Hazardous materials have very specific codes and require a permit for their storage and use. In order to help maintain the safest possible environment, the Oregon Fire Code (OFC) requires the reporting of information regarding the storage, processing, use and handling of hazardous materials. The following information will assist you in providing the information necessary to obtain and permit and to meet the requirements of the Oregon Fire Code.
While there are many sections of the Oregon Fire Code that apply to hazardous materials, the general provisions are found in OFC Chapter 50.
Prior to applying for a permit, both a Hazardous Materials Inventory Statement (HMIS) and a Hazardous Materials Management Plan (HMMP) need to be completed. These documents will need to be submitted at the time you apply online for a permit.
Here is the form to complete the HMIS. You are welcome to recreate this form to complete it electronically providing ALL of the information is included. OFC 5001.5.2 on page 297 of the above link provides the information to include in the HMIS.
Here is a link to the OFC which provides the outline to the HMMP. Submit this document in pdf format when applying electronically for your permit. OFC 5001.5.1 on page 297 of the above link provide the information to include in the HMMP.
A permit is not granted until you receive a permit signed by both the applicant and the fire code official. Storage and operations are not permitted to occur until the permit has been obtained.
The Oregon State Fire Marshal has additional requirements for hazardous materials. Please refer to the OSFM site to determine if your business is subject to Community Right to Know (CR2K) reporting. Click here to go to the OSFM CR2K webpage. Note that this is a separate and independent process from the code requirements enforced by Ashland Fire & Rescue.