Assistance Requested: Entire Backfill to Top of Excavation Over Pipelines – Requires Operator Qualification

Assistance Requested: Entire Backfill to Top of Excavation Over Pipelines – Requires Operator Qualification
December 21, 2016 Joanna Rivas

SoCalGas is requesting you’re your assistance in getting the word out to your membership about an important change that will take place on January 1, 2017.  Would it be possible for you to assist by either placing the attached document on your website or distributing it via an email to Chapter members?

California General Order 112 has been amended to version General Order 112-F. There are changes made to the General Order (GO) that place additional requirements to contractors performing work to install gas pipelines. The GO changes become effective on Jan 1, 2017 and will require operator qualification for all work performed in the installation of gas pipelines. Operator Qualification is now required for any work performed in the installation of gas pipeline, including the backfilling of trenches and the installation of shade material.

Any applicant which provides a trench for SoCalGas pipe facilities will be required to utilize Operator Qualified (OPQUAL) personnel to perform backfill operations to top of trench.

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