. 35, N1⁄2NE1⁄4, and NE1⁄4NW1⁄4; Sec 36, W1⁄2NE1⁄4, and E1⁄2NW1⁄4. The area described contains 1,640.00 acres in Lawrence County. McIntosh Fen Botanical Area T. 1 N., R. 2 E., Sec. 14, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4; E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 185 (Thursday, September 24, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 57631-57632]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-24226]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection


Accreditation and Approval of Saybolt LP as a Commercial Gauger 
and Laboratory

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

ACTION: Notice of accreditation and approval of Saybolt LP as a 
commercial gauger and laboratory.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that 
Saybolt LP 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 20, 
2015.

DATES: Effective Dates: The accreditation and approval of Saybolt LP as 
commercial gauger and laboratory became effective on May 20, 2015. The 
next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for May 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Approved Gauger and Accredited 
Laboratories Manager, Laboratories and Scientific Services Directorate, 
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 and 19 CFR 151.13, that Saybolt LP, 220 Texas Ave., 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. Saybolt LP is approved for the following 
gauging procedures for petroleum and certain petroleum products from 
the American Petroleum Institute (API):

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            API Chapters                             Title
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3...................................  Tank Gauging.
5...................................  Metering.
7...................................  Temperature Determination.
8...................................  Sampling.
12..................................  Calculations.
17..................................  Maritime Measurement.
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    Saybolt LP 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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27-02..............  D1298                Standard Practice for Density,
                                           Relative Density (Specific
                                           Gravity), or API Gravity of
                                           Crude Petroleum and Liquid
                                           Petroleum Products by
                                           Hydrometer Meter.
27-03..............  D4006                Standard Test Method for Water
                                           in Crude Oil by Distillation.
27-04..............  D95                  Standard Test Method for Water
                                           in Petroleum Products and
                                           Bituminous Materials by
                                           Distillation.
27-05..............  D4928                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 the Extraction
                                           Method.
27-13..............  D4294                Standard Test Method for
                                           Sulfur in Petroleum and
                                           Petroleum Products by Energy-
                                           Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence
                                           Spectrometry.
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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 CBPGaugersLabs@cbp.dhs.gov. 
Please reference the Web site listed below for a complete listing of 
CBP approved gaugers and accredited laboratories.

http://www.cbp.gov/about/labs-scientific/commercial-gaugers-and-laboratories

    Dated: September 10, 2015.
Ira S. Reese,
Executive Director, Laboratories and Scientific Services Directorate.
[FR Doc. 2015-24226 Filed 9-23-15; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9111-14-P