ORS 476.010¹
Additional definitions

(1) As used in ORS 476.010 (Additional definitions) to 476.115 (Functions of regional appeal advisory boards), 476.150 (Entry and inspection of premises) to 476.170 (Execution of warrant) and 476.210 (Investigation of fires by municipal officers and constables) to 476.270 (Insurance company reports of suspicious fires), “alterations,” “construction,” “family,” “hospital,” “occupancy” and “private residence” have the meanings given those terms in ORS 479.168 (Definitions for ORS 479.168 to 479.190 and 479.990).

(2) As used in ORS 476.030 (Powers and duties of marshal and deputies generally) and other laws relating to the duties of the State Fire Marshal, “governmental subdivision” means a city, county, municipal corporation, quasi-municipal corporation and rural fire protection district, created under the laws of Oregon.

(3) As used in ORS 476.380 (Fire permits):

(a) “Commercial waste”:

(A) Means any waste produced in any business involving the lease or sale, including wholesale and retail, of goods or services, including but not limited to housing.

(B) Means any waste produced by a governmental, educational or charitable institution.

(C) Does not include any waste produced in a dwelling containing four living units or less.

(b) “Demolition material” means any waste resulting from the complete or partial destruction of any man-made structure, such as a house, apartment, commercial building or industrial building.

(c) “Domestic waste” means any nonputrescible waste, consisting of combustible materials, such as paper, cardboard, yard clippings, wood or similar materials, generated in a dwelling, including the real property upon which it is situated, containing four living units or less.

(d) “Field burning” means the burning of any grass field, grain field, pasture, rangeland or other field by open burning or by use of mobile equipment or flaming equipment on any land or vegetation.

(e) “Industrial waste” means any waste resulting from any process or activity of manufacturing or construction.

(f) “Land clearing debris” means any waste generated by the removal of debris, logs, trees, brush or demolition material from any site in preparation for land improvement or construction projects.

(g) “Open burning” means any burning conducted in such a manner that combustion air is not effectively controlled and that combustion products are not vented through a stack or chimney, including but not limited to burning conducted in open outdoor fires, common burn barrels and backyard incinerators. [Subsection (2) formerly part of 476.030 (Powers and duties of marshal and deputies generally); 1975 c.635 §1; 2005 c.22 §353]


Atty. Gen. Opinions

One or two family residences which are part of a condominium complex as within the “private residence” exemp­tion, (1973) Vol 36, p 440

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 476—State Fire Marshal; Protection From Fire Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors476.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 476, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano476.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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