Oil & Gas

Clarifying the New PHMSA Operator Qualification (OQ) FAQs

May 16, 2022

The PHMSA OQ Rule, designed to govern the day-to-day performance of an oil and gas worker, went into effect in 2002. New OQ FAQs were released on January 28, 2022 to provide guidance around complying with the legacy rule. While the FAQs don’t carry the weight of the existing regulations, they were released for a reason — to aid businesses in their quest for compliance.