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Motor Vehicle Fuel Dealer’s Business Licenses
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As used in sections 3.465 through 3.489 of this chapter, unless the context requires otherwise the following words and phrases shall mean.

City. The City of Eugene.

Dealer. Any person who:

(a) Imports or causes to be imported motor vehicle fuel for sale, use or distribution in the city, but “dealer” does not include any person who imports into the city motor vehicle fuel in quantities of 500 gallons or less purchased from a supplier who is licensed as a dealer hereunder if that dealer assumes liability for the payment of the applicable license tax to the city; or

(b) Produces, refines, manufactures or compounds motor vehicle fuels in the city for use, distribution or sale in the city; or

(c) Acquires in the city for sale, use or distribution in the city motor vehicle fuels with respect to which there has been no license tax previously incurred.

Distribution. In addition to its ordinary meaning, the delivery of motor vehicle fuel by a dealer to any service station or into any tank, storage facility or series of tanks or storage facilities connected by pipelines, from which motor vehicle fuel is withdrawn directly for sale or for delivery into the fuel tanks of motor vehicles whether or not the service station, tank or storage facility is owned, operated or controlled by the dealer.

Highway. Every way, thoroughfare and place of whatever nature, open for use of the public for the purpose of vehicular travel.

Motor Vehicle. All vehicles, engines or machines, movable or immovable, operated or propelled by the use of motor vehicle fuel.

Motor Vehicle Fuel. Includes gasoline, diesel, mogas, methanol and any other flammable or combustible gas or liquid, by whatever name such gasoline, diesel, mogas, methanol, gas or liquid is known or sold, usable as fuel for the operation of motor vehicles, except gas, diesel, mogas, methanol or liquid, the chief use of which, as determined by the tax administrator, is for purposes other than the propulsion of motor vehicles upon the highways.

Person. Includes every natural person, association, firm, partnership, corporation, joint venture or other business entity.

Service Station. Any place operated for the purpose of retailing and delivering motor vehicle fuel into the fuel tanks of motor vehicles.

Tax Administrator. The city manager, the city manager’s designee, or any person or entity with whom the city manager contracts to perform those duties.

Weight Receipt. A receipt issued by the Oregon Department of Transportation, stating the combined weight of each self-propelled or motor-driven vehicle.

(Section 3.465 added by Ordinance No. 20278, enacted January 27, 2003, effective February 26, 2003; and amended by Ordinance No. 20336, enacted January 26, 2005, effective February 25, 2005.)