ORS 479.100¹
Public garage regulation
  • rules

(1) In all public garages:

(a) All wiring shall be installed in accordance with minimum safety standards as defined in ORS 479.530 (Definitions for ORS 479.510 to 479.945 and 479.995).

(b) There shall be at all times maintained fire extinguishing equipment in accordance with State Fire Marshal rules.

(c) No gasoline or other volatile flammable liquid or gas shall be put into or taken out of any automobile in the presence of an open flame or while an engine is running.

(d) No lights of any kind other than electricity shall be used for illuminating purposes when electricity is available.

(e) All electric equipment and any flame or spark-producing devices not actually a part of an automobile shall be installed, located and used in accordance with rules of the State Fire Marshal, unless of an approved explosion-proof type that meets or exceeds such rules.

(f) All repair shops shall be kept clean and the floor free from oily waste or rags. All such rags and waste and combustible rubbish shall be kept in metal cans or receptacles covered with tight-fitting covers.

(2) As used in this section, "public garage" means any garage to which the public is invited where there are housed for rent, care, repair, demonstration, storage or sale, four or more motor vehicles or self-propelled vehicles that use gasoline or other volatile flammable liquid or gas for fuel or power. [Amended by 1959 c.651 §1; 1965 c.602 §18; 1983 c.740 §191; 1997 c.24 §1]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of State Fire Marshal to adopt regula­tions, (1974) Vol 36, p 1102

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 479—Protection of Buildings From Fire; Electrical Safety Law, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors479.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 479, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­479ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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