Contractors

Contractors performing work for Southern Star face various requirements imposed by the Department of Transportation (DOT), one of the governmental entities that regulate Southern Star.

Operator Qualification Rule

Contractors providing individuals that perform Covered Tasks as defined by the Operator Qualification Rule must comply with that rule and satisfy Southern Star that they comply with an accepted Operator Qualifications Plan. Contractors providing such individuals must be approved by Southern Star and must work with Southern Star’s third-party OQ administrator, Veriforce, to attain such approval. Veriforce will verify for Southern Star that such Contractors maintain and adhere to an acceptable Operator Qualification Plan. Southern Star will provide Contractors with information about Veriforce.

Safety Sensitive Functions

Contractors performing Safety Sensitive Functions as defined by the DOT’s Drug & Alcohol Testing Regulations must be approved by Southern Star to perform such functions and must work with Southern Star’s third party administrator, National Compliance Management Service (NCMS), to attain such approval. NCMS will verify for Southern Star that such Contractors maintain and adhere to an acceptable Drug & Alcohol Testing Plan.