August 6–7, 2024

DOT 192 Compliance For Natural Gas Pipeline Operators

Virtual, Instructor-Led

Event Summary

This two-day workshop prepares attendees with the knowledge necessary to navigate the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) regulation of natural gas pipelines.

Class registrants will understand applicable coding and administration that pertains to DOT regulations. Specifically, know 49 CFR Part 190, 191 and 192.


Attendees will receive 15 Professional Development Hours and the Level 2 Department of Transportation Natural Gas Pipeline Compliance Specialist digital badge from Credly upon completion.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to navigate and access code interpretations made publicly available by the DOT.
  • Understand variances of local, regional, state, and federal considerations.
  • Identify your peer resource group in the industry for support, advice, and consult.


Who Should Attend

  • Individuals working with pipeline safety regulators (state or federal).
  • Individuals in the compliance group of a natural gas organization.
  • Individuals performing design, construction or post-construction inspection or testing activities.
  • Individuals supervising personnel who perform operations or maintenance activities.
  • Individuals with subject matter expertise in operations, maintenance or corrosion control.
  • Individuals involved in integrity management activities.
  • Individuals performing audits of pipeline safety activities and records.
  • Individuals in the legal department and involved with pipeline safety.
  • Individuals in a management role responsible for pipeline engineering or operations.

Credly Digital Badge

Level 2 Department of Transportation Natural Gas Pipeline Compliance Specialist

SGA has partnered with Credly, the leader in digital credentials, to certify the recipients have demonstrated a working understanding of the Department of Transportation’s pipeline safety regulations. They have satisfactorily completed fifteen development hours to understand 49 CFR Part 190, 191 and 192 and how they directly impact operations, integrity management, pipeline safety auditing, construction and compliance.


To earn this badge, participants must have successfully completed fifteen hours of Southern Gas Association’s DOT 192 Compliance for Natural Gas Pipeline Operators Course. Additionally, they must be employed or enrolled in an educational program with professional, technical or field exposure that is directly attributed to the natural gas industry.

Meet the Instructor

John S. Zurcher, Principal, P-PIC

Education and Background: Graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and from the University on Northern Colorado with a Master’s degree in Business Administration.

Work Background: John has 47 years of energy pipeline industry experience. John is presently a Principal with Process Performance Improvement Consultants and a Managing Director with The Blacksmith Group. Previously John has 25 years of work experience with HSB Solomon, Colombia Gas, Tenneco Energy, PanEnergy, Coastal Corporation and Colorado Interstate Gas. John’s duties have included ensuring company compliance with pipeline safety regulations, managing pipeline integrity, risk management, geographic information systems, facility design and construction, and pipeline operations and maintenance.

Industry Responsibilities: John is presently a member of NACE and ASME and serves on the ASME B31.8 Section Committee. John is past chair of the INGAA Pipeline Safety Committee, Past Chair of the GRI System Integrity and System Operations Committee, past chair of the PRCI Design and Construction Committee, past member of the AGA OSRAC committee, past member of the DOT Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee, past member of DOT’s Risk Management Quality Action Team and their Mapping Quality Action Team. John has testified on behalf of the industry before the Congress of the United States, State Legislatures and State Regulatory Commissions on several occasions on matters relating to pipeline safety.


From 08-06-2024 8:00 am CST until 08-07-2024 4:30 pm CST



Registration Information
Members $1,300
Non-Members $1,500

3% fee applied if paying by a credit card

Who can attend?

SGA Cancellation Policy "C"

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