Oregon Department of Forestry

Rule Rule 629-041-0005


The definitions set forth in ORS 477.001 (Definitions) apply to OAR chapter 629, divisions 041 through 046, unless the context otherwise requires.


The following words and phrases, when used in OAR chapter 629, divisions 041 through 043, are defined as follows, unless the context otherwise requires:


“All-terrain vehicle” means a Class I all-terrain vehicle, as defined in ORS 801.190 (“Class I all-terrain vehicle”).


“Block” means a pulley or system of pulleys set in a casing which guides a moving line.


“Budget” means the budgeted cost of the Forester for a forest protection district, which cost has been determined under the authority and procedures of ORS 477.205 (Definitions for ORS 477.205 to 477.281) to 477.281 (Limitation on obligation of landowner for fire protection);


“Close down requirements” means the machinery operation restrictions specified by the forester in the Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) system.


“Good operating condition” means fully ready for intended use, maintained in accordance with any manufacturer’s recommendations and, where appropriate, properly installed and free of leaks.


“Fully turbo-charged” means all exhaust gases pass through a turbine wheel which is turning at all times and where there is no exhaust bypass to the atmosphere.


“Heavy truck” means a truck which has a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more.


“Immediate use” means:


In good operating condition;


Requires the addition of no components, fuel, oil, parts or water to be made operational; and


Maintained in a known location which is easily and rapidly accessible by the operator.


“Improved road” means a road maintained for the use of motor vehicles and that is sufficiently clear of flammable material to prevent the spread of wildfire to adjacent vegetation.


“Landing” means any designated place where logs are laid after being yarded, and are awaiting subsequent handling, loading and hauling.


“Light truck” means a truck which has a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,000 pounds or less.


“Mobile equipment” means any power driven machinery that moves about under its own power in an operation area, but not including motor vehicles or stationary equipment as defined below;


“Motor vehicle” means any vehicle that is self-propelled and which was built to transport persons or property primarily on improved roads, including buses, cars, recreational vehicles and trucks, except motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles;


“Motorcycle” has the same meaning as defined by ORS 801.365 (“Motorcycle”).


“Moving lines” means mainlines and haulback lines used in a cable logging operation.


“Muffler” means an exhaust system device in good operating condition which is designed to reduce noise emission and which contains an internal baffle system.


“Nationally recognized testing laboratory” has the same meaning as defined by OAR 437-002-0005 (Adoption by Reference) and 29 CFR 1910.7.


“Power driven machinery” means any machinery, powered by or containing an internal combustion engine, used to conduct an operation.


“Power saw” means a hand held saw powered by an internal combustion engine.


“Prior approval” means written approval of the forester given for a specific plan before the operation begins, with the exception that verbal permission may be granted followed by immediate written confirmation where timing is critical.


“Snag” means a tree which is dead but still standing, and that has lost its leaves or needles and its small limbs.


“Spark arrester” means an exhaust system device which traps or pulverizes exhaust carbon particles to a size below 0.023 inches in diameter before they are expelled from an exhaust system. Mufflers are not spark arresters.


“Stationary equipment” means any power driven machinery, except power saws, which is has, or will be, operated exclusively at one location in an operation area for a period of more than two days.


“Truck” means a motor vehicle designed primarily for carrying loads other than passengers.


“Written order” means a prior written approval or written requirement, from the forester, for a specified practice.

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