Salem, Ore. – You can now pump your own gas at the gas station in Oregon, to help with social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic.
The State Fire Marshal’s office says the new rule is in effect for two weeks, until April 11th.
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In response to the impacts of COVID-19 on Oregon, the Office of State Fire Marshal is suspending regulations over self-service stations and implementing measures to ensure the health and safety of gas retailers.
“During this unprecedented time of state emergency, we need to ensure that critical supply lines for fuels and other basic services remain uninterrupted,” said State Fire Marshal Jim Walker.
A. Effective immediately today, until April 11 (two weeks from effective date), retail facilities of Class 1 flammable liquid transportation fuels prohibited from offering self-service refueling shall:
B. For retail facilities of Class 1 flammable liquid transportation fuels compliant with paragraph A, the State Fire Marshal’s office shall not enforce the self-service prohibition under ORS 480.310 through ORS 480.385.
C. Notwithstanding (A2), a station owner may only offer self-service without an attendant if:
Station owners who need help finding employees to cover shifts should contact Miriam Nolte (Miriam.firstname.lastname@example.org; 503-612-4252) for help finding workers.
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