2017 ORS 480.341¹
Customer operation of gasoline dispensing device in low-population county of eastern Oregon

(1) As used in this section:

(a) “Eastern Oregon” means that portion of the State of Oregon lying east of a line beginning at the intersection of the northern boundary of this state and the western boundary of Hood River County, and from there proceeding southerly along the western boundaries of Hood River, Wasco, Jefferson, Deschutes and Klamath Counties to the southern boundary of this state.

(b) “Low-population county” means a county that, based on a certificate of population prepared under ORS 190.510 (Definitions for ORS 190.510 to 190.610) to 190.610 (State census program), has a population of not more than 40,000.

(2) Notwithstanding ORS 480.320 (Use of coin-operated pumps and dispensing of gasoline by self-service declared hazardous), 480.330 (Operation of gasoline dispensing device by public prohibited) and 480.340 (Coin-operated or self-service gasoline pumps prohibited), and subject to subsection (3) of this section, if a filling station, service station, garage or other dispensary where Class 1 flammable liquids are dispensed at retail is located in a low-population county of eastern Oregon, the owner or operator may:

(a) Permit a person other than an owner, operator or employee to use or manipulate a device for dispensing liquids into the fuel tank of a motor vehicle or other retail container;

(b) Permit the use of an installed coin-operated or self-service dispensing device for the liquids; and

(c) Allow the use of an automatic nozzle to dispense the liquids without an owner, operator or employee being in the immediate vicinity of the tank or container being filled.

(3) If the site of a dispensary described in subsection (2) of this section includes retail space providing goods or services, other than goods or services for maintaining, repairing or cleaning a motor vehicle, the dispensary shall make an owner, operator or employee available for dispensing Class 1 flammable liquids after 6 a.m. and before 6 p.m.

(4) Notwithstanding ORS 480.320 (Use of coin-operated pumps and dispensing of gasoline by self-service declared hazardous), 480.330 (Operation of gasoline dispensing device by public prohibited), 480.340 (Coin-operated or self-service gasoline pumps prohibited) and 480.345 (Conditions for operation of dispensing device by certain nonretail customers), if a nonretail facility is located in a low-population county of eastern Oregon, the owner or operator may:

(a) Permit the dispensing of Class 1 flammable liquids at retail;

(b) Permit a person other than an owner, operator, employee or nonretail customer to use or manipulate a device for dispensing liquids into the fuel tank of a motor vehicle or other retail container;

(c) Permit the use of an installed coin-operated or self-service dispensing device for the liquids; and

(d) Allow the use of an automatic nozzle to dispense the liquids without an owner, operator or employee being in the immediate vicinity of the tank or container being filled.

(5)(a) Sales under subsection (2) of this section do not make a filling station, service station, garage or other dispensary where Class 1 flammable liquids are dispensed at retail subject to any provisions of ORS 480.315 (Policy) to 480.385 (Civil penalty for gasoline dispensing law violations) regulating nonretail facilities.

(b) Sales under subsection (4) of this section do not require that a nonretail facility possess a license to dispense Class 1 flammable liquids at retail.

(c) Sales under subsection (4) of this section do not require that a nonretail facility possess a conditional use license issued under ORS 480.355 (Conditional use license). However, sales under subsection (4) of this section do not prevent a nonretail facility that qualifies under ORS 480.355 (Conditional use license) from also possessing a conditional use license.

(d) Purchasing Class 1 flammable liquids under subsection (4) of this section does not make a retail customer subject to any gallonage requirement set forth in ORS 480.345 (Conditions for operation of dispensing device by certain nonretail customers).

(e) Purchasing Class 1 flammable liquids under subsection (4) of this section does not make a retail customer subject to rules of the State Fire Marshal establishing safety training requirements.

(6) This section does not prohibit, limit or condition any dispensing of Class 1 flammable liquids or diesel fuel otherwise authorized under ORS 480.315 (Policy) to 480.385 (Civil penalty for gasoline dispensing law violations).

(7) No later than 90 days prior to commencing sales under subsection (4) of this section, a nonretail facility shall notify the State Fire Marshal that the facility plans to dispense Class 1 flammable liquids at retail under this section.

(8) If a county where sales are authorized under this section ceases to be a low-population county, dispensaries and nonretail facilities located within the county may operate as described in this section notwithstanding the change in county population. [2015 c.525 §2; 2017 c.207 §1]

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.
 
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.