Texas OQ Certified Operators, OQ Operator Certification, OQ Certified for Pipeline Work, OQ Certified for Oilfield Work,

All Texas Mowing Services operators are OQ Certified for Tractors, Shredders, Dozers, Backhoes, Weed Eaters, and all other equipment needed to clear and or maintain pipeline right of ways, transmission lines, solar farms and wind farms.

D.O.T. Rule 49 CFR Parts 192 and 195 - Impact on Operators and Contractors.

The rule places a significant compliance burden on operators and contractors. Pipeline operators and technicians must be qualified and certified as of October 28, 2002, in order to keep working in this industry. Contractors will have to have a "qualified workforce" that is able to perform activities for multiple operators and they must be qualified and certified under each operator's plan. See Federal Register on D.O.T. Rule

What is OQ ?

The Operator Qualification Rule is part of 49CFR Part 192 (subpart N) and 49CFR Part 195 (subpart G) under the Department of Transportation, Office of Pipeline Safety. (see http://ops.dot.gov/regulate.htm) This rule requires pipeline operators to develop and maintain a written qualification program for individuals performing covered tasks on pipeline facilities.
Key dates associated with OQ

  • October 26, 1999 OQ rule went into effect, see: D.O.T. website
  • April 27, 2001 Operators must have a written qualification program
  • October 28, 2002 Operators and contractors must complete the qualification of individuals performing covered tasks
  • Texas OQ Certified Operators, OQ Operator Certification, OQ Certified for Pipeline Work, OQ Certified for Oilfield Work,

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