ORS 401.256¹
Oregon Safety Assessment Program
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(1) As used in this section, “emergency” has the meaning given that term in ORS 401.025 (Definitions for ORS chapter 401).

(2) The State Fire Marshal shall develop and administer a statewide program, as described in this section, to evaluate the condition of buildings after an emergency and determine whether the buildings may be safely occupied. The program shall be known as the Oregon Safety Assessment Program (OrSAP).

(3) Under the program:

(a) The State Fire Marshal shall develop standards and procedures for training and certifying building evaluators.

(b) The State Fire Marshal shall develop standards and procedures for determining whether buildings may be safely occupied after an emergency. Standards adopted under this paragraph must align with national standards.

(c) The State Fire Marshal shall work with local governments to designate local program coordinators who are responsible for implementing the program at the local government level, including authorizing certified building evaluators to perform work on behalf of the local government.

(d) The State Fire Marshal shall implement a statewide emergency registry system for registration of local program coordinators, certified building evaluators and approved trainers. The system must allow for efficient communication of information to registered individuals.

(e) The State Fire Marshal may enter into agreements with other states to provide mutual aid, which may include reciprocal recognition of certifications for skills related to building evaluation.

(4) In developing and implementing the program, the State Fire Marshal shall consult with:

(a) Local governments;

(b) Relevant state agencies or offices, including the Department of Consumer and Business Services; and

(c) Relevant professional organizations, including organizations representing architects, engineers and building safety professionals.

(5) The State Fire Marshal shall adopt rules to administer and implement the provisions of this section. [2019 c.649 §1]

Note: 401.256 (Oregon Safety Assessment Program) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 401 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Chapter 401

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1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 401—Emergency Management and Services, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors401.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 401, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano401.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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