Pipeline Users Council Updates

November 1 – 2, 2016 Meeting Highlights:

Pipeline-1Council Leadership Updates:

  • Long standing Pipeline Users Council Chair Lisa Hartnup (Praxair Services) handed the gavel to Vice Chair Twila Everett (MasTec). Twila begins her 2-year term as Chair Spring, 2017

PHMSA presentation:

  • Jay Prothro presented information on the new proposed rule for operator qualification to include the outputs from LPAC and GPAC;

Committee Presentations


  • Henkels and McCoy presented on their OQ Compliance Best Practices
  • OneOk presented on their combined Liquid and Gas OQ Plan
  • ISN provided an update on OQ system improvement

New Members

  • Mears Group and Thorco USA

NCCER Presentation

  • NCCER presented new qualification methods as well as their new testing system to roll out March, 2017
  • NCCER and ISN also presented a coordinated effort to align operator covered task lists to NCCER’s new qualification methods and obtain operator approval ahead of roll out