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Regulatory Consulting

ASTAR’s experts have decades of compliance experience and an in-depth understanding of industry regulations and standards.  Our team can help you with meeting your company regulatory requirements by providing professional regulatory based assessments/reviews and development of your PHMSA mandated programs. Our Regulatory Experts are more than just your consultants, we are part of your team.

Regulatory Consulting (PHMSA)

At ASTAR, we have the tools, equipment and qualified trainers to fill that void.  We have created online task training to accompany the hands-on training.  After the task specific training is completed, your employees will have gained the knowledge to be prepared for their upcoming performance evaluations.

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Operator Qualifications 

Our seasoned professionals have worked closely with over 200 Operators throughout the United States.  Our expert OQ consulting services consist of written program assessment to field assessments by location, including evaluator and qualified personnel reviews.

  • Comprehensive OQ Plan assessment

  • Covered Task review

  • Gap Analysis (mergers/acquisitions and contractor)

  • DOT PHMSA/State Audit prep and support

Check out our OQ services here

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CFR Training

Our consultants can travel to your location(s) and deliver a complete or customizable code class:

 49 CFR: Introduction to Pipeline Safety Regulations:

  • Part 190: Pipeline Safety Enforcement and Regulatory Procedures

  • Part 199: Pipeline Safety Regulations Drug and Alcohol Testing

  • Part 40: Drug and Alcohol Testing

  •  Part 192: Transportation of Natural and other Gas by Pipeline; Minimum Federal Safety Standards

  • Part 195: Transportation of Hazardous Liquids by Pipeline


This course can help your company compliance personnel who are directly affected by regulations during their daily work obligations as well as non-compliance personnel who may be indirectly affected.


Anti-Drug & Alcohol Misuse Program Consulting

ASTAR’s industry recognized experts can assess your entire program to include your contractor(s) written plan(s) and contracted service providers for compliance with regulations set forth by PHMSA’s 49 CFR parts 199 and 40. 


Our comprehensive assessments will identify and provide modifications to correct any potential gaps within your program.  We can assist in the development of a written program and provide guidance and training to manage the program. 


Our experts can also assist during state and/or federal regulatory audits. 

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Control Room Management

Our compliance experts are prepared to assess your CRM program to assure that it complies with PHMSA’s CRM Rule.


The assessment will highlight the current state of your existing procedures compared to the requirements of the rule and provide recommendations for program improvement.

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OQ Evaluator Training

Our consultants have decades of developing and teaching Evaluator Training.  Our consultants are prepared to diligently develop and deliver valuable knowledge-based tools to your company evaluators.  We provide company specific evaluator training that will accent your company written OQ processes.


ASTAR Inc. Consultants are members of ASME B31q task committee, Gas Piping Technology Committee (GPTC) and provide consulting services to Industry Associations throughout the United States. 

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D&A Services

What Our Clients Say


Todd Cash - Vice President, Compliance

" We have been utilizing ASTAR’s services for several years. Our experience has been nothing short of excellent and trouble-free. ASTAR is always willing to go above and beyond to do their best to meet our schedule and training needs, and each of the personnel have been very knowledgeable and professional. I would feel comfortable recommending the ASTAR team for any OQ training or qualification needs, and plan to continue utilizing their services for many years to come. "

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