PHMSA Updates Operator Qualification (OQ) FAQs



The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has updated their Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for pipeline operator qualification (OQ) requirements. This update clarifies the federal pipeline safety regulations for OQ located in 49 CFR part 192, subpart N, and 49 CFR part 195, subpart G and replaces outdated or irrelevant FAQs.


The FAQ’s goal is to help pipeline operators and the public to better understand Federal pipeline safety regulations for OQ. Pipeline operators must comply with the underlying safety standards referred to in the FAQs.


The complete PHMSA OQ FAQ can be found here, or you can view specific categories below:



EGW Gas Solutions Compliance Services department is here to assist your organization in meeting complex Federal and State pipeline safety requirements. Click here for more information, or give us a call at 972-446-1655 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions on Operator Qualifications that you may have!

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