API RP 1161
Recommended Practice for Pipeline Operator Qualification (OQ)
|Publication Date:||1 February 2019|
The purpose of this recommended practice is to provide guidance for developing and maintaining an Operator Qualification (OQ) program. This document is comprised of the Recommended Practice along with normative and non-mandatory, informative annexes.
This RP is applicable for all pipelines, both onshore and offshore, subject to 49 CFR Part 192 and/or Part 195. References to 49 CFR Part 192 are applicable to gas-transmission-onl
Operators should be aware that the OQ regulation is applicable only to United States Department of Transportation (DOT) jurisdictional pipelines. For purposes of this document, the word "pipeline" is used interchangeably with pipeline, pipeline facility, pipeline system, and any and all jurisdictional pipeline components as defined in 49 CFR Part 192 and Part 195.