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Old 02-20-2010, 10:00 PM
 
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Can anyone site the oregon law that would prohibit smoking at a gas pump? I was with a co-worker in a motor coach. We stopped at a truck stop to add desiel fuel to the bus. He had a lit cigeratte in his mouth and one hand on the nozzle! I was shocked at how stupid this was, but wanted to know if it was actually "illegal" or not. I didn't see any "no smoking" signs.

At this truck stop, it's considered "non-retail" and we use a card-lock device so we pump our own fuel. That part is legal, but I specifically want to know about being able to smoke while despensing fuel. Thanks.
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Old 02-21-2010, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR / Las Vegas, NV
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Most gas stations have no smoking signs. As far as diesel, he could throw his smoke in a bucket of it with out any problem. It's different than gas.
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Old 02-21-2010, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Can anyone site the oregon law that would prohibit smoking at a gas pump? ......
I don't really know that it is a state of Oregon Law per say.

I am pretty sure there is a Federal ATF regulation that requires Gas Stations Owners to enforce on their customers a no smoking ban while dispensing Gasoline. One of those Fed Regulations inspired by the big insurance companies which provides business insurance to gas stations. The onus is on the gas station owner, I think, not the fool with the lighted cigarette.

Trust me, Insurance companies don't like the thought of a gas station catching fire with 1000s of gallons stored in underground tanks which could burn with lung congesting smoke and fumes for hours and hours. And the insurance company having to pay for medical lung screening (at Hospital Emergency Room prices) to any and all neighbors of the burning gas station. Lots and lots of headaches and cost for deep pockets.

I could be wrong on this.

Phil
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