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Oregon Defensible Space Code Committee to meet

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Defensible Space Code Committee will hold a virtual meeting starting at 8:30 am on Wednesday, April 27th, 2022. The committee will begin the process of reviewing Sections 603 and 604 of the International Wildland Urban Interface Code to develop draft language. To access the agenda and meeting link, please visit Oregon Defensible Space Code Committee page and see the virtual meeting links for the Committee meeting.  

Written comments or questions about any aspect of the implementation of Senate Bill 762 may be submitted by email at any time to SB762@osp.oregon.gov or submitted via the Public Comment Submission Form. Written comments can be submitted before or up to 8 am on April 27th. In addition, all upcoming Committee meetings have an opportunity for public input.

If you are a media member interested in attending the meeting, please connect with the OSFM’s Public Affairs Office by email at oregonsfm@osp.oregon.gov. To receive meeting reminders and agendas and sign up for the defensible space code process, please email SB762@osp.oregon.gov.

Background: Senate Bill 762 was passed by the 2021 Legislature and signed by Governor Brown, requiring the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal to establish a minimum defensible space requirement for lands in areas identified on the statewide map of wildfire risk. The requirements shall be consistent with and not exceed the standards pertaining only to defensible space outlined in the International Wildland-Urban Interface Code published by the International Code Council. The standards pertaining only to defensible space are outlined in sections 603 and 604 of the code. 

Meeting Recording: A post-meeting recording will be posted on the Oregon Defensible Space Code webpage, which can be accessed at https://www.oregon.gov/osp/programs/sfm/pages/oregon-defensible-space-code.aspx.

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