PHMSA Gas Transmission (GT) Integrity Management
Time: 11/24/2014 07:59 AM

Protocol Area L. Quality Assurance

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L.01 Program Requirements for the Quality Assurance Process

Verify that a quality assurance process exists that meets the requirements of ASME B31.8S-2004, Section 12. [§192.911(l)]

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L.02 Personnel Qualification and Training Requirements

Verify that personnel involved in the integrity management program are qualified for their assigned responsibilities. [§192.911(l), §192.915 and ASME B31.8S-2004, Section 12(b)(4)]

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L.03 Invoking Non-Mandatory Statements in Standards

Verify that non-mandatory requirements (e.g., "should" statements) from industry standards or other documents invoked by Subpart O (e.g., ASME B31.8S-2004 and NACE RP0502-2002) are addressed by one of the following approaches: [§192.7(a)]

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Explanation of Protocol Format

Each protocol element will have top-tier protocols that address the high level requirements. The regulatory requirement upon which the protocol is based is contained in brackets; e.g., [§192.905(a)]

Each top-tier protocol will have detailed "sub-tier" protocols which collectively lead the inspector to draw overall conclusions about compliance with the top-tier protocol. The regulatory requirement, upon which each sub-tier protocol is based, is also contained in brackets.

Notes on protocols:
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