The Office of State Fire Marshal will continue to monitor the Explosives Magazine Movement Reporting Hotline and reminds companies to report all magazine movements.
Both federal (27 CFR 555.201(f)) and state regulations require companies and individuals to advise their local fire authority of explosives storage on the day it commences. For the safety of fire department personnel who will respond to your property, it is important you report all magazine movements to the toll free reporting hotline. (See below for magazine relocation information.)
To reduce the regulatory and financial impact to businesses and individuals involved in the explosives industry in Oregon, the Office of State Fire Marshal supported the passage of SB 89 in the 2009 Oregon legislative session. This legislation allows compliance with federal laws relating to explosives to satisfy state statutory requirements. This law was implemented to eliminate duplicative regulatory requirements and streamline government regulations while continuing to ensure public safety. As of January 1, 2010, the date this law took effect, the Office of State Fire Marshal no longer issues certificates of possession and magazine registrations.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Explosives (BATFE) will continue to regulate all laws pertaining to the acquisition, distribution, and storage of explosives. Any individuals who do not currently possess a federal license or permit who intend to manufacture, import, distribute, or acquire explosive materials, or any individuals or businesses seeking to renew a certificate of possession or magazine registration, should contact the BATFE at (503) 331-7830.
For questions about Oregon explosives requirements,
contact 503-934-8285 or 503-934-8264.