2007 ORS 479.950¹
Minimum safety standards
  • rules
  • criteria

(1) Notwithstanding ORS 479.510 (Short title) to 479.945 (Restricted energy contractor's license), 479.995 (Civil penalty for violation of ORS 479.510 to 479.945) and 824.045 (Department establishment of system safety program for rail fixed guideway system), the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services shall adopt rules establishing, amending or repealing minimum safety standards for workmanship and materials for, and the design and construction of electrical products used in, traction electrification and electrical communications and electrical signaling installations for rail fixed guideway systems operated by a mass transit district established under ORS 267.010 (Definitions for ORS 267.010 to 267.390) to 267.390 (Acceptance of funds from United States). The rules adopted by the director under this subsection shall be the exclusive rules adopted for this state that establish minimum safety standards for workmanship and materials for, and the design and construction of electrical products used in, traction electrification and electrical communications and electrical signaling installations for rail fixed guideway systems operated by a mass transit district.

(2) Before adopting rules under subsection (1) of this section, the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services shall consider:

(a) Technological advances in the rail fixed guideway industry.

(b) The practicability of following the standards under consideration, if adopted.

(c) The probability, extent and gravity of the injury to the public or to property that will result from failure to follow the standards under consideration.

(d) Safety standards followed, proposed or approved by responsible members of the rail fixed guideway industry.

(3) Notwithstanding ORS 479.510 (Short title) to 479.945 (Restricted energy contractor's license), 479.995 (Civil penalty for violation of ORS 479.510 to 479.945) and 824.045 (Department establishment of system safety program for rail fixed guideway system), the Department of Consumer and Business Services is designated as the state agency to administer and enforce the standards established by the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services under this section. The department shall adopt rules establishing procedures for the administration and enforcement of such standards. [1997 c.275 §42]

Note: 479.950 (Minimum safety standards) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 479 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 479—Protection of Buildings From Fire; Electrical Safety Law, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­479.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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