2017 ORS 476.035¹
Adjustments and variances in application of statutes and regulations

When the State Fire Marshal finds that practical difficulties, unnecessary hardship or consequences inconsistent with the general purposes of statutes and regulations administered by the State Fire Marshal relating to fire protection and fire prevention may result under the provisions of such statutes and regulations, the State Fire Marshal may upon receipt of a verified application from the owner or occupant of the property affected stating fully the grounds of the application and facts relied upon, and upon further investigation, grant adjustments or variances with such conditions and safeguards as the State Fire Marshal may determine in harmony with the general purpose and intent and spirit of such fire protection and fire prevention statutes and regulations, so that the public health, safety and welfare shall be secured and substantial justice done. Such adjustments or variances shall be restricted to unique, unusual or peculiar circumstances or substitute materials or arrangements. The State Fire Marshal may refer the application to a regional appeal advisory board created under ORS 476.113 (Designation of regions) and 476.115 (Functions of regional appeal advisory boards) for recommendation prior to making a decision. Except as otherwise specified by law the order of the State Fire Marshal granting or denying a variance shall be final and conclusive. [1965 c.602 §6]

Note: 476.035 (Adjustments and variances in application of statutes and regulations) was added to and made a part of 476.010 (Additional definitions) to 476.115 (Functions of regional appeal advisory boards) by legislative action but was not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 476—State Fire Marshal; Protection From Fire Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors476.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.