1501-6-21 Definitions.

The following definitions shall apply to the terms used in rules 1501-6-21 to 1501-6-28 of the Administrative Code.

(A) "Applicant" means the owner of the property to be improved or an authorized agent for said property owner.

(B) "Application" means the signed and completed application form and all supporting information required to be submitted to apply for a permit to erect, construct, or redevelop a permanent structure in a lake Erie coastal erosion area pursuant to section 1506.07 of the Revised Code.

(C) "Coastal erosion area" means those land areas along lake Erie anticipated to be lost due to lake Erie-related erosion within a thirty-year period if no additional approved erosion control measures are completed within that time, as defined in rule 1501-6-10 of the Administrative Code.

(D) "Construct" means to build, form, or assemble a new permanent structure.

(E) "Department" means the department of natural resources.

(F) "Director" means the director of the department of natural resources, or the director's designee.

(G) "Erect" means construct.

(H) "Erosion control measure" means a structure or actions specifically designed to reduce or control lake Erie-related erosion of the shore. Examples include, but are not limited to, groins, jetties, dikes, seawalls, revetments, bulkheads, breakwaters and artificially nourished sand and/or gravel beaches.

(I) "Existing structure" means a permanent structure which existed or upon which construction had begun prior to the effective date of enforcement of these rules as described in paragraph (C) of rule 1501-6-22 of the Administrative Code.

(J) "Movable structure" means a permanent structure designed, sited, and constructed to be readily relocated at minimum cost and with minimum disruption of its intended use. Access to and from the site shall be of sufficient width and acceptable grade to permit the structure to be relocated. Mobile homes and structures built of above-ground stud wall construction on skids or on piling, or on basement or crawl space foundations are examples of movable structures. Septic systems and structures with above-ground walls of masonry, concrete, or related materials are not movable structures.

(K) "Permanent structure" means any residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, or agricultural building, any manufactured home as defined in section 4501.01 of the Revised Code, and any septic system that receives sewage from a single-family, two-family, or three-family dwelling, but does not include any recreational vehicle as defined in section 4501.01 of the Revised Code. An addition to any existing residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, or agricultural building, or any manufactured home, will be considered a permanent structure if the ground level area of the addition is greater than or equal to 500 square feet.

An appurtenant structure to any residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, or agricultural building, or any manufactured home, that is not integral to the building's structure, such as a patio or deck, will not be considered a permanent structure. Stand-alone, uninhabitable, structures such as gazebos, picnic shelters, garages and storage or tool sheds will not be considered permanent structures.

(L) "Permit" means a form signed by the director authorizing a person to erect, construct, or redevelop a permanent structure which lies or will lie, in whole or in part, on land within a lake Erie coastal erosion area.

(M) "Person" means any agency of this state, any political subdivision of this state or of the United States, and any legal entity defined as a person under section 1.59 of the Revised Code.

(N) "Redevelop" means to remove and replace an entire existing permanent structure, or to build a new permanent structure on an existing foundation.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/29/2009 and 07/25/2014

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Rule promulgated under: RC Chapter 119.
Rule authorized by: RC 1506.07
Rule amplifies: RC 1506.07