Or. Admin. R. 837-045-0070 - Issuance of Notice of Deficiency Citations

(1) The State Fire Marshal or local fire authority may issue a notice of deficiency citation for a violation under ORS 479.990(6) or the rules adopted thereto.
(2) Each separate instance of non-compliance under ORS 479.990(6) or the rules adopted thereto shall be considered a separate violation.
(3) A notice of deficiency citation may be issued for each separate violation under ORS 479.990(6).
(4) A notice of deficiency citation shall be on a form approved by the Department of the State Fire Marshal.
(5) For violations of ORS 479.255, 479.260, 479.270 or 479.280 or the rules adopted thereto, the State Fire Marshal or local fire authority shall present a copy of the notice of deficiency citation to the owner of the dwelling unit, lodging house or hotel.
(6) For violations of ORS 479.297, or the rules adopted thereto, the State Fire Marshal or local fire authority shall present a copy of the notice of deficiency citation to the owner or employee selling a smoke alarm in violation of ORS 479.297.
(7) For violations of ORS 479.300, or the rules adopted thereto, the State Fire Marshal or local fire authority shall present a copy of the notice of deficiency citation to the person believed to have removed or tampered with a properly functioning smoke alarm or smoke detector.
(8) The State Fire Marshal or local fire authority shall present a copy of the notice of deficiency citation by:
(a) Personal service;
(b) Service by certified mail; or
(c) Service by regular mail.
(9) Upon presenting a copy of the notice of deficiency citation under OAR 837-045-0070(5) through (8), the State Fire Marshal or local fire authority shall retain all remaining copies of the notice of deficiency citation until the re-inspection of the premises.
(10) After 10 days have passed from the date the notice of deficiency citation was issued, the State Fire Marshal or local fire authority shall:
(a) Re-inspect the premises; and
(b) Complete the "Re-Inspection of Premises" section of the notice of deficiency citation.
(11) Issuance of a notice of deficiency citation under this rule shall have no effect on the use of a uniform citation under ORS Chapter 153 for offenses subject to ORS Chapter 153.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 837-045-0070
OSFM 10-2000, f. 9-14-00, cert. ef. 10-1-00; OSFM 41-2023, minor correction filed 07/03/2023, effective 7/3/2023

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 479.280, 479.295 & 479.990

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 479.250 - 479.300 & 479.990

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