Additional acts prohibited during fire season
(1) As used in this section:
(a) "Exploding target" means a device:
(A) Designed for use or used as a target for small arms ammunition or for other projectiles;
(B) Consisting of a flammable substance or flammable combination of substances; and
(C) Capable of exploding when struck by small arms gunfire or by other projectiles.
(b) "Sky lantern" means an unmanned self-contained luminary device that uses heated air produced by an open flame or produced by another source to become or remain airborne.
(c) "Small arms" means a shotgun, rifle, pistol or revolver.
(d) "Tracer ammunition" means a bullet that contains a flammable substance designed to ignite upon firing of the bullet and to burn with sufficient brightness to allow observation of the bullet trajectory.
(2) A person violates this section if, during a fire season declared under ORS 477.505 (State Forester may declare fire season in district) for a forest protection district or a part of a forest protection district:
(a) The person releases a sky lantern or discharges an exploding target or tracer ammunition on land that is inside the district or is within one-eighth of a mile of the district; or
(b) A sky lantern released by the person or tracer ammunition discharged by the person crosses above land that is inside the district or is within one-eighth of a mile of the district.
(3) Violation of this section is a Class A violation. In addition to any enforcement officer specifically identified in ORS 153.005 (Definitions), the State Fire Marshal, the State Forestry Department or the State Forester may issue a citation for a violation under this section. [2013 c.223 §2]
Note: 477.512 (Additional acts prohibited during fire season) was added to and made a part of ORS chapter 477 by legislative action but was not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
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