The Benefits of Becoming a Member

By joining NGA, you will become part of a growing and innovative industry association.


Safety is the gas industry's number one priority.

Learn more about our commitment to infusing Pipeline Safety Management Systems in everything we do.


Training & Qualification

Learn more about the Training and qualification programs currently being offered by the Northeast Gas Association (NGA)

About Us

The Northeast Gas Association (NGA) is a regional trade association that focuses on education and training, technology research and development, pipeline safety, energy reliability and affordability, and environmental initiatives in the Northeast U.S.



NGA's Operator Qualification Written Plan

Operator Qualification

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Operator Qualification (OQ) final rule went into effect on October 26, 1999. The rule requires operators to develop and maintain a written qualification program for individuals performing covered tasks. The Northeast Gas Association's Written Plan was developed to satisfy the requirements of Title 49 CFR Part 192, Subpart N; Section 192.805 entitled Qualification Program.

Written Plan

The NGA written plan includes guidelines for identifying covered tasks, establishing an evaluation process including intervals for subsequent evaluation, utilizing non-qualified individuals in a covered task, post incident evaluation of qualified personnel, re-evaluation of qualified personnel suspected of uncertain performance, communication of changes that will affect covered tasks, and compliance record keeping. The plan covers 84 covered tasks and has been updated several times.


$395.00 - current plan (reflecting most recent revisions) $950.00 - current plan plus access to all future revised versions

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