|Operator Qualification (OQ) Program|
An operator qualification (OQ) program defines all training tasks that are required for gas utility system operators. This ensures that the operators can safely and properly operate the system.
IAMU developed a model natural gas operator qualification program for Iowa. IAMU also administers the OQ Program for participating Iowa gas utilities.
IAMU OQ Program National Leader
A national industry-government small operator task force reviewed several model plans and concluded that the model plan developed by IAMU provides an excellent model that small operators can use as a model for their OQ compliance programs. IAMU’s plan is used as a model for the “Guidance Manual for Operators of Small Natural Gas Systems” available from the Transportation Safety Institute. Also available is the Small Natural Gas Operators Qualification Guide.
Contact – Gas Services
Dave Hraha, Director of Member Services, 515-289-1999
Rod Parcel, Gas Services Coordinator, 515-291-7727
Nick Vandegriff, Gas Services Compliance Specialist, 641-919-8411