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Wildfire hazard mitigation - SB 762 implementation

For the implementation of Senate Bill (SB) 762, the Building Codes Division, on behalf of the Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS), is developing rules that will do the following:

  • Amend the current Oregon Residential Specialty Code (ORSC) Section R327 to apply to all new dwellings and the accessory structures of dwellings in extreme and high wildfire risk classes in the wildland-urban interface.
  • Amend the current Oregon Residential Specialty Code (ORSC) Section R327 to extend wildfire hazard mitigation building code standards to apply to existing dwellings that are replacing exterior elements of the structure.

Timeline for adopting amendments

 

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Wildfire hazard mitigation mapping tool

As the Oregon Department of Forestry is overseeing the development and maintenance of a comprehensive statewide map of wildfire risk that will display the five wildfire risk classes: extreme, high, moderate, low and no risk; the division is working on an interactive tool to work in conjunction with the Oregon Wildfire Risk Explorer, that will display wildfire hazard mitigation standards covered in Section R327 of the ORSC. This tool will also support the future listing of snow, seismic, and wind design criteria at the property level. 

Developments in the process will be posted here as they become available.

Other state agencies implementing SB 762

Oregon Department of Forestry Implementation of SB 762

Office of the State Fire Marshal Implementation of SB 762

Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development Implementation of SB 762