Agricultural Use of Fireworks in Oregon

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Published: 2015

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE POLICE,

OFFICE OF STATE FIRE MARSHAL

 

DIVISION 12
PUBLIC DISPLAY OF FIREWORKS IN OREGON
Agricultural Use of Fireworks in Oregon

837-012-0305
Purpose and Scope
(1) These rules establish agricultural
permit, permit application and other requirements for those persons permitted under
ORS 480.122 and 480.124 to obtain agricultural permits to control birds and predatory
animals that are injurious to crops.
(2) An agricultural permit
allows the permit holder to engage only in those activities including the purchase,
transportation, possession, storage and use of agricultural fireworks (1.4E) when
those activities are otherwise in conformance with the requirements of ORS 480.122
and 480.124, these rules, and any other applicable state, federal, or local requirements.
(3) An individual member
of the general public may not buy or use agricultural fireworks unless they have
applied for and obtained an agricultural permit from the Office of State Fire Marshal
pursuant to these rules. Violation of these rules may result in confiscation of
the fireworks, and the assessment of penalties in accordance with ORS 480.990 and
OAR 837-012-0560.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 480.122 & 480.124
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 42, f. 4-15-70,
ef. 5-11-70; Renumbered from 837-031-0005; OSFM 10-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef.
12-12-01 thru 6-9-02; OSFM 3-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-25-02; OSFM 15-2006, f.
12-22-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0310
Agricultural Permit Applications
(1) Any person engaged in, or intending
to engage in, the use of agricultural fireworks must apply for and obtain an agricultural
permit issued by the Office of State Fire Marshal.
(2) Upon receipt of a properly
completed and approved application, the Office of State Fire Marshal will issue
a nontransferable permit to the applicant or persons designated to discharge the
fireworks. The State Fire Marshal may deny any application for a permit to discharge
agricultural fireworks upon determining the proposed purchase or use is not in accordance
with these rules or applicable statutes. A separate agricultural permit must be
applied for and obtained for each person who desires to use agricultural fireworks.
(3) The permit application
for an agricultural permit must be made on a form provided by the Office of State
Fire Marshal.
(4) All information provided
by the applicant on the permit application must be true and correct to the agricultural
permit applicant’s knowledge.
(5) As part of the permit
application process, the applicant must obtain the signature of either the state
game management or federal game management authority on the permit application.
(6) The applicant must obtain
the signature of the game management authority prior to submitting the permit application
to the Office of State Fire Marshal.
(7) Permit applications that
do not contain the signature required in OAR 837-012-0360(5) will not be approved,
and will be returned to the applicant.
(8) The Office of State Fire
Marshal may grant or deny permit applications within 10 days following receipt of
a properly completed and submitted permit application.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 480.122 & 480.124
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 42, f. 4-15-70,
ef. 5-11-70; Renumbered from 837-031-0010; OSFM 10-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef.
12-12-01 thru 6-9-02; OSFM 3-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-25-02; OSFM 7-2005, f. 5-24-05,
cert. ef. 6-7-05; OSFM 15-2006, f. 12-22-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; OSFM 3-2014, f. &
cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0315
Definitions
(1) “Agent” means an individual
designated by the permit holder to pick up the agricultural fireworks authorized
by the agricultural permit from an Oregon licensed wholesaler when the permit holder
is unable to pick up the agricultural fireworks. The agent must have the agricultural
permit (or a copy) issued by the State Fire Marshal in their possession at the time
the agricultural fireworks are picked up from the wholesaler.
(2) “Agricultural Fireworks”
means:
(a) Fireworks with a cardboard/pasteboard-type
tube up to 4” in length and 3/4 inch in diameter or a shotgun shell type container,
(b) Fireworks containing
only pyrotechnic compositions, e g., black powder, flash powder, or smokeless powder,
with an audible report containing up to 40 grains, or 2.592 grams, of explosive
composition,
(c) Fireworks tested, classified
and approved by the United States Department of Transportation,
(d) Fireworks designed and
intended solely for use in:
(A) Controlling predatory
animals allowed by ORS 480.124 or,
(B) Controlling birds or
animals which are or may injure forest or agricultural products or crops, allowed
by ORS 480.122,
(e) Fireworks referred to
as explosive pest control devices,
(f) Fireworks not including
retail fireworks, display fireworks, or exempt fireworks.
(3) “Agricultural Permit”
means the official written document issued by the Office of State Fire Marshal pursuant
to ORS 480.122 and 480.124 and OAR 837-012-0305 through 837-012-0370 granting permission
to a person to purchase and use agricultural fireworks.
(4) “Agricultural Crop”
means a plant or animal or plant or animal product that can be grown or harvested
extensively for profit or subsistence.
(5) “Agricultural Product”
means a product that is naturally grown and brings a profit.
(6) “Fire Protection
District” means any district created under the laws of Oregon or the United
States, including rural Fire Protection Districts and any federal, state or private
forest patrol areas.
(7) “Fireworks”
has the meaning provided in ORS 480.111(7).
(8) "Illegal Fireworks" has
the meaning provided in OAR 837-012-0610.
(9) “Individual”
means a real, actual person.
(10) “Individual Member
of the General Public” means any person who has not been issued a wholesale
permit, a general, limited or special effects public display permit, a retail permit
or an agricultural permit by the Office of State Fire Marshal.
(11) “Local Fire Authority”
means the local fire authority having jurisdiction over the agricultural fireworks
use and storage sites.
(12) “May” means
a regulation of conduct and implies probability or permission.
(13) “May not”
means a prohibition of conduct.
(14) “Must” means
a mandatory requirement.
(15) “Permit Application”
means the form and accompanying documentation required to be completed and submitted
to the Office of State Fire Marshal for approval prior to the issuance of an agricultural
permit.
(16) “Permit Holder”
means the person referred to in ORS 480.122 who:
(a) Desires to purchase,
maintain, use, and explode agricultural fireworks for the purpose of scaring away
or repelling birds or animals which are or may be injurious or destructive to forest
or agricultural products or crops,
(b) Has applied to the State
Fire Marshal for an agricultural permit;
(c) The State Fire Marshal
has issued an agricultural permit referred to in ORS 480.122;
(d) Is responsible for any
activities conducted under the agricultural permit.
(17) “Person”
means one or more individuals, legal representatives, partnerships, joint ventures,
associations, corporations (whether or not organized for profit), business trusts,
or any organized group of persons and includes the state, state agencies, counties,
municipal corporations, school districts and other public corporations.
(18) “Sell” means
to transfer possession of property from one person to another person for consideration.
(19) “Wholesaler”
means any person who sells or provides by any other means, or intends to sell or
provide by any other means fireworks, retail fireworks, display fireworks, or agricultural
fireworks.
[Publications: Publications referenced
are available from the agency.]
Stat. Auth.: ORS 480.122
& 480.124
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 42, f. 4-15-70,
ef. 5-11-70; Renumbered from 837-031-0015; OSFM 10-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef.
12-12-01 thru 6-9-02; OSFM 3-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-25-02; OSFM 7-2005, f. 5-24-05,
cert. ef. 6-7-05; OSFM 15-2006, f. 12-22-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; OSFM 8-2010(Temp),
f. 12-20-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11 thru 6-29-11; OSFM 3-2011, f. 4-22-11, cert. ef. 6-29-11;
OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0320
Storage of Agriculture Fireworks
Agricultural fireworks must be stored
in accordance with the requirements of these rules, the Oregon Fire Code 2014 Edition
and the Oregon Structural Specialty Code 2014 Edition.
[Publications: Publications referenced
are available from the agency.]
Stat. Auth.: ORS 480.122
& 480.124
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 42, f. 4-15-70,
ef. 5-11-70; Renumbered from 837-031-0020; OSFM 10-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef.
12-12-01 thru 6-9-02; OSFM 3-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-25-02; OSFM 7-2005, f. 5-24-05,
cert. ef. 6-7-05; OSFM 15-2006, f. 12-22-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; OSFM 3-2014, f. &
cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0325
Permits-Denial, Suspension, Revocation
(1) The State Fire Marshal may deny,
suspend or revoke an agricultural permit for violation of ORS 480.111 through 480.165
and OAR chapter 837, division 12. Any such revocation, suspension or denial will
be in conformance with ORS 183.310 to 183.550.
(2) The period of denial,
suspension or revocation may not exceed three years.
(3) The following criteria
are used by the Office of State Fire Marshal to determine the appropriate sanction:
(a) The severity of the violation
or violations and the impact on public safety, particularly if the circumstances
of a violation presented a significant fire hazard or other public safety danger;
(b) The number of similar
or related violations; alleged to have been committed in the current transaction
or occurrence;
(c) Whether the violation
or violations were willful or intentional;
(d) The prior history of
sanctions imposed by the Office of State Fire Marshal against the agricultural permit
holder or applicant; and
(e) Other circumstances determined
by the Office of State Fire Marshal to be applicable to the particular violation
or violations.
(4) Suspension or revocation
of an agricultural permit may include suspension or revocation of the current permit
and the right to apply for a subsequent permit.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 480.122 & 480.124
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 42, f. 4-15-70,
ef. 5-11-70; Renumbered from 837-031-0025; OSFM 10-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef.
12-12-01 thru 6-9-02; OSFM 3-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-25-02; OSFM 15-2006, f.
12-22-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0330
General
(1) Agricultural permit holders desiring
to engage in other types of fireworks activities, including wholesale sales, fireworks
displays or retail sales, must meet all applicable requirements in ORS 480.111 through
480.165 and OAR chapter 837, division 12.
(2) Agricultural permit holders
must notify the Office of State Fire Marshal, in writing, within 24 hours of the
date of change, of:
(a) The agricultural permit
holder’s mailing address, telephone number,
(b) The storage address of
the agricultural fireworks.
(3) Change of the storage
location of the agricultural fireworks is subject to prior written approval by the
local fire authority and the Office of State Fire Marshal.
(4) Agricultural permit holders
must comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations
including, without limitation:
(a) ORS 480.111 through 480.165;
(b) OAR chapter 837, division
12;
(c) Oregon Fire Code, 2014
Edition; and
(d) Oregon Structural Specialty
Code, 2014 Edition.
(5) Agricultural permit holders
must purchase agricultural fireworks only from wholesalers having the necessary
and current permits required by ORS 480.111 to 480.160 and OAR 837-012-0500 through
837-012-0570.
(6) Agricultural permit holders
may request a duplicate copy of their agricultural permit by certifying to the Office
of State Fire Marshal, in writing, their agricultural permit has been lost, stolen,
or destroyed. Written requests must be signed and dated by the agricultural permit
holder.
(7) The issuance of an agricultural
permit does not in any way constitute approval by the Office of State Fire Marshal
of any agricultural fireworks purchased, sold, or provided pursuant to the agricultural
permit.
(8) An agricultural permit
allows the permit holder to engage in the purchase, transportation, possession,
storage and use of agricultural fireworks when those activities are otherwise in
conformance with the applicable requirements of ORS 480.111 through 480.165, OAR
chapter 837, division 12 and any other federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations
pertaining to fireworks.
(9) An agricultural permit
does not authorize the:
(a) Purchase, possession
or sale of illegal fireworks by or to any person; or
(b) The sale, re-sale, or
provision of agricultural fireworks by or to any person other than the agricultural
permit holder.
(10) Any agricultural permit
holder, other than an individual, is required by the State Fire Marshal to list
the name, age, address, and phone number of one individual in a management position
within their company or organization, on the permit application.
(11) Individuals firing agricultural
fireworks must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
(12) Only the agricultural
permit holder, and any employees of the agricultural permit holder, may engage in
activities authorized by the agricultural permit.
(13) Agricultural permits,
and the rights conveyed by the agricultural permit, are not transferable.
[Publications: Publications referenced
are available from the agency.]
Stat. Auth.: ORS 480.122
& 480.124
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 42, f. 4-15-70,
ef. 5-11-70; Renumbered from 837-031-0030; OSFM 10-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef.
12-12-01 thru 6-9-02; OSFM 3-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-25-02; OSFM 7-2005, f. 5-24-05,
cert. ef. 6-7-05; OSFM 15-2006, f. 12-22-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; OSFM 8-2010(Temp),
f. 12-20-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11 thru 6-29-11; OSFM 3-2011, f. 4-22-11, cert. ef. 6-29-11;
OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0340
Permit Fees
There are no fees for this application.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 480.122
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.122
& 480.124
Hist.:OSFM 10-2001(Temp),
f. & cert. ef. 12-12-01 thru 6-9-02; OSFM 3-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-25-02;
OSFM 15-2006, f. 12-22-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0350
Issuance of Agricultural Permits
(1) Each agricultural permit is assigned
a unique number by the Office of State Fire Marshal.
(2) Only one agricultural
permit is required for each agricultural location. A permit application may contain
multiple use locations provided each location is owned, leased, or used by the permit
holder, and located within the same fire district.
(3) The agricultural permit
is valid only for the location of use listed on the agricultural permit.
(4) The agricultural permit
will be mailed to the permit holder at the mailing addressed listed on the permit
application.
(5) An initial agricultural
permit issued by the Office of State Fire Marshal is valid from the date of issue
up to three years as determined by the OSFM.
(6) Upon renewal, agricultural
permits are valid for a period not to exceed three years.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 480.122
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.122
& 480.124
Hist.: OSFM 10-2001(Temp),
f. & cert. ef. 12-12-01 thru 6-9-02; OSFM 3-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-25-02;
OSFM 15-2006, f. 12-22-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0360
Purchase of Agricultural Fireworks
(1) Permit holders must be 18 years
of age or older.
(2) Agricultural permit holders
may purchase or otherwise obtain agricultural fireworks only from wholesalers who
possess a valid and current wholesale permit issued by the Office of State Fire
Marshal. Exception: In the case of state game management or federal game management
authorities who provide agency approved game management assistance to permit holders;
once a permit has been issued – state game management or federal game management
authorities may supply agricultural fireworks to the permit holder under the following
criteria:
(a) Agricultural permit holders
may only obtain agricultural fireworks listed on their agricultural fireworks permit.
(b) The state game management
or federal game management authority who supplies agricultural fireworks must maintain
a record of all agricultural fireworks supplied and make such records available
to the Office of State Fire Marshal upon request.
(c) Any decision by a state
game management or federal game management authority to supply agricultural fireworks
must be in conformance with their specific agency policies and procedures for the
distribution of agricultural fireworks.
(3) Once an agricultural
permit has been issued and the wholesaler selected; if an agricultural permit holder
desires to obtain agricultural fireworks from another wholesaler, the agricultural
permit holder must notify the Office of State Fire Marshal at least 24 hours prior
to purchasing the agricultural fireworks from another licensed agricultural fireworks
wholesaler.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 480.122
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.122
& 480.124
Hist.: OSFM 10-2001(Temp),
f. & cert. ef. 12-12-01 thru 6-9-02; OSFM 3-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-25-02;
OSFM 15-2006, f. 12-22-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0370
Prohibited Acts and Limitations
(1) An agricultural permit does not
allow the permit holder to purchase, possess, or sell any other types of fireworks.
(2) Agricultural fireworks
may not be utilized for any purpose other than the use as stated on the permit application.
(3) Agricultural fireworks
utilized for any other use than the permitted use may result in the immediate suspension
of the agricultural permit and confiscation of the unused agricultural fireworks.
(4) A permit holder may not
sell or provide by any other means agricultural fireworks or any other fireworks
to any other person including other permit holders.
(5) The agricultural permit
does not authorize the manufacture, sale, use, discharge or possession of agricultural
fireworks in any city or county where agricultural fireworks are prohibited by law
or ordinance.
(6) No permit holder may
maintain or allow the existence of a fire hazard at any location under their control
where agricultural fireworks are stored, transported, or used.
(7) Permit holders may not
provide agricultural fireworks to anyone other than an authorized employee or owner
of the permit holder’s business for the purpose specified on the permit applications.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 480.122
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.122
& 480.124
Hist.: OSFM 10-2001(Temp),
f. & cert. ef. 12-12-01 thru 6-9-02; OSFM 3-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-25-02;
OSFM 15-2006, f. 12-22-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14

Wholesale Sales and Storage of Fireworks in Oregon

837-012-0500
Purpose and Scope
These rules establish permit and other
requirements for Persons who Sell or provide by any other means, or intend to Sell
or provide by any other means, at wholesale, Fireworks, Retail Fireworks, Display
Fireworks, or Agricultural Fireworks in or into Oregon, or from Oregon for delivery
into another state.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476, 478
& 480
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110 - 480.165
Hist.: FM 2-1989(Temp), f.
& cert. ef. 3-20-89; FM 5-1989, f. & cert. ef. 9-15-89; OSFM 6-2000(Temp),
f. 6-5-00, cert. ef. 6-5-00 thru 12-1-00; OSFM 15-2000, f. & cert. ef. 12-4-00;
OSFM 6-2002, f. & cert. ef. 6-14-02; OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0505
Effective Dates
OAR 837-12-500 through 837-012-0570
are effective July 1, 2014.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476, 478 & 480
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 2-1989(Temp), f.
& cert. ef. 3-20-89; FM 5-1989, f. & cert. ef. 9-15-89; OSFM 15-2000, f.
& cert. ef. 12-4-00; OSFM 6-2002, f. & cert. ef. 6-14-02; OSFM 3-2014, f.
& cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0510
Definitions
For purposes of ORS 480.111 through
480.165 and OAR 837-012-0500 through 837-012-0570, the following definitions apply:
(1) “Agricultural Fireworks”
means Fireworks used for the purpose of scaring away or repelling birds or animals
pursuant to ORS 480.122 or controlling predatory animals pursuant to 480.124.
(2) “BATFE” means
the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
(3) "Carton, Container, or
Case" means any box, parcel, bundle, or other package used to hold or contain Fireworks,
Retail Fireworks, Display Fireworks, or Agricultural Fireworks for purposes of transportation
and storage. The term does not include:
(a) The wrapping or packaging
used to hold or contain a single or small number of Fireworks, Retail Fireworks,
Display Fireworks, or Agricultural Fireworks; or
(b) A vehicle or other mobile
container used to transport Fireworks, Retail Fireworks, Display Fireworks, or Agricultural
Fireworks.
(4) “Display Fireworks”
means Fireworks defined in ORS 480.111(4) that are authorized under a general, limited,
or special effects display permit issued pursuant to 480.130, 480.140 and 480.150.
(5) “Domicile”
means a Person’s legal home; the particular place that a Person intends to
make the Person’s fixed and permanent home and abode.
(6) "Exempt Fireworks" has
the meaning provided in ORS 480.111(5).
(7) "Fireworks" has the meaning
provided in ORS 480.111(7).
(8) "Illegal Fireworks" means
any Fireworks other than consumer fireworks including but not limited to, any Firework
that flies into the air, or explodes or behaves in an uncontrolled and unpredictable
manner.
(9) "Individual" means a
single human being.
(10) "Individual Member of
the General Public" means:
(a) For Persons in Oregon,
any Person who has not been issued a Wholesale Permit, a general, limited or special
effects display permit, a retail permit, or an agricultural permit by the Office
of State Fire Marshal.
(b) For Persons outside of
Oregon, any Person who has not been issued a license or permit when such a license
or permit is required, authorizing the Person to Sell, purchase, obtain, transport,
possess, use or discharge Fireworks, Retail Fireworks, Display Fireworks, or Agricultural
Fireworks.
(11) “In-state Wholesaler”
means a Wholesaler who owns, possesses, or occupies a Wholesale Site located in
Oregon.
(12) “Local Fire Authority”
means the local fire official having jurisdiction over the Wholesale Site and Wholesale
Operations.
(13) “Manager”
means the Individual identified on the Permit Application who is responsible for
and directs the operations at the Wholesale Site.
(14) “Manufacture”
has the meaning provided in ORS 480.111(13).
(15) “NFPA” means
the National Fire Protection Association.
(16) "Novelties and Trick
Noisemakers" means those items described in ORS 480.111(5) and the American Pyrotechnics
Association Standard 87-1. It also means Exempt Fireworks.
(17) “Out-of-State
Wholesaler” means a Wholesaler who owns, occupies, or possesses a Wholesale
Site located outside of Oregon.
(18) "Permit Application"
means the application forms and accompanying documentation required to be completed
and submitted to the Office of State Fire Marshal for approval prior to the issuance
of a Wholesale Permit.
(19) “Pyrotechnic articles”
has the meaning provided in ORS 480.111(14).
(20) “Pyrotechnic composition”
has the meaning provided in ORS 480.111(15).
(21) “Pyrotechnic device”
has the meaning provided in ORS 480.111(16).
(22) "Residence" means the
particular dwelling place where a Person lives and has a present intent to remain
for a period of time.
(23) "Resident" means any
Person who occupies a dwelling in a state and has a present intent to remain in
the state for a period of time.
(24) "Retail Fireworks" means
consumer fireworks as defined in ORS 480.111(2). The term includes a firework designed
with the means to roll or move while remaining on the ground, that travels 12’
or less horizontally on smooth surfaces.
(25) "Retailer" means any
Person who, Sells, transfers, or provides by any other means, or intends to Sell,
transfer or provide by any other means, Retail Fireworks to Individual Members of
the General Public.
(26) “Sales Representative”
means an Individual who is an employee of the Wholesale Permit holder and is authorized
to conduct sales for the Wholesale Permit holder.
(27) "Sell" means to transfer
possession of property from one Person to another Person for consideration.
(28) “Special effects”
has the meaning defined in ORS 480.111(17).
(29) “Wholesale Operations”
means the sale of Fireworks, Retail Fireworks, Display Fireworks, or Agricultural
Fireworks and related activities, including the purchase, possession, storage and
transportation of such Fireworks.
(30) "Wholesale Permit" means
the official written document issued by the Office of State Fire Marshal that authorizes
the purchase, transport, possession, packaging, storing and sale of Fireworks, Retail
Fireworks, Display Fireworks, or Agricultural Fireworks when otherwise in compliance
with all applicable requirements of ORS 480.111 through 480.165, OAR chapter 837,
division 12, and any other applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations.
(31) "Wholesale Site" means
the location where a Wholesaler’s sales and storage facilities are operated
and maintained.
(32) "Wholesaler" means any
Person who Sells or provides by any other means, or intends to Sell or provide by
any other means, Fireworks, Retail Fireworks, Display Fireworks, or Agricultural
Fireworks.
[Publications: Publications referenced
are available from the agency.]
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476, 478
& 480
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 2-1989(Temp), f.
& cert. ef. 3-20-89; FM 5-1989, f. & cert. ef. 9-15-89; OSFM 6-2000(Temp),
f. 6-5-00, cert. ef. 6-5-00 thru 12-1-00; OSFM 15-2000, f. & cert. ef. 12-4-00;
OSFM 6-2002, f. & cert. ef. 6-14-02; OSFM 7-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-13-04
thru 6-10-05; OSFM 8-2005, f. 5-24-05, cert. ef. 6-7-05; OSFM 4-2006, f. & cert.
ef. 3-10-06; OSFM 5-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-3-10 thru 5-2-11; OSFM 1-2011,
f. 3-15-11, cert. ef. 5-2-11; OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0515
General
(1) Definitions. For purposes of this
administrative rule, the following definitions apply:
(a) “Fireworks”
has the definition contained in ORS 480.111(7).
(b) “Person”
means any business, entity, or individual.
(c) “Wholesaler”
means a person that possesses an Oregon wholesale permit issued by the State Fire
Marshal.
(2) Any person intending
to sell or provide fireworks by any means within the state of Oregon, must first
obtain an Oregon wholesale permit.
(3) Any person intending
to sell or provide items described in ORS 480.111(2) by any means within the state
of Oregon, must first obtain an Oregon wholesale permit, unless that person possesses
an Oregon retail sales permit.
(4) A wholesaler may sell
or provide by any means fireworks as defined in ORS 480.111(7) in the state of Oregon
only to persons having obtained one of the following State Fire Marshal issued permits:
(a) Fireworks display permit,
including general, limited, close proximity, and special effects;
(b) Retail sales permit for
the sale of retail fireworks to the general public; or
(c) Agricultural fireworks
permit for scaring away birds or animals injurious to crops.
(5) Wholesalers desiring
to engage in any Fireworks activities, including retail sales, agricultural use,
or fireworks displays must meet all applicable requirements of ORS 480.111 through
480.165 and OAR chapter 837, division 12, including obtaining permits for such activities
from local, federal, and state authorities.
(6) Wholesale Permit holders
must comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations
pertaining to Fireworks, including:
(a) ORS 480.111 through 480.165;
and
(b) OAR chapter 837, division
12
(7) Wholesalers must notify
the State Fire Marshal, in writing, within two weeks of the date of change of:
(a) Identity of the Wholesaler’s
Manager;
(b) The Wholesaler’s
mailing address or telephone number;
(c) Ownership of the Wholesaler’s
Site;
(d) Ownership of the Wholesaler’s
Operation; or
(e) The addition or subtraction
of a Sales Representative for the Wholesaler.
(8) Exempt Fireworks are
exempt from the permit requirements set forth in ORS 480.111 through 480.165 and
OAR chapter 837, division 12. Exempt Fireworks may be sold and purchased at any
time, and do not require a permit.
(9) Wholesalers who provide
1.3g Fireworks must provide a minimum of one general operator certification training
course annually as required by OAR 837-012-0780.
[Publications: Publications referenced
are available from the agency.]
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476, 478
& 480
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 2-1982(Temp), f.
& ef. 3-5-82; FM 3-1982(Temp), f. & ef. 4-16-82; FM 3-1985, f. & ef.
4-17-85; FM 1-1986, f. & ef. 1-9-86; FM 6-1986(Temp), f. & ef. 6-10-86;
FM 9-1986, f. & ef. 12-10-86; Suspended by FM 2-1989(Temp), f. & cert. ef.
3-20-89; FM 5-1989, f. & cert. ef. 9-15-89; Renumbered from 837-012-0125; OSFM
6-2000(Temp), f. 6-5-00, cert. ef. 6-5-00 thru 12-1-00; OSFM 15-2000, f. & cert.
ef. 12-4-00; OSFM 6-2002, f. & cert. ef. 6-14-02; OSFM 8-2002, f. & cert.
ef. 10-4-02; OSFM 6-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-17-04 thru 5-15-05; Administrative
correction 5-20-05; OSFM 8-2005, f. 5-24-05, cert. ef. 6-7-05; OSFM 5-2010(Temp),
f. & cert. ef. 11-3-10 thru 5-2-11; OSFM 1-2011, f. 3-15-11, cert. ef. 5-2-11;
OSFM 4-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-6-12 thru 8-3-12; OSFM 6-2012, f. 4-23-12,
cert. ef. 8-3-12; OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0520
Wholesale Permit Applications
(1) Any In-State Wholesaler engaged
in, or intending to engage in, the sale, provision, or shipment of Fireworks, Retail
Fireworks, Display Fireworks, or Agricultural Fireworks, within Oregon, or from
Oregon for delivery into another state, must first apply for and obtain a Wholesale
Permit issued by the Office of State Fire Marshal.
(2) Any Out-of-State Wholesaler
engaged in, or intending to engage in, the sale, provision, or shipment of Fireworks,
Retail Fireworks, Display Fireworks, or Agricultural Fireworks, in or into Oregon
must first apply for and obtain a Wholesale Permit issued by the Office of State
Fire Marshal.
(3) A separate Wholesale
Permit must be applied for and obtained for each Wholesale Site that may conduct
Wholesale Operations within, from, or into Oregon.
(4) The application for a
Wholesale Permit must be made on a form provided by the Office of State Fire Marshal.
(5) All information provided
by the applicant on the Permit Application must be true and correct to the applicant’s
knowledge.
(6) In addition to completion
of the Wholesale Permit application forms, applicants must submit:
(a) A copy of a current photographic
identification card of all applicants. The Office of State Fire Marshal may only
accept photo identification issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles in the applicant’s
state of residency. For purposes of this rule, if the applicant is a corporation,
the applicant must submit copies of photographic identification of all the corporate
officers. If the applicant is a partnership, the applicant must submit copies of
the photographic identification of all partners.
(b) A description of the
types, pursuant to United States Department of Transportation classification, and
the maximum quantities, by total gross weight, of Fireworks, Retail Fireworks, Display
Fireworks, or Agricultural Fireworks to be stored at the Wholesale Site for which
a Wholesale Permit has been applied;
(7) As part of the Permit
Application process, the applicant must obtain the approval of the Local Fire Authority
and the local building official prior to submitting their application to the Office
of State Fire Marshal.
(8) Exception to 837-012-0520(7):
If the applicant’s Wholesale Site address was continuous during the year preceding
the year for which the Wholesale Permit renewal is sought, the applicant is required
only to re-submit to the Office of State Fire Marshal, as part of the Wholesale
Permit renewal application, the approval of the Local Fire Authority.
(9) As part of the Permit
Application, Wholesale Permit applicants who intend to Sell or provide 1.3G Fireworks
must submit to the Office of State Fire Marshal a copy of their appropriate license
issued by BATFE.
(10) Additional wholesale
requirements pertaining to fireworks, where applicable, must include:
(a) Provide $1M premises
liability insurance as part of wholesale permit application;
(b) Compliance with federal
DOT insurance requirements of $5,000,000 per shipment of 1.3G fireworks and $1,000,000
per shipment of 1.4G fireworks;
(c) Hazardous Material Certificate
of Registration required by 49 CFR Part 107, Subpart G; as part of wholesale permit
application;
(d) File Federal DOT MCS
90, MCS 150B;
(e) Provide proof of wholesale
permit to offer manufactured pyrotechnics into commerce as required by ORS 480.120;
(f) Compliance with BATF
5400;
(g) Annually file the Oregon
Hazardous Substance Possession Survey;
(h) Submit a Certificate
of Occupancy for all buildings as part of wholesale permit application;
(i) Compliance with NFPA
68 guide for explosive venting Hazardous group H as part of wholesale permit application;
(j) Compliance with NFPA
1124 manufacturing and storage requirements;
(k) Any structures utilized
as storage exceeding 30 days must be classified as permanent storage and meet NFPA
1124 requirements.
(l) Compliance with Oregon
Structural Specialty Code Section 307; 2014 Edition,
(m) Compliance with Oregon
OSHA requirements.
(11) “BE” and
“EX” numbers must be obtained before any manufactured pyrotechnic device
is entered into commerce or transported.
(12) Applicants must submit
the completed Permit Application to the Local Fire Authority for review and signature
approving the Wholesale Site prior to submission of the Permit Application to the
Office of State Fire Marshal.
(13) Permit Applications
must be signed by all applicants.
(a) If the applicant is a
partnership, the application must be signed by every partner.
(b) If the applicant is a
corporation, the application must be signed by an officer of the corporation.
(c) If the applicant is an
Out-of-State Wholesaler, the application must be signed by the applicant and the
Manager.
(14) Permit Applications
may not be submitted to the Office of State Fire Marshal prior to October 1 of the
year preceding the year for which the Wholesale Permit is sought.
(15) Permit Applications
must be postmarked by a United States Postmark, or received at the Office of State
Fire Marshal, no later than December 18 of the year preceding the year for which
the Wholesale Permit is sought. If December 18 falls on a day when a postmark cannot
be obtained, applications must be postmarked on the preceding business day when
a postmark can be obtained. If December 18 falls on a day when the Office of State
Fire Marshal is closed, and the applicant wishes to hand deliver their application,
it must be delivered to the Office of State Fire Marshal at the Salem office on
the preceding business day. However, due to limited resources in the fireworks program,
it is recommended that wholesale fireworks permit applications be postmarked or
submitted to the OSFM by December 1 of the year preceding the year for which the
permit is sought.
(16) Relocation of the Wholesale
Site requires submission of a new Permit Application and Wholesale Permit fee.
(17) Only one Wholesale Permit
may be applied for or issued for each Wholesale Site.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476, 478 & 480
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110–480.165
Hist.: FM 2-1982(Temp), f.
& ef. 3-5-82; FM 3-1982(Temp), f. & ef. 4-16-82; FM 3-1985, f. & ef.
4-17-85, FM 1-1986, f. & ef. 1-9-86; FM 6-1986(Temp), f. & ef. 6-10-86;
FM 9-1986, f. & ef. 12-10-86; Suspended by FM 2-1989(Temp), f. & cert. ef.
3-20-89; FM 5-1989, f. & cert. ef. 9-15-89; Renumbered from 837-012-0120; OSFM
6-2000(Temp), f. 6-5-00, cert. ef. 6-5-00 thru 12-1-00; OSFM 15-2000, f. & cert.
ef. 12-4-00; OSFM 6-2002, f. & cert. ef. 6-14-02; OSFM 8-2002, f. & cert.
ef. 10-4-02; OSFM 7-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-13-04 thru 6-10-05; OSFM 8-2005,
f. 5-24-05, cert. ef. 6-7-05; OSFM 1-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 1-25-08 thru
7-3-08; OSFM 2-2008, f. 4-3-08, cert. ef. 5-1-08; OSFM 5-2010(Temp), f. & cert.
ef. 11-3-10 thru 5-2-11; OSFM 1-2011, f. 3-15-11, cert. ef. 5-2-11; OSFM 3-2014,
f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0525
Wholesale Permits
(1) Within 30 days of receipt of a properly
completed and timely submitted Permit Application and Wholesale Permit fee, the
Office of State Fire Marshal must issue or propose to deny the Wholesale Permit.
(2) The Office of State Fire
Marshal may not approve a Permit Application or issue a Wholesale Permit without
the prior approval of the Local Fire Authority.
(3) The Office of State Fire
Marshal will assign a unique number to each Wholesale Permit issued.
(4) The Office of State Fire
Marshal will mail the original Wholesale Permit to the applicant at the mailing
address listed on the Permit Application.
(5) Wholesale Permit holders
may request a duplicate copy of their permit by certifying to the Office of State
Fire Marshal, in writing, that their permit has been lost, stolen or destroyed.
Written requests must be signed and dated by the applicant pursuant to OAR 837-012-0520(12).
(6) The issuance of a Wholesale
Permit does not in any way constitute approval by the Office of State Fire Marshal
of any Fireworks, Retail Fireworks, Display Fireworks, or Agricultural Fireworks
purchased, sold or provided by any other means pursuant to the permit.
(7) A Wholesale Permit allows
the holder of the permit to engage in the purchase, transportation, possession,
storage and sales of Fireworks, Retail Fireworks, Display Fireworks, or Agricultural
Fireworks, when those activities are otherwise in conformance with applicable requirements
of ORS 480.111 through 480.165, OAR chapter 837, division 12, and any other applicable
federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations pertaining to Fireworks.
(8) A Wholesale Permit authorizes
the holder of the permit to Sell or provide by any other means, Fireworks, Retail
Fireworks, Display Fireworks, or Agricultural Fireworks, within or into Oregon,
only to holders of:
(a) General, limited, or
special effects display permits;
(b) Retail permits;
(c) Wholesale Permits; or
(d) Agricultural use permits.
(9) A Wholesale Permit does
not authorize the sale or provision by any other means, of Fireworks, Retail Fireworks,
Display Fireworks, or Agricultural Fireworks to Individual Members of the General
Public.
(10) The Wholesale Permit
and permit number issued by the Office of State Fire Marshal are valid from January
1 to December 31 of the year for which they are issued. All Wholesale Permits and
permit numbers expire on December 31 of the year in which they are valid. A Wholesale
Permit holder may be issued the same permit number every year if the permit holder
applies for and obtains a Wholesale Permit in consecutive years.
(11) The Wholesale Permit
is not transferable to another Person nor can another Person perform any activities
authorized by the Wholesale Permit unless that Person is listed in the Permit Application.
(12) Only the Wholesale Permit
holder and the employees of the Wholesale Permit holder may engage in Wholesale
Operations authorized by the Wholesale Permit.
(13) The Wholesale Permit
holder's name, mailing address and Wholesale Permit number must be imprinted or
affixed by the Wholesale Permit holder to:
(a) All sales forms, orders,
invoices, inventory sheets and any other similar or related documents issued, used
or completed by the Wholesale Permit holder in conducting its Wholesale Operations;
and
(b) The outside of all Cartons,
Containers, or Cases of Fireworks, Retail Fireworks, Display Fireworks, or Agricultural
Fireworks being shipped, transported, or otherwise provided by the Wholesale Permit
holder.
(c) Care should be taken
to ensure any other required labeling is not obscured when marking items required
by 837-012-0525(13) (a) and (b).
(14) All shipments by a Wholesale
Permit holder of Fireworks, Retail Fireworks, Display Fireworks, or Agricultural
Fireworks must show on the outside of each Carton, Container or Case, sales forms,
orders, invoices, inventory sheets and any other similar or related documents issued,
used or completed by the Wholesale Permit holder the full name and permit number
of the permit holder to whom the Fireworks, Retail Fireworks, Display Fireworks,
or Agricultural Fireworks are being provided.
(a) If the Fireworks, Retail
Fireworks, Display Fireworks, or Agricultural Fireworks are being shipped, transported
or otherwise provided in or into Oregon, the shipment must show an Office of State
Fire Marshal-issued permit number.
(b) If the Fireworks, Retail
Fireworks, Display Fireworks, or Agricultural Fireworks are being shipped, transported
or otherwise provided from Oregon for delivery into another state, the shipment
must show the appropriate license or permit number, if the Person to whom the Fireworks,
Retail Fireworks, Display Fireworks, or Agricultural Fireworks are being provided
is required under the laws of the other state to possess a license or permit.
(c) Care should be taken
to ensure any other required labeling is not obscured when marking items required
by 837-012-0525 (14) (a) and (b).
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476, 478 & 480
Stats. Implemented:
Hist.: FM 2-1982(Temp), f.
& ef. 3-5-82; FM 3-1982(Temp), f. & ef. 4-16-82; FM 3-1985, f. & ef.
4-17-85, FM 1-1986, f. & ef. 1-9-86; FM 6-1986(Temp), f. & ef. 6-10-86;
FM 9-1986, f. & ef. 12-10-86; Suspended by FM 2-1989(Temp), f. & cert. ef.
3-20-89; FM 5-1989, f. & cert. ef. 9-15-89; Amended and renumbered from 837-012-0120;OSFM
6-2000(Temp), f. 6-5-00, cert. ef. 6-5-00 thru 12-1-00; OSFM 15-2000, f. & cert.
ef. 12-4-00; OSFM 6-2002, f. & cert. ef. 6-14-02; OSFM 8-2002, f. & cert.
ef. 10-4-02; OSFM 7-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-13-04 thru 6-10-05; OSFM 8-2005,
f. 5-24-05, cert. ef. 6-7-05; OSFM 5-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-3-10 thru
5-2-11; OSFM 1-2011, f. 3-15-11, cert. ef. 5-2-11; OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef.
7-1-14
837-012-0530
Permit Fees
(1) Permit fees may be paid at, or mailed
to, the Office of State Fire Marshal and must accompany the Permit Application.
(2) Payment may be made by
personal check, business check, cashier’s check or money order made payable
to the Office of State Fire Marshal. If the fee is paid by either personal or business
check, the Office of State Fire Marshal may not take any action on the Permit Application
until the check has cleared the bank.
(3) The permit fee is $3,000.
(4) Permit fees are non-refundable.
Exception: The State Fire Marshal may refund all or part of the permit fee if it
is determined the application is not appropriate or the permit is denied.
(5) Permit fees are non-transferable
to any other individual or business.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476, 478 & 480
Stats. Implemented:
Hist.: FM 2-1989(Temp), f.
& cert. ef. 3-20-89; FM 5-1989, f. & cert. ef. 9-15-89; OSFM 6-2000(Temp),
f. 6-5-00, cert. ef. 6-5-00 thru 12-1-00; OSFM 15-2000, f. & cert. ef. 12-4-00;
OSFM 6-2002, f. & cert. ef. 6-14-02; OSFM 6-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-17-04
thru 5-15-05; Administrative correction 5-20-05; OSFM 8-2005, f. 5-24-05, cert.
ef. 6-7-05; OSFM 9-2008(Temp), f. 11-14-08, cert. ef. 11-17-08 thru 5-8-09; OSFM
1-2009, f. 4-9-09, cert. ef. 4-10-09; OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0535
Denial, Suspension and/or Revocation of Wholesale Permit
(1) The Office of State Fire Marshal
may deny, suspend or revoke a Wholesale Permit if a Wholesale Permit holder, or
an applicant for a Wholesale Permit, fails to comply with ORS 480.111 through 480.165
or OAR chapter 837, division 12.
(2) The period of denial,
suspension or revocation may not exceed three years. In determining the appropriate
sanction, the Office of State Fire Marshal may consider the following criteria:
(a) The severity of the violation
or violations and the impact on public safety, particularly whether the circumstances
of the violation or violations presented a significant fire hazard or other public
safety danger;
(b) The number of similar
or related violations alleged to have been committed in the current transaction,
event or occurrence;
(c) Whether the violation
or violations were willful or intentional;
(d) The prior history of
sanctions imposed by the Office of State Fire Marshal against the Wholesale Permit
holder or applicant; and
(e) Other circumstances determined
by the Office of State Fire Marshal to be applicable to the particular violation
or violations.
(3) Suspension or revocation
of a Wholesale Permit may include suspension or revocation of the current permit
and the right to apply for a renewal permit.
(4) The Office of State Fire
Marshal may deny, suspend or revoke all Wholesale Permits issued to a Wholesale
Permit holder or applicant for each of the permit holder’s or applicant’s
Wholesale Sites pursuant to OAR 837-012-0520(3).
(5) At any time after the
expiration of any period of denial of a Permit Application, or suspension or revocation
of a Wholesale Permit, imposed by the Office of State Fire Marshal, the applicant
or Wholesale Permit holder subject to the denial, suspension or revocation may submit
a Permit Application to the Office of State Fire Marshal. The Office of State Fire
Marshal must either grant or deny the application pursuant to OAR 837-012-0525(1).
If granted, the Wholesale Permit is valid for the remainder of the calendar year.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476, 478 & 480
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 2-1989(Temp), f.
& cert. ef. 3-20-89; FM 5-1989, f. & cert. ef. 9-15-89; OSFM 6-2000(Temp),
f. 6-5-00, cert. ef. 6-5-00 thru 12-1-00; OSFM 15-2000, f. & cert. ef. 12-4-00;
OSFM 6-2002, f. & cert. ef. 6-14-02; OSFM 5-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-3-10
thru 5-2-11; OSFM 1-2011, f. 3-15-11, cert. ef. 5-2-11; OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert.
ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0540
Wholesale Sites Located in Oregon
(1) The location of a Wholesale Site
may not present a significant risk to surrounding life and property or to the ability
of local emergency response agencies to respond.
(2) The Wholesale Site must
be designed, constructed, operated, maintained and separated in conformance with
the applicable requirements of:
(a) NFPA 1124, Code for the
Manufacture, Transportation, and Storage of Fireworks, the Edition as published
in August 2012 (The separation distances must be met as required by NFPA 1124, the
Edition as published in August 2012. All Fireworks stored at the Wholesale Site
must be considered in calculating the separation distances);
(b) NFPA 68, Guide for Explosion
Venting, 2014 Edition;
(c) Oregon Structural Specialty
Code, 2014 Edition;
(d) Oregon Fire Code, 2014
Edition;
NOTE: Wholesale Sites that are currently
approved may not be required to be altered or updated to comply with these standards.
(3) Temporary structures, including
tents, vehicles and trailers of less than 10,000 pound gross carrying capacity,
and buildings, structures, vehicles, or trailers not approved by the Local Fire
Authority and the Office of State Fire Marshal may not be used as Wholesale Sites.
(4) Security for storage
facilities must be provided by construction and maintenance of a solid or chain-link
fence, at least six feet high with locking gates, that surrounds the facility. Security
may be provided by an alternative means only if first approved by the Local Fire
Authority.
(5) Smoking, other ignition
sources, or the use of Fireworks, Retail Fireworks, Display Fireworks, or Agricultural
Fireworks may not be allowed within 100 feet of the storage or sales facilities.
[Publications: Publications referenced
are available from the agency.]
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476, 478
& 480
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 2-1989(Temp), f.
& cert. ef. 3-20-89; FM 5-1989, f. & cert. ef. 9-15-89; OSFM 6-2000(Temp),
f. 6-5-00, cert. ef. 6-5-00 thru 12-1-00; OSFM 15-2000, f. & cert. ef. 12-4-00;
OSFM 6-2002, f. & cert. ef. 6-14-02; OSFM 8-2002, f. & cert. ef. 10-4-02;
OSFM 7-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-13-04 thru 6-10-05; OSFM 8-2005, f. 5-24-05,
cert. ef. 6-7-05; OSFM 5-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-3-10 thru 5-2-11; OSFM
1-2011, f. 3-15-11, cert. ef. 5-2-11; OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0545
Sales and Records — General
(1) All Individuals involved in Wholesale
Operations Must be at least 18 years of age. See OAR 837-012-0555(5) and (6).
(2) The Manager and Sales
Representatives of the Wholesale Operations, while not required to be present at
all times the site is open for business Must be located at the Wholesale Site.
(3) A copy of the Wholesale
Permit Must be posted in an area readily visible to all Individuals entering the
sales facility.
(4) Fireworks, Retail Fireworks,
Display Fireworks, or Agricultural Fireworks may be displayed in the sales facility
in accordance with the following requirements:
(a) 1.3G Fireworks May not
be displayed;
(b) 1.4G Fireworks may be
displayed. Only one of each type of Firework May be displayed unless multiples of
one type of Firework are contained in a single package. In that case, only the smallest
available package May be displayed and in accordance with Local Fire Authority and
Office of State Fire Marshal requirements.
(5) All sales or provision
of Fireworks, Retail Fireworks, Display Fireworks, or Agricultural Fireworks, including
donation, by Wholesale Permit holders Must be recorded on a form provided by the
Office of State Fire Marshal or, for sales of 1.3G Fireworks, the BATFE form P5400.4.
Sales or provision of Fireworks, Retail Fireworks, Display Fireworks, or Agricultural
Fireworks may be recorded on an alternative form if approved, in writing, by the
Office of State Fire Marshal or the BATFE.
(6) The records described
in subsection (5) of this rule Must include, at a minimum:
(a) The name, address, and
license or permit number, if required, of the Person to whom the Fireworks, Retail
Fireworks, Display Fireworks, or Agricultural Fireworks are being sold or otherwise
provided, including the state that issued the license or permit, the date of issuance
and the expiration date of the license or permit;
(b) The address, including
street number, city and state, and telephone number of the destination for the Fireworks,
Retail Fireworks, Display Fireworks, or Agricultural Fireworks;
(c) The permit number of
the Wholesale Permit holder, including the date of issuance and expiration date;
and
(d) A list of the types,
trade names and quantity of Fireworks, Retail Fireworks, Display Fireworks, or Agricultural
Fireworks sold or otherwise provided.
(7) The record form described
under subsection (5) of this rule Must be completed in full by the Wholesale Permit
holder and signed by the Person purchasing or obtaining the Fireworks, Retail Fireworks,
Display Fireworks, or Agricultural Fireworks.
(8) All records described
under subsection (5) of this rule, whether originals or copies, Must be clear, legible
and accurate.
(9) Records described under
subsection (5) of this rule Must be maintained at the Wholesale Site. Records Must
be retained for five years from the date of sale or provision. Upon request, records
Must be immediately provided to the Local Fire Authority, law enforcement authority
or representative of the Office of State Fire Marshal.
(10) Wholesale Permit holders
Must maintain at the Wholesale Site at all times a list of all employees involved
in the Wholesale Operations, including their names, addresses, phone numbers (including
home), driver's license numbers, and birth dates. Upon request a legible copy of
the list Must be provided immediately to the Office of State Fire Marshal.
(11) Wholesale Permit holders
Must maintain at the Wholesale Site at all times a list of all vehicles used to
transport Fireworks, Retail Fireworks, Display Fireworks, or Agricultural Fireworks,
including year, make, model, license number and lease agreement, if applicable.
A legible copy of the list Must be provided immediately to the Office of State Fire
Marshal, upon request.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476, 478 & 480
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 2-1989(Temp), f.
& cert. ef. 3-20-89; FM 5-1989, f. & cert. ef. 9-15-89; OSFM 6-2000(Temp),
f. 6-5-00, cert. ef. 6-5-00 thru 12-1-00; OSFM 15-2000, f. & cert. ef. 12-4-00;
OSFM 6-2002, f. & cert. ef. 6-14-02; OSFM 7-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-13-04
thru 6-10-05; OSFM 8-2005, f. 5-24-05, cert. ef. 6-7-05; OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert.
ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0550
Sales to Out-of-State Residents by In-State Wholesalers
(1) In addition to any other requirements
set forth in these rules, the sale or provision by any other means, of Fireworks,
Retail Fireworks, Display Fireworks or Agricultural Fireworks to out-of-state Residents
must comply with the laws of the state where the Person to whom the Fireworks, Retail
Fireworks, Display Fireworks, or Agricultural Fireworks are to be sold or provided
resides and the laws of the state where the Fireworks, Retail Fireworks, Display
Fireworks, or Agricultural Fireworks are to be transported or shipped, if the Fireworks,
Retail Fireworks, Display Fireworks, or Agricultural Fireworks are to be transported
or shipped to a state other than where the Person resides.
(2) The Person to whom the
Fireworks, Retail Fireworks, Display Fireworks, or Agricultural Fireworks are sold
or otherwise provided must present to the Wholesale Permit holder for inspection,
at the time of sale or provision, the original or a certified copy of the Person’s
valid license or permit when such license or permit is required by the laws of the
other state.
(3) The Person to whom the
Fireworks, Retail Fireworks, Display Fireworks, or Agricultural Fireworks are sold
or otherwise provided must present to the Wholesaler for inspection, at the time
of sale or provision, proof of the Person's identity. Such proof must be an official,
signed and sealed photo-identification card, such as a driver's license issued by
the Person's state of Residence or Domicile.
(4) Wholesale Permit holders
with Wholesale Sites located 50 miles or less from the borders of the State of Oregon,
must make a good faith effort to determine if customers are Oregon Residents or
out-of-state Residents.
(5) Fireworks, Retail Fireworks,
Display Fireworks, or Agricultural Fireworks may not be sold or otherwise provided
to out-of-state Residents whose state of Residence prohibits the sale, provision,
purchase, possession, or use of Fireworks, Retail Fireworks, Display Fireworks,
or Agricultural Fireworks. Exception: This does not apply to an out-of-state resident
that has applied for and been granted a permit pursuant to ORS 480.111 through 480.165
and OAR chapter 837, division 12.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476, 478 & 480
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 2-1989(Temp), f.
& cert. ef. 3-20-89; FM 5-1989, f. & cert. ef. 9-15-89; OSFM 6-2000(Temp),
f. 6-5-00, cert. ef. 6-5-00 thru 12-1-00; OSFM 15-2000, f. & cert. ef. 12-4-00;
OSFM 6-2002, f. & cert. ef. 6-14-02; OSFM 5-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-3-10
thru 5-2-11; OSFM 1-2011, f. 3-15-11, cert. ef. 5-2-11; OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert.
ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0555
Prohibited Acts and Limitations
(1) Wholesale Permit holders may not
create, maintain, or allow the existence of a fire hazard at any location under
their control where Fireworks, Retail Fireworks, Display Fireworks, or Agricultural
Fireworks are stored, transported, sold, or used.
(2) No Wholesale Permit holder
may Sell or provide by any other means, including donation:
(a) Fireworks or Display
Fireworks to any Individual under 21 years of age;
(b) Retail Fireworks or Agricultural
Fireworks to any Individual under 18 years of age if the sale or provision of Retail
Fireworks or Agricultural Fireworks is to an Individual in Oregon;
(c) Fireworks, Retail Fireworks,
Display Fireworks or Agricultural Fireworks to any Person who does not possess a
valid permit for such Fireworks, Retail Fireworks, Display Fireworks, or Agricultural
Fireworks issued by the Office of State Fire Marshal, or if required, a valid license
or permit issued by the equivalent agency in the Person’s state of Residence
or the state of destination for the Fireworks, Retail Fireworks, Display Fireworks,
or Agricultural Fireworks;
(d) Fireworks, Retail Fireworks,
Display Fireworks or Agricultural Fireworks which have been altered in any manner.
(3) No Person who has been
convicted of a violation of ORS 480.111 through 480.165 or OAR chapter 837, division
12, or who has had any Fireworks permit or operator certificate suspended, denied
or revoked, may participate in any manner in Wholesale Operations, for a period
not to exceed three years.
(4) A Wholesale Permit holder
may not knowingly employ, or have direct business ties with, any Person whose Wholesale
or Retail Fireworks Permit or operator certificate is revoked or suspended.
(5) No Individual under 18
years of age may participate in any manner in Wholesale Operations involving Fireworks,
Retail Fireworks, or Agricultural Fireworks.
(6) No Individual under 21
years of age may participate in any manner in Wholesale Operations involving Display
Fireworks.
(7) A Wholesale Permit holder
may not fill out, complete or submit a general, limited, or special effects display
permit, retail permit, or agricultural use permit previously filled out or completed
by a different Wholesaler unless the Wholesale Permit holder has applied for and
received approval from the Office of State Fire Marshal to do so.
(8) Wholesale Permit holders
may not sell, provide, ship, transport, keep, offer for sale, expose for sale, possess,
use, explode or have exploded any Fireworks, Retail Fireworks, Display Fireworks,
or Agricultural Fireworks that have not been approved, certified or listed for transport
by the United States Department of Transportation and the United States Consumer
Product Safety Commission, or if the Fireworks, Retail Fireworks, Display Fireworks,
or Agricultural Fireworks do not have a United States Bureau of Explosives Temporary
Transfer Permit.
(9) A Wholesale Permit or
permit number that has expired or has not been issued does not authorize the purchase,
use, discharge, transportation, storage, possession, sale or provision by any other
means, including donation, of Fireworks, Retail Fireworks, Display Fireworks, or
Agricultural Fireworks.
(10) Every Person who knows
of, engages in, allows, or is otherwise a party to, Wholesale Operations not in
conformance with ORS 480.111 through 480.165 and OAR chapter 837, division 12, may
be subject to denial, revocation, or suspension of the Person’s Fireworks
permit or operator certificate issued by the Office of State Fire Marshal, and a
civil penalty.
(11) No Person may purchase
or otherwise obtain, possess, use, discharge, transport, offer for sale, sell, transfer
or otherwise provide Fireworks, Retail Fireworks, Display Fireworks or Agricultural
Fireworks without first applying for and obtaining the appropriate permit issued
by the Office of State Fire Marshal pursuant to ORS 480.111 through 480.165 and
OAR chapter 837, division 12.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476, 478 & 480
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 2-1989(Temp), f.
& cert. ef. 3-20-89; FM 5-1989, f. & cert. ef. 9-15-89; OSFM 6-2000(Temp),
f. 6-5-00, cert. ef. 6-5-00 thru 12-1-00; OSFM 15-2000, f. & cert. ef. 12-4-00;
OSFM 6-2002, f. & cert. ef. 6-14-02; OSFM 1-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 1-13-05
thru 7-11-05; OSFM 8-2005, f. 5-24-05, cert. ef. 6-7-05; OSFM 4-2006, f. & cert.
ef. 3-10-06; OSFM 5-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-3-10 thru 5-2-11; OSFM 1-2011,
f. 3-15-11, cert. ef. 5-2-11; OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0560
Civil and Criminal Enforcement Actions
(1) The Office of State Fire Marshal,
Local Fire Authority, or law enforcement authority may confiscate, remove or have
removed any Fireworks, Retail Fireworks, Display Fireworks or Agricultural Fireworks
offered for sale, sold, provided, transported, purchased or otherwise obtained,
stored, possessed, used or discharged in violation of ORS 480.111 through 480.165
or OAR chapter 837, division 12.
(2) The Wholesale Permit
holder, or any other Person responsible for any violation or violations, may be
responsible for payment of the agency’s costs in confiscating or removing
any Fireworks, Retail Fireworks, Display Fireworks or Agricultural Fireworks pursuant
to subsection (1) of this rule.
(3) Upon finding a violation,
the Office of State Fire Marshal may order that any confiscated Fireworks, Retail
Fireworks, Display Fireworks or Agricultural Fireworks be:
(a) Returned to the manufacturer
of the Fireworks, Retail Fireworks, Display Fireworks, or Agricultural fireworks;
or
(b) Disposed of in any manner
approved by the Office of State Fire Marshal, including destruction of the Fireworks,
Retail Fireworks, Display Fireworks, or Agricultural Fireworks.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476, 478 & 480
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 2-1989(Temp), f.
& cert. ef. 3-20-89; FM 5-1989, f. & cert. ef. 9-15-89; OSFM 6-2000(Temp),
f. 6-5-00, cert. ef. 6-5-00 thru 12-1-00; OSFM 15-2000, f. & cert. ef. 12-4-00;
OSFM 6-2002, f. & cert. ef. 6-14-02; OSFM 5-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-3-10
thru 5-2-11; OSFM 1-2011, f. 3-15-11, cert. ef. 5-2-11; OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert.
ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0565
Transportation
(1) All shipments of Fireworks, Retail
Fireworks, Display Fireworks, or Agricultural Fireworks within or into Oregon, or
from Oregon for delivery to another state may be transported only by Persons who
comply with all applicable United States Department of Transportation requirements
and any other federal, state, or local laws, rules, or regulations pertaining to
the transportation of Fireworks.
(2) All Persons engaged in
the transportation of Fireworks, Retail Fireworks, Display Fireworks, or Agricultural
Fireworks within, into or out of Oregon must verify that the outside of all Cartons,
Containers or Cases, containing such Fireworks and any accompanying documentation,
are marked with all the information required under OAR 837-012-0525(13) and (14).
(3) Wholesale Permit holders
may not sell or provide Fireworks, Retail Fireworks, Display Fireworks, or Agricultural
Fireworks to any Person for transport when the permit holder knows or should know
that the Person cannot or will not transport such Fireworks, Retail Fireworks, Display
Fireworks, or Agricultural Fireworks in accordance with United States Department
of Transportation requirements or any other applicable federal, state or local laws,
rules or regulations.
(4) Common carriers must
immediately notify, verbally or in writing, the Local Fire Authority or the Office
of State Fire Marshal of all shipments of Fireworks, Retail Fireworks, Display Fireworks,
or Agricultural Fireworks to be delivered within or into Oregon. Such shipments
shall be subject to examination by the Local Fire Authority and the Office of State
Fire Marshal to determine compliance with all applicable federal, state and local
laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to Fireworks, Retail Fireworks, Display
Fireworks, or Agricultural Fireworks. If necessary, the Consumer Product Safety
Commission, United States Customs, the United States Department of Transportation
and the Oregon Department of Transportation may be contacted for assistance.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476, 478
& 480
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110 - 480.165
Hist.: FM 2-1989(Temp), f.
& cert. ef. 3-20-89; FM 5-1989, f. & cert. ef. 9-15-89; OSFM 6-2000(Temp),
f. 6-5-00, cert. ef. 6-5-00 thru 12-1-00; OSFM 15-2000, f. & cert. ef. 12-4-00;
OSFM 6-2002, f. & cert. ef. 6-14-02; OSFM 5-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-3-10
thru 5-2-11; OSFM 1-2011, f. 3-15-11, cert. ef. 5-2-11; OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert.
ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0570
Hazardous Materials Reporting for Wholesalers with Oregon Storage Sites
All Persons possessing more than ten
pounds of 1.3G Fireworks or 1.4G Fireworks, as classified by the United States Department
of Transportation, must annually complete the Hazardous Substance Survey pursuant
to ORS 453.307 to 453.372 and OAR chapter 837, division 85. Contact the Office of
State Fire Marshal for survey forms and instructions.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476, 478 & 480
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 2-1989(Temp), f.
& cert. ef. 3-20-89; FM 5-1989, f. & cert. ef. 9-15-89; OSFM 15-2000, f.
& cert. ef. 12-4-00; OSFM 6-2002, f. & cert. ef. 6-14-02; OSFM 3-2014, f.
& cert. ef. 7-1-14

Retail Sales and Storage of Pyrotechnics

(Allowed Fireworks) in Oregon

837-012-0600
Purpose and Scope
These rules establish permit and other
requirements for Persons who Sell or otherwise provide, intend to Sell or otherwise
provide, Retail Fireworks to Individual Members of the General Public.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476, 480
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110,
480.120, 480.127, 480.130, 480.150, 480.152, 480.154, 480.156, 480.158, 480.160
& 480.165
Hist.: FM 1-1990(Temp), f.
& cert. ef. 1-12-90; FM 4-1990, f. & cert. ef. 7-10-90; OSFM 5-1998(Temp),
f. & cert. ef. 12-14-98 thru 6-12-99; OSFM 2-1999, f. & cert. ef. 6-21-99;
OSFM 14-2000, f. & cert. ef 12-4-00; OSFM 11-2001, f. & cert. ef. 12-14-01;
OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0605
Effective Dates
OAR 837-012-0600 through 837-012-0675
are effective July 1, 2014.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476, 480
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110,
480.120, 480.127, 480.130, 480.150, 480.152, 480.154, 480.156, 480.158, 480.160
& 480.165
Hist.: FM 1-1990(Temp), f.
& cert. ef. 1-12-90; FM 4-1990, f. & cert. ef. 7-10-90; OSFM 14-2000, f.
& cert. ef. 12-4-00; OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0610
Definitions
For purposes of ORS 480.111 through
480.165 and OAR 837-012-0600 through 837-012-0675, the following definitions apply:
(1) "Agricultural Fireworks"
means Fireworks used for the purpose of scaring away or repelling birds or animals
pursuant to ORS 480.122 or controlling predatory animals pursuant to ORS 480.124.
(2) "BATFE" means the Bureau
of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
(3) "Building" has the same
meaning provided in the Oregon Structural Specialty Code, 2014 Edition. The term
does not include a Tent, Canopy, Stand or trailer.
(4) "Canopy" means a temporary
structure, enclosure or shelter; constructed of fabric or pliable materials; supported
by any manner, except by air or the contents it protects, and is open without sidewalls
or drops on 75 percent or more of the perimeter.
(5) "Carton, Container, or
Case" means any box, parcel, bundle, or other package used to hold or contain Fireworks,
Retail Fireworks, Display Fireworks, or Agricultural Fireworks for purposes of transportation
or storage. The term does not include:
(a) The wrapping or packaging
used to hold or contain a single, or small number of, Fireworks, Retail Fireworks,
Display Fireworks or Agricultural Fireworks; or
(b) A vehicle or other mobile
container used to transport Fireworks, Retail Fireworks, Display Fireworks, or Agricultural
Fireworks.
(6) "Combination Item" means
a consumer fireworks device that contains combinations of two or more effects.
(7) "Cone Fountain" has the
meaning provided in ORS 480.111(1).
(8) “Consumer Fireworks”
has the meaning provided in ORS 480.111(2).
(9) "Cylindrical Fountain"
has the meaning provided in ORS 480.111(3).
(10) “Display Fireworks”
has the meaning provided in ORS 480.111(4).
(11) "Employee" means an
Individual hired by a Retail Permit holder to Sell Retail Fireworks from a Retail
Sales Outlet, or to otherwise engage in Retail Operations.
(12) "Exempt Fireworks" has
the meaning provided in ORS 480.111(5).
(13) "Exit" means an opening
or passageway that:
(a) Provides a means of leaving
an enclosed space or area; and
(b) Is required to be constructed
in accordance with the Oregon Structural Specialty Code, 2014 Edition. The term
may include a check stand Exit.
(14) “Explosive mixture”
has the meaning provided in ORS 480.111(6).
(15) "Fire Protection District"
means any district created under the laws of Oregon or the United States, including
rural fire protection districts and any federal, state or private forest patrol
areas.
(16) "Fireworks" has the
meaning provided in ORS 480.111(7).
(17) "Flitter Sparkler" has
the meaning provided in ORS 480.111(9).
(18) "Ground Spinner" has
the meaning provided in ORS 480.111(10). The term does not include "Crazy Jacks,"
"Jumping Jacks" and similar spinning devices that do not have a means to prevent
uncontrolled and unpredictable behavior during discharge, and due to uncontrolled
and unpredictable behavior, present a severe hazard of fire and injury. The sale
of such devices is therefore prohibited.
(19) "Illegal Fireworks"
means any Fireworks other than consumer fireworks including but not limited to,
any Firework that flies into the air, or explodes or behaves in an uncontrolled
and unpredictable manner.
(20) "Illuminating Torch"
has the meaning provided in ORS 480.111(11).
(21) "Individual" means a
single human being.
(22) "Individual Member of
the General Public" means any Person who has not been issued a wholesale permit,
a general, limited or special effects display permit, a Retail Permit or an agricultural
permit by the Office of State Fire Marshal.
(23) "Individual Responsible
for Sales" means the Individual identified on the Permit Application who is responsible
for the operation of the Retail Sales Outlet listed on the Permit Application.
(24) "Indoor Sales" means
sales of Retail Fireworks from inside a Building or Tent.
(25) "Local Fire Authority"
means the local fire official having jurisdiction over the Retail Site or the Retail
Fireworks storage location.
(26) "NFPA" means the National
Fire Protection Association.
(27) "Novelties and Trick
Noisemakers" means those items described in the American Pyrotechnics Association
Standard 87-1. It also means Exempt Fireworks.
(28) "Outdoor Sales" means
sales of Retail Fireworks from a Tent, Canopy, Stand or trailer.
(29) "Permit Application"
means the application form and accompanying documentation required to be completed
and submitted to the Office of State Fire Marshal for approval prior to the issuance
of a Retail Permit.
(30) “Pyrotechnic device”
has the meaning provided in ORS 480.111(16).
(31) "Retail Fireworks" means
consumer fireworks, as defined in ORS 480.111(2). The term does include a firework
designed with the means to roll or move while remaining on the ground, that travels
12' or less horizontally on smooth surfaces.
(32) "Retail Operations"
means the sale of Retail Fireworks from a Retail Sales Outlet to Individual Members
of the General Public and related activities, including the purchase, possession,
storage and transportation of Retail Fireworks.
(33) "Retail Permit" means
the official written document issued by the Office of State Fire Marshal pursuant
to ORS 480.127 that authorizes the purchase, transport, possession, storage and
sale of Retail Fireworks, at retail, when otherwise in conformance with all applicable
requirements of ORS 480.111 through 480.165, OAR chapter 837, division 12, and any
other applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations pertaining
to fireworks.
(34) "Retail Sales Outlet"
means a permanently or temporarily erected structure or enclosure located at the
Retail Site and from which Retail Fireworks are sold to Individual Members of the
General Public. The term includes Stands, Tents, Canopies, Buildings, and trailers.
(35) "Retail Site" means
the physical location or address of the Retail Sales Outlet listed on the Retail
Permit where Retail Fireworks are sold.
(36) "Retailer" means any
Person who Sells, transfers, or provides by any other means, or intends to Sell,
transfer or provide by any other means, Retail Fireworks to Individual Members of
the General Public.
(37) "Sales Display" means
the placement at a Retail Sales Outlet of Retail Fireworks to allow Individual Members
of the General Public to view, handle and purchase the Retail Fireworks.
(38) "Sell" means to transfer
possession of property from one Person to another Person for consideration.
(39) "Stand" means a booth
temporarily erected and used for the sale of Retail Fireworks to Individual Members
of the General Public.
(40) "Tent" means a temporary
structure, enclosure or shelter constructed of fabric or pliable material supported
by any manner except by air or the contents it protects and is in compliance with
Oregon Fire Code requirements for tents.
(41) "Volunteer" means a
member of a non-profit organization that has applied for and obtained a Retail Permit.
(42) "Wheel" has the meaning
provided in ORS 480.111(18).
(43) "Wholesaler" means any
Person who Sells or provides by any other means, or intends to Sell or provide by
any other means Fireworks, Retail Fireworks, Public Display Fireworks, or Agricultural
Fireworks and has obtained a fireworks wholesale permit issued by the Office of
State Fire Marshal.
[Publications: Publications referenced
are available from the agency.]
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476 &
480
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 1-1990(Temp), f.
& cert. ef. 1-12-90; FM 4-1990, f. & cert. ef. 7-10-90; OSFM 5-1998(Temp),
f. & cert. ef. 12-14-98 thru 6-12-99; OSFM 2-1999, f. & cert. ef. 6-21-99;
OSFM 7-2000(Temp), f. 6-5-00, cert. ef. 6-5-00 thru 12-1-00; OSFM 14-2000, f. &
cert. ef. 12-4-00; OSFM 11-2001, f. & cert. ef. 12-14-01; OSFM 2-2003, f. &
cert. ef. 2-10-03; OSFM 3-2005, f. & cert. ef. 2-15-05; OSFM 9-2005, f. 5-24-05,
cert. ef. 6-7-05; OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0615
General
(1) Retailers desiring to engage in
other types of Fireworks activities, including wholesale sales, public displays
or agricultural use, must meet all applicable requirements in ORS 480.111 through
480.165 and OAR chapter 837, division 12, including those pertaining to obtaining
permits for such activities from local and state authorities.
(2) Retail Permit holders
must comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations,
pertaining to Fireworks, including:
(a) ORS 480.111 through 480.165;
(b) All applicable requirements
of OAR chapter 837, division 12;
(c) Oregon Fire Code, 2014
Edition; and
(d) Oregon Structural Specialty
Code, 2014 Edition.
(3) Retail Permit holders
must notify the Office of State Fire Marshal, verbally or in writing, within 24
hours of the date of change, of:
(a) The Retail Permit holder's
mailing address or telephone number; or
(b) The mailing address or
24-hour contact number for the Individual Responsible for Sales.
(4) Retail Permit holders
must notify the Office of State Fire Marshal and the Local Fire Authority, in writing
of a change in the identity of the Individual Responsible for Sales at least 24
hours before the new Individual becomes the Individual Responsible for Sales. Such
a change is subject to the prior approval of the Local Fire Authority and the Office
of State Fire Marshal.
(5) Exempt Fireworks are
exempt from the permit requirements set forth in ORS 480.111 through 480.165 and
OAR chapter 837, division 12. Exempt Fireworks may be sold and purchased without
either the seller or purchaser having to first obtain a permit issued by the Office
of State Fire Marshal.
[Publications: Publications referenced
are available from the agency.]
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476 &
480
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 1-1990(Temp), f.
& cert. ef. 1-12-90; FM 4-1990, f. & cert. ef. 7-10-90; OSFM 5-1998(Temp),
f. & cert. ef. 12-14-98 thru 6-12-99; OSFM 2-1999, f. & cert. ef. 6-21-99;
OSFM 7-2000(Temp), f. 6-5-00, cert. ef. 6-5-00 thru 12-1-00; OSFM 14-2000, f. &
cert. ef. 12-4-00; OSFM 11-2001, f. & cert. ef. 12-14-01; OSFM 2-2003, f. &
cert. ef. 2-10-03; OSFM 3-2005, f. & cert. ef. 2-15-05; OSFM 3-2014, f. &
cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0620
Retail Permit Applications
(1) Any Person engaged in, or intending
to engage in, the sale or provision by any other means of Retail Fireworks to Individual
Members of the General Public must apply for and obtain a Retail Permit issued by
the Office of State Fire Marshal.
(2) A separate Retail Permit
must be applied for and obtained for each Retail Sales Outlet that may conduct sales
of Retail Fireworks in Oregon.
(3) Only one application
for a Retail Permit may be made for each Retail Site except pursuant to OAR 837-012-0630(3).
(4) The application for a
Retail Permit must be made on a form provided by the Office of State Fire Marshal.
(5) All information provided
by the applicant on the Permit Application must be true and correct to the applicant's
knowledge.
(6) In addition to completion
of the application form, applicants must submit copies of a sketch of the Retail
Site in accordance with subsection (7) of this rule.
(7) The sketch of the Retail
Site, required pursuant to subsection (6) of this rule, must include without limitation,
the following:
(a) A diagram of the Retail
Sales Outlet and its relationship to adjacent areas located at the Retail Site;
(b) For all Outdoor Sales,
the location and distances of all structures, Buildings, highways, streets, trees,
and other vegetation within 50 feet of the Retail Sales Outlet;
(c) For all Indoor Sales,
the location of the Sales Display and the location and distances of all highly combustible
materials within a 20-foot radius of the Sales Display;
(A) For Retail Sales Outlets
located within structures or Buildings of less than 1,000 square feet, all Exits
from the Building or structure;
(B) For Retail Sales Outlets
located in structures or Buildings of greater than 1,000 square feet, all Exits
from the Building or structure located within 75 feet of the Sales Display;
(C) For tents, all exits
from the tent.
(D) A list of the general
types of merchandise located within 20 feet of the Sales Display. This requirement
does not apply to Tents.
(d) The location of any open
flames, exposed heating elements or other direct sources of ignition, including,
but not limited to, coffee makers, food warmers, cookers and broilers located inside
the Retail Sales Outlet or, for Indoor Sales, within 20 feet of the Sales Display.
(8) Any applicant for a Retail
Permit, other than an Individual, must list on the application form the name, address,
and phone number of one Individual holding a management position within the permit
holder's company or organization. See definition of "Person" in ORS 174.100(4) and
"Individual" in OAR 837-012-0610(21).
(9) As part of the Permit
Application process, the applicant must apply for and obtain, in writing when available;
(a) All required local and
state building code, fire code and business licensing inspections, approvals, permits
and licenses; and
(b) All required state and
local land use and zoning permits, licenses and approvals for the Retail Site.
(10) Applicants must submit
their completed Permit Application to the Local Fire Authority for review and signature
approving the Retail Site prior to submission of the Permit Application to the Office
of State Fire Marshal.
(11) The required Local Fire
Authority signatures are:
(a) For retail sales conducted
inside city limits, the Permit Application must be signed by the city Fire Chief
or his authorized representative;
(b) For retail sales conducted
outside city limits, but inside a rural Fire Protection District, the Permit Application
must be signed by the district Fire Chief or his authorized representative;
(c) For retail sales conducted
outside both city limits and a rural Fire Protection District, the Permit Application
must be signed by the District Deputy State Fire Marshal.
(d) Applicants must also
obtain the signature of the Local Fire Authority with jurisdiction over the Retail
Fireworks storage location, regardless of whether the storage location is the same
as the Retail Site.
(12) Proof of identification
of the Individual Responsible for Sales that will occur at temporary outdoor locations
such as tents or stands must be provided to the Local Fire Authority at the time
the Permit Application is submitted to the Local Fire Authority for review and signature.
The proof of identification must be a current and recognizable photographic identification.
(13) Permit Applications
may not be submitted to the Office of State Fire Marshal prior to January 1 of the
year for which the permit is sought.
(14) ORS 480.127 requires
retail fireworks sales applicants to apply in writing to the State Fire Marshal
for a permit at least 15 days in advance of the proposed sale. However, due to limited
resources in the fireworks program, it is recommended that retail fireworks permit
applications be postmarked or submitted to the OSFM by April 15 of the year for
which the permit is sought.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476 & 480
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110,
480.120, 480.127, 480.130, 480.150, 480.152, 480.154, 480.156, 480.158, 480.160
& 480.165
Hist.: FM 1-1990(Temp), f.
& cert. ef. 1-12-90; FM 4-1990, f. & cert. ef. 7-10-90; OSFM 5-1998(Temp),
f. & cert. ef.12-14-98 thru 6-12-99; OSFM 2-1999, f. & cert. ef. 6-21-99;
OSFM 7-2000(Temp), f. 6-5-00, cert. ef. 6-5-00 thru 12-1-00; Administrative correction
6-14-01; OSFM 11-2001, f. & cert. ef. 12-14-01; OSFM 3-2005, f. & cert.
ef. 2-15-05; OSFM 9-2005, f. 5-24-05, cert. ef. 6-7-05; OSFM 5-2006, f. & cert.
ef. 3-10-06; OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0625
Retail Permit Fees
(1) Permit fees may be paid at, or mailed
to, the Office of State Fire Marshal and must accompany the Permit Application.
(2) Payment may be made by
personal check, business check, cashier’s check or money order made payable
to the Office of State Fire Marshal. If the fee is paid by either personal or business
check, the Office of State Fire Marshal will not take any action on the Permit Application
until the check has cleared the bank.
(3) The permit fee for each
Permit Application is $100.
(4) Permit fees are non-refundable
and non-transferable.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476 & 480
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 1-1990(Temp), f.
& cert. ef. 1-12-90; FM 4-1990, f. & cert. ef. 7-10-90; OSFM 14-2000, f.
& cert. ef. 12-4-00; OSFM 11-2001, f. & cert. ef. 12-14-01; OSFM 3-2005,
f. & cert. ef. 2-15-05; OSFM 13-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-16-05 thru
2-11-06; OSFM 2-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-13-06 thru 3-10-06; OSFM 5-2006,
f. & cert. ef. 3-10-06; OSFM 9-2008(Temp), f. 11-14-08, cert. ef. 11-17-08 thru
5-8-09; OSFM 1-2009, f. 4-9-09, cert. ef. 4-10-09; OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef.
7-1-14
837-012-0630
Issuance of Retail Permits
(1) The Office of State Fire Marshal
may not approve a Permit Application, or issue a Retail Permit, without the prior
approval of the Local Fire Authority.
(2) The Office of State Fire
Marshal will assign a unique number to each Retail Permit issued.
(3) Only one Retail Permit
may be issued for each Retail Site with the following exception: More than one Retail
Sales Outlet may be erected and operated at the same Retail Site, whether indoors
or outdoors, when there is sufficient space to allow each Retail Sales Outlet to
conform to the requirements of ORS 480.111 to 480.165 and these rules. For example,
Retail Permits may be issued for both Outdoor Sales and Indoor Sales located at
the same Retail Site.
(4) The Office of State Fire
Marshal will mail the original Retail Permit to the applicant at the mailing address
listed on the Permit Application.
(5) Retail Permit holders
may request a duplicate copy of their permit by certifying to the Office of State
Fire Marshal, in writing, that their permit has been lost, stolen, or destroyed.
Written requests must be signed and dated by the Retail Permit holder.
(6) The issuance of a Retail
Permit does not in any way constitute approval by the Office of State Fire Marshal
of any Retail Fireworks purchased, sold or provided pursuant to the Retail Permit.
(7) A Retail Permit allows
the holder of the permit to engage in the purchase, transportation, possession,
storage and sales of Retail Fireworks when those activities are otherwise in conformance
with the applicable requirements of ORS 480.111 through 480.165, OAR chapter 837,
division 12 and any other applicable federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations
pertaining to Fireworks.
(8) A Retail Permit holder
is authorized only to Sell or otherwise provide Retail Fireworks to Individual Members
of the General Public.
(9) A Retail Permit does
not authorize the:
(a) Purchase, possession
or sale of Illegal Fireworks by or to any Person; or
(b) Sale or provision of
Retail Fireworks to any Person other than an Individual Member of the General Public.
(10) The Retail Permit and
permit number issued by the Office of State Fire Marshal are valid for the sale
of Retail Fireworks from June 23 through July 6 of the year in which the permit
was issued.
(11) A Retail Permit is valid
only for the Retail Sales Outlet and Retail Site listed on the permit.
(12) Only the Retail Permit
holder, and any Employees or Volunteers of the Retail Permit holder, may engage
in Retail Operations authorized by the Retail Permit.
(13) Retail Permits, and
the rights conveyed by the permits, are not transferable.
(14) Retail Permit holders
must contract directly with the Wholesaler listed on the Retail Permit for the purchase
of Retail Fireworks.
(15) Retail Permit holders
may not contract, subcontract, lease, sub-lease or convey by any other means to
another Person any rights granted under the Retail Permit.
(16) The Retail Permit issued
by the Office of State Fire Marshal does not require property owners or others to
allow sales of Retail Fireworks on their property. The Office of State Fire Marshal
will not intercede on the behalf of Retail Permit holders with property owners who
refuse to allow sales of Retail Fireworks on their property, or, in the case of
two Permit Applications submitted or two Retail Permits inadvertently issued for
the same Retail Site, when there is a question of which applicant or Retail Permit
holder has permission from the property owner to conduct sales at the Retail Site.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476 & 480
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 1-1990(Temp), f.
& cert. ef. 1-12-90; FM 4-1990, f. & cert. ef. 7-10-90; FM 1-1997, f. &
cert. ef. 1-28-97; OSFM 5-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-14-98 thru 6-12-99;
OSFM 2-1999, f. & cert. ef. 6-21-99; OSFM 7-2000(Temp), f. 6-5-00, cert. ef.
6-5-00 thru 12-1-00; OSFM 14-2000, f. & cert. ef. 12-4-00; OSFM 11-2001, f.
& cert. ef. 12-14-01; OSFM 2-2003, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-03; OSFM 3-2014,
f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0635
Purchase of Retail Fireworks by Retail Permit Holder
(1) Retail Permit holders must purchase
or otherwise obtain Retail Fireworks only from Wholesalers who possess a valid and
current wholesale permit issued by the Office of State Fire Marshal.
(2) A Retail Permit holder
must purchase or otherwise obtain Retail Fireworks only from the Wholesaler listed
on the Retail Permit.
(3) If the Wholesaler who
supplies the Retail Fireworks to the Retail Permit holder is different from the
Wholesaler listed on the Retail Permit, the Retail Permit holder must notify, in
writing, the Office of State Fire Marshal and Local Fire Authority of the change
at least 24 hours prior to purchasing the Retail Fireworks from the Wholesaler.
(4) Prior to acceptance of
Retail Fireworks from a Wholesaler, the Retail Permit holder must confirm that the
outside of all Cartons, Containers, or Cases of Retail Fireworks, and any accompanying
documentation are imprinted or affixed with the wholesale permit number pursuant
to OAR 837-012-0525(13).
(5) Prior to acceptance of
Retail Fireworks from a Wholesaler, the Retail Permit holder must confirm that the
outside of all Cartons, Containers, or Cases of Retail Fireworks and any accompanying
documentation are imprinted or affixed with the full name and Retail Permit number
of the Retail Permit holder.
(6) Retail Permit holders
may not accept any Cartons, Containers, or Cases of Retail Fireworks or accompanying
documentation that does not show the information required pursuant to subsections
(4) and (5) of this rule.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476 & 480
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 1-1990(Temp), f.
& cert. ef. 1-12-90; FM 4-1990, f. & cert. ef. 7-10-90; OSFM 7-2000(Temp),
f. 6-5-00, cert. ef. 6-5-00 thru 12-1-00; OSFM 14-2000, f. & cert. ef. 12-4-00;
OSFM 11-2001, f. & cert. ef. 12-14-01; OSFM 2-2003, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-03;
OSFM 9-2005, f. 5-24-05, cert. ef. 6-7-05; OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0640
Permits — Denial, Suspension
and/or Revocation
(1) The Office of State Fire Marshal
may deny, suspend or revoke a Retail Permit if a Retail Permit holder, or an applicant,
fails to comply with ORS 480.111 through 480.165 or OAR chapter 837, division 12.
(2) The period of denial,
suspension or revocation may not exceed three years. In determining the appropriate
sanction, the Office of State Fire Marshal must consider the following criteria:
(a) The severity of a violation
and the impact on public safety, particularly whether the circumstances of the violation
presented a significant fire hazard or other public safety danger;
(b) The number of similar
or related violations alleged to have been committed in the current transaction,
event or occurrence;
(c) Whether the violation
was willful or intentional;
(d) The prior history of
sanctions imposed by the Office of State Fire Marshal against the Retail Permit
holder or applicant; and
(e) Other circumstances determined
by the Office of State Fire Marshal to be applicable to the particular violation.
(3) Suspension or revocation
of a Retail Permit may include suspension or revocation of the current permit and
the right to apply for a subsequent permit.
(4) The Office of State Fire
Marshal may deny, suspend, or revoke all Retail Permits issued to a Retail Permit
holder for each of the permit holder's or applicant's Retail Sales Outlets pursuant
to OAR 837-012-0620(2).
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476 & 480
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110,
480.120, 480.127, 480.130, 480.150, 480.152, 480.154, 480.156, 480.158, 480.160
& 480.165
Hist.: FM 1-1990(Temp), f.
& cert. ef. 1-12-90; FM 4-1990, f. & cert. ef. 7-10-90; OSFM 5-1998(Temp),
f. & cert. ef. 12-14-98 thru 6-12-99; OSFM 2-1999, f. & cert. ef. 6-21-99;
OSFM 7-2000(Temp), f. 6-5-00, cert. ef. 6-5-00 thru 12-1-00; OSFM 14-2000, f. &
cert. ef. 12-4-00; OSFM 11-2001, f. & cert. ef. 12-14-01; OSFM 9-2005, f. 5-24-05,
cert. ef. 6-7-05; OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0645
Sales and Storage of Retail Fireworks
(1) A Retail Sales Outlet may never
be left unattended during the business hours of the outlet. Any Retail Sales Outlet
in violation of these rules may be subject to closure.
(2) The Retail Permit holder
or the Individual Responsible for Sales must be present at the Retail Sales Outlet
at least 50% of the outlet's business hours each day. When not present at the outlet,
the Individual Responsible for Sales must be readily available, day or night, by
telephone or other reliable means of communication. The Individual Responsible for
sales may be absent from the Retail Sales Outlet for up to 48 consecutive hours
twice during the period of time the Retail Permit is valid. The two 48-hour time
periods may not be consecutive. The Individual Responsible for sales, when not at
the Retail Site, must be available through their 24-hour contact number listed on
their Permit Application.
(3) Any time the Individual
Responsible for Sales is not present at the Retail Sales Outlet during the business
hours of the outlet, at least one individual, 18 years of age or older, must be
present at the outlet. Such Individual must be an Employee or Volunteer of the Retail
Permit holder's volunteer non-profit organization. Such Individual must be directly
responsible for, and in charge of, the Retail Sales Outlet and be present in the
Retail Sales Outlet at all times.
(4) The Individual Responsible
for Sales may be:
(a) The Retail Permit holder
listed on the Retail Permit; or
(b) An Employee of the Retail
Permit holder; or
(c) If the Retail Permit
holder is a volunteer, non-profit organization, an Individual who is a member of
the Retail permit holder's volunteer non-profit organization.
(5) The Individual Responsible
for Sales may only be responsible for the Retail Sales Outlet listed on the Retail
Permit.
(6) The Retail Site may be
changed if:
(a) The new Retail Site is
located in the same fire jurisdiction as the Retail Site listed in the Retail Permit;
(b) The Local Fire Authority
approves the new Retail Site and indicates that approval in writing; and
(c) The Office of State Fire
Marshal is notified of the change at least 24 hours prior to the commencement of
retail sales.
(7) Retail Fireworks may
only be sold at a Retail Sales Outlet for which a Retail Permit has been issued.
(8) Retail Fireworks may
not be sold or otherwise provided from an establishment or business that serves
alcoholic beverages, single or multi-family residences, an Internet site, or automobiles.
(9) All Retail Sales Outlets
must comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations
pertaining to Fireworks including:
(a) ORS 480.111 through 480.165;
(b) OAR chapter 837, division
12;
(c) Oregon Structural Specialty
Code, 2014 Edition; and
(d) Oregon Fire Code, 2014
Edition.
(10) All Retail Fireworks
not sold during the time the Retail Permit is valid, must be returned to the supplying
Wholesaler no later than July 31 of the year in which the permit is valid.
(11) At all times during
the business hours of the Retail Sales Outlet, Exits may not be locked or blocked
and all exits must be passable.
(12) No Fireworks may be
discharged within 100 feet of any Retail Sales Outlet.
(13) The Retail Permit holder,
Individual Responsible for Sales, and any Employees or Volunteers of the Retail
Permit holder must ensure that all Retail Fireworks sold or otherwise provided,
possessed, transported, stored or offered for sale comply with ORS 480.111 through
480.165 and these rules.
(14) The type of Retail Sales
Outlet (Tent, Stand, Canopy or trailer) to be utilized must be described on the
Permit Application, including its outside dimensions. The dimensions of the Retail
Sales Outlet listed on the Permit Application may not be increased, but they may
be decreased, after the Permit Application is submitted to the Office of State Fire
Marshal.
(15) Retail Permit holders
may store their Retail Fireworks from June 1 through July 31 of the year in which
their Retail Permit is valid. The Local Fire Authority must approve the storage
and the storage location of the Retail Fireworks and indicate that approval by signing
the Permit Application.
(16) Retail Fireworks shall
be stored:
(a) In compliance with Section
307.1.2 of the Oregon Structural Specialty Code, 2014 Edition; or
(b) In an explosives magazine
pursuant to NFPA 495, 2013 Edition.
[Publications: Publications referenced
are available from the agency.]
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476 &
480
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 1-1990(Temp), f.
& cert. ef. 1-12-90; FM 4-1990, f. & cert. ef. 7-10-90; OSFM 5-1998(Temp),
f. & cert. ef. 12-14-98 thru 6-12-99; OSFM 2-1999, f. & cert. ef. 6-21-99;
OSFM 7-2000(Temp), f. 6-5-00, cert. ef. 6-5-00 thru 12-1-00; OSFM 14-2000, f. &
cert. ef. 12-4-00; OSFM 11-2001, f. & cert. ef. 12-14-01; OSFM 2-2003, f. &
cert. ef. 2-10-03; OSFM 3-2004, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-04; OSFM 3-2005, f. &
cert. ef. 2-15-05; OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0650
Outdoor Sales
(1) The location of an outdoor Retail
Sales Outlet must not present a significant risk of fire or injury to those Individuals
conducting sales of Retail Fireworks, Individual Members of the General Public,
and any surrounding property.
(2) Every outdoor Retail
Sales Outlet must maintain at least one Exit opening, or outward swinging Exit door,
for each 1,000 square feet of area covered or each 20 feet of structure length.
The Exit opening must be at least two feet wide and five feet high or as required
by the Local Fire Authority.
(3) Trailers must have their
wheels blocked or removed, or the tongue locked. Trailers must be disconnected from
any power source which can potentially move the trailer any distance. Any fuel tanks
or other ignition sources, including those for propane, must be removed and placed
a minimum of 20 feet from the trailer. Individual Members of the General Public
may not have access to the interior of the trailer.
(4) Tent and Canopy fabrics
and any materials used on the floor of the Tent or Canopy, such as sawdust, must
be treated to be fire retardant.
(5) Tents having three or
more enclosing sides must comply with the requirements for both Indoor Sales and
Outdoor Sales.
(6) Fire extinguishers must
be provided at each outdoor Retail Sales Outlet. At a minimum, at least one 2A rated
water type extinguisher, or an equivalent water type extinguishing system as approved
by the Local Fire Authority must be placed at each Retail Sales Outlet.
(7) All electrical wiring,
lighting and other electrical fixtures and installations must be in accordance with
the Oregon Electrical Specialty Code, 2011 Edition and any other applicable state
or local requirements.
(8) Outdoor Retail Sales
Outlets that operate at night must erect and maintain sufficient light fixtures
to enable customers and those Individuals selling Retail Fireworks to see all areas
of the outlet. Standard electrical installations, battery powered lanterns, street
or parking lot lighting or nearby Building interior and exterior lighting may be
used for this purpose.
(9) Outdoor Retail Sales
Outlets must be located:
(a) At least 50 feet from
any dispensary of flammable liquids or gases;
(b) At least 15 feet, or
as otherwise specified by the Local Fire Authority, from any street or public right-of-way;
(c) At least 10 feet from
any combustible structures;
(d) At least 10 feet from
any entrances to, or Exits and openings from, any surrounding Buildings or structures;
and
(e) At least 20 feet from
exposed heating elements or any other such sources of ignition including fuel-powered
electrical generators.
(10) A Stand including any
vertical extensions may not be more than one story in height unless it has sufficient
size, weight or tie-downs to prevent toppling in the wind.
(11) "No Smoking" signs must
be posted on the outside of all enclosing sides of an outdoor Retail Sales Outlet.
The signs must be visible to all Individuals located at the Retail Sales Outlet.
Sign lettering must be red and at least 2-1/2 inches high on a white background.
(12) Smoking, open flames,
and other such ignition sources or the use of Fireworks are prohibited within 100
feet of the Retail Sales Outlet.
(13) All fuel used to power
electrical generators must be stored in containers listed and approved by Underwriter's
Laboratories.
(14) Heaters having exposed
electrical elements or open flames may not be used at any Outdoor Retail Sales Outlet.
(15) Outdoor Retail Sales
Outlets, and parking for customers of the Retail Sales Outlet, may not impede or
endanger the normal flow of traffic on public streets or highways, or parking lots.
(16) The Retail Permit holder,
Individual Responsible for Sales and any Employees or Volunteers of the Retail Permit
holder are responsible for maintaining the grounds within 20 feet of the Retail
Sales Outlet in a clean and orderly manner.
(17) Retail permit holders,
their employees or volunteers may not sleep inside an Outdoor Retail Sales Outlet.
[Publications: Publications referenced
are available from the agency.]
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476 &
480
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110,
480.120, 480.127, 480.130, 480.150, 480.152, 480.154, 480.156, 480.158, 480.160
& 480.165
Hist.: FM 1-1990(Temp), f.
& cert. ef. 1-12-90; FM 4-1990, f. & cert. ef. 7-10-90; OSFM 5-1998(Temp),
f. & cert. ef. 12-14-98 thru 6-12-99; OSFM 2-1999, f. & cert. ef. 6-21-99;
OSFM 7-2000(Temp), f. 6-5-00, cert. ef. 6-5-00 thru 12-1-00; OSFM 14-2000, f. &
cert. ef. 12-4-00; OSFM 11-2001, f. & cert. ef. 12-14-01; OSFM 3-2005, f. &
cert. ef. 2-15-05; OSFM 9-2005, f. 5-24-05, cert. ef. 6-7-05; OSFM 3-2014, f. &
cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0655
Indoor Sales
(1) The location of an indoor Retail
Sales Outlet may not present a significant risk of fire or injury to those Individuals
conducting sales of Retail Fireworks, Individual Members of the General Public,
and any surrounding property.
(2) A specific area inside
the Building must be designated and maintained as the Sales Display area.
(3) The location of the Sales
Display area shall not hinder or block any Exit, including, if applicable, a required
check-stand Exit.
(4) The Individual Responsible
for Sales must regularly monitor and oversee Retail Operations at the Retail Sales
Outlet to ensure the Sales Display and storage areas are orderly and maintained
in accordance with these rules.
(5) Retail Fireworks, in
excess of those needed for the Sales Display, may be stored inside the Retail Sales
Outlet only if they are separated from all Sales Display areas, Exits, flammable
and highly combustible materials and public access areas to the Building, in accordance
with Local Fire Authority requirements and these rules. This subsection does not
apply to Tents or canopies.
(6) Fire extinguishers must
be placed throughout the indoor Retail Sales Outlet in the quantities and locations
required by NFPA 10, 2013 Edition and any applicable local ordinances and rules.
At a minimum, at least one 2A rated water type fire extinguisher, or an equivalent
water type fire extinguishing system, as approved by the Local Fire Authority must
be placed at the outlet.
(7) Smoking at an indoor
Retail Sales Outlet by the Retail Permit holder, Individual Responsible for Sales
or an Employee or Volunteer of the Retail Permit Holder may be the basis for suspension
or revocation of the Retail Permit.
(8) All trash, rubbish, empty
boxes and discarded Retail Fireworks wrapping or packaging must be removed daily
or more often as needed, to maintain the Sales Display and storage areas in a neat
and clean manner.
[Publications: Publications referenced
are available from the agency.]
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476 &
480
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110,
480.120, 480.127, 480.130, 480.150, 480.152, 480.154, 480.156, 480.158, 480.160
& 480.165
Hist.: FM 1-1990(Temp), f.
& cert. ef. 1-12-90; FM 4-1990, f. & cert. ef. 7-10-90; OSFM 5-1998(Temp),
f. & cert. ef. 12-14-98 thru 6-12-99; OSFM 2-1999, f. & cert. ef. 6-21-99;
OSFM 7-2000(Temp), f. 6-5-00, cert. ef. 6-5-00 thru 12-1-00; OSFM 14-2000, f. &
cert. ef. 12-4-00; OSFM 11-2001, f. & cert. ef. 12-14-01; OSFM 9-2005, f. 5-24-05,
cert. ef. 6-7-05; OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0660
Records and Postings
(1) The Retail Permit must be posted
at the Retail Sales Outlet and must be readily visible to all individuals approaching
or entering the outlet.
(2) A copy of the Retail
Permit may be posted instead of the original if the original is maintained at the
Outlet and is immediately available for inspection by the Local Fire Authority or
the Office of State Fire Marshal, upon request.
(3) A record of each shipment
of Retail Fireworks received by the Retail Permit Holder must be maintained. The
record shall include the Wholesaler's name, address and wholesale permit number,
the Retail Permit holder's name and permit number, and a complete list of the names
and quantities of each type of Retail Firework received.
(4) All records described
under subsection (3) of this rule must be maintained by either the Retail Permit
holder or the Wholesaler who supplied the Retail Fireworks. The records must be
maintained for three years from the date of the Retail Permit holder's receipt of
the shipment.
(5) Upon request, the records
described in subsection (3) of this rule, must be readily available for review and
inspection by the Local Fire Authority or representatives of the Office of State
Fire Marshal. All records must be clear, legible, and accurate.
(6) Retail Permit holders
must maintain at all times a list of Employees or Volunteers, including their names,
addresses, ages, and phone numbers. Upon request, a legible copy of the list must
be provided immediately to the Office of State Fire Marshal or the Local Fire Authority.
(7) All Persons possessing,
for 30 days or more, more than ten pounds of Retail Fireworks must annually complete
and submit the Hazardous Substance Survey pursuant to ORS 453.307 to 435.372 and
OAR chapter 837, division 85. Contact the Office of State Fire Marshal for survey
forms and instructions.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476 & 480
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110,
480.120, 480.127, 480.130, 480.150, 480.152, 480.154, 480.156, 480.158, 480.160
& 480.165
Hist.: FM 1-1990(Temp), f.
& cert. ef. 1-12-90; FM 4-1990, f. & cert. ef. 7-10-90; OSFM 5-1998(Temp),
f. & cert. ef. 12-14-98 thru 6-12-99; OSFM 2-1999, f. & cert. ef. 6-21-99;
OSFM 14-2000, f. & cert. ef. 12-4-00; OSFM 11-2001, f. & cert. ef. 12-14-01;
OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0665
Advertisements
(1) No person may publish or cause to
be published:
(a) Any advertisement, for
distribution to Individual Members of the General Public, concerning the sale of
Fireworks which have been declared unlawful by ORS 480.111 to 480.165, or these
rules, for Individual Members of the General Public to purchase, use, store, transport,
Sell, discharge, or possess;
(b) Any advertisement for
the sale of consumer fireworks in any county, municipality or Fire Protection District
that by law or ordinance has declared the sale, use, or possession of such items
to be prohibited.
(2) Section (1) of this rule
does not apply to advertisements placed in media when the primary distribution of
that media is into areas which allow the Fireworks even though some secondary distributions
of that media may occur into areas which prohibit these Fireworks.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476 & 480
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110,
480.120, 480.127, 480.130, 480.150, 480.152, 480.154, 480.156, 480.158, 480.160
& 480.165
Hist.: FM 1-1990(Temp), f.
& cert. ef. 1-12-90; FM 4-1990, f. & cert. ef. 7-10-90; OSFM 5-1998(Temp),
f. & cert. ef. 12-14-98 thru 6-12-99; OSFM 2-1999, f. & cert. ef. 6-21-99;
OSFM 14-2000, f. & cert. ef. 12-4-00; OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0670
Prohibited Acts and Limitations
(1) Retail Permit holders may not create,
maintain or allow the existence of a fire hazard at any location under their control
where Retail Fireworks are stored, transported, sold, or used.
(2) Retail Permit holders
may not Sell or provide by any other means including donation:
(a) Retail Fireworks to any
Individual Member of the General Public under 16 years of age;
(b) Illegal Fireworks to
any Individual Member of the General Public;
(c) Any Retail Fireworks
that have been altered;
(d) Any Retail Fireworks
not supplied and distributed to the Retail Permit holder by a Wholesaler who possesses
a valid and current wholesale permit issued by the Office of State Fire Marshal
pursuant to OAR 837-012-0635(1) through (3).
(3) No Person who has been
convicted of a violation of ORS 480.111 through 480.165 or OAR chapter 837, division
12, or who has had any Fireworks permit or operator certificate suspended, denied
or revoked, may participate in any manner in the storage, distribution, transportation
or sale of Retail Fireworks for a period not to exceed three years.
(4) Retail Permit holders
may not Sell, provide, keep, or offer for sale, expose for sale, possess, use, explode
or have exploded any Retail Firework that has not been approved, certified or listed
for transport by the United States Department of Transportation and the United States
Consumer Product Safety Commission, or does not have a United States Bureau of Explosives
Temporary Transfer Permit.
(5) No Retail Sales Outlet
may be erected prior to the issuance of a Retail Permit for that Retail Sales Outlet
location.
(6) No Person may Sell, transfer
or otherwise provide Retail Fireworks to Individual Members of the General Public
without first obtaining a Retail Permit.
(7) A Retail Permit holder
may not employ or have direct business ties with any Person whose Wholesale or Retail
Fireworks Permit or operator certificate is revoked or suspended.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476 & 480
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110,
480.120, 480.127, 480.130, 480.150, 480.152, 480.154, 480.156, 480.158, 480.160
& 480.165
Hist.: FM 1-1990(Temp), f.
& cert. ef. 1-12-90; FM 4-1990, f. & cert. ef. 7-10-90; OSFM 5-1998(Temp),
f. & cert. ef. 12-14-98 thru 6-12-99; OSFM 2-1999, f. & cert. ef. 6-21-99;
OSFM 7-2000(Temp), f. 6-5-00, cert. ef. 6-5-00 thru 12-1-00; OSFM 14-2000, f. &
cert. ef. 12-4-00; OSFM 11-2001, f. & cert. ef. 12-14-01; OSFM 3-2005, f. &
cert. ef. 2-15-05; OSFM 9-2005, f. 5-24-05, cert. ef. 6-7-05; OSFM 3-2014, f. &
cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0675
Civil and Criminal Enforcement Actions
(1) The Office of State Fire Marshal,
Local Fire Authority or law enforcement officials may confiscate, remove or have
removed any Fireworks offered for sale, sold, provided, transported, purchased or
otherwise obtained, stored, used, discharged or possessed in violation of ORS 480.111
through 480.165 or these rules.
(2) The Retail Permit holder,
or Person responsible for the violation, is responsible for payment of the agency's
costs in confiscating or removing any Retail Fireworks pursuant to subsection (1)
of this rule.
(3) Upon finding a violation,
the Office of State Fire Marshal may order that any confiscated Fireworks be:
(a) Returned to the Wholesaler
who supplied the Fireworks; or
(b) Disposed of in any manner
approved by the Office of State Fire Marshal, including destruction of the Fireworks.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476 & 480
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110,
480.120, 480.127, 480.130, 480.150, 480.152, 480.154, 480.156, 480.158, 480.160
& 480.165
Hist.: FM 1-1990(Temp), f.
& cert. ef. 1-12-90; FM 4-1990, f. & cert. ef. 7-10-90; OSFM 5-1998(Temp),
f. & cert. ef. 12-14-98 thru 6-12-99; OSFM 2-1999, f. & cert. ef. 6-21-99;
OSFM 14-2000, f. & cert. 12-4-00; OSFM 11-2001, f. & cert. ef. 12-14-01;
OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
Display of Fireworks in Oregon
837-012-0700
Purpose and Scope
(1) The purpose of OAR 837-012-0700
through 837-012-0970 is to adopt rules to implement the standards, policies and
procedures for Fireworks Displays.
(2) These rules establish
application, Permit and other requirements for Fireworks Displays, certification
requirements for Fireworks Display Operators and requirements for Fireworks Display
Assistants.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476 & 480.150
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 2-1992, f. &
cert. ef. 3-10-92; OSFM 4-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-25-02 thru 8-19-02; OSFM
7-2002, f. & cert. f. 6-20-02; OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0710
Effective Dates
OAR 837-012-0700 through 837-012-0970
are effective July 1, 2014.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 480.150
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 2-1992, f. &
cert. ef. 3-10-92; OSFM 4-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-25-02 thru 8-19-02; OSFM
7-2002, f. & cert. f. 6-20-02; OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0720
Definitions
For the purpose of these rules, the
following definitions apply to OAR 837-012-0700 through 837-012-0970:
(1) "Aerial Fireworks" means
Fireworks that function in the air.
(2) "Aerial Shell" means
a cylindrical or spherical cartridge containing pyrotechnic compositions, a Lead
Fuse or Electric Match wires, and a black powder Lift Charge.
(3) "Agricultural Fireworks"
means Fireworks used for the purpose of scaring away or repelling birds or animals
pursuant to ORS 480.122 or controlling predatory animals pursuant to 480.124.
(4) "Approved Applicant"
means any Individual that meets the requirements of OAR chapter 837, division 12.
(5) "Assistant" means an
Individual as set forth by OAR 837-012-0780 who works under the direction of an
Operator to put on a Fireworks Display.
(6) "Barge" means a floating
vessel or a floating platform.
(7) "Barrage" means a rapid-fire
sequence of Aerial Fireworks. Mortars are loaded prior to the Display and the Aerial
Shells are chain fused to fire in rapid sequence.
(8) "Black Match" means fuse
made from string impregnated with black powder and used for igniting Fireworks devices.
(9) "Break" means an individual
burst from an Aerial Shell, generally either producing a visual effect (stars) or
noise (Salute). Aerial Shells can be either single-Break (having only one burst)
or multi-Break (having two or more bursts).
(10) "Burst" means Break.
(11) "Burst Charge" means
the composition in an Aerial Shell that, when ignited by the time fuse, ruptures
the shell casing, ignites the shell contents and disperses the shell contents into
the sky.
(12) "Cake Device" means
Multi-shot Device.
(13) "Chain Fusing" means
a series of two or more Aerial Shells or pyrotechnic devices used to fire in sequence
from a single ignition. Finales and Barrages typically are Chain Fused.
(14) "Comet" means a firework
consisting of a large pellet of pyrotechnic composition that is ignited and propelled
from a Mortar tube by a black powder charge.
(15) "Designated Agent" means
the Individual designated by the Permit Holder to pick up the Fireworks authorized
by the Permit from an Oregon licensed Wholesaler when the Permit Holder is unable
to pick up the Fireworks. The Designated Agent must have the Permit authorized by
the State Fire Marshal in their possession at the time the Fireworks are picked
up from the Wholesaler.
(16) "Discharge Site" means
the area immediately surrounding the area where Fireworks are ignited for an outdoor
Display.
(17) "Display" means an outdoor
General or Limited Fireworks Display or an indoor or outdoor Fireworks Display using
Special Effects Fireworks.
(18) "Display Fireworks"
has the meaning provided in ORS 480.111(4).
(19) "Display Permit Application"
" means the form and accompanying documentation required to be completed and submitted
to the Office of State Fire Marshal for approval prior to the issuance of a Limited,
General, or Special Effects Display Permit.
(20) "Display Site" means
the immediate area where a Fireworks Display is conducted and includes the Discharge
Site, the Fallout Area, and the required separation distance from Fireworks Discharge
Site to spectator viewing areas. The Display Site does not include spectator viewing
areas or vehicle parking areas.
(21) "Dud" means a Firework
that leaves the mortar and returns to earth without producing the intended Break
or effect.
(22) "Electric Match" means
a device consisting of wires terminating at a relatively high resistance element
surrounded with a small quantity of heat-sensitive Fireworks composition. When a
sufficient electric current is passed through the wire circuit, the heat that is
generated ignites the Fireworks composition, producing a small burst of flame.
(23) "Electrical Firing Unit"
means the source of electrical current used to ignite Electric Matches. Generally,
the firing unit will have switches to control the firing order and have test circuits
and warning indicator, etc.
(24) "Electrical Ignition"
means a technique used to discharge Fireworks in which an Electric Match and source
of electric current are used to ignite fuses or Lift Charges.
(25) "Exempt Fireworks" has
the meaning provided in ORS 480.111(5).
(26) "Fall-Out Area" means
the area over which Aerial Shells are fired. The shells burst over this area, and
unsafe debris and malfunctioning Aerial Shells fall into this area. The Fall-Out
Area is the location where a typical Aerial Shell dud will fall to the ground considering
wind and the angle of Mortar placement. At a minimum, the Fall Out Area must be
the required separation distance based on table of distances listed in OAR 837-012-0840.
(27) "Finale" means a rapid-fire
sequence (Barrage) of Aerial Fireworks, typically fired at the end of a Display.
The Mortars are loaded prior to the Display, and the Aerial Fireworks are Chain
Fused to fire in rapid sequence.
(28) “Fire Protection
District” means any district created under the laws of Oregon or the United
States, including rural Fire Protection Districts and any federal, state or private
forest patrol areas.
(29) "Fireworks" has the
meaning provided in ORS 480.111(7).
(30) "Fireworks Detonation"
means the entire contents of the Aerial Shell and the lift charge are consumed in
one simultaneous explosion at or near the bottom of the Mortar.
(31) “Fireworks Display”
has the meaning provided in ORS 480.111(8).
(32) "Flash Powder" means
explosive composition intended for use in firecrackers and Salutes. Flash Powder
produces an audible report and a flash of light when ignited. Typical Flash Powder
composition contains potassium chlorate or potassium perchlorate, sulfur or antimony
sulfide, and powdered aluminum.
(33) "Flower Pot" means an
Aerial Shell that Bursts before it leaves the Mortar, projecting its contents out
of the Mortar similar to a mine. The force of the Aerial Shell Bursting usually
does not rupture the Mortar.
(34) "Fusee" means a highway
distress flare, sometimes used to ignite Fireworks at outdoor Displays.
(35) "General Display Operator"
means an Individual who has been issued a General Display Operator Certificate who
meets the requirements of OAR 837-012-0700 through 837-012-0970 and is qualified
to be an Operator on a General or Limited Display.
(36) "General Display Permit"
means a Permit to hold an outdoor Display using 1.3g Fireworks. General Displays
may also include 1.4g Fireworks or Special Effects Fireworks.
(37) "General Fireworks Display"
means a Display held outdoors, utilizing 1.3g Fireworks and may include 1.4g Fireworks,
and Special Effects Fireworks and may only be conducted by a General Display Operator.
(38) "General Operator Certificate"
means a document issued by the Office of State Fire Marshal authorizing the holder
of the certificate to be an Operator at a General Fireworks Display.
(39) "Ground Display Piece"
means a Firework that functions on the ground (as opposed to an Aerial Shell that
functions in the air). Typical ground Fireworks Display pieces include fountains,
wheels, and "set pieces".
(40) "Individual" means a
single human being.
(41) "Individual Member of
the General Public" means any Person who has not been issued a Wholesale Permit,
a Display Permit, a Retail Permit or an Agricultural Permit by the Office of State
Fire Marshal.
(42) "Instructor" means the
Individual who delivers the training required under OAR 837-012-0780.
(43) "Lance" means a thin
cardboard tube packed with a color producing pyrotechnic composition and used to
construct Ground Display Pieces.
(44) "Law Enforcement Authority"
means any law enforcement official having jurisdiction over the Fireworks Display
Site.
(45) "Lead Fuse" means a
Fireworks fuse made of Quick Match that transfers fire from an ignition source to
the Lift Charge of an Aerial Shell or other Fireworks.
(46) "Lift Charge" means
composition in an Aerial Shell that propels the Aerial Fireworks into the air when
ignited.
(47) "Limited Fireworks Display"
means a Display held outdoors limited to 1.4G Fireworks labeled UN0336. Fireworks
authorized by the Limited Permit are subject to limitation by the Local Fire Authority
and the Office of State Fire Marshal.
(48) "Limited Display Operator"
means an Individual who has been issued a Limited Display Operator Certificate who
meets the requirements of OAR 837-012-0700 through 837-012-0970 and is qualified
to be an Operator on a Limited Display.
(49) "Limited Display Permit"
means a Permit to hold a Display using 1.4g Fireworks labeled UN0336.
(50) "Limited Operator Certificate"
means a document issued by the Office of State Fire Marshal authorizing the holder
of the certificate to be an Operator at a Limited Fireworks Display.
(51) "Local Fire Authority"
means the local fire official having jurisdiction over the Display Site or the site
where Fireworks may be stored prior to the date and time of the Display.
(52) “Local government”
has the meaning provided in ORS 480.111(12).
(53) "Low Break" means an
Aerial Shell that functions significantly lower than its prescribed height.
(54) "Manual Firing" means
using a handheld ignition source such as a Fusee or Portfire to ignite Fireworks.
(55) “Manufacture”
has the meaning provided in ORS 480.111(13).
(56) “May” means
a regulation of conduct and implies probability or permission.
(57) “May not”
means a prohibition of conduct.
(58) "Mine" means a device
designed to project stars or other effects, such as whistles and firecrackers into
the air from a Mortar charged by black powder that ignites the contents of the Mine.
(59) "Misfire" means a Firework
fails to function after an ignition source is applied to the ignition point.
(60) "Monitor" means an Individual
designated by the Sponsors of the Display to keep the audience in the intended viewing
area and out of the Display Site, Discharge Site and Fallout Area.
(61) "Mortar" means a tube,
closed at one end, from which Aerial Fireworks are fired into the air.
(62) "Mortar Rack" means
a frame containing Mortars and are most often used for Barrages and Finales and
in electrically ignited General Fireworks Displays.
(63) "Mortar Trough" means
an aboveground structure filled with sand or similar materials in which Mortars
are positioned for use in General Fireworks Displays.
(64) "Multi-Break Shell"
means a cylindrical Aerial Shell with more than one main compartment connected with
internal fusing and performs with successive breaks. An Aerial Shell with more than
one distinctive type of effect contained within one main compartment is not a Multi-break
Shell.
(65) "Multi-Shot Device"
means a Firework consisting of more than one tube each containing a Firework item.
It is ignited once with each of its tubes chain fused together to fire in succession
until all tubes have been fired. Multi-Shot Devices are also referred to as cake
devices.
(66) “Must” means
a mandatory requirement.
(67) "Muzzle Break" means
an Aerial Shell that Bursts immediately as it leaves the Mortar.
(68) "Operator" means the
Individual qualified as set forth in OAR 837-012-0780 to conduct the Display.
(69) "Operator Certificate
Application" means the form and accompanying documentation required to be completed
and submitted to the Office of State Fire Marshal for approval prior to the issuance
of a Limited Operator Certificate or a General Operator Certificate.
(70) "Peanut Shell" means
two or more Aerial Shells in a common wrapper propelled by the same lift charge
with separate external time fuses.
(71) "Permit" means the official
written document issued by the Office of State Fire Marshal authorizing a Display
allowing the Permit Holder to purchase Fireworks for the Display as detailed on
the Permit when otherwise in conformance with OAR chapter 837 division 12.
(72) "Permit Holder" means
the Person as listed on the Display Permit as the Person to whom the Permit is issued.
(73) "Person" means one or
more Individuals, legal representatives, partnerships, joint ventures, associations,
corporations (whether or not organized for profit), business trusts, or any organized
group or Persons and includes the state, state agencies, counties, municipal corporations,
school districts and other public corporations.
(74) "Portfire" means a tube
containing slow burning pyrotechnic composition sometimes used to ignite Fireworks
at a Limited or General Fireworks Display.
(75) “Pyrotechnic Articles,”
also referred to as “Articles, Pyrotechnic” has the meaning provided
in ORS 480.111(14).
(76) “Pyrotechnic Composition”
has the meaning provided in ORS 480.111(15).
(77) “Pyrotechnic Device”
has the meaning provided in ORS 480.111(16).
(78) "Quick Match" means
a Black Match encased in a loose fitting sheath and is used in fuses for Aerial
Fireworks and for rapid sequential ignition of Fireworks such as Lances in a Ground
Display Piece or Barrage.
(79) "Ready Box" means a
container used for the storage of Fireworks during a fireworks display.
(80) "Retail Fireworks" means
those items described in ORS 480.111(2) as Consumer Fireworks, specifically Combination
Items, Cone Fountains, Cylindrical Fountains, Flitter Sparklers, Ground Spinners,
Illuminating Torches, and Wheels. The term does include a Firework designed with
the means to roll or move while remaining on the ground, that travels 12' or less
horizontally on smooth surfaces.
(81) "Roman Candle" means
a cardboard tube containing pyrotechnic devices which, when lit, are expelled into
the air at timed intervals.
(82) "Safety Cap" means a
paper tube, closed at one end, that is placed over the end of a Fireworks fuse to
protect the fuse from damage or accidental ignition.
(83) "Salute" means a special
Firework that is designed to produce a loud report.
(84) "Set Piece" means a
Ground Display Piece usually consisting of Lances and Quick Match arranged on a
frame.
(85) "Sell" means to transfer
possession of property from one Person to another Person for consideration.
(86) "Special Effects Display"
means a Display held either indoors or outdoors limited to Special Effects Fireworks
authorized by the Special Effects Permit.
(87) "Special Effects Fireworks"
has the meaning provided in ORS 480.111(17).
(88) "Special Effects Permit"
means a Permit issued by the State Fire Marshal to hold a Display using Special
Effects Fireworks.
(89) "Sponsor" means the
Person that has applied for and been issued a Display Permit.
(90) "Sticky Match" means
the trademarked name for a type of match that uses a continuous black powder trail
inside a wrapper that is prepared with exposed adhesive along its length. The adhesive
is used to attach Sticky Match to Fireworks devices.
(91) "Supervision" means
Displays must be under the Supervision of the Law Enforcement Authority, Local Fire
Authority, or the Office of State Fire Marshal.
(92) "Training Course" means
the course required under OAR 837-012-0780.
(93) "Wholesaler" means any
Person who Sells or provides by any other means, or intends to Sell or provide by
any other means, Fireworks, Retail Fireworks, Display Fireworks, or Agricultural
Fireworks.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 480.150
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 2-1992, f. &
cert. ef. 3-10-92; FM 6-1993, f. & cert. ef. 12-10-93; OSFM 4-2002(Temp), f.
& cert. ef. 2-25-02 thru 8-19-02; OSFM 4-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-25-02
thru 8-19-02; OSFM 7-2002, f. & cert. f. 6-20-02; OSFM 3-2003, f. & cert.
ef. 2-10-03; OSFM 3-2004, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-04; OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert.
ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0730
General
(1) The location of the Display Site,
the Operator or Assistant for a Display, the date or time of the Display, or the
quantity of Fireworks to be discharged at the Display, may be changed if:
(a) For the location of the
Display Site only, the proposed new Display Site is located in the same fire jurisdiction
as the Display Site listed on the Display Permit;
(b) For the Operators only,
the Individual to replace the Operator listed on the Display Permit possesses a
current and valid Operator Certificate.
(c) The Local Fire Authority
having jurisdiction over the Display Site and the Office of State Fire Marshal approves
the change prior to the beginning of the Display as listed on the Display Permit;
and
(d) The change is documented
in the after-show report pursuant to OAR 837-012-0970.
(2) All Displays, all participants
in a Display, including but not limited to, the Monitors, Sponsor, Wholesaler, Operator
and Assistants must comply with the following:
(a) ORS 480.111 through 480.165.
(b) All applicable requirements
of OAR chapter 837, division 12;
(c) Any other applicable
federal, state or local, law, rule or regulation pertaining to Fireworks.
(3) Display Permit Holders
or Operator Certificate Holders desiring to engage in other types of Fireworks activities,
including wholesale or retail sales or agricultural use, must meet all applicable
requirements in ORS 480.111 to 480.165 and OAR chapter 837, division 12, including
those requiring Permits to be obtained from local, state, and federal authorities.
(4) Display Permit Holders
May purchase Fireworks only from Wholesalers having the necessary and current Permits
required by ORS 480.111 to 480.165 and OAR 837-012-0500 through 837-012-0570.
(5) Issuance of a Display
Permit does not constitute an endorsement of the Fireworks purchased or sold.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 480.150
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 2-1992, f. &
cert. ef. 3-10-92; OSFM 4-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-25-02 thru 8-19-02; OSFM
7-2002, f. & cert. f. 6-20-02; OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0740
Display Permit Applications
(1) Any Person intending to have, put
on, or Sponsor a Display Must apply for and obtain a Display Permit from the Office
of State Fire Marshal.
(2) A separate Display Permit
Must be applied for and obtained for each Display that may be conducted in Oregon.
(3) Each Display Permit Must
be for a specific date and time of day. Permits May not be continuous throughout
the date of Display.
(4) The Application for Display
Permit Must be made on a form provided by the Office of State Fire Marshal.
(5) The Display Permit Application
may be completed by the Sponsor, Wholesaler, Operator or Assistant for the intended
Display as listed on the Application.
(6) All information provided
by the applicant on the Display Permit Application Must be true and correct to the
applicant's knowledge.
(7) In addition to completion
of the Application, applicants Must submit: A diagram of the Display Site in accordance
with subsection (9) of this rule;
(8) As part of the Display
Permit Application process, applicants Must apply for and obtain, in writing when
available;
(a) All required state and
local licenses, Permits and approvals; and
(b) Liability insurance,
if required pursuant to ORS 480.150(1).
(9) The diagram of the Display
Site, required pursuant to subsection (7) of this rule, Must include without limitation,
the following:
(a) The location and size
of the Discharge Site. All the other distances required by the subsection below
Must be measured from the outside perimeter of the Discharge Site;
(b) The location of the Fallout
Area;
(c) The location of all buildings,
structures, highways, streets or other means of travel in and within 100 feet of
the Discharge Site and Fallout Area;
(d) The location of the spectator
viewing areas and their distance from the Discharge Site and Fallout Area; and
(e) The location of all trees,
power lines of any type and any other overhead obstructions 25 feet or higher in
and within 100 feet of the Discharge Site and Fallout Area.
(10) Applicants Must submit
their completed Display Permit Application to the Local Fire Authority and Law Enforcement
Authority for review and signature approving, but not limited to, the proposed Display
Site, Discharge Site, spectator viewing areas, parking areas and Fallout Areas,
prior to submission of the Display Permit Application to the Office of State Fire
Marshal.
(11) The Local Fire Authority
and the Law Enforcement Authority May not sign a Display Permit Application if,
but not limited to, the Display Site, Discharge Site, spectator viewing areas, parking
areas or Fallout Areas or the Display Permit Application does not comply with ORS
480.111–480.165, OAR 837 division 12 or any other applicable federal, state
or local laws, rules or regulations pertaining to Fireworks.
(12) Display Permit Applications
Must be postmarked by a United States Postmark or received at the Salem Office of
State Fire Marshal a minimum of 15 days prior to the date of the proposed Display.
(13) Display Permit Applications
postmarked or received after the deadline set forth under subsection (12) of this
rule may be returned unprocessed.
(14) A Permit is not transferable
from the Permit Holder to another Permit Holder or Person.
(15) Another Person or Permit
Holder cannot perform any acts allowed by the Display Permit unless that Person
is listed on the Display Permit or is a Designated Agent for the Permit Holder.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 480.150
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 2-1992, f. &
cert. ef. 3-10-92; OSFM 4-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-25-02 thru 8-19-02; OSFM
7-2002, f. & cert. f. 6-20-02; OSFM 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-03; OSFM
3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0750
Display Permit Application Fees
(1) Display Permit Application fees
May be paid at, or mailed to, the Office of State Fire Marshal and Must accompany
the Display Permit Application.
(2) Payment May be made by
personal check, business check, cashier's check or money order made payable to the
Office of State Fire Marshal. If the fee is paid by either personal or business
check, the Office of State Fire Marshal May not take any action on the Display Permit
Application until the check has cleared the bank.
(3) The Display Permit Application
fee for a Display Permit is $100.
(4) Display Permit Application
fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 480.150
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 2-1992, f. &
cert. ef. 3-10-92; OSFM 4-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-25-02 thru 8-19-02; OSFM
7-2002, f. & cert. f. 6-20-02; OSFM 2-2005, f. & cert. ef. 2-15-05; OSFM
13-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-16-05 thru 2-11-06; OSFM 3-2006(Temp), f. &
cert. ef. 2-13-06 thru 3-10-06; OSFM 6-2006, f. & cert. ef. 3-10-06; OSFM 9-2008(Temp),
f. 11-14-08, cert. ef. 11-17-08 thru 5-8-09; OSFM 1-2009, f. 4-9-09, cert. ef. 4-10-09;
OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0760
Issuance of Display Permits
(1) Within 15 days of receipt of a properly
completed and timely submitted Display Permit Application and Display Permit Application
fee, the Office of State Fire Marshal May either grant or deny the Application.
(2) The Office of State Fire
Marshal May not approve a Permit Application, or issue a Display Permit, without
the prior approval of the Local Fire Authority and Law Enforcement Authority.
(3) The Office of State Fire
Marshal will assign a unique number to each Display Permit issued.
(4) Only one Display Permit
May be issued for a Display Site for a particular date and time. Multiple Permits
may be issued for the same Display Site and the same day, but not for the same time.
(5) The Office of State Fire
Marshal will mail the original Display Permit to the Individual who completed the
Display Permit Application at the mailing address of the Individual completing the
Display Permit Application listed on the Display Permit Application.
(6) Display Permit Holders
may request a duplicate copy of their Permit by certifying to the Office of State
Fire Marshal, in writing, that their Permit has been lost, stolen, or destroyed.
Written requests Must be signed and dated by the Display Permit Holder.
(7) A Display Permit is valid
only for the date, time, and Display Site listed on the Permit.
(8) A Display Permit authorizes
the Display Permit Holder to purchase, transport, possess and store Display Fireworks,
for the purposes of holding the approved Display, when those activities are otherwise
in conformance with the applicable requirements of ORS 480.111 - 480.165, OAR chapter
837, division 12 and any other federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations
pertaining to Fireworks.
(9) A Display Permit authorizes
a Display only:
(a) At the Display Site diagrammed
on the Display Permit Application and listed on the Display Permit;
(b) On the date and time
listed on the Display Permit; and
(c) Conducted by the Operator
and Assistants listed on the Display Permit.
(10) A Display Permit authorizes
the use and discharge of only the type and quantity of Display Fireworks listed
on the Display Permit.
(11) A Display Permit does
not authorize the sale, purchase, possession, storage, discharge or provision by
any other means of any Fireworks except as specifically stated on the Display Permit.
(12) The issuance of a Display
Permit does not in any way constitute approval by the Office of State Fire Marshal
of any Display Fireworks sold, purchased, possessed, stored provided or discharged
pursuant to the Display Permit.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 480.150
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 2-1992, f. &
cert. ef. 3-10-92; FM 6-1993, f. & cert. ef. 12-10-93; OSFM 4-2002(Temp), f.
& cert. ef. 2-25-02 thru 8-19-02; OSFM 7-2002, f. & cert. f. 6-20-02 ; OSFM
3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-03; OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0770
Operator Certificate Applications
(1) The application for an Operator
Certificate Must be made on a form provided by the Office of State Fire Marshal.
(2) Any Individual who intends
to participate as the Operator at a General Display or Limited Display Must first
apply for and obtain an Operator Certificate issued by the Office of State Fire
Marshal.
(3) All information provided
by the applicant on the Operator Certificate Application Must be true and correct
to the applicant's knowledge.
(4) Completed Operator Certificate
Applications Must be postmarked by a United States Postmark, or received by the
Office of State Fire Marshal at least 90 days prior to the date of the first Display
at which the applicant intends to participate as the Operator.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 480.150
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 2-1992, f. &
cert. ef. 3-10-92; FM 6-1993, f. & cert. ef. 12-10-93; OSFM 4-2002(Temp), f.
& cert. ef. 2-25-02 thru 8-19-02; OSFM 7-2002, f. & cert. f. 6-20-02; OSFM
3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0780
Operator and Assistant Qualifications
(1) To be eligible for a General Operator
Certificate, an applicant Must comply with the following:
(a) Must be at least 21 years
of age;
(b) Must have participated
as an Assistant in three or more General Displays in Oregon within three years of
the date of application:
(A) Participation means completing
any of the following duties: firing of the Display, installation of Mortars, installation
of set pieces, loading shells, after-Display clean-up and inspection, installation
of electrical firing system, and tending the magazine, which may include reloading
the Mortars.
(B) At a minimum, an applicant
must have installed Mortars, loaded shells, and participated in after-Display clean-up
and inspection on all three Displays in Oregon.
(C) At a minimum, an applicant
must have manually fired on at least one of the three Displays required for certification.
(D) The Office of State Fire
Marshal may review after-show reports as proof of an applicant's requisite participation.
(c) Must have passed a written
examination, administered by the Office of State Fire Marshal; and
(A) The purpose of the examination
is to assess the applicant's knowledge of ORS 480.111 - 480.165 and OAR 837-012-0700
- 837-012-0970.
(B) To pass the examination,
the applicant Must answer 80% or more of the examination questions correctly.
(d) Must have attended and
completed one training course, approved by the Office of State Fire Marshal and
administered by an instructor certified by the Office of State Fire Marshal.
(2) To be eligible for a
Limited Operator Certificate, an applicant Must comply with the following:
(a) Must be at least 18 years
of age; and
(b) Must certify that the
applicant is knowledgeable of the applicable requirements of ORS 480.111–
480.165 and OAR chapter 837, division 12.
(3) Any Individual who desires
to participate in a General Display or Limited Display as an Assistant Must comply
with the following:
(a) Be at least 18 years
of age; and
(b) Work under the direct
Supervision and control of a General Operator or Limited Operator.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 480.150
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 2-1992, f. &
cert. ef. 3-10-92; FM 2-1993(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-10-93; FM 6-1993, f. &
cert. ef. 12-10-93; OSFM 4-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-25-02 thru 8-19-02;
OSFM 7-2002, f. & cert. f. 6-20-02; OSFM 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-03;
OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0790
Issuance of Operator Certificate
(1) Upon receipt of a properly completed
and timely submitted Operator Certificate Application, the Office of State Fire
Marshal May either grant or deny the Application.
(2) The Office of State Fire
Marshal will assign a unique number to each Operator Certificate issued.
(3) The Office of State Fire
Marshal will mail the original Operator Certificate to the applicant at the mailing
address listed on the Operator Certificate Application.
(4) Holders of an Operator
Certificate may request a duplicate copy of the Certificate by certifying to the
Office of State Fire Marshal, in writing, their Operator Certificate has been lost,
stolen or destroyed. Written requests Must be signed and dated by the holder of
the Operator Certificate.
(5) An Operator Certificate
allows the holder of the Certificate to possess, store, use and discharge Display
Fireworks for purposes of a Display when those activities are otherwise in conformance
with the applicable requirements of ORS 480.111–480.165, OAR chapter 837,
division 12 and any other applicable federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations
pertaining to Fireworks.
(6) A General Operator Certificate
authorizes the holder of the Certificate to participate as the Operator at either
a General Display or a Limited Display.
(7) A Limited Operator Certificate
authorizes the holder of the Certificate to participate as the Operator only at
a Limited Display.
(8) Only the holder of the
Operator Certificate may engage in the activities authorized by the Certificate.
(9) An Operator Certificate
does not authorize:
(a) The sale or provision
of Fireworks; or
(b) The purchase, transportation,
possession or storage of Fireworks.
(10) An Operator Certificate,
and the rights conveyed by the Certificate, is not transferable.
(11) An Operator Certificate
is valid for three years from the date of issue unless revoked or suspended.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 480.150
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 2-1992, f. &
cert. ef. 3-10-92; FM 2-1993(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-10-93; FM 6-1993, f. &
cert. ef. 12-10-93; OSFM 4-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-25-02 thru 8-19-02;
OSFM 7-2002, f. & cert. f. 6-20-02; OSFM 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-03;
OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0800
Renewal of Operator Certificate
(1) An Operator Certificate must be
renewed every three years.
(2) The holder of a General
Operator Certificate is not required to re-take the examination required under OAR
837-012-0780(1)(c) unless the current certificate expires. General Operators whose
certificate expires are required to retake the qualifying examination.
(3) Applications for renewal
of an Operator Certificate Must be received by the Office of State Fire Marshal
at least 90 days prior to the expiration date of their current Certificate.
(4) All other requirements
for the issuance of a renewal Operator Certificate are the same as for the issuance
of the original Certificate, with the exception of the manual firing requirement.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 480.150
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 2-1992, f. &
cert. ef. 3-10-92; FM 2-1993(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-10-93; FM 6-1993, f. &
cert. ef. 12-10-93; FM 1-1995, f. 8-14-95, cert. ef. 8-15-95; FM 1-1996, f. &
cert. ef. 1-18-96; OSFM 4-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-25-02 thru 8-19-02; OSFM
7-2002, f. & cert. f. 6-20-02; OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0810
Training Course Instructor
(1) Individuals who intend to provide
the training course required under OAR 837-012-0780 Must work under the direction
and control of an Oregon permitted wholesaler who supplies 1.3g Fireworks.
(2) At a minimum, Instructors
Must meet the following requirements:
(a) Be currently certified
as a General Display Operator under OAR 837-012-0790; and
(b) Has been a General Display
Operator consecutively for six years prior to the date of training. If the Instructor
has not been consecutively certified for six years prior to the date of training,
then the Instructor must be approved by the Office of State Fire Marshal prior to
providing the General Operator certification training or the training May not be
accepted by the Office of State Fire Marshal for General Operator certification.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 480.150
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 2-1992, f. &
cert. ef. 3-10-92; FM 2-1993(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-10-93; FM 6-1993, f. &
cert. ef. 12-10-93; OSFM 4-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-25-02 thru 8-19-02;
OSFM 7-2002, f. & cert. f. 6-20-02 ; OSFM 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-03;
OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0820
Pyrotechnician Training Course Requirements
(1) The training course required by
OAR 837-012-0780(1)(d) is developed by the Office of State Fire Marshal.
(2) All Individuals providing
Operator Certification training required under OAR 837-012-0780 Must provide at
a minimum the training course developed by the Office of State Fire Marshal.
(3) Any training course not
developed by the Office of State Fire Marshal does not comply with OAR 837-012-0780(1)(d).
(4) The Office of State Fire
Marshal may update the training course annually to ensure it is consistent and current
with federal and state laws, rules and regulations pertaining to Fireworks Displays.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 480.150
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 2-1992, f. &
cert. ef. 3-10-92; FM 2-1993(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-10-93; FM 6-1993, f. &
cert. ef. 12-10-93; OSFM 4-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-25-02 thru 8-19-02;
OSFM 7-2002, f. & cert. f. 6-20-02; OSFM 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-03;
OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0830
Denial, Suspension or Revocation
of Display Permit or General or Limited Operator Certificate
(1) The State Fire Marshal may deny,
revoke or suspend a Display Permit or General or Limited Operator Certificate when
a Person listed on the Display Permit or Operator Certificate fails to comply with
ORS 480.111 through 480.165, OAR chapter 837, division 12 or any other applicable
federal, state or local law, rule or regulation pertaining to Fireworks.
(2) Any such denial, revocation,
or suspension Must be in conformance with ORS 183.310 to 183.550.
(3) Grounds for denial, suspension,
or revocation of a display permit or operator certificate include, but are not limited
to the following:
(a) A Person named on the
Permit Application fails to comply with applicable federal, state, or local laws,
rules, ordinances or regulations pertaining to the manufacture, sale, use, discharge,
transportation, storage or possession of Fireworks; or
(b) The Office of State Fire
Marshal is presented with evidence and a recommendation to deny, suspend or revoke
an Application, or Permit by fire or law enforcement authority. The evidence Must
support the conclusion that the Sponsor, Permit Holder, or applicant has violated
applicable rules or statutes; or
(c) The Permit Holder knowingly
hires, employs, or utilizes someone who has had a Wholesale, Retail or Display Permit
revoked, denied or suspended within the last three years; or
(d) There has been a failure
to obtain and maintain necessary local or state on-site inspections, approvals,
proof of liability insurance and other required permits; or
(e) Sells, donates or otherwise
provides Fireworks to any Person; or
(f) A Permit, or permit number
that has expired, or that does not exist, or which has not been issued, is used
to support the purchase, use, discharge, transportation, storage, possession or
sale of Fireworks; or
(g) The applicant submitted
a fraudulent Permit Application; or
(h) Any other violation of
the Fireworks statutes or rules.
(4) The period of denial,
revocation or suspension May not exceed three years. In determining the appropriate
sanction, the Office of State Fire Marshal May consider the following criteria:
(a) The severity of the violations
or its impact on public safety, particularly whether the circumstances of the violations
presented a significant fire hazard or other public safety danger;
(b) The number of similar
or related violations alleged to have been committed in the current transaction,
event or occurrence;
(c) Whether the violation
was willful or intentional;
(d) The prior history of
sanctions imposed by the Office of State Fire Marshal against the holder of, or
applicant for, a Display Permit or Operator Certificate; and
(e) Other circumstances determined
by the Office of State Fire Marshal to be applicable to the particular violation.
(5) Suspension or revocation
of a Display Permit or Operator Certificate may include suspension or revocation
of the current Permit or Certificate and the right to apply for a subsequent Permit
or Certificate.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 480.150
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 2-1992, f. &
cert. ef. 3-10-92; OSFM 4-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-25-02 thru 8-19-02; OSFM
7-2002, f. & cert. f. 6-20-02; OSFM 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-03; OSFM
3-2004, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-04; OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0835
Purchase, Transportation and Storage of Display Fireworks
(1) General and Limited Display Permit
Holders Must purchase or otherwise obtain Display Fireworks only from Wholesalers
who possess a current and valid wholesale Permit issued by the Office of State Fire
Marshal.
(2) General and Limited Display
Permit Holders Must purchase or otherwise obtain Display Fireworks only from the
Wholesaler listed on the Display Permit.
(3) If the Wholesaler who
supplies the Display Fireworks is different from the Wholesaler listed on the Display
Permit, the Display Permit Holder Must notify, in writing, the Office of State Fire
Marshal and the Local Fire Authority of the change at least 24 hours prior to purchasing
the Display Fireworks from the Wholesaler.
(4) The Designated Agent
may pick up Fireworks from the Wholesaler and deliver only to the storage site as
listed on the Display Permit or directly to the Display Site as listed on the Permit.
(5) The Permit Holder, or
their Designated Agent, Must possess the Display Permit at the time the Display
Fireworks are picked up from or delivered by the Wholesaler.
(6) The Permit Holder, or
their Designated Agent, May transport the Display Fireworks only to the:
(a) Storage site approved
by the Local Fire Authority and the Office of State Fire Marshal [and] listed on
the Display Permit; or
(b) The Display Site listed
on the Display Permit.
(7) The Permit Holder or
their Designated Agent, Must comply with all applicable federal, state and local
laws, rules and regulations pertaining to the transportation of Fireworks.
(8) Prior to acceptance of
Display Fireworks from a Wholesaler, the Permit Holder, or their Designated Agent,
Must confirm that the outside of all Cartons, Containers or Cases of Display Fireworks,
and any accompanying documentation, are affixed with the full Permit Holder name
and Display Permit number of the Display Permit corresponding to the Permit Holder
authorizing the Display Fireworks being received and the Wholesaler Name and their
Oregon Wholesale Permit number of the Oregon Wholesaler who supplied the Display
Fireworks.
(9) Display Permit Holders,
or their Designated Agent, May not accept any Cartons, Containers or Cases of Display
Fireworks or accompanying documentation that do not show the required information
pursuant to subsections (8) of this rule. If the required Permit Holder name and
Display Permit number is not on the outside of all Cartons, Containers or Cases
of Display Fireworks, and any accompanying documentation, the Permit Holder Must
refuse to accept the Display Fireworks.
(10) Permit Holder name and
Display Permit number and the Wholesaler name and Permit number Must be maintained
on any Carton, Container or Case containing Display Fireworks authorized by a Display
Permit.
(11) The storage of Display
Fireworks Must comply with the following:
(a) OAR chapter 837, division
12;
(b) Oregon Fire Code, 2014
Edition.
(c) Oregon Structural Specialty
Code, 2014 Edition.
(d) NFPA 1124, Code for the
Manufacture, Transportation and Storage of Fireworks as published in August 2012;
and
(e) United States Department
of Transportation laws and regulations. See also CFR Title 17, Part 18, Subparts
J and JJ.
(12) The transportation of
Display Fireworks Must comply with the following:
(a) ORS 480.111 through 480.165;
(b) OAR chapter 837, division
12;
(c) NFPA 1124, Code for the
Manufacture, Transportation and Storage of Fireworks as published in August 2012;
and
(d) United States Department
of Transportation laws and regulations. See also CFR Title 17, Part 18, Subparts
J and JJ.
(13) Fireworks may be delivered
to the Display Site up to a maximum of 72 hours prior to the date and time of the
permitted Display. Security at the Display Site will be continuous until the date
and time of the Display. Fireworks may be delivered to the Display Site up 72 hours
prior only after a security plan has been submitted to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
Firearms and Explosives and approved by the Local Fire Authority.
(14) Special consideration
may be given for increasing the 72 hours maximum as allowed in 837-012-0835(13)
for exceptionally large displays. Approval Must be granted prior to arriving at
the Display Site and Must be approved by the Office of State Fire Marshal, the Local
Fire Authority, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
(15) All Fireworks at the
Display Site Must meet the requirements of NFPA 1124, Code for the Manufacture,
Transportation and Storage of Fireworks as published in August 2012.
[Publications: Publications referenced
are available from the agency.]
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476.030
& 480.150
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: OSFM 4-2002(Temp),
f. & cert. ef. 2-25-02 thru 8-19-02; OSFM 7-2002, f. & cert. f. 6-20-02;
OSFM 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-03; OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0840
Selection of Display Site and Set
Up
(1) Prior to the Display, the areas
selected for the Discharge Site, Fallout Area, spectator viewing and parking May
be inspected and approved by the Local Fire Authority and Law Enforcement Authority.
(2) The purpose of this rule
is to provide guidance for clearances upon which the Local Fire Authority and Law
Enforcement Authority May base their approval or denial of the Display Site.
(3) The required minimum
separation distance between the Discharge Site and any spectators, vehicles or readily
combustible materials is set forth in Table 1. This distance is determined by the
largest size Aerial Shell to be discharged at the intended Display. At a minimum,
the Fallout Area for a Display Must be the required minimum separation distance
set forth in Table 1.
(a) Where added safety precautions
have been taken, or particularly favorable conditions exist, the Local Fire Authority
may decrease the required separation distance pursuant to Table 1. In no case may
the required separation distance be less than 70' per inch of Aerial Shell diameter.
Final approval of the decrease in distance is the responsibility of the Office of
State Fire Marshal.
(b) When unusual or safety
threatening conditions exist, the Local Fire Authority May increase the required
separation distance pursuant to Table 1 as necessary to provide adequate safety
for the Display Site, spectators, and surrounding property.
(4) The required minimum
distance from the Discharge Site to any health care, detention or correctional facility
Must be at least twice the distance set forth in Table 1.
(5) The required minimum
distance from the Discharge Site to any bulk storage area of materials that pose
a flammability, explosive or toxic hazard Must be at least twice the distance set
forth in Table 1.
NOTE: To determine whether materials
pose these hazards, see NFPA's Fire Protection Guide to Hazardous Materials. [Table
not included. See ED. NOTE.]
(6) Figure 1 demonstrates some of the
location requirements for a suitable Display Site where Mortars are placed vertically,
such as may be the case for an electrically ignited Display: [Figure not included.
See ED. NOTE.]
(7) The Discharge Site Must
be located so that the trajectory of the Aerial Shells do not come within 25 feet
of any overhead object.
(8) Ground Display Pieces
Must be located at a minimum distance of 75 feet from spectator viewing and parking
areas.
EXCEPTION: For Ground Display Pieces
with greater hazard potential (such as large wheels with powerful drivers, and items
employing large Salutes), and roman candles and multi-shot devices, the minimum
separation distance Must be increased to 140 feet minimum or 100 feet per inch of
shell diameter. Example: 1.75" artillery type mortar shells Must have a minimum
separation distance of 175'.
EXCEPTION: Limited Display
Permits that authorize only Retail Fireworks May not be subject to the 140 foot
separation requirement. Separation requirements for Limited Display Permits authorizing
only the use of Retail Fireworks are at the discretion of the Local Fire Authority.
(9) Where Aerial Shells are to be stored
at the Discharge Site for subsequent loading into Mortars during the Display, the
Mortars Must be placed at least 1/6, but not more than 1/3, the distance from the
center of the Display Site toward the main spectator area. The Mortars Must be angled
such that any dud shells will fall at a point approximately equal to the offset
of the Mortars from the center of the Display Site but in the opposite direction.
(10) Figure 2 demonstrates
some of the location requirements for a suitable Display Site when Aerial Shells
are to be stored at the Discharge Site for subsequent loading into Mortars during
the Display, such as may be the case with a manually ignited Display: [Figure not
included. See ED. NOTE.]
(11) Fireworks May not be
discharged within 100 feet of any tent or canvas shelter. Unauthorized tents May
not be located within the Display Site.
(12) Fallout Areas:
(a) The Fallout Area Must
be a large, open area;
(b) Spectators, vehicles,
or readily combustible materials May not be located within the Fall Out Area during
the Display.
[ED. NOTE: Figures & tables referenced
are available from the agency.]
[Publications: Publications
referenced are available from the agency.]
Stat. Auth.: ORS 480.150
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 2-1992, f. &
cert. ef. 3-10-92; FM 6-1993, f. & cert. ef. 12-10-93; OSFM 4-2002(Temp), f.
& cert. ef. 2-25-02 thru 8-19-02; OSFM 7-2002, f. & cert. f. 6-20-02; OSFM
3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0850
Construction of Fireworks Aerial Shells
(1) Shells May be classified and described
only in terms of the inside diameter of the Mortar in which they can be safely used,
such as three inch shells are only for use in three inch Mortars[)];
(2) Aerial Shells Must be
constructed so that they fit easily into the appropriate size Mortar and so that
the Lift Charge and internal delay fuse are appropriate to propel the shell to a
safe altitude before functioning.
(3) Shells Must be labeled
with the type of shell, the shell size and the name of the manufacturer or distributor.
(4) The label or wrapper
of any type of Aerial Shell Must be conspicuously marked with a number to indicate
the shell size (the diameter of the Mortar to be used).
(5) The label or wrapper
of any type of aerial Salute Must be conspicuously marked with the word "Salute";
(6) For Aerial Shells using
Quick Match fuse to ignite the Lift Charge, that fuse Must be long enough to allow
not less than six inches of fuse to protrude from the Mortar after the shell has
been properly inserted.
EXCEPTION: This requirement does not
apply when shells are to be fired electrically.
(7) In order to allow the Individual
igniting the Aerial Shells to safely retreat, the time delay between igniting the
tip of the shell's fuse and the firing of the shell May not be less than three seconds
or more than six seconds.
EXCEPTION: For electrically ignited
Displays, there is no requirement for a delay period.
(8) A Safety Cap Must be installed over
the exposed end of the fuse. The Safety Cap Must be of a different color than that
of the fuse. The Safety Cap Must be installed in such a manner so the fuse is not
damaged;
EXCEPTION: For electrically fired Displays,
there is no requirement for Safety Caps except there Must be no exposed pyrotechnic
composition.
(9) Single Break Salute shells May not
exceed three inches in diameter or three inches in length (exclusive of the Lift
Charge). The maximum quantity of Salute powder in such Salutes May not exceed 3
ounces;
(10) Storage of Fireworks
and Aerial Shells not in Mortars:
(a) All Fireworks Must be
stored and transported according to the requirements prior to reaching the Display
Site. (See also CFR Title 27, Part 18, Subparts J and JJ.);
(b) As soon as the Fireworks
have been delivered to the Display Site, they May not be left unattended or allowed
to become wet;
(c) All Fireworks Must be
inspected when practical after delivery to the site but always prior to the start
of loading shells by the Operator or a qualified Assistant. Any shells having tears,
leaks, broken fuses, or showing signs of having been wet Must be set aside and Must
not be fired. After the Display, any such shells Must either be returned to the
Wholesaler or destroyed according to the Wholesaler's instructions;
EXCEPTION: Minor repairs to fuses May
be allowed. Also, for electrically ignited Displays, attachment of Electric Matches
and other similar tasks May be permitted.
(d) Upon delivery to the Display Site,
all shells Must be separated according to size and as to whether they are Salutes.
Until they are loaded into Mortars, shells Must be stored in covered containers
such as Ready Boxes or corrugated cartons meeting U.S. Department of Transportation
requirements for the transportation of Fireworks;
(e) During performance of
an outdoor Display, Ready Boxes Must be located at a distance of not less than 30
feet upwind from the Mortar placements. If the wind should shift during a Display,
the Ready Boxes Must be re-located to be 30 feet upwind from the Discharge Site.
EXCEPTIONS:
(A) When acceptable to the Local Fire
Authority, alternate measures May be taken.
(B) When there are no shells
needing storage during a Display, such as for an electrically ignited Display, or
where all shells are preloaded into their mortars prior to the start of the display,
there is no need for Ready Boxes.
(11) Installation of Mortars:
(a) Prior to placement Mortars
Must be carefully inspected for defects, such as dents, bent ends, damaged interiors,
and damaged plugs. Mortars found to be defective Must not be used;
(b) Mortars Must be positioned
vertically or so that shells are propelled away from spectators and over a Fallout
Area. Under no circumstances May Mortars be angled toward the spectator viewing
areas;
NOTE: It is generally believed that
when manually firing aerial Fireworks, mortars should be angled 2 to 4 degrees.
(c) Mortars Must be buried to a depth
of a minimum of 2/3 of their length, either in the ground or in aboveground troughs
or drums;
EXCEPTION: Securely positioned Mortar
Racks may be used for the firing of single Break shells not exceeding six inches
in diameter.
(d) Refer to NFPA 1123, Table A.4.3.9
for minimum inside mortar length requirements.
(e) Under conditions when
paper Mortars may be damaged by placement in damp ground, paper Mortars Must be
placed inside a moisture-resistant bag prior to placement in damp ground;
(f) Whenever there is the
likelihood of ground water leaking into the Mortar, the Mortar Must be placed inside
a water-resistant bag prior to placement in the ground;
(g) Weather-resistant coverings
Must be placed over the mouth of Mortars whenever there is imminent danger of water
collecting in the Mortars;
(h) In soft ground, when
there is significant danger of the Mortars being driven further into the ground
when they are fired, sufficient added support Must be placed beneath the Mortars;
EXCEPTION: When a Mortar is only to
be used once, such as for an electrically fired Display, added support is optional.
(i) Mortars that are buried in the ground,
in troughs, or in drums Must be separated from adjacent Mortars by a distance at
least equal to the diameter of the Mortar. Mortars in troughs or drums Must be positioned
to afford the maximum protection to the Operator;
EXCEPTION: The requirements do not
apply when electrical firing is used.
(j) If troughs and drums are used, they
Must be filled with sand or soft dirt; in no case May stones or other possible dangerous
debris be used;
(k) Whenever more than three
shells are to be Chain Fused, such as for sequential firing, additional measures
are required to prevent adjacent Mortars from being repositioned in the event a
shell detonates in a Mortar, causing the Mortar to burst. For buried Mortars, this
must be accomplished by placing the Mortars with a minimum separation of four times
their diameter. For Mortars in racks, this Must be accomplished by using Mortar
Racks that have sufficient strength to successfully withstand such a failure;
EXCEPTIONS:
(A) When there is doubt concerning the
strength of racks holding Chain Fused Mortars, the separation distances for those
racks from spectator or parking areas Must be twice those listed in Table 1.
(B) When the separation distance
is two times that required in Table 1, buried Mortars Must be separated from each
other by a minimum of one times the internal diameter of the largest Mortar in the
sequence.
(l) When Mortars are to be
reloaded during a Display, Mortars of various sizes May not be intermixed. Mortars
of the same size Must be placed in groups, and the groups Must be separated from
each other;
(m) When Operators or Assistants
are to be in the immediate area of the Mortars during a Display, sand bags or other
suitable protection Must be placed around the Mortars up to the approximate level
of the mouth of the Mortar in each direction where Operators or Assistants could
be located;
(n) Mortars Must be inspected
before the first shells are loaded to be certain that no water or debris has accumulated
in the bottom of the Mortar;
(o) Mortars Must be of sufficient
strength and durability to safely fire the Aerial Shells to be used;
(p) Cast iron Mortars May
not be used;
(q) Metal Mortars May be
either seamed or seamless; however, seamed Mortars must be placed so the seam is
facing either right or left as one faces the line of Mortars;
(r) Mortars Must be of sufficient
length to cause Aerial Shells to be propelled to safe heights;
(s) A cleaning tool Must
be provided for the cleaning of debris from Mortars as necessary;
EXCEPTION: When Mortars are not to
be reloaded during a Display, there is no requirement for a cleaning tool.
(t) Numerals indicating the inside diameter
of the Mortar may be conspicuously painted or otherwise marked near the top of all
Mortars.
(12) When more than one Operator
or Assistant will be igniting the Aerial Shells for a Display, it is preferred the
line of Mortars be separated in some manner and that only one Operator or Assistant
light shells in each designated area.
(13) Electrical Firing Unit:
(a) The purpose of this section
is to provide guidance for the design of Electrical Firing Units to be used when
it is decided to electrically fire Displays;
(b) At no point May electrical
contact be allowed to occur between any wiring associated with the Electrical Firing
Unit and any metal object in contact with the ground;
(c) If the Electrical Firing
Unit is powered from AC power lines, some form of line isolation Must be employed
such as a line isolation transformer;
(d) The Electrical Firing
Unit Must include a key-operated switch or other similar device that greatly reduces
the possibility that unauthorized or unintentional firings can occur;
EXCEPTION: When the Electrical Firing
Unit is very small in size and attached to the wire running to Electric Matches
for the brief duration of the actual firing, there is no requirement for a key-operated
switch.
(e) Manually activated Electrical Firing
Units Must be designed such that at least two positive actions must be taken to
apply electric current to an Electric Match. For example, this may be accomplished
with two switches in series, both of which must be operated in order to pass current;
(f) Computer-activated automatic
sequencing type Electrical Firing Units Must have some form of "dead-man-switch,"
such that firings will cease the moment the switch is released;
(g) If the Electrical Firing
Unit has a built-in-test circuit, the unit Must be designed to limit the test current
(into a short circuit) to 0.05 ampere or to 20 percent of the no-fire current of
the Electric Match, whichever is less;
(h) Multi-testers such as
Volt-Ohm Meters, May not be used for testing unless their maximum current delivering
potential has been measured and found to meet the requirements of subsection (g)
of this section;
(i) When any testing of firing
circuits is performed, no Person May be present in the immediate area of Fireworks
that have been attached to the Electrical Firing Unit.
[ED. NOTE: Figures referenced are available
from the agency.]
Stat. Auth.: ORS 480.150
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 2-1992, f. &
cert. ef. 3-10-92; OSFM 7-2002, f. & cert. f. 6-20-02; OSFM 3-2004, f. &
cert. ef. 1-14-04; OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0855
Barge Requirements
(1) Barges May be permitted to be manned
or unmanned as long as the Barge operators remain in control of the Barge, and the
Operator and Assistants remain in control of the Barge Display Site and firing of
the Display.
(2) The movement and location
of a Barge Must be controlled at all times, whether self-propelled, controlled by
another vessel, or secured by anchoring or mooring.
(3) The means of controlling
the movement and location of a Barge pursuant to subsection (2) of this rule Must
be done so by means approved by the Local Fire Authority prior to the Display.
(4) Barges May be used as
a Discharge Site only if the Barge is sufficiently stable and seaworthy so the type
of Fireworks and the placement of the Fireworks, Mortars, and accompanying equipment
on the Barge does not compromise the stability or seaworthiness of the Barge when
the Fireworks are discharged.
(5) When a Barge is manned
during the firing of the Display, a safety shelter Must be present on the Barge.
The safety shelter Must:
(a) Be of sufficient size
to accommodate all Individuals present during the actual firing of the Display;
(b) Have a minimum of three
sides and a roof; and
(c) Have walls and a roof
constructed of at least 3/4 in. (19 mm) plywood or equivalent material.
(6) Separation between Mortars
and a safety shelter Must be 2ft/in. (0.6 m/25 mm) of diameter of any Mortars up
to 6 in. (152 mm) in diameter. For shells larger than 6 in. (152 mm) in diameter,
the minimum separation distance Must be 4 ft/in. (1.22 m/25 mm) of shell diameter.
EXCEPTION: If the safety shelter is
constructed of stronger material, the separation distance between Mortars and the
shelter May be permitted to be reduced at the discretion of the Local Fire Authority
and the Office of State Fire Marshal.
(7) The required minimum size for a
Barge (in square feet) for a particular Display Must be determined by the following
calculations;
(a) Minimum Discharge Site
(in square ft) = sum of (total number of each size Mortar times its inside diameter)
divided by two (2).
EXCEPTIONS: Multi-shot devices up to
3 in. in diameter Must be calculated at twice the actual footprint of each such
device (length X width). Ground Display Pieces May be excluded from the calculations
for minimum Display set-up area.
(b) Total # of 3 in. Mortar x 3 + total
number of 4 in. Mortars x 4 + total number of 5 in. Mortars x 5 + etc. )/2
EXAMPLE: A Display containing 100 -
3 in. shells, 50 - 4 in. shells, 20 - 5 in. shells, 10- 6 in. shells, and 5- 8 in.
shells would require the following minimum Display set-up area. [Table not included.
See ED. NOTE.]
(8) Barges Must be configured, and the
Display arranged, so Operators, Assistants and any other Individuals on the Barge
can readily exit the Barge in case of an emergency.
[ED. NOTE: Tables referenced are available
from the agency.]
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476.030
& 480.150
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: OSFM 4-2002(Temp),
f. & cert. ef. 2-25-02 thru 8-19-02; OSFM 7-2002, f. & cert. f. 6-20-02;
OSFM 6-2006, f. & cert. ef. 3-10-06; OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0860
Operation of Fireworks Display
(1) The Sponsor of the Display Must
provide adequate fire protection for the Display.
(2) The Sponsor or the Operator
Must consult with the fire authority to determine the level of fire protection required.
(3) Monitors whose sole duty
is enforcement of crowd control Must be located around the Display area by the Sponsor.
The fire authority Must approve the provisions for crowd control.
(4) Monitors Must be located
around the Display Site to prevent spectators or any other unauthorized Individuals
from entering the Display Site. The Display Site Must be so restricted throughout
the Display and until the Display Site has been inspected after the Display. Where
practical, fences and rope barriers May be used to aid in crowd control.
(5) During the period before
the Display, when Fireworks materials are present, public access to the Display
Site Must not be allowed.
(6) The Operator has the
primary responsibility for safety. While the Operator is allowed to actively participate
in the firing of the Display, safety Must be the primary concern.
(7) The Operator is responsible
for ensuring [that] a sufficient number of Assistants are on hand for the safe conduct
of the Display. Only the Operator and necessary Assistants May be permitted in the
discharge area while the Display is in progress.
NOTE: In some situations, it is believed
it is appropriate to have one Individual tending each Ready Box or shell storage
area in use at a given time. Similarly, it is believed there should be two Individuals
reloading shells into Mortars for each Individual igniting the Aerial Shells. Unless
racks of Chain Fused shells are being fired, it generally is believed a single Individual
can safely ignite no more than about ten shells per minute. If a greater rate of
firing is desired, it is appropriate to have more than one Individual lighting the
shells.
(8) The Display Operator is responsible
for meeting the administrative rules, statutory requirements and any other applicable
requirements for the Display including ensuring all Assistants are fully trained
in the proper performance of their assigned tasks and they are knowledgeable of
safety hazards.
(9) If at any time before
or during the Display, the Operator, Local Fire Authority, or the Law Enforcement
Authority knows or should know an adverse condition exists that significantly affects
safety, the Display Must be postponed until the condition is corrected.
(10) If at any time before
or during the Display, the Operator, Local Fire Authority, or the Law Enforcement
Authority knows or should know the lack of crowd control poses a danger, the Display
Must immediately be discontinued until such time as the situation is corrected.
(11) If at any time before
or during the Display, the Operator, Local Fire Authority, or the Law Enforcement
Authority knows or should know that high winds, precipitation, or other adverse
weather conditions prevail, such that a significant safety danger exists; the Display
Must be postponed until weather conditions improve to an acceptable level.
NOTE: Changes that occur as a result
of sections (9), (10) and (11) of this rule Must meet the requirements of OAR 837-012-0740.
(12) Operators and Assistants May use
only flashlights or electric or chemical-luminescent lighting for artificial illumination.
(13) Smoking is not allowed
within 100 feet of any area where Fireworks or other pyrotechnic materials are present.
(14) Measures Must be taken
to protect all Fireworks and materials to be used in the Display from adverse weather
conditions. Moisture-damaged materials Must not be used.
(15) No Individual May be
allowed in the Discharge area while under the influence of alcohol, narcotics, or
drugs.
(16) The fire official having
jurisdiction may require an effective means of communication between the Operator,
the Local Fire Authority, and others as deemed necessary. That method may consist
of cellular or digital telephones, walkie-talkies, marine radio, or similar methods
approved by the Local Fire Authority.
(17) Operators Must be continuously
responsible for the Display from the beginning of the Display through completion
of the Display including the after Display cleanup and inspection.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 480.150
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 2-1992, f. &
cert. ef. 3-10-92; OSFM 4-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-25-02 thru 8-19-02; OSFM
7-2002, f. & cert. f. 6-20-02; OSFM 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-03; OSFM
3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0865
Operations for Barge Displays
(1) Manual Firing of Displays May be
allowed only under the following conditions:
(a) Shells Must be loaded
into Mortars and put into place prior to the Display. Reloading of any kind during
a barge display is prohibited;
(b) Shells May be single-Break
only and May not exceed 6" in diameter;
(c) The Barge Must meet double
the size requirements established by OAR 837-012-0855;
(d) All Individuals, other
than Operators and Assistants Must be behind protective barriers during the Display.
Protective barriers must meet the strength requirements of 3/4 inch (19mm) plywood
or equivalent.
(e) Electrical Firing and
Manual Firing on the same Barge is allowed when the Mortars to be used for Manual
Firing are separated from Mortars to be used for Electrical Firing by a minimum
of 25 feet.
(f) All Aerial Shells greater
than 6" in diameter Must be fired using Electrical Ignition or other means of remote
ignition that place the Operator and Assistants at least 75 feet away from the Mortar
or behind a sturdy barricade at the time of ignition of the Lift Charge.
(2) A U.S. Coast Guard approved
personal flotation device (PFD) Must be provided and available for each Individual
working on the Barge. PFD's Must be properly worn anytime the Barge is not moored
at the dock. PFD's Must have or include a visual location device.
(3) A watercraft Must be
ready and capable of providing a rapid emergency response during the Display.
(4) During the Display only
necessary Individuals May be present on the Barge. No spectators May be present
on the Barge.
(5) Necessary Individuals
May include:
(a) Operator and Assistants;
(b) Local Fire Authority
department personnel;
(c) Barge Operators; and
(d) Local Fire Authority,
Coast Guard, law enforcement, or other regulatory authority acting within the scope
of their official capacity.
(6) Barges Must be free of
all nonessential combustible materials.
(7) Fuel tanks are deemed
essential material to perform the Display for vessels controlling, marshaling, or
adjoining the Barge from which Fireworks are being discharged.
(8) Barges constructed of
wood or other combustible material May be permitted to be used as a Fireworks Display
Site when the requirements of these rules and any other applicable state, local,
and federal requirements pertaining to Fireworks are met.
(9) Barges constructed of
wood or other combustible material can be used provided the surface of the Barge
has been protected from fire by means acceptable to the Local Fire Authority. The
Barge should also be of sufficient construction and configuration to safely allow
the firing of the Display. Consideration should be given to the conditions that
could affect the separation distance of the Barge from the public. Greater distance
might be required to allow for the effects of sea conditions, wind, and drift of
the Barge.
(10) Whenever, in the opinion
of the Local Fire Authority, the Operator, or the Barge captain, conditions such
as high seas or rapid current pose a potential safety hazard to the Operator and
Assistants, spectators, surrounding area, or any other Individuals, the Display
Must be postponed until conditions improve.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476.030 & 480.150
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: OSFM 4-2002(Temp),
f. & cert. ef. 2-25-02 thru 8-19-02; OSFM 7-2002, f. & cert. f. 6-20-02;
OSFM 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-03; OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0870
Loading and Firing of Shells
(1) Shells Must be carried from the
storage area to the Discharge Site only by their bodies, never by their fuses.
EXCEPTION: It is generally believed
it is not safe to be loading Mortars within ten feet of Mortars being fired. When
loading a shell into a recently fired Mortar, the Person should crouch alongside
the Mortar with his back toward the area where shells are being fired.
(2) Shells Must be checked for proper
fit in their Mortars prior to the Display.
(3) When being loaded into
the Mortars, shells Must be held by their fuses or lowering cord if provided and
carefully lowered into the Mortar. At no time May the Person loading the shells
place any part of their body over the mouth of the Mortar.
(4) The Person loading shells
Must be reasonably certain the shells are properly seated in the bottom of the Mortars.
(5) Shells Must not, under
any circumstances, be forced into a Mortar too small to accept them. Shells that
do not fit properly into the Mortars Must not be fired.
(6) The Safety Cap protecting
the fuse Must not be removed until immediately before the shell is to be fired.
EXCEPTION: Where Electrical Ignition
is used, there is no requirement for a Safety Cap.
(7) Shells May be ignited by lighting
the tip of the fuse with a Fusee, torch, Portfire, or similar device. The Operator
Must never place any part of their body over the Mortar at any time. As soon as
the fuse is ignited, the Operator Must turn away from or retreat from the Mortar
area.
EXCEPTION: Alternatively, Electrical
Ignition may be used.
(8) The first shell fired Must be observed
carefully by the Operator to determine that its trajectory is such that the shell
functions over the Fall-Out Area and that any dangerous debris or unexploded shells
will land in the Fall-Out Area. The Operator Must determine whether or not to begin
the Display and Must Monitor the Display continuously to determine if the Display
continues to meet all requirements for the continuance of the Display.
(9) The Display Must be interrupted
and the Mortars Must be re-angled or repositioned as necessary for safety any time
during a Display. In the case of a Barge, the Display Must be interrupted and the
Barge Must be repositioned as necessary for safety any time during Display.
(10) In the event of a shell
failing to ignite in the Mortar, the Mortar Must be marked in some manner to indicate
the presence of an unfired shell, and the Mortar May not be reloaded or reused so
long as the misfired shell remains. Immediately following the Display but no sooner
than 15 minutes after the attempted firing, if the shell still has not fired, the
Mortar Must be cautiously flooded with water and let stand for a minimum of five
minutes before it is cautiously emptied of the shell. The Operator Must be knowledgeable
in the proper disposal methods.
NOTE: Flooding the mortar with water
may not be advisable in all cases, perhaps allow the mortar to stand additional
time before removing the shell if it is not to be flooded.
EXCEPTION: When Electrical
Ignition is used and the firing failure is electrical in nature or the Aerial Shell
was intentionally not fired, the shell may be salvaged by the Operator.
(11) It is the responsibility of the
Person igniting the Aerial Shells to detect when a shell does not fire from a Mortar.
That Person Must warn others in the area and immediately cause the Mortar to be
marked to indicate the presence of an unfired Aerial Shell.
EXCEPTION: When electrically firing,
it is not necessary to mark the Mortar. However, Individuals entering the area after
the Fireworks Display Must conduct themselves as though unfired shells remain until
advised to the contrary by the Operator.
(12) Manual re-ignition of Chain Fused
Aerial Shells May only be attempted at properly installed ignition points.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 480.150
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 2-1992, f. &
cert. ef. 3-10-92; FM 6-1993, f. & cert. ef. 12-10-93; OSFM 4-2002(Temp), f.
& cert. ef. 2-25-02 thru 8-19-02; OSFM 7-2002, f. & cert. f. 6-20-02; OSFM
3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0875
Mortar Racks for Barge Displays
(1) Mortar Racks Must be constructed
in a thorough manner to be capable of holding multiple Mortars in position during
normal functioning.
(2) Mortar Racks that are
not inherently stable Must be secured or braced to stabilize them. Stabilization
May be accomplished by using stakes, legs, A-frames, side-boards, or equivalent
means. Inherently stable means if the base of the rack, before being loaded with
Fireworks, were tipped 50 degrees from the horizontal in any direction, it would
then return to the horizontal position.
(3) Mortar Racks Must be
oriented, angled, or oriented and angled in such a way to maximize spectator safety.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476.030 & 480.150
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: OSFM 4-2002(Temp),
f. & cert. ef. 2-25-02 thru 8-19-02; OSFM 7-2002, f. & cert. f. 6-20-02;
OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0880
Ground Display Fireworks
When Ground Display Pieces are to be
fired electrically, they May be located in the Fall-Out Area.
(b) When Aerial Shells have
been preloaded, Ground Display Pieces May be located in the Discharge area.
(2) Dry grass Must be wet
down or removed before the Display.
(3) Combustible materials
Must be removed or adequately protected as approved by the fire authority if deemed
a fire hazard by the fire authority.
(4) Poles for Ground Display
Pieces Must be securely placed and firmly braced so they will not fall over during
functioning of the firework device.
(5) Specific instructions
from the supplier Must accompany all Ground Display Pieces. A list of required accessories
also Must be supplied.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 480.150
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 2-1992, f. &
cert. ef. 3-10-92; OSFM 4-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-25-02 thru 8-19-02; OSFM
7-2002, f. & cert. f. 6-20-02; OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0890
Site Clean-Up
(1) Following the Display, the Operator,
and Assistants Must conduct an inspection of the Fall-Out Area for the purpose of
locating any unexploded Aerial Shells or components. This inspection Must be conducted
before any public access to the site is allowed. Any shells or components found
during the search Must not be handled until at least fifteen minutes have elapsed
from the time the shells or components were fired. The Fireworks Must then be doused
with water and allowed to remain for at least five more minutes before being cautiously
placed in a plastic bucket or fiberboard box. The Wholesaler who supplied the Fireworks
Must be contacted as soon as possible for disposal instructions.
(2) Mortar inspection and
removal May be conducted upon the elapse of not less than 10 minutes from the completion
of the Display to allow for Mortar cool-down or misfires.
(3) When Fireworks are displayed
at night and it is not possible to thoroughly inspect the site, the Operator Must
ensure the entire site is re-inspected very early the following morning.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 480.150
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 2-1992, f. &
cert. ef. 3-10-92; OSFM 4-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-25-02 thru 8-19-02; OSFM
7-2002, f. & cert. f. 6-20-02; OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0900
Transportation and Storage
(1) Storage of Fireworks in residential
locations, mini-storage units or other structures is prohibited unless such storage
is in accordance with the Oregon Fire Code 2014 Edition, Oregon Structural Specialty
Code 2014 Edition, and NFPA 1124 Manufacture, Transportation, and Storage of Fireworks
and Pyrotechnic Articles as published in August 2012, these rules or requirements
of the Local Fire Authority.
(2) Applicants Must also
provide a complete and detailed description of how and where they will store Fireworks
in their possession before, during and after the Display. The description Must include:
(a) The address of the storage
site and the location of the storage areas at the storage site;
(b) The dates the Fireworks
will be at each storage site; and
(c) The type of magazine
in which the Fireworks are to be stored.
(3) Fireworks may be stored
up to a maximum of 30 days prior to the Display.
(4) Unused Fireworks Must
be returned to the Wholesaler who provided them within 7 days after the Display
date.
[Publications: Publications referenced
are available from the agency.]
Stat. Auth.: ORS 480.150
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 2-1992, f. &
cert. ef. 3-10-92; OSFM 4-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-25-02 thru 8-19-02; OSFM
7-2002, f. & cert. f. 6-20-02; OSFM 6-2006, f. & cert. ef. 3-10-06; OSFM
3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0910
Prohibited Acts and Limitations
(1) No Individuals May be allowed in
the discharge area while under the influence of alcohol, narcotics, or drugs.
(2) Smoking is not allowed
within 100 feet of any area where Fireworks or other pyrotechnic materials are present.
(3) Only authorized Individuals
will be allowed within the Discharge Site.
(4) No Individual May maintain
or allow the existence of a fire hazard at any location under their control where
Fireworks are stored, transported, sold, or used.
(5) No Permit Holder May
use:
(a) Any Fireworks that have
been altered;
(b) Any Fireworks other than
those supplied or distributed by a Person with a current Oregon wholesale Fireworks
Permit.
(6) No Person who has been
cited or arrested for Fireworks violations or who has had a Wholesale, Retail Fireworks
Permit or operator certificate suspended or revoked May participate in any manner
in the Fireworks Display, including storage, distribution, or transportation of
pyrotechnics for a period not to exceed three years.
(7) The Permit does not authorize
the manufacture, sale, use, discharge or possession of Fireworks in any city or
county in which such devices are prohibited by law or ordinance.
(8) Permit Holders May not
use, explode or have exploded any Fireworks device that has not been approved, certified
or listed for transport by the U.S. Department of Transportation or has a U.S. Bureau
of Explosive Temporary Transfer Permit.
(9) Displays May not be conducted
in the event the Office of State Fire Marshal or fire authority has invoked a burning
ban. If the Display Site is a large body of water or close proximity indoor event,
and in the opinion of the Local Fire Authority and the State Fire Marshal the Display
presents no more fire hazard than at other times, the Permit May be issued.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 480.150
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 2-1992, f. &
cert. ef. 3-10-92; OSFM 4-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-25-02 thru 8-19-02; OSFM
7-2002, f. & cert. f. 6-20-02; OSFM 6-2006, f. & cert. ef. 3-10-06; OSFM
3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0920
Records Keeping
(1) Permit Holders Must keep a record
of each shipment of Fireworks received. The record Must include the Wholesaler's
name, address, Display Permit number and a list of the Fireworks received including
the name and quantity of each Fireworks.
(2) Upon request, the records
for each shipment received Must be readily available for review and inspection by
the Local Fire Authority or representatives of the State Fire Marshal.
(3) All records must be clear,
legible, accurate, and maintained for three years from the date of receipt of the
Fireworks. The records Must be submitted to the Local Fire Authority or the State
Fire Marshal upon request.
NOTE: The Wholesaler from whom the
Fireworks were purchased may maintain the records.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 480.150
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 2-1992, f. &
cert. ef. 3-10-92; OSFM 4-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-25-02 thru 8-19-02; OSFM
7-2002, f. & cert. f. 6-20-02; OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0940
Civil and Criminal Enforcement Actions
(1) In addition to denying, revoking
or suspending Permits and Certification pursuant to administrative hearing and appeals
procedures as specified in law, the State Fire Marshal, Fire or Law Enforcement
Authority may:
(a) Confiscate, remove or
have removed at the violator’s expense all Fireworks offered for sale, used,
transported, stored, or possessed in violation of these rules; and
(b) Destroy seized Fireworks
when it has been determined that destruction is necessary for the preservation of
public safety or health, that the sale, transport, storage or possession of the
seized Fireworks was in violation of the laws and rules of the State of Oregon or
the ordinances of local municipalities.
NOTE: Upon the confiscation or prior
to the destruction of any seized pyrotechnics, the Person responsible for the confiscation
or destruction, May contact the Person who the fireworks were seized from.
(2) All civil disputes arising as a
result of the administration and enforcement of these rules and regulations, May
be referred to the State Fire Marshal who has the final administrative authority
in all cases.
(3) Violation of any provision
of ORS 480.111 through 480.160 is a Class B misdemeanor. Violations thereof may
be prosecuted in state or municipal courts when violations occur within the municipality
served thereby. Justice and district courts have concurrent jurisdiction with circuit
courts in all proceedings arising within ORS 480.111 to 480.160:
(a) The sentence for a Class
B misdemeanor is set forth by ORS 161.615;
(b) The sentence to pay a
fine for a Class B misdemeanor is set forth by ORS 161.635 and 161.655.
(4) If a Person has gained
money or property through commission of a misdemeanor or violation, then upon conviction
thereof, the court, instead of imposing the fine authorized by these rules, may
sentence the defendant to pay an amount fixed by the court, not exceeding double
the amount of the defendant's gain from the commission of the offense in accordance
with ORS 161.635 and 161.655.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 480.150
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 2-1992, f. &
cert. ef. 3-10-92; OSFM 4-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-25-02 thru 8-19-02; OSFM
7-2002, f. & cert. f. 6-20-02; OSFM 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-03; OSFM
3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0950
Insurance Requirements
The governing body of any municipality
or of any county, may require liability insurance or other form of indemnity deemed
adequate by the municipality, or the county, from any Person, in a sum not less
than $500, conditioned for payment of all damages which may be caused either to
a Person or property by reason of the authorized Fireworks Display and arising from
any acts of any Person or agents, employees or subcontractors of the Person.
NOTE: Local Fire Authorities often
require the industry standard amount of liability insurance of $1 million.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 480.150
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 2-1992, f. &
cert. ef. 3-10-92; OSFM 4-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-25-02 thru 8-19-02; OSFM
7-2002, f. & cert. f. 6-20-02; OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0960
Fire Protection
Fire extinguishers Must be provided
in numbers and locations throughout the Display Site as required by the Local Fire
Authority.
NOTE: At a minimum, at least two 2A
rated water type extinguishers, or equivalent water type extinguishing system, or
an alternative determined by the Local Fire Authority Must be provided.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 480.150
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 2-1992, f. &
cert. ef. 3-10-92; OSFM 4-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-25-02 thru 8-19-02; OSFM
7-2002, f. & cert. f. 6-20-02; OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-0970
Reports for General Displays
(1) Within 10 days following each General
Display, the Operator in charge of the Display Must complete a report on forms provided
by the State Fire Marshal, submit to the State Fire Marshal, and certify the information
contained in the report is accurate. Certification and future Permits may be denied,
suspended, or revoked for false reporting or failure to complete the report.
(2) The Operator Must provide
the information on the report form provided by the State Fire Marshal. At a minimum,
each report Must contain the following:
(a) The printed name, signature,
mailing address, certification number and telephone number of the Operator in charge
of the Display and who is completing the report;
(b) Name of Permit Holder
to whom the Permit was issued;
(c) The number assigned to
the Permit by the State Fire Marshal;
(d) The date and time of
day the Display was actually held;
(e) The location of the Display.
Include address or description sufficient to locate;
(f) A list of all Fireworks
discharged including the size and number of shells and set pieces;
(g) A list of all Operators
that assisted in assembling, discharging, or supervising the Display. The list Must
include the name, certification number, and description of duties performed for
each Operator;
(h) A list of all Assistants
that assisted Operators with the Display. The list Must include the name, mailing
address, telephone number, and a description of duties performed for each Assistant;
(i) A list of all Fireworks
that were duds, malfunctioned, or were defective. For each Firework listed, the
report Must include, type of Firework and size of Firework, if applicable (example
six inch shell);
(j) A description of any
injuries caused by Fireworks authorized by the Permit. Each injury Must be listed
separately, and include the name of the Firework, when known, that injured the Person,
the cause of the injury, and name, address, age and telephone number of the injured
Person;
(k) A description of any
fires caused by Fireworks authorized by the Permit. Each fire Must be listed separately
and include the name of the Firework, when known, that started the fire, the cause
of the fire, and a brief description of the damage that occurred.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 480.150
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 2-1992, f. &
cert. ef. 3-10-92; FM 6-1993, f. & cert. ef. 12-10-93; OSFM 4-2002(Temp), f.
& cert. ef. 2-25-02 thru 8-19-02; OSFM 7-2002, f. & cert. f. 6-20-02; OSFM
3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14

Fireworks Citations and Civil Penalty Assessments

837-012-1000
Authority and Application
(1) These rules are promulgated under
the State Fire Marshal's authority contained in ORS 476.030 and 480.165.
(2) These rules apply to
any Person who violates any provision of ORS 480.111 through 480.165 and the rules
adopted thereto including, but not limited to, those for fireworks displays, agricultural
use of fireworks, wholesale and retail sales of fireworks, special effect fireworks,
and manufacturing of fireworks.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 183.090 & 480.110
- 480.165
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 3-1993, f. &
cert. ef. 6-10-93; OSFM 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 1-23-01; OSFM 3-2014, f. &
cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-1010
Purpose and Scope
(1) These rules establish the basis
and process by which Citations and penalties will be determined and issued for Violations
of ORS 480.111 through 480.165 and OAR chapter 837, division 12.
(2) These rules provide for
fire authorities, as defined in ORS 476.060, to issue Citations and proposed penalties.
(3) Each Violation is classified
and penalty assessed according to Violation Type and Instance.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 183.090 & 480.110
- 480.165
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 3-1993, f. &
cert. ef. 6-10-93; OSFM 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 1-23-01; OSFM 3-2014, f. &
cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-1020
Effective Dates
OAR 837-12-1000 through 837-12-1110
are effective July 1, 2014.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 183.090 & 480.110
- 480.165
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 3-1993, f. &
cert. ef. 6-10-93; OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-1030
Definitions
(1) "Citation" means a document issued
by the Office of State Fire Marshal or a fire authority pursuant to ORS 480.165
to issue a civil penalty for a Violation of ORS 480.111 through 480.165 and OAR
chapter 837, division 12. A Citation may include, but is not limited to, a description
of each Violation and a notice of civil penalty assessment.
(2) “Display fireworks”
has the meaning provided in ORS 480.111(4).
(3) “Exempt fireworks”
has the meaning provided in ORS 480.111(5).
(4) “Fireworks has
the meaning provided in ORS 480.110(7).
(5) "Formal Hearing" means
a hearing before a hearings officer where the laws, rules, and evidence are presented,
considered, and a proposed opinion and order issued.
(6) "Hazard" means a condition
which could result in fire loss injury or damage to a Person or property.
(7) "Hearings Request" means
the written request for a Formal Hearing to contest a civil penalty.
(8) "Illegal Fireworks" means
any Fireworks other than consumer fireworks including but not limited to, any Firework
that flies into the air, or explodes or behaves in an uncontrolled and unpredictable
manner.
(9) "Individual" means a
single human being.
(10) "Informal Hearing" means
a conference to discuss if there is a basis for informal disposition of a civil
penalty by stipulation, agreed settlement, or other means.
(11) "Instance" means the
number of times a Person has been cited. These are identified as 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
Instances.
(12) "Local Fire Authority"
means the local fire official having jurisdiction.
(13) “May” means
a regulation of conduct and implies probability or permission.
(14) “Must” means
a mandatory requirement.
(15) "Person" means one or
more Individuals, legal representatives, partnerships, joint ventures, associations,
corporations (whether or not organized for profit), business trusts, or any organized
group of Persons and includes the state, state agencies, counties, municipal corporations,
school districts, and other public corporations.
(16) "Retail Permit" means
the official written document issued by the Office of State Fire Marshal pursuant
to ORS 480.127 that authorizes the purchase, transport, possession, storing and
sale of Retail Fireworks, at retail, when otherwise in conformance with all applicable
requirements of ORS 480.111 through 480.165, OAR chapter 837, division 12, and any
other federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations.
(17) "State Fire Marshal"
means the State Fire Marshal or his/her administrative designee.
(18) "Type" means the classification
of Violation, i.e., least, minimal, moderate, or severe. These are identified as
Type I, II, III or IV.
(19) "Violation" Types mean:
(a) "Least Violation" means
a Type I Violation which poses very little Hazard or threat;
(b) "Minimal Violation" means
a Type II Violation which poses a minor Hazard or threat;
(c) "Moderate Violation"
means a Type III Violation which poses a significant Hazard or threat;
(d) "Severe Violation" means
a Type IV Violation which poses a substantial Hazard or threat.
(20) "Wholesale Permit" means
the official written document issued by the Office of State Fire Marshal that authorizes
the purchase, transport, possession, packaging, storing and sale of Fireworks, retail
fireworks, display fireworks, or agricultural fireworks when otherwise in compliance
with all applicable requirements of ORS 480.111 through 480.165, OAR chapter 837,
division 12, and any other federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations.
(21) "Wholesaler" means any
Person who sells or provides by any other means, or intends to sell or provide by
any other means, Fireworks, retail fireworks, display fireworks, or agricultural
fireworks.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 183.090 & 480.110
- 480.165
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 3-1993, f. &
cert. ef. 6-10-93; OSFM 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 1-23-01; OSFM 3-2014, f. &
cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-1040
General
(1) These rules establish civil penalty
criteria for Types I, II, III and IV Violations and the Instances for each Type
of Violation.
(2) These rules apply to
Persons who violate the requirements of ORS 480.111 through 480.165 or OAR chapter
837, division 12.
(3) Fire authorities may
apply these rules per ORS 476.060.
(4) A Citation describing
the Violation and assessed penalty May be issued to Persons in non-compliance with
ORS 480.111 through 480.165 or OAR chapter 837, division 12.
(5) Each separate Instance
of non-compliance with ORS 480.111 through 480.165 or OAR chapter 837, division
12 is considered a separate Violation.
(6) Each day that a Violation
continues is considered a separate Violation.
(7) The distribution, sale,
use, manufacture, or possession of any amount of illegal Fireworks is prohibited
and subject to Citation and penalty.
(8) In addition to the issuance
of Citations and penalties under these rules, the State Fire Marshal and fire authority
acting in accordance with ORS 476.060 and 480.154(2) and OAR 837-12-560(1)(a) and
837-12-675(1)(a):
(a) May confiscate any amount
of illegal Fireworks; and
(b) May confiscate other
Fireworks possessed by Persons violating ORS 480.111 through 480.165 and OAR chapter
837, division 12.
(9) In addition to the issuance
of Citations, penalties, and the confiscation of Fireworks, the State Fire Marshal
may also revoke, suspend, or deny any Fireworks permit provided for under ORS 480.111
through 480.165 to any Person who fails to pay a penalty assessed under these rules.
(10) The penalty for each
Violation ranges from $0 to $500 a day depending upon the Type and Instance of the
Violation.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 183.090
& 480.110 - 480.165
Stat. Auth.: ORS 183.090 & 480.110
- 480.165
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 3-1993, f. &
cert. ef. 6-10-93; OSFM 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 1-23-01; OSFM 3-2014, f. &
cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-1050
Violation Types, Instances, and Penalty Assessments
(1) Penalties May be assessed according
to Violation Type and Instance in Table 2 and OAR 837-12-1130 through 837-12-1160,
except as provided in OAR 837-12-1100.
(2) The Types of Violations
are:
(a) Least — Type I;
(b) Minimal — Type
II;
(c) Moderate — Type
III;
(d) Severe — Type IV.
(3) The Violation Instance
is determined based on the number of times a Person has committed a Violation. *Table
2 is a guideline for penalty assessments. Also refer to OAR 837-12-1130 through
837-12-1160. [Table not included. See ED. NOTE.]
[ED. NOTE: Tables referenced are available
from the agency.]
Stat. Auth.: ORS 183.090
& 480.110 - 480.165
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 3-1993, f. &
cert. ef. 6-10-93; OSFM 8-2000(Temp), f. 6-5-00, cert. ef. 6-5-00 thru 12-1-00;
OSFM 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 1-23-01; OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-1060
Issuance of Civil Penalty Citation and Forwarding to the Office of State Fire Marshal
(1) Local Fire Authority, pursuant to
ORS 476.060, has the authority to issue civil penalty Citations for Violation of
ORS 480.111 through 480.165 and OAR chapter 837, division 12.
(2) A Citation may impose
a penalty or provide a warning (OAR 837-12-1050, Table 2).
(3) The Citation Must be
forwarded to the Office of State Fire Marshal within ten days of issuance. Where
possible, each Citation May be accompanied by a copy of the issuing authority's
written report, inspection sheets, Fire District Property Report (or evidence receipt
— Form #920-021-06) or any other forms that are completed during the process
of issuing Citations.
(4) The Office of State Fire
Marshal will issue a notice of civil penalty based upon the information contained
in the Citation and any accompanying documentation.
[ED. NOTE: Tables and Forms referenced
are available from the agency.]
Stat. Auth.: ORS 183.090
& 480.110 - 480.165
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 3-1993, f. &
cert. ef. 6-10-93; OSFM 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 1-23-01; OSFM 3-2014, f. &
cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-1070
Hearings
(1) Any Person may request a hearing
regarding the assessment of a civil penalty.
(2) Hearings Requests Must
be filed at the Salem Office of State Fire Marshal within 20 days from the date
of service of the notice of civil penalty.
(3) Any Person who requests
a hearing is entitled to a hearing.
(4) The hearing process may
include:
(a) An informal conference
to discuss if there is a basis for informal disposition of a civil penalty by stipulation,
agreed settlement, or other means;
(b) A Formal Hearing before
a hearings officer where the laws, rules, and evidence are presented, considered,
and a proposed opinion and order issued.
(5) The Formal Hearing Must
be conducted as a contested case hearing according to the provision of the Administrative
Procedures Act (APA) ORS 183.413 to 183.470.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 183.090
& 480.110 - 480.165
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 3-1993, f. &
cert. ef. 6-10-93; OSFM 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 1-23-01; OSFM 3-2014, f. &
cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-1080
Informal Conference
(1) The Office of State Fire Marshal
will provide an opportunity for a Person to informally discuss a civil penalty assessed
against them.
(2) An informal conference
may be requested prior to a request for a Formal Hearing; however, a Formal Hearing
Must be requested within 20 days of the date of service of the notice of civil penalty.
(3) The request for an informal
conference may be in any form; and
(a) Must be addressed to
the Office of State Fire Marshal; and
(b) Must clearly state the
subject to be discussed.
(4) An informal conference
concerning civil penalties May not extend the 20 days allowed for filing a Formal
Hearing request.
(5) If the parties agree,
an informal conference may be held by telephone.
(6) As the result of an informal
conference, the State Fire Marshal may, for good cause, amend, withdraw, or reduce
a civil penalty. Such action is done in accordance with the Administrative Procedures
Act (APA), ORS 183.025 to 183.725.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 183.090 & 480.110
- 480.165
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 3-1993, f. &
cert. ef. 6-10-93; OSFM 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 1-23-01; OSFM 3-2014, f. &
cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-1090
Formal Hearing
(1) A Person may request a Formal Hearing
at any time before or after an informal conference, as long as the 20 day period
for requesting a hearing has not lapsed.
(2) The Office of State Fire
Marshal will arrange for a hearings officer to conduct the Formal Hearing.
(3) The Office of State Fire
Marshal will set a date, time, and location for the Formal Hearing.
(4) The Office of State Fire
Marshal will notify, by letter, the Person requesting the hearing (or their designated
representative) of the date, time, location, and the hearings officer conducting
the Formal Hearing.
(5) The hearings officer
will hear the case and render a proposed opinion and order, including recommended
findings of fact and conclusions of law, according to the Administrative Procedures
Act (APA), ORS 183.025 to 183.725.
(6) The Formal Hearing will
be conducted as follows:
(a) The hearings officer
will act as an impartial third party;
(b) It is not necessary for
the Person that requested the hearing to be represented by legal counsel;
(c) The Office of State Fire
Marshal may or may not elect to be represented by legal counsel;
(d) Testimony Must be taken
under oath;
(e) All evidence of a Type
commonly relied upon by a reasonably prudent Person in the conduct of their serious
affairs is admissible;
(f) Hearsay evidence is admissible
if it meets statutory standards for being reliable and trustworthy.
(7) The proposed opinion
and order Must be reviewed by the State Fire Marshal and, if accepted, finalized
and issued as a final order.
NOTE: Final orders Must be forwarded
to the authority issuing the Citation within ten days of signing of the Final Order.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 183.090 & 480.110
- 480.165
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 3-1993, f. &
cert. ef. 6-10-93; OSFM 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 1-23-01; OSFM 3-2014, f. &
cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-1100
Penalty Adjustments
(1) The assessment or adjustment of
penalties for amounts other than those set by OAR 837-12-1050 May be done only by
the State Fire Marshal through a hearings process either formally or informally.
(2) The assessment of penalties
not in conformance with OAR 837-12-1050 may be made only after considering:
(a) The gravity and magnitude
of the Violation;
(b) The Person's previous
record;
(c) Such other considerations
as the State Fire Marshal may consider appropriate.
(3) During a Formal Hearing
or informal conference, the Office of State Fire Marshal may modify or adjust the
Citation, cited Violations, or penalties assessed in order to meet the requirements
of these rules and to ensure uniformity and consistency in their application statewide.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 183.090 & 480.110
- 480.165
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 3-1993, f. &
cert. ef. 6-10-93; OSFM 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 1-23-01; OSFM 3-2014, f. &
cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-1110
Judicial Review
Judicial review of an agency order made
after a hearing May be provided according to ORS 183.480 or 183.497.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 183.090 & 480.110
- 480.165
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 3-1993, f. &
cert. ef. 6-10-93; OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-1120
Payment of Civil Penalty
(1) The penalty Must be paid to the
Office of State Fire Marshal within ten days after an order assessing a civil penalty
becomes final by operation of law or on an appeal.
(2) Penalties not paid within
ten days after the order becomes final may be recorded with the county clerk in
any county in Oregon.
(3) Upon recording of the
penalty, the county clerk Must record the name of the Person incurring the penalty
and the amount of the penalty in the County Clerk Lien Record.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 183.090 & 480.110
- 480.165
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 3-1993, f. &
cert. ef. 6-10-93; OSFM 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 1-23-01; OSFM 3-2014, f. &
cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-1130
Type I Violations
(1) Type I Violations are subject to
penalties ranging from $0 to $75 a day depending upon Instance and in accordance
with OAR 837-12-1050(3).
(2) Examples of Type I Violations
include but are not limited to:
(a) Failure to post "No Smoking"
signs at the retail Fireworks sales stand;
(b) Failure to provide required
fire extinguishing equipment at the retail Fireworks sales stand;
(c) Failure to maintain a
clean, orderly area within 20 feet of the retail sales area;
(d) Failure to keep a copy
of the retail sales permit at the retail sales stand while the stand is open;
(e) Possession of illegal
Fireworks worth less than $50.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 183.090 & 480.110
- 480.165
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 3-1993, f. &
cert. ef. 6-10-93; OSFM 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 1-23-01; OSFM 3-2014, f. &
cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-1140
Type II Violations
(1) Type II Violations are subject to
penalties ranging from $25 to $150 a day depending upon Instance and in accordance
with OAR 837-12-1050(3).
(2) Examples of Type II Violations
include but are not limited to:
(a) Failure to have Person
18 years of age or over inside the retail sales stand during business hours;
(b) Omission of the required
Wholesale Permit number, address and name of the Wholesaler on any Fireworks shipped
within or into the State of Oregon;
(c) Omission of the name
of the retail sales permit holder and retail sales permit number on Fireworks cartons,
containers, cases, and associated paperwork purchased by the permit holder and shipped
within or into the State of Oregon;
(d) Possession of more than
$50 but less than $100 worth of illegal Fireworks;
(e) Discharge of less than
$50 worth of illegal Fireworks;
(f) Smoking or the ignition
of Fireworks within 100 feet of any Fireworks stand.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 183.090 & 480.110
- 480.165
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 3-1993, f. &
cert. ef. 6-10-93; OSFM 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 1-23-01; OSFM 3-2014, f. &
cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-1150
Type III Violations
(1) Type III Violations are subject
to penalties ranging from $75 to $250 a day depending upon Instance and in accordance
with OAR 837-12-1050(3).
(2) Examples of Type III
Violations include but are not limited to:
(a) Possession of $100 or
more of illegal 1.4g Fireworks;
(b) Sale of any amount of
1.4g Fireworks without the necessary permits issued by the Office of State Fire
Marshal and, where required, the local authority having jurisdiction;
(c) Sales of allowed Fireworks
to children less than 16 years of age;
(d) The purchase of Fireworks
by an Oregon Retail Permit holder from an unlicensed Wholesaler;
(e) Purchase of any amount
of 1.4g Fireworks without the necessary permits issued by the Office of State Fire
Marshal or, where required, the local authority having jurisdiction;
(f) Manufacturing or altering
any Fireworks;
(g) Storage of any amount
of 1.3g Fireworks without the necessary permits issued by the Office of State Fire
Marshal and, where required, the local authority having jurisdiction;
(h) Use of Fireworks in a
manner that presents a danger to life or property.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 183.090 & 480.110
- 480.165
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 3-1993, f. &
cert. ef. 6-10-93; OSFM 8-2000(Temp), f. 6-5-00, cert. ef. 6-5-00 thru 12-1-00;
OSFM 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 1-23-01; OSFM 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14
837-012-1160
Type IV Violations
(1) Type IV Violations are subject to
penalties ranging from $125 to $500 a day depending upon Instance and in accordance
with OAR 837-12-1050(3).
(2) Examples of Type IV Violations
include but are not limited to:
(a) Possession of $50 or
more of 1.3g Fireworks without the necessary permits issued by the Office of State
Fire Marshal and, where required, the local authority having jurisdiction;
(b) Conducting a public Fireworks
display without the necessary permits or pyrotechnician certification issued by
the Office of State Fire Marshal and, where required, the local authority having
jurisdiction
(c) Purchase of any amount
of 1.3g Fireworks without the necessary permits issued by the Office of State Fire
Marshal and, where required, the local authority having jurisdiction;
(d) Conducting the sale of
any amount of 1.3g Fireworks without the necessary permits issued by the Office
of State Fire Marshal and, where required, the local authority having jurisdiction;
(e) Conducting a fireworks
display using illegal or unauthorized Fireworks;
(f) Intentional or indiscriminate
use of Fireworks which injure someone or cause more than $250 in property damage;
(g) Wholesale sales of Fireworks
without an Oregon Wholesale Permit;
(h) Storage of Fireworks
by a Wholesaler in an unapproved location.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 183.090 & 480.110
- 480.165
Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.110
- 480.165
Hist.: FM 3-1993, f. &
cert. ef. 6-10-93; OSFM 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 1-23-01; OSFM 3-2014, f. &
cert. ef. 7-1-14

Explosives

837-012-1200
Purpose and Scope
(1) The purpose of these rules is to establish standards, policies, and procedures for the possession, storage, and use of explosives for the protection and safety of the public, first responders, and individuals purchasing, possessing, storing, using, and transporting explosives.
(2) The scope of these rules applies to the implementation of ORS 480.200 through 480.290.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476.030 & 480.280

Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.200 - 480.290

Hist.: OSFM 5-2000(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-12-00 thru 10-9-00; OSFM 12-2000, f. & cert. ef. 10-6-00; OSFM 10-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-15-06 thru 12-12-06; OSFM 14-2006, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-06
837-012-1210
Definitions
For purposes of OAR 837-012-1200 through 837-012-1420 the following definitions apply:
(1) “Authorized Agent” as referenced in ORS 480.210 means an employee or representative of a manufacturer of explosives or dealer in explosives licensed by BATFE who possesses explosives for purposes of manufacturing or dealing. The term does not include an employee or representative who uses or possesses explosives for other purposes.
(2) “BATFE” means the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
(3) “Certificate of Possession” has the meaning provided in ORS 480.200(1).
(4) “Certificate of Registration” has the meaning provided in ORS 480.200(2).
(5) “Day Box” means:
(a) A structure or container used for the temporary transport or temporary keeping of explosives for present use.
(b) Is always attended and in line of sight vision of a holder of a certificate of possession.
(c) Complies with the construction requirements of NFPA 495, Explosive Materials Code, 2001 Edition, 8-6.3 (A) and (B).
(6) “Dealer” as referenced in ORS 480.210 means any person engaged in the business of distributing explosives at wholesale or retail.
(7) “Detonator” means any device containing an initiating or primary explosive that is used for initiating detonation, and not containing more than 10g of total explosive material per unit, excluding ignition or delay charges. The term includes, but is not limited to, electric detonators of the instantaneous and delay types, detonators for use with safety fuses, detonating cord delay connectors, and non-electric detonators of the instantaneous and delay types that consist of a detonating cord, a shock tube, or any other replacement for electric leg wires according to NFPA 495, Explosive Materials Code, 2001 Edition.
(8) “Expire” as referenced in ORS 480.239 and 480.244 means a renewal certificate of possession or renewal of certificate of registration has not been issued by the Office of State Fire Marshal on or before the expiration date of the current certificate.
(9) “Explosive” or “Explosives” has the meaning provided in ORS 480.200(3).
(10) “Facility” means a single building, structure, or container used or intended to be used for the storage of explosives. A day box is not a facility.
(11) “Fertilizer” means any substance, or any combination or mixture of substances, designed for use principally as a source of plant food, in inducing increased crop yields or plant growth, or producing any physical or chemical change in the soil and contains five percent or more of available nitrogen, phosphorus pentoxide (phosphoric acid) or potassium oxide (potash), singly, collectively or in combination, except hays, straws, peat and leaf mold, and unfortified animal manures according to ORS 633.310(5).
(12) “Formal Hearing” means a proceeding before a hearings officer conducted pursuant to the Administrative Procedures Act (APA), ORS Chapter 183.
(13) “Individual” means a single human being.
(14) “Informal Conference” means a meeting between the party and the Office of State Fire Marshal, prior to a formal hearing, that may include a discussion about whether a basis exists for informal disposition of a contested case by stipulation, agreed settlement, consent order or other means.
(15) “Lapse” as referenced in ORS 480.239 and 480.244, has the meaning provided in subsection (8) of this rule.
(16) “Magazine” has the meaning provided in ORS 480.200(5). (Refer to OAR 837-012-1210(10) for a definition of facility).
(17) “Manufacturer” as referenced in ORS 480.210 means any person engaged in the business of manufacturing explosives for purposes of sale or distribution or for the person’s own use.
(18) “May” means a regulation of conduct and implies probability or permission.
(19) “May Not” means a prohibition of conduct.
(20) “Must” means a mandatory requirement.
(21) “NFPA” means the National Fire Protection Association.
(22) “Owner” means a person with a vested ownership interest in the magazine. The term does not mean a renter, lessor, or sub-lessor of the magazine.
(23) “Person” means one or more individuals, legal representatives, partnerships, joint ventures, associations, corporations (whether or not organized for profit), business trusts, or any organized group of persons and includes the state, state agencies, counties, municipal corporations, school districts, and other public corporations.
(24) “Possession” means to own, to have physical possession of, or otherwise to exercise dominion or control over explosives.
(25) “Re-location” for purposes of ORS 480.244 and OAR 837-012-1360 means moving a magazine any distance.
(26) “Request for Hearing” means a written request for a formal hearing.
(27) “Small arms ammunition” has the meaning provided in ORS 480.200(6).
(28) “Small arms ammunition primers” has the meaning provided in ORS 480.200(7).
(29) “Store” means to deposit and place explosives in a magazine for safekeeping and future use.
[Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.]
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476 & 480

Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.200 - 480.290 & 480.990(6)

Hist.: OSFM 5-2000(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-12-00 thru 10-9-00; OSFM 12-2000, f. & cert. ef. 10-6-00; OSFM 1-2004, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-04; OSFM 10-2005, f. 5-24-05, cert. ef. 6-7-05; OSFM 10-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-15-06 thru 12-12-06; OSFM 14-2006, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-06
837-012-1220
General
(1) A certificate of possession allows the holder of the certificate to engage in those activities including the purchase, possession, storage and transportation of explosives when those activities are otherwise in conformance with the requirements of these rules and any other applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations.
(2) Holders of a certificate of possession must comply with the following:
(a) ORS 480.200 through 480.290.
(b) OAR 837-012-1200 through 837-012-1420.
(c) All applicable regulations in the Oregon Fire Code, 2004 Edition, and Oregon Structural Specialty Code, 2004 Edition.
(d) NFPA 495, Explosive Materials Code, 2001 Edition, as adopted in OAR 837-012-1340.
(e) All applicable federal, state and local laws, rules, and regulations governing explosives.
(3) Holders of a certificate of possession may purchase explosives only from those persons who have a BATFE license to sell explosives.
(4) Pursuant to ORS 480.210(1)(b), a BATFE dealer or manufacturer license authorizes the holder of such a license to possess explosives only when the possession is for purposes of a use or activity expressly authorized by the license, namely the business of manufacturing or dealing in explosives.
(5) Proof pursuant to ORS 480.210(3)(b) must be:
(a) A certified copy of a manufacturer or dealer license issued by the BATFE;
(b) A written certification signed by a person that holds the license referred to in subsection (a) that certifies under penalty of perjury that the person charged under ORS 480.210(1) is an employee or representative of the licensed person and is engaged in the business of manufacturing or dealing in explosives.
(6) Holders of a certificate of possession or a certificate of registration must notify the Office of State Fire Marshal in writing of a change in their address within two weeks of the date of the change.
(7) Holders of a certificate of registration must notify the Office of State Fire Marshal in writing of a change in ownership of a magazine within two weeks of the date of the change.
(8) Holders of an unexpired certificate of possession or certificate of registration may request a duplicate copy of their certificate by certifying in writing to the Office of State Fire Marshal that their certificate has been lost, stolen or destroyed. Written requests must be signed and dated by the holder of the certificate.
[Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.]
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476 & 480

Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.200 - 480.290 & 480.990(6)

Hist.: OSFM 5-2000(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-12-00 thru 10-9-00; OSFM 12-2000, f. & cert. ef. 10-6-00; OSFM 1-2004, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-04; OSFM 10-2005, f. 5-24-05, cert. ef. 6-7-05; OSFM 10-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-15-06 thru 12-12-06; OSFM 14-2006, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-06
837-012-1230
Fees
(1) Fees must be payable to the Office of State Fire Marshal.
(2) Fees may be paid at, or mailed to, the Office of State Fire Marshal and must accompany the appropriate application.
(3) Payment may be made by personal check, business check, cashier’s check or money order. If the fee is paid by a personal or business check, the application will be placed in a pending status until the check clears the bank.
(4) Fees are:
(a) $50 -- Certificate of Possession;
(b) $30 -- Examination;
(c) $125 -- Initial two-year magazine registration with Office of State Fire Marshal inspection;
(d) $187.50 -- three-year magazine registration renewal with Office of State Fire Marshal inspection;
(e) $250 -- four-year magazine registration with Office of State Fire Marshal inspection;
(f) $50 -- Initial two-year magazine registration with acceptance of BATFE inspection;
(g) $75 -- three-year magazine registration renewal with acceptance of BATFE inspection;
(h) $100 -- four-year magazine registration renewal with acceptance of BATFE inspection.
(5) Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
(6) Three- and four-year renewal fee authority is in accordance with ORS 183.705 and OAR 837-012-1330(2).
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476 & 480

Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.200 - 480.290 & 480.990(6)

Hist.: OSFM 5-2000(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-12-00 thru 10-9-00; OSFM 12-2000, f. & cert. ef. 10-6-00; OSFM 1-2004, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-04; OSFM 5-2004, f. & cert. ef. 11-10-04; OSFM 4-2005, f. & cert. ef. 2-17-05; OSFM 13-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-16-05 thru 2-11-06; OSFM 14-2005, f. 10-21-05, cert. ef. 10-22-05; OSFM 10-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-15-06 thru 12-12-06; OSFM 14-2006, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-06
837-012-1240
Applications
(1) Applications for the examination required under ORS 480.225(1)(j), a certificate of possession, and a certificate of registration must be on forms provided by the Office of State Fire Marshal.
(2) Applicants must complete the applications in full and pay the applicable fees before the Office of State Fire Marshal will process the applications.
(3) Pursuant to federal law, the Office of State Fire Marshal requires disclosure of the applicant’s social security number on the applications. Any social security number disclosed on an application may be used for identification purposes only and remains confidential unless otherwise provided by law.
(4) Application for the examination required under ORS 480.225(1)(j):
(a) The application must be completed by the individual who will be taking the required examination.
(b) The application and fee must be received by the Office of State Fire Marshal a minimum of fourteen days before the applicant intends to complete the examination to allow time for:
(A) The fee payment to clear the bank.
(B) The Office of State Fire Marshal to notify the applicant of the acceptance of the application and fee payment.
(5) Application for a certificate of possession under ORS 480.210. Any individual who intends to possess explosives must:
(a) Complete the application.
(b) Submit a separate application and fee for each certificate of possession to be issued.
(c) Submit with their application a fingerprint card compatible with the processing requirements of the Oregon State Police Identification Services Division.
(6) Application for a certificate of registration of magazine under ORS 480.244. The owner of the magazine must:
(a) Complete the application.
(b) Submit a separate application for each magazine to be registered.
(c) Specify on their application which agency they select to inspect their magazine:
(A) The Office of State Fire Marshal.
(B) The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476 & 480

Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.200 - 480.290 & 480.990(6)

Hist.: OSFM 5-2000(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-12-00 thru 10-9-00; OSFM 12-2000, f. & cert. ef. 10-6-00; OSFM 10-2005, f. 5-24-05, cert. ef. 6-7-05; OSFM 10-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-15-06 thru 12-12-06; OSFM 14-2006, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-06
837-012-1250
Eligibility for a Certificate of Possession
To be eligible for a certificate of possession, applicants must meet the requirements under ORS 480.225 and 480.230.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476 & 480

Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.200 - 480.290 & 480.990(6)

Hist.: OSFM 5-2000(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-12-00 thru 10-9-00; OSFM 12-2000, f. & cert. ef. 10-6-00; OSFM 10-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-15-06 thru 12-12-06; OSFM 14-2006, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-06
837-012-1260
Certificate of Possession -- Examination
(1) Upon receipt and processing of a completed application, the Office of State Fire Marshal will notify the applicant of the date, time and place for the examination.
(2) Applicants must provide valid photo identification at the time they appear to take the examination. Only photo identification issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles in the applicant’s state of residency is accepted by the Office of State Fire Marshal.
(3) The examination is based upon, and examines the applicant’s knowledge of:
(a) NFPA 495, Explosive Materials Code, 2001 Edition as adopted in OAR 837-012-1340
(b) ORS 480.200 through 480.290.
(4) The examination is open book.
(a) Applicants are responsible for providing their own copy of NFPA 495, Explosive Materials Code, 2001 Edition, to use during the examination.
(b) The Office of State Fire Marshal provides a copy of ORS 480.200 through 480.290 for use during the examination.
(5) To pass the examination, the applicant must answer correctly 80% or more of the examination questions.
(6) The Office of State Fire Marshal notifies applicants of the results of their examination using the address listed on the applicant’s examination application.
(7) If an applicant fails to:
(a) arrive at the scheduled examination appointment, (b) complete the examination, or
(c) pass the examination, the applicant must submit a new application and fee pursuant to OAR 837-012-1230 and 837-012-1240 to the Office of State Fire Marshal.
(8) Passing examination scores are valid for two years from the date of the examination. If the examinee does not apply for and receive a certificate of possession within two years from the date of passing the examination, the examination score will be considered invalid and the applicant must re-take and pass the examination.
[Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.]
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476 & 480

Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.200 - 480.290 & 480.990(6)

Hist.: OSFM 5-2000(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-12-00 thru 10-9-00; OSFM 12-2000, f. & cert. ef. 10-6-00; OSFM 1-2004, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-04; OSFM 10-2005, f. 5-24-05, cert. ef. 6-7-05; OSFM 10-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-15-06 thru 12-12-06; OSFM 14-2006, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-06
837-012-1270
Certificate of Possession -- Issuance
(1) Upon receipt of a properly completed application, application fee, and fingerprint card, the Office of State Fire Marshal will conduct an investigation to ensure the applicant meets the requirements of ORS 480.225 and 480.230.
(2) The investigation includes, but is not limited to:
(a) Electronic processing of fingerprint cards through the Law Enforcement Data System.
(b) Accessing records at Mental Health and Developmental Disability Services Division pursuant to ORS 480.225(1)(d).
(3) Upon its approval of an application, the Office of State Fire Marshal issues a certificate of possession to the applicant.
(4) The Office of State Fire Marshal assigns a unique number to each certificate of possession issued.
(5) The issuance of a certificate of possession does not in any way constitute an approval by the Office of State Fire Marshal of any explosives possessed under the certificate.
(6) The Office of State Fire Marshal mails the original certificate of possession to the applicant at the address listed on the application.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476 & 480

Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.200 - 480.290 & 480.990(6)

Hist.: OSFM 5-2000(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-12-00 thru 10-9-00; OSFM 12-2000, f. & cert. ef. 10-6-00; OSFM 10-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-15-06 thru 12-12-06; OSFM 14-2006, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-06
837-012-1280
Certificate of Possession - Renewal
(1) A certificate of possession must be renewed every three years.
(2) The holder of the certificate of possession is not required to retake the examination required under ORS 480.225(1)(j) unless the current certificate expires or lapses.
(3) All other requirements for the issuance of a renewal of certificate of possession are the same as the issuance of the original certificate.
(4) Applications for the renewal of a certificate of possession may not be submitted to the Office of State Fire Marshal more than 90 days prior to the expiration date of the current certificate.
(5) Applications for the renewal of a certificate of possession should be received by the Office of State Fire Marshal at least 60 days prior to the expiration date of the current certificate. This allows the Office of State Fire Marshal adequate time to process the application prior to the expiration date of the current certificate.
(6) Applications not received by the Office of State Fire Marshal at least 60 days prior to the expiration date of the current may not certificate of possession could result in the expiration or lapse, of the current certificate.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476 & 480

Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.200 - 480.290 & 480.990(6)

Hist.: OSFM 5-2000(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-12-00 thru 10-9-00; OSFM 12-2000, f. & cert. ef. 10-6-00; OSFM 10-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-15-06 thru 12-12-06; OSFM 14-2006, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-06
837-012-1290
Explosives Storage
(1) Explosives may be stored only in a magazine that has been issued a certificate of registration by the Office of State Fire Marshal.
(2) The storage of explosives must be in compliance with all applicable requirements of:
(a) NFPA 495, Explosive Materials Code, 2001 Edition as adopted in OAR 837-012-1340.
(b) Oregon Fire Code, 2004 Edition.
(c) Oregon Structural Specialty Code, 2004 Edition.
(d) All applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations pertaining to explosives.
[Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.]
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476 & 480

Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.200 - 480.290 & 480.990(6)

Hist.: OSFM 12-2000, f. & cert. ef. 10-6-00; OSFM 1-2004, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-04; OSFM 10-2005, f. 5-24-05, cert. ef. 6-7-05; OSFM 10-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-15-06 thru 12-12-06; OSFM 14-2006, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-06
837-012-1300
Magazine Registration and Inspection
(1) Magazines not issued a certificate of registration may not be used for the storage of explosives.
(2) To be eligible for a certificate of registration, a magazine must comply with all requirements of:
(a) ORS 480.200 through 480.290.
(b) OAR 837-012-1200 through 837-012-1240.
(c) Oregon Fire Code, 2004 Edition.
(d) Oregon Structural Specialty Code, 2004 Edition.
(e) NFPA 495, Explosive Materials Code, 2001 Edition as adopted in OAR 837-012-1340
(f) All applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations pertaining to explosives.
(3) Prior to the issuance of a certificate of registration, the magazine must be inspected for compliance with these rules.
(4) The inspection may be completed by:
(a) The Office of State Fire Marshal
(b) The BATFE pursuant to OAR 837-012-1320.
(5) A certificate of registration allows the holder of the certificate to store explosives in the registered magazine when otherwise in conformance with the requirements of these rules.
[Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.]
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476 & 480

Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.200 - 480.290 & 480.990(6)

Hist.: OSFM 12-2000, f. & cert. ef. 10-6-00; OSFM 1-2004, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-04; OSFM 10-2005, f. 5-24-05, cert. ef. 6-7-05; OSFM 10-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-15-06 thru 12-12-06; OSFM 14-2006, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-06
837-012-1310
State Fire Marshal Inspection of Magazines
(1) The State Fire Marshal may complete an inspection of a magazine prior to the issuance of a certificate of registration pursuant to OAR 837-012-1300(3) and (4).
(2) Upon receipt of information that a magazine is not in compliance with the requirements of these rules, the Office of State Fire Marshal may conduct an inspection of the magazine.
(3) If, upon its inspection, the Office of State Fire Marshal determines the magazine is not in compliance, the Office of State Fire Marshal may issue a notice of correction to the owner of the magazine.
(4) All notices of correction are on forms provided by the Office of State Fire Marshal.
(5) Notices of correction specify the deficiencies required to be corrected prior to the magazine being issued a certificate of registration.
(6) Notices of correction specify the date by which the deficiencies are to be corrected.
(7) A copy of each notice of correction is provided by the OSFM to the owner of the magazine by:
(a) personal service;
(b) service by certified mail
(c) service by regular mail.
(8) After presenting a copy of the notice of correction to the owner of the magazine, the Office of State Fire Marshal retains all remaining copies of the notice until the re-inspection of the magazine is completed.
(9) At the end of the time allowed for correction of the deficiencies, as required by the notice of correction, the Office of State Fire Marshal may:
(a) Re-inspect the magazine to determine if the deficiencies specified in the notice of correction have been corrected.
(b) Complete the re-inspection section of the notice of correction.
(10) Upon re-inspection of the magazine, the Office of State Fire Marshal provides a copy of the completed notice of correction to the owner of the magazine pursuant to subsection (7) of this rule.
(11) Failure to correct the deficiencies noted in the notice of correction will result in the following, until such time as the deficiencies are corrected:
(a) The magazine will not be issued a certificate of registration.
(b) The magazine will not be issued a renewal certificate of registration.
(c) The certificate of registration for the magazine may be suspended or revoked.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476 & 480

Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.200 - 480.290 & 480.990(6)

Hist.: OSFM 12-2000, f. & cert. ef. 10-6-00; OSFM 10-2005, f. 5-24-05, cert. ef. 6-7-05; OSFM 10-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-15-06 thru 12-12-06; OSFM 14-2006, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-06
837-012-1320
Certificate of Registration of Magazine -- With Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Inspection
(1) The Office of State Fire Marshal may accept an inspection completed by BATFE in lieu of the Office of State Fire Marshal inspection.
(2) The decision to accept or not accept the BATFE inspection rests solely with the Office of State Fire Marshal.
(3) The Office of State Fire Marshal may consider, but is not limited to, the following criteria in deciding whether to accept a BATFE inspection:
(a) The inspection was completed not more than 180 days prior to the date of the application for a certificate of registration;
(b) A United States Post Office postmark date is used to determine the date of application.
(c) The inspection proves the magazine is in compliance with these rules.
(4)(d) If deficiencies are noted on the BATFE inspection, the Office of State Fire Marshal may decide to conduct its own inspection. Should the Office of State Fire Marshal decide to complete its own inspection, the applicant must submit additional payment of the following applicable fee prior to the Office of State Fire Marshal conducting its inspection:
(a) $75 for an initial two-year registration.
(b) $137.50 for a three-year renewal.
(c) $175 for a four-year renewal.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476 & 480

Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.200 - 480.290 & 480.990(6)

Hist.: OSFM 5-2000(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-12-00 thru 10-9-00; OSFM 12-2000, f. & cert. ef. 10-6-00; OSFM 1-2004, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-04; OSFM 5-2004, f. & cert. ef. 11-10-04; OSFM 10-2005, f. 5-24-05, cert. ef. 6-7-05; OSFM 15-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-9-05 thru 5-7-06; OSFM 7-2006, f. & cert. ef. 5-5-06; OSFM 10-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-15-06 thru 12-12-06; OSFM 14-2006, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-06
837-012-1330
Certificate of Registration of Magazine -- Renewal
(1) All requirements for the issuance of a certificate of registration must be met before a certificate is renewed.
(2) Pursuant to ORS 183.705, certificates of registration may be renewed every two years, or up to four years, as determined by the Office of State Fire Marshal, in order to bring the Office of State Fire Marshal magazine registration renewal dates in alignment with the BATFE renewal dates.
(3) Applications for the renewal of a certificate of registration may not be submitted to the Office of State Fire Marshal more than 120 days prior to the expiration date of the current certificate.
(4) Applications for the renewal of a certificate of registration should be received by the Office of State Fire Marshal at least 90 days prior to the expiration date of the current certificate. This allows the Office of State Fire Marshal adequate time to process the application, including inspection by the State Fire Marshal of the magazine, prior to the expiration date of the current certificate.
(5) Applications not received by the Office of State Fire Marshal at least 90 days prior to the expiration date of the current certificate of registration may result in the expiration or lapse, of the current certificate.
(6) If a current certificate of registration expires or lapses, explosives may not be stored in the magazine until the magazine is issued a renewal certificate of registration.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476 & 480

Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.200 - 480.290 & 480.990(6)

Hist.: OSFM 12-2000, f. & cert. ef. 10-6-00; OSFM 10-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-15-06 thru 12-12-06; OSFM 14-2006, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-06
837-012-1340
Fire and Life Safety Standards
NFPA 495, Explosive Materials Code, 2001 Edition, is hereby adopted with the following exceptions:
(1) Chapter four is not adopted.
(2) Although NFPA 495, Explosive Materials Code, 2001 Edition, requires magazines to be opened and inspected at intervals of three days, the Office of State Fire Marshal requires magazines to be opened and inspected at intervals of seven days. (See NFPA 495, Explosive Materials Code, 2001 Edition, 8-7.2).
(3) NFPA standards regarding the transportation of explosives are hereby adopted for purposes of the examination required under ORS 480.225(1)(j).
[Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.]
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476 & 480

Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.200 - 480.290 & 480.990(6)

Hist.: OSFM 5-2000(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-12-00 thru 10-9-00; OSFM 12-2000, f. & cert. ef. 10-6-00; OSFM 1-2004, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-04; OSFM 10-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-15-06 thru 12-12-06; OSFM 14-2006, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-06
837-012-1350
Removal/Confiscation of Explosives
(1) Explosives may not be stored in a magazine, or possessed by an individual if:
(a) An application for a certification of registration, or certificate of possession, is denied.
(b) A certificate of registration, or certificate of possession, is suspended or revoked pursuant to ORS 480.244(9) or 480.270 or these rules.
(c) A certificate of registration, or certificate of possession, expires or lapses.
(2) The Office of State Fire Marshal may confiscate explosives possessed or stored in violation of ORS 480.200 to 480.290 or these rules.
(3) Any confiscation of explosives by the Office of State Fire Marshal are carried out pursuant to a warrant.
(4) Upon finding a violation, the Office of State Fire Marshal may order that any explosives be:
(a) Transferred to a magazine that has been issued a certificate of registration by the Office of State Fire Marshal
(b) Teturned to the supplier of the explosives
(c) Disposed of in any manner the Office of State Fire Marshal sees fit, including destruction of the explosives.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476.030 & 480.280

Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.239

Hist.: OSFM 5-2000(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-12-00 thru 10-9-00; OSFM 12-2000, f. & cert. ef. 10-6-00; OSFM 10-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-15-06 thru 12-12-06; OSFM 14-2006, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-06
837-012-1360
Magazine Re-location -- Reporting
(1) Re-location of any magazine required to be registered under ORS 480.244 must be reported to the Office of State Fire Marshal within 24 hours of its relocation.
(2) The owner or the individual with either:
(a) Physical possession; or
(b) Control of the magazine is the individual responsible for reporting the relocation of the magazine.
(3) The toll free reporting number for reporting relocation of magazines is 1-877-459-9366.
(4) A report of relocation of the magazine must include the following information:
(a) Certificate of registration number issued to the magazine.
(b) New location of the magazine including the street address, city, and state.
(c) The name and phone number of the individual reporting the relocation of the magazine.
(d) The name of the fire department having jurisdiction, if known.
(5) There is no fee for reporting the relocation of a magazine.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476 & 480

Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.200 - 480.290 & 480.990(6)

Hist.: OSFM 12-2000, f. & cert. ef. 10-6-00; OSFM 10-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-15-06 thru 12-12-06; OSFM 14-2006, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-06
837-012-1370
Record Keeping Requirements for Explosives
(1) Holders of a certificate of possession must maintain a record of the type and quantity of all explosives possessed.
(2) The Office of State Fire Marshal may inspect the records required to be maintained under ORS 480.235(5) and subsection (1) of this rule:
(a) At the time of the magazine inspection by the Office of State Fire Marshal; or
(b) Upon demand by the Office of State Fire Marshal.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476 & 480

Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.200 - 480.290 & 480.990(6)

Hist.: OSFM 12-2000, f. & cert. ef. 10-6-00; OSFM 10-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-15-06 thru 12-12-06; OSFM 14-2006, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-06
837-012-1380
Hazardous Materials Reporting
Persons possessing 10 pounds or more of explosives, as classified by the United States Department of Transportation, must annually complete the Hazardous Substance Survey pursuant to ORS 453.307 to 453.372 and OAR chapter 837, division 85.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 453, 476, 478 & 480

Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.200 - 480.290 & 480.990(6)

Hist.: OSFM 5-2000(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-12-00 thru 10-9-00; OSFM 12-2000, f. & cert. ef. 10-6-00; OSFM 10-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-15-06 thru 12-12-06; OSFM 14-2006, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-06
837-012-1390
Denial, Suspension or Revocation
(1) The Office of State Fire Marshal may deny, suspend or revoke a certificate of possession if:
(a) An individual who has applied for, or has been issued, a certificate of possession is ineligible for the certificate under ORS 480.225 or 480.230; or
(b) The individual who has been issued a certificate of possession has been convicted of a violation under ORS 480.990(6).
(2) If an individual to whom a certificate of possession was issued is found to be ineligible for the certificate under ORS 480.225 or 480.230, the Office of State Fire Marshal may revoke the certificate.
(a) An individual is ineligible for a certificate of possession if, before or after being issued a certificate, the individual fails to comply with ORS 480.225 or 480.230.
(b) An individual is ineligible for a certificate of possession under ORS 480.225(1)(l) if the individual fails to possess, use, store or transport explosives in accordance with these rules and all other applicable federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations.
(3) If an individual to whom a certificate of possession was issued has been convicted of a violation under ORS 480.990(6), the Office of State Fire Marshal may consider the following guidelines:
(a) If the individual has been convicted of one violation, the Office of State Fire Marshal may deny, suspend or revoke the certificate of possession for up to one year.
(b) If the individual has been convicted of two violations, the Office of State Fire Marshal may deny, suspend or revoke the certificate of possession for up to two years.
(c) If the individual has been convicted of three or more violations, the Office of State Fire Marshal may deny, suspend or revoke the certificate of possession for up to three years.
(4) The Office of State Fire Marshal may deny, suspend or revoke a certificate of registration if:
(a) The magazine registered, or to be registered, is ineligible for registration under ORS 480.200 to 480.290 or these rules; or
(b) For failure to comply with any provision of ORS 480.200 to 480.290 or these rules.
(5) If a magazine that has been issued a certificate of registration is found to be ineligible, the Office of State Fire Marshal may revoke the certificate.
(6) A magazine is ineligible for a certificate of registration if, before or after the magazine is registered, the magazine does not comply with ORS 480.244 or these rules.
(7) Suspension or revocation of a certificate of possession or a certificate of registration may include suspension or revocation of the current certificate and the right to apply for a renewal certificate.
(8) The period for denial, suspension or revocation of a certificate of possession or certificate of registration may not exceed three years, unless otherwise provided by law. In determining the appropriate sanction, the Office of State Fire Marshal may consider the following criteria:
(a) The severity of the violation or violations and the impact on public safety.
(b) The number of similar or related violations.
(c) Whether the violation or violations were willful or intentional.
(d) The prior history of sanctions imposed by the Office of State Fire Marshal against the individual or person.
(e) Other circumstances determined by the Office of State Fire Marshal to be applicable to the particular violation.
(9) Any notice of denial, suspension or revocation issued by the Office of State Fire Marshal is mailed by certified mail to the most recent address on file with the Office of State Fire Marshal pursuant to OAR 837-012-1220(6).
Stat. Auth.: ORS 476, 478 & 480

Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.200 - 480.290 & 480.990(6)

Hist.: OSFM 12-2000, f. & cert. ef. 10-6-00; OSFM 10-2005, f. 5-24-05, cert. ef. 6-7-05; OSFM 10-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-15-06 thru 12-12-06; OSFM 14-2006, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-06
837-012-1400
Contested Cases
(1) A person may request a formal hearing regarding the suspension, revocation, or denial of a certificate of registration or a certificate of possession by the Office of State Fire Marshal.
(2) A request for hearing must be timely filed.
(3) A request for hearing is timely filed when the request is postmarked or received by the Office of State Fire Marshal within 20 days from the date of service of the notice of suspension, revocation, or denial, unless a 60-day deadline applies pursuant to ORS 183.435.
(4) If a request for hearing is not timely filed under section (3) of this rule, the person waives the right to a contested case under ORS chapter 183.
(5) A person may write to or call the Office of State Fire Marshal to informally discuss the notice of suspension, revocation, or denial; however, an informal communication may not extend the deadline established in subsection (3) of this rule.
(6) A contested case may include:
(a) An informal conference, or
(b) A formal hearing.
(7) Contested cases are conducted pursuant to the provisions of ORS chapter 183 and the rules adopted thereto.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 183, 476, 478 & 480

Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.200 - 480.290 & 480.990(6)

Hist.:OSFM 12-2000, f. & cert. ef. 10-6-00; OSFM 10-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-15-06 thru 12-12-06; OSFM 14-2006, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-06
837-012-1410
Informal Conference
(1) The Office of State Fire Marshal may provide an opportunity for an informal conference.
(2) A request for an informal conference may be made verbally or in writing; and:
(a) Be made or addressed to the Office of State Fire Marshal; and
(b) Clearly state the issue or issues to be discussed.
(3) If the Office of State Fire Marshal and the party agrees, an informal conference may be held by telephone.
(4) After an informal conference, the Office of State Fire Marshal may amend, withdraw, or reduce the suspension, revocation or denial in accordance with ORS chapter 183 and the rules adopted thereto.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 183, 476, 478 & 480

Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.200 - 480.290 & 480.990(6)

Hist.: OSFM 12-2000, f. & cert. ef. 10-6-00; OSFM 10-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-15-06 thru 12-12-06; OSFM 14-2006, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-06
837-012-1420
Formal Hearing
(1) A person may file a written request for hearing before or after an informal conference, at any time before the deadline established in OAR 837-012-1400(3).
(2) The Office of State Fire Marshal has the responsibility to arrange for a hearings officer to conduct the formal hearing.
(3) The Office of State Fire Marshal has the responsibility to set the date, time, and location for the formal hearing.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 183, 476, 478 & 480

Stats. Implemented: ORS 480.200 - 480.290 & 480.990(6)

Hist.:OSFM 12-2000, f. & cert. ef. 10-6-00; OSFM 10-2005, f. 5-24-05, cert. ef. 6-7-05; OSFM 10-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-15-06 thru 12-12-06; OSFM 14-2006, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-06

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