Qualified Operator Standards
In addition to mandatory safety inspections required under Task 86 / 87, New York also maintains mandatory operator qualification standards for all persons working in gas inspection and pipeline work. For example, the law only permits the following persons to maintain gas pipes:
The law requires all LMPs to verify their qualified operator status before carrying out inspections under the law.
What does Task 86 / 87 cover?
When it comes to gas piping maintenance and repair, Task 86 / 87 covers the following jobs:
Expanding the inspection jurisdiction
Piping and meters can fail due to corrosion or other natural deterioration. The Task 86 / 87 inspectors look for gas leaks on all jurisdiction piping using a calibrated tool and visually inspect for atmospheric corrosion. The new rules relating to the inspection process apply to meters that are inside the building as well as outside. All inspections must comply with state and federal regulations.
Task 86 / 87 inspections are carried out at no cost to customers.
What does Task 86 / 87 require you to do?
The Task 86 / 87 law requires the following: