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definitions:

US DOT Definitions from 49CFR PART 192

§192.3  Definitions.

As used in this part:

Active corrosion means continuing corrosion that, unless controlled, could result in a condition that is detrimental to public safety.

Customer meter means the meter that measures the transfer of gas from an operator to a consumer.

Distribution line means a pipeline other than a gathering or transmission line.

High-pressure distribution system means a distribution system in which the gas pressure in the main is higher than the pressure provided to the customer.

Line section means a continuous run of transmission line between adjacent compressor stations, between a compressor station and storage facilities, between a compressor station and a block valve, or between adjacent block valves.

Low-pressure distribution system means a distribution system in which the gas pressure in the main is substantially the same as the pressure provided to the customer.

Main means a distribution line that serves as a common source of supply for more than one service line.

Person means any individual, firm, joint venture, partnership, corporation, association, State, municipality, cooperative association, or joint stock association, and including any trustee, receiver, assignee, or personal representative thereof.

Pipe means any pipe or tubing used in the transportation of gas, including pipe-type holders

Pipeline environment includes soil resistivity (high or low), soil moisture (wet or dry), soil contaminants that may promote corrosive activity, and other known conditions that could affect the probability of active corrosion.

Pipeline facility means new and existing pipelines, rights-of-way, and any equipment, facility, or building used in the transportation of gas or in the treatment of gas during the course of transportation.

Service line means a distribution line that transports gas from a common source of supply to an individual customer, to two adjacent or adjoining residential or small commercial customers, or to multiple residential or small commercial customers served through a meter header or manifold. A service line ends at the outlet of the customer meter or at the connection to a customer's piping, whichever is further downstream, or at the connection to customer piping if there is no meter.

Service regulator means the device on a service line that controls the pressure of gas delivered from a higher pressure to the pressure provided to the customer. A service regulator may serve one customer or multiple customers through a meter header or manifold.

Transmission line means a pipeline, other than a gathering line, that: (1) Transports gas from a gathering line or storage facility to a distribution center, storage facility, or large volume customer that is not down-stream from a distribution center; (2) operates at a hoop stress of 20 percent or more of SMYS; or (3) transports gas within a storage field.

Pipeline or Pipeline System means all parts of those physical facilities through which gas moves in transportation, including, but not limited to, pipe, valves, and other appurtenance attached to pipe, compressor units, metering stations, regulator stations, delivery stations, holders, and fabricated assemblies.

Operator Qualification Terms, Vocabulary & Definitions

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Terms & Vocabulary:

ACRONYM

FULL TITLE

WEBSITE ADDRESS

US DOT

United States Department of Transportation

www.transportation.gov

PHMSA

Pipeline Hazardous Materials

Safety Administration

www.phmsa.dot.gov/data-and-statistics/pipeline/pipeline-mileage-and-facilities

49CFR PART 192

US DOT regulation for gas service piping

www.phmsa.dot.gov/pipeline/annotated-regulations/49-cfr-192

NTSB

National Transportation Safety Board

www.ntsb.gov/Pages/default.aspx

NYS PSC

New York State Public Service Commission

www.dps.ny.gov

16 NYCRR PART 255

New York State regulation for gas service piping

Click Here

LDC

Local Development Companies:

National Grid and Con Edison

www.nationalgridus.com/NY-Home/

www.coned.com/en

YELLOW BOOK

Con Edison’s published regulation for gas piping systems

www.coned.com/en/small-medium-size-businesses/building-project-center/contractor-resources

BLUE BOOK

National Grid's published regulation for gas piping systems

www.nationalgridus.com/ProNet/Technical-Resources/Gas-Specifications

AHD

Authority Having Jurisdiction NYC DOB

www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/about/commissioners-message.page

NYC FGC

New York City Fuel GAS Code

www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/codes/2014-construction-codes.page#fuel

COVERED TASK

Activities that require specialized training and testing along

with other possible compliance that enable a person to

legally perform those tasks.

Click here to see the original 16 NYCRR PART 255 that required Operator Qualification.

OQ’d

A person who has completed the required training,

passed the exams and met all other compliance requirements

to work on a cover task.


COVERED TASK 86

Conducting Interior Jurisdictional Piping Safety Interior Inspections

Available soon

COVERED TASK 87

Conducting Interior Jurisdictional Piping Construction and Maintenance Activities Inspections

Available soon

Case 14-G-0357

Memorandum and resolution adopting gas safety 

regulation amendments

Click Here

Case 15-G-0244

Order Establishing Statewide Inspection Schedules

and Procedural Requirements

Click Here

LL 152/2016

To amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to

periodic inspections of gas piping systems.

Click Here

LL 150/2016

To amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to

a qualification for gas piping work.

Click Here

LMP

NYC Licensed Master Plumber

www.a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/LicenseTypeServlet?vlfirst=N

MPC

NYC Master Plumbers Council

www.nycmpc.org

“Gas Working Group”

Coalition of Utilities, Plumbing Associations

and Plumbers Local 1


“GOQ Membership”

Gas Operator Qualification Memberships

Plumbing Foundation

www.plumbingfoundation.nyc/membership

NGA

Northeast Gas Association

(Program Coordinator)

www.northeastgas.org

GMI

Gas Measurement Indicator

www.heathus.com

QR Card

The QR card is a scannable photo id card that contains the

person’s OQ status and is used for enforcement purposes.