Chapter 1501:17-5 Safety and Sanitation

1501:17-5-01 Disposition of refuse.

(A) No person shall regardless of intent import, dump or deposit rubbish, garbage, refuse, debris of any kind, offal or carcass of an animal, within any nature preserve or natural area .

Effective: 09/20/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/25/2010 and 09/15/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1517.02
Rule Amplifies: 1517.021
Prior Effective Dates: 7/11/77, 7/25/95, 6/25/00, 10/1/07

1501:17-5-02 Kindling a fire prohibited.

(A) No person shall kindle or use a fire in any nature preserve or natural area.

Effective: 09/20/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/25/2010 and 09/15/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1517.02
Rule Amplifies: 1517.021
Prior Effective Dates: 7/11/77, 7/25/95, 10/1/07

1501:17-5-03 Smoking. [Rescinded].

Rescinded eff 10-1-07

1501:17-5-04 Animals prohibited: exceptions.

(A) No person shall bring any animal or pet into any nature preserve or natural area .

(B) Exceptions:

Dogs used by blind, deaf, mobility or emotionally impaired persons: hunting dogs during lawful hunts on posted area; domestic cats and dogs within the designated parking lots of nature preserves or natural areas; and within Blackhand gorge state nature preserve limited to the paved trail designated as the Blackhand trail (a dedicated state recreational trail).

(C) Any person who is the owner or handler of any pet, except hunting dogs engaged in legal hunting, shall keep said pet on a leash, not to exceed six feet in length from hand to pet, in hand and under control while such pet is within an area where pets are permitted. If the disposition of any pet excites fear or audibly disturbs the quiet enjoyment of other person, the owner or handler may be directed to remove the pet.

(D) When a pet defecates within a nature preserve or natural area the owner or handler shall collect the pet excrement and remove it from the area.

Effective: 09/20/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/25/2010 and 09/15/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1517.02
Rule Amplifies: 1517.021
Prior Effective Dates: 7/11/77, 7/25/95, 10/1/07

1501:17-5-05 Signs, posters prohibited.

No person shall erect or post any placard, sign, notice, poster, or billboard within any nature preserve or natural area without written permission of the chief of the division or his appointed agent.

Effective: 09/20/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/25/2010 and 09/15/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1517.02
Rule Amplifies: 1517.02
Prior Effective Dates: 7/11/77, 7/25/95

1501:17-5-06 Commercial activity prohibited.

No person shall solicit alms or contributions for any purpose, whether public or private, in any area owned or administered by the division.

No person shall, rent, sell, solicit or offer for sale, have in his possession with the intent to rent or sell, or expose for rent or sale any item or service in any nature preserve or natural area under the supervision and control of the department or its designated custodian except by written permission of the chief of the division.

Effective: 09/20/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/25/2010 and 09/15/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1517.02
Rule Amplifies: 1517.02
Prior Effective Dates: 7/11/77, 7/25/95, 6/25/00

1501:17-5-07 Grazing prohibited.

No person shall herd, graze, drive or permit to run at large within any nature preserve or natural area, any animal including but not limited to cattle, horse, mule, donkey, goat, swine, sheep, or fowl except as provided in rule 1501:17-5-04 of the Administrative Code.

Effective: 09/20/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/25/2010 and 09/15/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1517.02
Rule Amplifies: 1517.02
Prior Effective Dates: 7/11/77, 7/25/95

1501:17-5-08 Obstruction of access prohibited.

No person shall obstruct or impede pedestrian or vehicular access to, from, or within a nature preserve or natural area.

Effective: 09/20/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/25/2010 and 09/15/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1517.02
Rule Amplifies: 1517.02
Prior Effective Dates: 7/11/77, 7/25/95

1501:17-5-09 Swimming and wading prohibited.

No person shall swim or wade in any pond, lake, stream, or any other body of water within the confines of any nature preserve or natural area, or swim or dive to enter other public waters from any nature preserve or natural area.

Effective: 09/20/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/25/2010 and 09/15/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1517.02
Rule Amplifies: 1517.02
Prior Effective Dates: 7/11/77, 7/25/95

1501:17-5-10 Boating prohibited; exceptions.

No person shall embark or disembark from any watercraft within the confines of any nature preserve or natural area, except in areas provided for such use. Boating is permitted on any navigable stream provided that entrance to the stream is made upstream or downstream from the nature preserve or natural area. Boating shall be prohibited on any lake, pond or other body of water whose entirety is within the confines of any nature preserve or natural area, unless written permission is obtained from the chief of the division or his appointed agent or is otherwise permitted in the articles of dedication.

No person shall operate a vessel at greater than idle speed or create a wake on the Licking River within the confines of Blackhand gorge state nature preserve from the Toboso road bridge (county road 273) upstream to the confluence of Brushy Fork creek and the Licking river.

Effective: 09/20/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/25/2010 and 09/15/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1517.02
Rule Amplifies: 1517.021
Prior Effective Dates: 7/11/77, 7/25/95, 10/1/07

1501:17-5-11 Climbing and rappelling prohibited.

No person shall engage in any rappelling or climbing activity either with or without specialized gear for such activity within the confines of any nature preserve or natural area.

Effective: 09/20/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/25/2010 and 09/15/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1517.02
Rule Amplifies: 1517.021
Prior Effective Dates: 7/11/77, 7/25/95, 10/1/07

1501:17-5-12 Throwing objects over cliffs prohibited.

No person shall throw, toss, drop, or propel, or cause, directly or indirectly, the throwing, tossing, dropping or propelling of any object over or off any precipice, bridge, observation tower or other similar structure or natural formation within the confines of any nature preserve or natural area.

Effective: 09/20/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/25/2010 and 09/15/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1517.02
Rule Amplifies: 1517.02
Prior Effective Dates: 7/11/77, 7/25/95