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DEPARTMENT OF STATE POLICE,
OFFICE OF STATE FIRE MARSHAL

 

DIVISION 40

FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY REGULATIONS

837-040-0001

Scope

(1) The International Fire Code and the Oregon amendments represent a total scope of regulation.

(2) None of the individual chapters in the International Fire Code and Oregon amendments are stand alone requirements. (Referenced publications are available for review at the agency. See agency web site for information on where to purchase publications.)

Stat. Auth.: ORS 476.030
Stats. Implemented: ORS 476.030
Hist.: FM 6-1992, f. 6-15-92, cert. ef. 7-15-92; OSFM 4-2004, f. 3-26-04, cert. ef. 10-1-04; OSFM 1-2006(Temp), f. 1-9-06 cert. ef. 2-1-06 thru 7-28-06; OSFM 9-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-12-06; OSFM 13-2006, f. 12-1-06, cert. ef. 4-1-07; OSFM 10-2008, f. 12-18-09, cert. ef. 12-31-09

837-040-0010

Adoption of the International Fire Code

(1) The Oregon Fire Code is generally adopted every three years coinciding with the publication of a nationally recognized fire code.

(2) Effective July 1, 2014 the 2014 Oregon Fire Code is the 2012 edition of the International Fire Code, as published by the International Code Council, and as amended by the Office of State Fire Marshal. (Referenced publications are available for review at the agency. See agency web site for information on where to purchase publications.)

(3)(a) For the purposes of new construction plan review only a phase-in period is being implemented for the 2010 Oregon Fire Code, the 2010 Oregon Fire Code is adopted for a period of 90-days beginning July 1, 2014 and ending September 30, 2014.

(b) During the 90-day phase-in period established in subsection (3)(a), new construction plan review will be done to either the 2014 Oregon Fire Code or the 2010 Oregon Fire Code as directed by the local building official.

Stat. Auth: ORS 476.030
Stats. Implemented: ORS 476.030
Hist.: FM 3-1986, f. & ef. 3-11-86; FM 5-1986 (corrects FM 3-1986), f. & ef. 4-30-86 & Renumbered from 837-040-0005, Sec. (3) Uniform Fire Code; FM 3-1989, f. 6-30-89, cert. ef. 7-1-89; FM 6-1990, f. & cert. ef. 9-13-90; F)M 6-1992, f. 6-15-92, cert. ef. 7-15-92; FM 2-1996, f. 1-22-96, cert. ef. 4-1-96; OSFM 1-1998, f. & cert. ef. 4-30-98; OSFM 3-1998, f. & cert. ef. 9-30-98; OSFM 4-1999, f. 12-29-99, cert. ef. 1-1-00; OSFM 3-2000, f. 4-1-00, cert. ef. 5-1-00; OSFM 13-2000, f. 10-3-00, cert. ef. 11-1-00; OSFM 9-2001, f. 10-3-01, cert. ef. 2-1-02; OSFM 4-2004, f. 3-26-04, cert. ef. 10-1-04; OSFM 8-2004(Temp), f. 12-29-04, cert. ef. 1-3-05 thru 6-30-05; OSFM 11-2005, f. & cert. ef. 6-27-05; OSFM 1-2006(Temp), f. 1-9-06 cert. ef. 2-1-06 thru 7-28-06; OSFM 9-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-12-06; OSFM 13-2006, f. 12-1-06, cert. ef. 4-1-07; OSFM 4-2009, f. 11-19-09, cert. ef. 4-1-10; OSFM 2-2010(Temp), f. 2-3-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10 thru 9-30-10; Administrative correction 10-26-10; OSFM 4-2010, f. & cert. ef. 11-3-10; OSFM 2-2014, f. 5-7-14, cert. ef. 7-1-14

837-040-0015

Proposed Code Amendment Criteria

(1) All proposed code amendments are submitted to the Office of State Fire Marshal in writing or on an agency approved form.

(2) All proposed code amendments must provide justification and the particular circumstances requiring the amendment.

(3) The Office of State Fire Marshal screens proposed code amendments to determine whether they substantially meet the requirements of OAR 837-040-0015(5). Proposed code amendments not substantially meeting the requirements of OAR 837-040-0015(5) may be returned to the applicant with specific reasons included in the returned application.

(4) Proposed Code amendments that substantially meet the requirements of OAR 837-040-0015(5) will be reviewed by a fire code advisory committee. Final approval or denial of the proposed code amendment will be at the discretion of the State Fire Marshal.

(5) As required by OAR 837-040-0015(2), a proposed code amendment must address, where applicable, whether or not the proposed code amendment:

(a) Is necessary to correct any unforeseen or probable outcomes resulting from the application of a code section, and if so, why;

(b) Is needed to protect the health, safety, welfare, comfort and security of occupants, emergency responders, and the public, and if so, why;

(c) Corrects inadequate application by a code section to a method, material or design, and if so, how;

(d) Is necessary to address unique geographic or climatic conditions within Oregon, and if so, why;

(e) Is needed to eliminate conflicting, obsolete, or duplicative code provisions or standards between Oregon adopted codes, statutes or regulations, and if so, why;

(f) Provides for the use of unique or emerging technologies, or promote advances in construction methods, devices, materials and techniques, and if so, how;

(g) Any adverse fiscal impact or cost savings passed on to the general public, the construction industry, local and state governments, and small businesses. If applicable, an interested person must describe the added or reduced cost of a proposed code amendment, describe the adverse fiscal impact or cost savings in relation to the current Oregon Fire Code and include any standards of measure used to arrive at the result given.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 476.030
Stats. Implemented: ORS 476.030
Hist.: OSFM 10-2008, f. 12-18-09, cert. ef. 12-31-09

837-040-0020

Amendments to the Oregon Fire Code

(1) The Office of State Fire Marshal may amend the Oregon Fire Code approximately midway between publications of the International Fire Code based on proposed code amendments submitted for consideration by interested persons.

(2) Any time between publications of the international Fire Code, the Office of State Fire Marshal may initiate and adopt code amendments to the Oregon Fire Code, as circumstances merit (Referenced publications are available for review at the agency. See agency web site for information on where to purchase publications). [Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.]

[Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth: ORS 476.030
Stats. Implemented: ORS 476.030
Hist.: OSFM 1-2006(Temp), f. 1-9-06 cert. ef. 2-1-06 thru 7-28-06; OSFM 9-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-12-06; OSFM 13-2006, f. 12-1-06, cert. ef. 4-1-07; OSFM 6-2008, f. 9-2-08, cert. ef. 10-1-08; OSFM 10-2008, f. 12-18-09, cert. ef. 12-31-09; OSFM 4-2009, f. 11-19-09, cert. ef. 4-1-10; OSFM 2-2010(Temp), f. 2-3-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10 thru 9-30-10; Administrative correction 10-26-10; OSFM 4-2010, f. & cert. ef. 11-3-10; OSFM 2-2011, f. 3-15-11, cert. ef. 4-1-11; OSFM 4-2011, f. 11-10-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; OSFM 2-2012, f. 1-24-12, cert. ef. 3-1-12; OSFM 5-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-10-12 thru 8-3-12; OSFM 7-2012, f. 5-16-12, cert. ef. 8-2-12; OSFM 2-2014, f. 5-7-14, cert. ef. 7-1-14

837-040-0140

Adoption of the Oregon Structural Specialty Code and Oregon Mechanical Specialty Code

The fire and life safety provisions of the 2014 edition of the Oregon Structural Specialty Code and the 2014 edition of the Oregon Mechanical Specialty Code is hereby adopted as a standard for the purpose of evaluation of existing buildings. (Referenced publications are available for review at the agency. See Building Codes Division web site for information on where to purchase publications.)

Stat. Auth.: ORS 476.030
Stats. Implemented: ORS 476.030
Hist.: OSFM 1-1998, f. & cert. ef. 4-30-98; OSFM 9-2001, f. 10-3-01, cert. ef. 2-1-02; OSFM 4-2004, f. 3-26-04, cert. ef. 10-1-04; OSFM 1-2006(Temp), f. 1-9-06 cert. ef. 2-1-06 thru 7-28-06; OSFM 9-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-12-06; OSFM 13-2006, f. 12-1-06, cert. ef. 4-1-07; OSFM 4-2009, f. 11-19-09, cert. ef. 4-1-10; OSFM 2-2010(Temp), f. 2-3-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10 thru 9-30-10; Administrative correction 10-26-10; OSFM 4-2010, f. & cert. ef. 11-3-10; OSFM 2-2014, f. 5-7-14, cert. ef. 7-1-14

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