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Pipeline Operator Qualification Regulations 49CFR Part 192, Subpart N (Gas)49CFR Part 192, Subpart N (Gas) 49CFR Part 195, Subpart G (Liquid)49CFR Part.

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2 Pipeline Operator Qualification Regulations 49CFR Part 192, Subpart N (Gas)49CFR Part 192, Subpart N (Gas) 49CFR Part 195, Subpart G (Liquid)49CFR Part 195, Subpart G (Liquid)

3 Key Dates August 27, 1999 – Final Rule Published April 27, 2001 – Owner’s Written Qualifications Program October 28, 2002 – Qualification of Individuals Performing Covered Tasks

4 How does a Worker Become Qualified? Written Exam Verbal Exam Review of Work History Performance Other Forms of Assessment (i.e., Trade Schools, Craft Qualifications, etc.) Observation during: –Performance on-the- job –On-the-job Training –Simulation

5 Review of Work History Review of work history is allowable as sole evaluation method only until October 28, 2002 and only for workers employed before August 27, 1999.

6 Three Distinct Tasks Design and implement a system to document the tasks our members are qualified to perform both now and in the future. Develop and administer a series of assessments using any of the previously listed methods to qualify our members. Help our signatory contractors prepare a standard qualification plan that they can submit to facility owners for approval.

7 INGAA Contractors Operator Qualification Plan January 2002

8 Laborers’ Covered Tasks OQ –For buried pipe that is exposed, examine the condition of the coating and pipe for evidence of corrosion. If necessary, take remedial action. OQ (a), (b)(3) –Inspect and properly apply approved coatings to above and below ground piping. OQ (a), (b) –Install test leads on the pipeline according to appropriate procedures and coat properly. OQ (b)(1) –Inspect for internal corrosion on ends adjacent to removed section of pipe. OQ –Monitor atmospheric corrosion on above ground piping. OQ (b) –Locate, mark, and remediate exposed pipelines in the Gulf of Mexico

9 Laborers’ Covered Tasks OQ340 A –Purge pipeline facilities with Air or Inert Gas. OQ –Placing and maintaining pipeline markers. OQ –Abandon or deactivate facilities. OQ (c)(5) –Temporary marking of buried pipelines. OQ (c)(6) –Inspect excavation activities that may result in damage to the pipeline during blasting activities.

10 Qualification Procedures Midwest Energy Association Qualified for One, Qualified for All (Q41) Accepted by over 300 Pipeline Owners and Utilities Q41 Licenses available to all Laborers International Union affiliates and signatory contractors To obtain a Q41 license, call Laborers-AGC at (360)

11 Our competition – NCCER’s Answer to Pipeline Operator Training

12 Not Responding Non-union and NCCER will qualify workers; we won’t. No market share – We will be excluded from the industry.

13 Marketing Strategy Contact Training Center regarding OQ Regulations Obtain Q41 Qualifying Procedures from Laborers-AGC Contact Contractors Performing Pipeline Maintenance Contact National LECET to Assist in Meetings with Contractors, LECET Reps, Business Reps, etc. Phone number: (202)


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