Chapter 1501:20-1 General Provisions

1501:20-1-01 Notice of public hearing to adopt, amend, or rescind rules.

(A) Public notice of hearings to be conducted by the Director of Natural Resources, State of Ohio, shall be advertised one (1) time in five (5) newspapers published in different counties and of general circulation in the State.

(B) Said notice shall be given at least (30) days, but not more than sixty (60) days prior to the hearing. The notice shall state the Director's intention to consider adopting, amending or rescinding rules; shall include a synopsis or full text of the proposed rules amendments, or rules to be rescinded or a general statement of the subject matter to which such proposed rules relate; and shall enumerate the date, time, and place of the hearing on the proposed action. The notice shall also state the place from which copies of the proposed rules, amendments, or rules to be rescinded may be obtained.

(former NRv-1-01); Eff 12-4-73
Rule promulgated under: RC Chapter 119.
Rule authorized by: RC 121.22

1501:20-1-02 Exceptions.

The following rules and regulations are applicable to all land and waters under the supervision and control of the State of Ohio, except that nothing herein shall be interpreted or construed in such a manner as to prevent or delay authorized enforcement personnel in the process or completion of necessary duties or while on patrol or emergency service.

(former NRv-1-02); Eff 2-28-74
Rule promulgated under: RC Chapter 119.
Rule authorized by: RC 4519.42

1501:20-1-03 Definitions.

The following definitions apply to terms used in these rules and regulations:

(A) "Department" means the State of Ohio, Department of Natural Resources.

(B) "Person" means any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, company, association, or any combination of individuals and includes any agent, trustee, executor, receiver, assignee, or any other representative thereof.

(C) "Snowmobile" as used in these rules and regulations shall have the same meaning as set forth in Section 4519.01 , of the Revised Code of Ohio.

(D) "All Purpose Vehicle" as used in these rules and regulations shall have the same meaning as set forth in Section 4519.01 , of the Revised Code of Ohio.

(E) "Operator" means any person who operates or is in actual physical control of a snowmobile or all-purpose vehicle.

(F) "Operate" means the act of driving or being or attempting to be in the actual physical control of a snowmobile or all-purpose vehicle.

(G) "Special Area" means any area, other than roads, or trails, whereon snowmobiles or all-purpose vehicles may be operated pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 4519. and the rules and regulations adopted thereunder.

(former NRv-1-03); Eff 2-28-74
Rule promulgated under: RC Chapter 119.
Rule authorized by: RC 4519.42