1501:18-1-01 Definitions.

As used in rules 1501:18-1-01 to 1501:18-2-05 of the Administrative Code:

(A) "Commercial purposes" means with intent to sell or trade for gain or profit.

(B) "Commercially grown" means grown under cultivation in tilled plots or in a greenhouse.

(C) "Division" means the Ohio department of natural resources, division of natural areas and preserves.

(D) "Endangered species" means a native Ohio plant species whose natural population(s) are in immediate danger of extirpation from Ohio, and/or any federal endangered plant species in Ohio.

(E) "Chief" means chief of the division of natural areas and preserves.

(F) "Federal endangered species" means all species native to this state which are listed as endangered on the United States list of endangered and threatened wildlife and plants pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973, 87 Stat. 884, 16 U.S.C. 1531 , as amended.

(G) "Federal threatened species" means all species native to this state which are listed as threatened on the United States list of endangered and threatened wildlife and plants pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973, 87 Stat. 884, 16 U.S.C. 1531 , as amended.

(H) "Native habitat" means the environment in which a species could exist as a natural population.

(I) "Native species" means a species which, by accepted scientific evidence, was present in Ohio immediately prior to European exploration and settlement.

(J) "Natural population" means one or more plants of a single species which, by lack of contrary evidence, were apparently established in a given area through dispersal by natural means, excluding dispersal by humans, human transportation systems, or planting by humans.

(K) "Occurrences" means sites or locations recorded in the natural heritage program data base which are no more than 20 years old.

(L) "Person" means any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, company, association, or any combination of individuals, or any employee, agent, or officer thereof.

(M) "Plant" means any member of the plant kingdom, including but not limited to: roots; stems, including bulbs, corms, tubers, rhizomes, stolons, and other stem forms; leaves; flowers; fruits; cones; seeds; spores; and gametophytes.

(N) "Species" means a species, subspecies or variety.

(O) "Threatened species" means a native Ohio plant species likely to become an endangered species in Ohio within the foreseeable future, and/or any federal threatened plant species in Ohio not on the state endangered species list.

(P) "Wild plant" means an individual member of a natural plant population.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/20/2004 and 08/20/2008

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: Chapter 1518

Rule Amplifies: RC 1518.01 , 1518.03

Prior Effective Dates: Eff 7-14-80, 3-29-82, 9-24-90