ORS 672.107¹
Structural engineer registration for performing engineering services on significant structures
  • rules

(1) For purposes of this section:

(a) “Significant structure” means:

(A) Hazardous facilities and special occupancy structures, as defined in ORS 455.447 (Regulation of certain structures vulnerable to earthquakes and tsunamis);

(B) Essential facilities, as defined in ORS 455.447 (Regulation of certain structures vulnerable to earthquakes and tsunamis), that have a ground area of more than 4,000 square feet or are more than 20 feet in height;

(C) Structures that the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services determines to have irregular features; and

(D) Buildings that are customarily occupied by human beings and are more than four stories or 45 feet above average ground level.

(b) “Significant structure” does not mean:

(A) One-family and two-family dwellings and accompanying accessory structures;

(B) Agricultural buildings or equine facilities, both as defined in ORS 455.315 (Exemption of agricultural buildings, agricultural grading and equine facilities); or

(C) Buildings located on lands exempt from Department of Consumer and Business Services enforcement of building code regulations.

(2) Consistent with ORS 672.255 (Rulemaking authority), the State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying shall adopt rules establishing standards of competence in structural engineering analysis and design relating to seismic influence.

(3) An engineer may not provide engineering services for significant structures unless the engineer possesses a valid professional structural engineer certificate of registration issued by the board. [Formerly 672.129]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Need for services of registered professional engineer for construc­tion, reconstruc­tion or repair of public roads, (1979) Vol 40, p 143

Chapter 672

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Design of air pollu­tion control equip­ment and wigwam waste burners as professional engineering, (1971) Vol 35, p 917

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 672—Professional Engineers; Land Surveyors; Photogrammetrists; Geologists, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors672.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 672, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano672.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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