The industry / agency working group that was attempting to resolve issues related to the latest Operator Qualification inspection protocols (known as OQ2) has failed to reach an acceptable consensus. The DOT is now planning to address issues concerning training and re-evaluation intervals in a new rulemaking, which is anticipated this summer. The TSI website contains links to most of the relevant websites concerning this issue: www.tsi.dot.gov/divisions/pipeline/pub_mtg_apr_03.htm. Note that the Southern Gas Association is surveying industry for their interest in a special workshop on the OQ2 protocols (as they currently exist). Go to www.sgalink.org/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=17&threadid;=99 for more information. If you need a copy of the latest OQ inspection protocols, they are available at primis.rspa.dot.gov/oq/index.htm. Click on the PROTOCOLS tab on the left side of the screen.
In This Issue
- DOT Pipeline Compliance Workshop – July 30-31, 2003 – Houston
- O&M Manual Up-To-Date?
- Anomaly Repair Requirements
- Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Operator Annual Report Form – Notice and request for comments
- Direct Assessment Market Report 2003
- RCP’s Fantastic 1-Page Version of New SPCC Regulation
- Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs: Interim final rule
- RP 1162 – Public Awareness Programs for Pipeline Operators – Comment Period
- IMP Inspection Schedule
- Integrity Management Plan Up-to-Date?
- HCA Definition – Latest Proposal
- NPMS Deadline Reminder
- OQ2 compromise – NOT
- Interested in Web-Based Compliance Management Systems?