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DOT Operator Qualification

SourceGas’ Operator Qualification (OQ) Program was developed to comply with the Office of Pipeline Safety of the U. S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Qualification of Pipeline Personnel Regulation (49 CFR Part 192 Subpart N).

SourceGas fundamentally believes that its employees and contractors are technically qualified to perform their work assignments on SourceGas’ pipeline facilities, based on the current training program, SourceGas’ safety record, and SourceGas’ operational record. SourceGas’ OQ Program is designed to ensure that all individuals working on SourceGas’ DOT-regulated pipeline facilities are OQ-qualified to perform specific covered tasks, to document that qualification, and to reduce the probability and consequences of incidents and accidents. All SourceGas employees, as well as all contractors performing these covered tasks, will be OQ-qualified under this Program before they perform any covered tasks.

The “SourceGas Operator Qualification Program” file is the full text of SourceGas’ OQ Program, without the appendices. The “Covered Task (natural gas)” file is the listing of all covered tasks for SourceGas including transmission, distribution and retail. The Procedures for Contractor Compliance with OQ describes the interaction between the SourceGas’ Contracts Department, SourceGas’ Project Manager, SourceGas’ Inspector and the Contractor.