2017 ORS 480.244¹
Storage facility approval
  • inspection
  • relocation
  • rules
  • fees

(1) A person may store explosives only in an explosives magazine that has been issued a certificate of registration by the State Fire Marshal or has been approved by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for storing that type of explosive.

(2) An application for a certificate of registration shall be submitted on a form approved by the State Fire Marshal and shall contain all information required by rule of the State Fire Marshal, including but not limited to the magazine location and structural information.

(3) The State Fire Marshal may establish by rule and collect application and registration fees in an amount necessary to cover the cost of administering the magazine registration program.

(4) Except as provided in subsection (5) of this section, prior to issuing a certificate of registration, the State Fire Marshal shall inspect the magazine to ensure that the magazine complies with the rules established by the State Fire Marshal under ORS 480.280 (Administration and enforcement by State Fire Marshal). The State Fire Marshal shall issue a certificate of registration for the magazine unless the State Fire Marshal finds that the magazine does not comply with the rules and regulations adopted by the State Fire Marshal. Denial of a certificate of registration shall be in accordance with subsection (9) of this section.

(5) The State Fire Marshal may substitute for its own inspection of the magazine as required under subsection (4) of this section an inspection completed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The State Fire Marshal shall establish criteria for when the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives inspection may substitute for the State Fire Marshal inspection.

(6) A certificate of registration shall be valid for two years unless suspended or revoked as provided under subsection (9) of this section.

(7) An application for the renewal of a certificate of registration shall be accompanied by any application fee established by the State Fire Marshal. A person who applies to renew a certificate before the person’s current certificate expires does not need to retake the safety examination described under ORS 480.225 (Eligibility for certificate of possession) (1)(j). Each magazine shall be reinspected prior to renewal of the certificate of registration.

(8) If a magazine required to be registered under this section or that is approved by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is relocated, the person responsible for the magazine shall notify the State Fire Marshal within 24 hours of the relocation. Upon receiving notification under this subsection, the State Fire Marshal shall notify the fire department or fire protection agency having jurisdiction over the new location.

(9) The State Fire Marshal may deny, suspend or revoke a certificate of registration if the State Fire Marshal finds that the magazine is ineligible for a certificate of registration. If the State Fire Marshal denies, suspends or revokes the certificate of registration, the issuing authority shall issue a notification of denial, suspension or revocation, subject to ORS 480.275 (Hearings on denial, suspension or revocation of certificate).

(10) The issuing authority may revoke the certificate of registration for failure to comply with any provision of ORS 480.200 (Definitions for ORS 480.200 to 480.290) to 480.290 (Requirements for person driving vehicle transporting explosives). [1999 c.980 §16; 2007 c.71 §161; 2009 c.164 §3]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 480—Explosives; Flammable Materials; Pressure Vessels, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors480.­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.
 
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