ORS 476.780¹
Cigarette variety certification by manufacturer
  • retesting
  • record retention
  • unfavorable determination by State Fire Marshal

(1) A manufacturer shall submit a written certification attesting that each variety of cigarette listed in the certification has been subjected to ignition propensity testing described in ORS 476.770 (Determination of cigarette variety ignition propensity) and meets the fire safety performance standard described in ORS 476.770 (Determination of cigarette variety ignition propensity) (6).

(2) The certification shall provide the following information for each variety of cigarette listed:

(a) The brand name shown on the cigarette packaging.

(b) The style, such as light or ultralight.

(c) The length in millimeters.

(d) The circumference in millimeters.

(e) The flavor, such as menthol or chocolate, if applicable.

(f) Whether the cigarette is filtered or nonfiltered.

(g) A packaging description, such as soft pack or box.

(h) A description of the packaging marking approved by the State Fire Marshal under ORS 476.785 (Cigarette packaging markings).

(i) The name, address and telephone number of the laboratory conducting the ignition propensity testing, if other than the laboratory of the manufacturer.

(j) The date of the ignition propensity testing.

(3) The certification of a cigarette variety is valid for three years from the date of receipt by the State Fire Marshal.

(4) If the manufacturer certifies a cigarette variety and later makes any change that is likely to alter the cigarette variety’s compliance with the fire safety performance standard described in ORS 476.770 (Determination of cigarette variety ignition propensity) (6), before distributing the changed cigarette variety in this state the manufacturer shall retest the ignition propensity of that variety. Notwithstanding subsection (3) of this section, a manufacturer may not sell a cigarette variety described in this subsection unless that variety continues to meet the fire safety performance standard described in ORS 476.770 (Determination of cigarette variety ignition propensity) (6).

(5) A manufacturer shall retain copies of all ignition propensity test data for cigarette varieties listed in the certification, including any retesting performed under subsection (4) of this section. The manufacturer shall retain the test data for not less than three years. The manufacturer shall provide copies of the test data upon request to the State Fire Marshal and to the Attorney General. Failure of a manufacturer to provide copies of ignition propensity test data requested by the State Fire Marshal or the Attorney General creates a rebuttable presumption that a cigarette variety does not meet the fire safety performance standard described in ORS 476.770 (Determination of cigarette variety ignition propensity) (6).

(6) The State Fire Marshal may determine that a cigarette variety certified under this section does not have reduced ignition propensity only if:

(a) The test data provided to the State Fire Marshal by the manufacturer demonstrate that the cigarette variety does not meet the fire safety performance standard described in ORS 476.770 (Determination of cigarette variety ignition propensity) (6); or

(b) The State Fire Marshal conducts ignition propensity testing on the cigarette variety and the test results demonstrate that the cigarette variety does not meet the fire safety performance standard described in ORS 476.770 (Determination of cigarette variety ignition propensity) (6).

(7) Ignition propensity testing by the State Fire Marshal under subsection (6) of this section shall be conducted in accordance with the testing requirements applicable to manufacturers by a laboratory meeting the requirements described under ORS 476.775 (Laboratories).

(8) Upon a determination by the State Fire Marshal under subsection (6) of this section, the State Fire Marshal may seek the remedies described in ORS 476.765 (Imposition of civil penalties). [2007 c.34 §7]

Note: See note under 476.755 (Definitions for ORS 476.755 to 476.790 and 476.995).

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 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.
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