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Q: Our company purchased a pipeline asset from another company, and hired the technicians that worked for the previous operator. Can our company use the previous operator’s OQ qualifications for those employees?
A: No. These employees will need to be requalified under your company’s OQ program, even if they are doing the same tasks they did for the previous operator.
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- The deadline to submit written comments in response to PHMSA’s forthcoming NPRM on Pipeline Safety: Safety of Gas Distribution Pipeline and Other Pipeline Safety Initiatives will have 60 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register. Comments may be filed at https://www.regulations.gov/ Docket No. PHMSA-2021-0046.
- And as a reminder, the “Stay of Enforcement” does not mean regulators don’t expect work toward getting compliance activities in place can be ignored.
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