As used in these rules, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated, except where the context otherwise requires:
(A) "Department" means the state of Ohio, department of natural resources.
(B) "Division" means the Ohio department of natural resources, division of natural areas and preserves.
(C) "Custodian" means the department, any division thereof, agency, or individual who is so designated in the articles of dedication to administer and manage a nature preserve or natural area.
(D) "Nature preserve" means an area which is formally dedicated and administered under Chapter 1517. of the Revised Code.
(E) "Natural area" means any area owned or managed through easement, license, or lease by the department and administered by the division as a part of the state natural areas system.
(F) "Vehicle" means every contrivance on wheels or runners capable of being used as a means of transportation on land.
(G) "Motor vehicle" means any vehicle propelled or drawn by power other than muscular power.
(H) "Person" means any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, company, association, or any combination of individuals, or any employee, agent, or officer thereof.
(I) "Camping" means utilization of a sleeping bag, tent, trailer, or other mobile equipment, for the purpose of occupying a portion of state land for transient and temporary outdoor living away from home.
(J) "Picnicking" means the consumption of a meal in the out-of-doors by an individual or group of individuals.
(K) "Areas and facilities" means all trails, parking lots, restrooms, well shelters, observation blinds, towers or vistas, boardwalks, piers, docks, bridges, benches, picnic areas or roadways and any lands the chief designates for public use.
(L) "Chief" or "chief of the division" means the chief of the division of natural areas and preserves, department of natural resources, state of Ohio.
(M) "Appointed agent" means an employee of the department or division who is designated to administer and manage nature preserves or natural areas.
(N) "Idle speed" means the slowest speed needed to maintain steerage and maneuverability.
(O) "Wake" means a track left in the water by a watercraft causing waves that may cause discomfort, injury or damage to persons, watercraft or property.
(P) "Firework" means a device consisting of various combinations of explosives and combustibles used to generate colored light, smoke and/or noise.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates:
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1517.02
Rule Amplifies: 1517.021
Prior Effective Dates: 7/11/77, 4/27/84, 7/25/95, 10/1/07, 9/20/10