In accordance with section 1547.08 of the Revised Code the following buoys or signs shall be used to mark recreational water areas of the state of Ohio.
(A) Buoys marking control zones, hazards and no boat areas shall show all around the horizon. The body of such buoys shall show white in color and shall have a solid orange cap at the top. On the white background, as an integral part of the buoy or on a suitable decal, shall be the outline of a circular or diamond shaped insignia of the same orange color. Above, below or enclosed in the insignia shall be black block letters with an indication of the restriction. The size of the insignia and the letters shall be determined by the chief of the division of parks and watercraft commensurate with the size of the buoy.
(B) Control zones shall be marked by buoys displaying a circular-shaped insignia of the above mentioned orange color.
(C) Danger areas shall be marked by buoys displaying a diamond-shaped insignia of the above mentioned orange color.
(D) Dams, rapids, swimming areas and all other areas in which recreational vessels are prohibited shall be marked by buoys displaying a diamond-shaped insignia containing intersecting horizontal and vertical lines of the above mentioned orange color.
(E) In addition to the above mentioned buoys, the chief of the division of parks and watercraft may prescribe signs to mark similar and dissimilar hazards and areas.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 11/9/2017 and 01/26/2023
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1546.04
Rule Amplifies: 1547.08
Prior Effective Dates: 10/30/1977, 08/16/1984, 03/01/2012