OAR 629-025-0022
Health and Safety Standards — Large Commercial Events


Sewerage Facilities:


Chemical toilets must be provided at a rate of at least one toilet per 80 persons or fraction thereof.


Chemical toilets must be serviced daily with respect to sanitation, removal of contents, and recharging of chemical solution.


All chemical toilets must be located so as to be easily and readily serviced by servicing vehicles.


Refuse Storage and Disposal:


All refuse and solid waste must be stored in fly-tight containers constructed of impervious material.


Containers for refuse and solid waste storage must be provided at a minimum ratio of one 30 gallon container for each 16 persons or fraction thereof anticipated or one cubic yard of container capacity for each 125 persons or fraction thereof anticipated.


All refuse and solid waste must be removed from storage containers at least once every 24 hours and transported and disposed of in a manner which is authorized and complies with state and local laws, ordinances, and regulations.


Liquid wastes not containing human excreta must be disposed of in a seepage pit having a minimum depth of three feet and a lateral area of not less than 32 square feet. The pit must be backfilled with clean, coarse rock and be protected by a one-fourth inch screen which is removable and must effectively trap food particles and prevent other wastes from entering the backfilled rock.


Water Supply: The water supply, water quality, and water storage and delivery systems must comply with the standards established under OAR 333-039-0015 (Water Supply).


Fire Protection:


In addition to the requirements found in ORS 477, a Person must:


Confine all Fires to camp stoves or fire grates or other fireproof structures constructed for such purposes. Such structures must be less than four feet in diameter or four feet in length;


Clear all flammable material for a distance of five feet around and 10 feet above any fire grate or other fireproof structure used to contain a campfire;


Extinguish every fire at the site before leaving the site; and


Comply with fire prevention rules found in OAR 629, division 43 for all activities involving open fire, fire effects, bonfires, or other controlled or uncontrolled fires.


A Person may not:


Leave a fire unattended; or


Discharge or cause to be discharged any firecrackers, explosives, torpedoes, rockets, fireworks, sky lanterns, or other flammable substances which could be harmful to Persons or forest resources without prior written permission of the Forester.




Motor Vehicles must be parked in a manner that eliminates blockage of parked Vehicles and allows Vehicles free access to exits at all times.


A Vehicle may not block, obstruct or interfere with vehicular or pedestrian traffic on a Forest Road, parking area, Designated Trail, walkway, pathway or common area. The Department may tow a Vehicle at the owner’s expense if the Vehicle is found to obstruct, block or interfere with vehicular or pedestrian traffic or is parked in a fire lane, roadway, campsite, entry way, driveway, closed area or other location in a manner that threatens forest resources or improvements, impedes operations of a Designated Recreation Area, public safety, or any combination thereof.


Security Personnel:


The Organizer must maintain an accurate count of individuals attending the Large Commercial Event and must provide adequate security arrangements to limit further admissions to the Large Commercial Event when the anticipated number of individuals have been admitted.


The Organizer must secure a written statement from the chief law enforcement officer of the county in which the Large Commercial Event is to take place that arrangements for security and the orderly flow of traffic to and from the site complies with state and local laws, ordinances, and regulations, and is satisfactory with respect to anticipated number of participants and site.


Bonding and Insurance:


Bonds: The Forester may require the posting of a cash or surety bond or other guarantee in such form and in such amount as determined by the Forester to be sufficient by the Forester to defray the costs of restoration and rehabilitation of the State Forest Land affected by the permitted use. Bonds and guarantees will be returned to the permittee upon satisfactory compliance with all permit conditions, including restoration and rehabilitation requirements.


Claims against Organizer’s bond for failure to comply with or perform other obligations under the permit must be processed in the following manner:
The Department must provide notice in writing to Organizer and Organizer’s surety of the nature of the failure to comply or the unperformed obligation, and must specify a date by which the failure must be remedied.
If Organizer fails to remedy the failure or to respond in writing with reasons adequate in Department’s judgment to waive the failure within the time specified in Department’s notice, Organizer must be deemed to be in default and Department must be entitled to make a claim against Organizer’s bond on behalf of Department for an amount deemed reasonably sufficient to cure the failure.


The Department reserves the right to invoke any remedy available to it under the permit or at law or in equity in the event Department is required to seek redress from Organizer’s surety for a permit violation or default by Organizer including, without limitation, termination of the permit.


Insurance: The Forester may require a permittee, at the permittee’s expense, to obtain and keep in effect for the duration of the proposed event insurance coverages in types and amounts that are deemed satisfactory to the Forester, and which names the State of Oregon as an additional insured. The policy must stipulate that the Forester must be notified 30 days in advance of the termination or modification of the policy


Siting Restrictions: A buffer of at least 200 feet, measured in horizontal distance, wherein a Person may not enter, occupy or physically disturb forest resources or improvements must be maintained between the Large Commercial Event site and all:


Ecologically-sensitive areas, including streams, lakes and wetlands;


Known cultural resources; and


Forest practices as defined in ORS 527.620 (Definitions for ORS 527.610 to 527.770).


Use of Alcohol: Alcohol may not be sold or consumed within one hour of the scheduled end time of the Large Commercial Event.


Indemnity: The permittee must defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the State of Oregon against any responsibility or liability for damage, injury, or loss to Persons and property which may occur during the permitted use period or as a result of such use.

Source: Rule 629-025-0022 — Health and Safety Standards — Large Commercial Events, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=629-025-0022.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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