1501:31-5-02 Use of outboard motors and power boats on wildlife areas.

Under authority of section 1531.06 of the Revised Code and after compliance with Chapter 1547. of the Revised Code, the chief of the division of wildlife orders that:

(A) No person shall operate (start/run) or permit to be operated a motor, other than an electric motor, to propel a vessel and except as provided in paragraphs (B) and (C) of this rule, on water areas on the following state-owned or on controlled areas, or on water areas managed under agreement by the wildlife division.

Aquilla lake wildlife area

Geauga county

Barnesville reservoir #2

Belmont county

Barnesville reservoir #3

Belmont county

Barnesville reservoir #4

Belmont county

Belmont lake

Belmont county

Big island wildlife area

Marion county

Circleville canal

Pickaway county

Cooper hollow wildlife area

Jackson county

Crooksville reservoir

Perry county

Darke wildlife area

Darke county

Delaware wildlife area

Delaware, Morrow, and Marion counties

Deer creek lake

Stark county

Deer creek wildlife area

Pickaway, Madison and Fayette counties

Fallsville wildlife area

Highland county

Grand river wildlife area

Trumbull county

Hammertown lake wildlife area (Jackson city reservoir)

Jackson county

Hebron canal

Licking and Fairfield counties

Indian creek wildlife area

Brown county

Ismond pond

Columbiana county

Lake Vesuvius

Lawrence county

Miller Blue hole

Sandusky county

New Lexington City reservior

Perry county

New Lyme wildlife area

Ashtabula county

Oak Hill reservoir

Jackson county

Oberlin reservoir

Lorain county

Oldaker pond wildlife area

Highland county

Orwell pond wildlife area

Ashtabula county

Ottoville quarry wildlife area

Putnam county

Pleasant valley wildlife area

Ross county

Ross lake wildlife area

Ross county

Ruff pond wildlife area

Columbiana county

Shreve lake wildlife area

Wayne county

Spencer lake wildlife area

Medina county

Spring valley wildlife area

Warren county

Timbre Ridge lake

Lawrence county

Tranquility wildlife area

Adams county

Trimble wildlife area

Athens county

Tycoon lake wildlife area

Gallia county

Walhonding canal

Coshocton county

Waterloo lake

Jackson and Pike counties

Waterloo wildlife area

Athens county

Wellington reservoir

Lorain county

Wolf creek wildlife area

Morgan county

Woodbury wildlife area

Coshocton county

(B) No person shall operate (start/run) or permit to be operated a motor, or combination of motors, exceeding a horsepower rating in excess of ten horsepower on Greenfield lake wildlife area in Fairfield county, Jackson lake in Jackson county, Kokosing lake in Knox county, Rush creek reservoir in Fairfield and Perry counties, Veto lake in Washington county, lakes on La Su An wildlife area except lake La Su An, Resthaven wildlife area, Rockmill lake wildlife area in Fairfield county, Killdeer Plains wildlife area, lakes on Oxbow lake wildlife area except Oxbow Lake, Fulton ponds wildlife area, Aldrich pond wildlife area, Clouse lake in Perry county, Fox lake in Athens county, Monroe lake in Monroe county, Clark lake in Clark county, Grant lake in Brown county, Rush Run lake in Preble county, Jockey Hollow wildlife area ponds in Harrison county, Zepernick lake wildlife area in Columbiana county, Wayne R. Carr lake in Paulding county, Wingfoot lake in Portage county and Highlandtown lake wildlife area in Columbiana county.

(C) No person shall operate (start/run) or permit to be operated a motor, or combination of motors, exceeding a horsepower rating of ten horsepower on Knox lake in Knox county, Rupert lake in Vinton county, lake La Su An in Williams county, and Oxbow lake in Defiance county unless motors in excess of ten horsepower are operated at idle speed and do not create a wake.

(D) No person shall operate (start/run) or permit to be operated an electric motor exceeding four horsepower to propel a vessel on or within any water area owned or controlled by the division of wildlife.

(E) No person shall operate (start/run) or permit to be operated a motor, or combination of motors, exceeding a horsepower rating in excess of ten horsepower on any body of water on the American electric power recreation area.

(F) Nothing in this rule shall prohibit vessels with higher horsepower motors from being present on these waters provided they comply with paragraphs (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) of this rule.

(G) No person shall operate (start/run), use, or permit to be operated or used, a boat on Barnesville reservoir no. 1.

(H) It shall be unlawful to operate watercraft on or within any water area owned or controlled by the division of wildlife in a manner that is not in conformity with posted regulations.

(I) All definitions set forth in rule 1501:31-1-02 of the Administrative Code shall apply to this rule.

Effective: 01/01/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/19/2013 and 01/01/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1531.06
Rule Amplifies: 1531.06
Prior Effective Dates: 3/1/73, 8/25/75, 8/16/78, 1/25/82, 6/1/82, 5/31/84, 4/20/87, 3/1/91, 1/15/94, 11/1/97, 3/1/00, 1/1/01, 7/22/01, 7/19/02, 6/4/03, 03/01/04, 7/1/2008, 7/1/2010 , 7/1/2011