(A) It shall be unlawful to possess or use an electric powered all purpose vehicle (EPAPV) permit unless the holder meets one of the following requirement, as documented by a licensed physician:
(1) Has a permanent or irreversible physical disability that prevents the ability to ambulate without prolonged use of a wheelchair, walker, crutches, one leg brace or external prosthesis above the knee, two leg braces or external prosthesis below the knee for mobility, or:
(2) Has lung disease to the extent that forced expiratory volume for one second when measured by spirometry is less than one liter or the arterial oxygen tension is less than sixty millimeters of mercury on room air at rest, or:
(3) Has cardiovascular disease to the extent that functional limitations are classified in severity as class three or four, according to standards accepted by the American heart association on May 3, 1988 and where ordinary physical activity causes palpitation, dyspnea or anginal pain.
(B) Anyone meeting the requirements set forth in paragraph (A) of this rule and seeking such a permit shall apply in writing on a form provided by the division of wildlife for such a permit. The issued permit shall be valid from March first of the year received until the last day of February of the year following. Such a permit and application shall be free.
(C) An EPAPV permit shall only be valid on or along a road that is owned or administered by the division of wildlife, provided that the road is identified by an electric-powered all-purpose vehicle sign.
(D) The holder of an EPAPV permit shall carry and exhibit upon demand such permit to any person while operating or hunting with the aid of an electric-powered all-purpose vehicle or motor vehicle on a designated access area on a wildlife area.
(E) It shall be unlawful for a holder of an EPAPV permit, or a person assisting such a permit holder, to operate an electric-powered all-purpose vehicle with greater than thirty horsepower maximum on or along designated access roads on a wildlife area.
(F) It shall be unlawful for anyone other than the holder of an EPAPV permit, or a person assisting such a permit holder, to operate a motor vehicle on or along a designated access road, except as provided in rule 1501:31-9-01 of the Administrative Code.
(G) It shall be unlawful for a holder of an EPAPV permit to possess or use a loaded firearm unless the EPAPV or motor vehicle they occupy is at a complete stop with the motor or engine turned off.
(H) It shall be unlawful for persons accompanying the holder of an EPAPV permit to use the EPAPV or motor vehicle for a hunting blind or shooting platform or to discharge a firearm, bow or crossbow from such a vehicle.
(I) A person may accompany and aid a holder of an EPAPV permit without possessing a hunting license or deer or turkey permit or wetlands habitat stamp, provided said person does not carry or use a hunting implement such as a firearm, bow or crossbow.
(J) It shall be unlawful to park an electric-powered all-purpose vehicle or motor vehicle used with an EPAPV permit in a manner that obstructs vehicular traffic on designated state wildlife area access roads.
(K) It shall be unlawful to operate or park a motor vehicle other than an electric-powered all-purpose vehicle, more than ten feet off of a designated access road edge.
(L) It shall be unlawful to operate an electric-powered all-purpose vehicle more than one hundred yards perpendicular from the nearest designated access road edge.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 3/21/2018 and 07/07/2023
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1531.06, 1531.081531.10, 1533.103
Rule Amplifies: 1531.06, 1531.081531.10, 1533.103
Prior Effective Dates: 11/24/2008