1501:3-1-01 Definitions.

As used in Chapters 1501:3-1 to 1501:3-9 of the Administrative Code:

(A) "Authorized agent" means any individual employed by the chief of the division of forestry and designated to be responsible for the supervision of the operation, protection, maintenance and management of land(s) or program(s) under administration of the division.

(B) "Camping" means utilization of any piece of equipment for sleeping in or upon including but not limited to a sleeping bag, hammock, station wagon, car, van, motor home, bus, trailer, tent, tarp, truck, house vehicle, pickup camper, or watercraft, for the purpose of occupying a portion of state land or water during the hours of darkness for transient and temporary outdoor living.

(C) "Campground" means an area designated and provided with facilities for camping. It may or may not have designated campsites.

(D) "Campsite" means:

(1) An area within a campground which has been designated for occupancy by a camper;

(2) Or in a campground not having designated campsites, the area occupied by a camper.

(E) "State forests" means any area established and administered pursuant to section 1503.03 of the Revised Code or any other area administered by the division of forestry.

(F) "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.

(G) "Snowmobile" as used in these rules shall have the same meaning as set forth in section 4519.01 of the Revised Code.

(H) "All-purpose vehicle" as used in these rules shall have the same meaning as set forth in section 4519.01 of the Revised Code.

(I) "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. of the Revised Code and the rules adopted thereunder.

(J) "Designated area" means any location, place, site, facility, zone or space identified by rule by the chief or by an official map made available at the office of the chief or by on-site signs.

(K) "Meeting" or "Event" means an assembly, gathering, contest or competition involving a number of participants and/or spectators which significantly affects public use and protection of lands or facilities of the division.

(L) "Primitive camping" means any of the following camping activities at a state forest: backpack trail, hunter, park and pack, roadside and horse camps with no potable water.

(M) "Special use permit" means written authorization containing terms and conditions that is issued by the chief or authorized agent, pursuant to an application and fee payment in the manner and form specified.

(N) "Special activity" means any action requiring waiver of rules, special provisions, or other consideration in order to be conducted.

(O) "Threatened species" and "endangered species" have the same meaning as established in 1501:18-1-01 of the Administrative Code.

Eff 9-16-74; 9-28-77; 9-25-86; 1-9-04
Rule promulgated under: RC 119.03
Rule authorized by: RC 1503.01
Rule amplifies: RC 1503.01
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/17/2009 and 02/01/2014