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Historical Data and Information

To assure safety in the transport of hazardous gases and liquids in the nation's pipelines, pipeline operators who perform covered tasks must be qualified. Qualified means that an individual has been evaluated and can perform assigned covered tasks and recognize and react to abnormal operating conditions.

OQ Historical Data

The Operator Qualification (OQ) Program stems from a Congressional mandate in 1992 and continues through present Pipeline Safety Acts.

The following information is to assist Federal and State pipeline inspectors who are evaluating operators' OQ program

OQ PPTs, Inspection Issues and Stats