1501:47-5-03 Use of outboard motors and power boats on wildlife areas.

Under authority of section 1531.06 of the Revised Code and after compliance with Chapter 1547. of the Revised Code, the chief of the division of wildlife orders that:

(A) No person shall operate (start/run) or permit to be operated a motor, other than an electric motor, to propel a vessel, and except as provided in paragraphs (B) and (C) of this rule, on water areas on the following state-owned or on controlled areas, or on water areas managed under agreement by the wildlife division.

Aquilla lake wildlife area Geauga county

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Barnesville reservoir #2 Belmont county

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Barnesville reservoir #3 Belmont county

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Barnesville reservoir #4 Belmont county

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Belmont lake Belmont county

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Big Island wildlife area Marion county

Circleville canal Pickaway county

Cooper hollow wildlife area Jackson county

Crooksville Reservoir Perry county

Darke wildlife area Darke county

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Deer creek wildlife area Pickaway, Madison and Fayette counties

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Delaware wildlife area Delaware, Morrow and Marion countries

Fallsville wildlife area Highland county

Grand river wildlife area Trumbull county

Hammertown lake wildlife area (Jackson city reservoir) Jackson county

Hebron canal Licking and Fairfield counties

Highlandtown lake wildlife area Columbiana county

Indian creek wildlife area Brown county

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Ismond pond Columbiana county

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Lake Vesuvius Lawrence county

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Miller blue hole Sandusky county

New Lexington city reservoir Perry county

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New Lyme wildlife area Ashtabula county

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Oak Hill reservoir Jackson county

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Oberlin reservoir Lorain county

Oldaker pond wildlife area Highland county

Orwell pond wildlife area Ashtabula county

Ottoville quarry wildlife area Putnam county

Paulding ponds wildlife area Paulding county

Pleasant valley wildlife area Ross county

Ross lake wildlife area Ross county

Ruff pond wildlife area Columbiana county

Shreve lake wildlife area Wayne county

Spencer lake wildlife area Medina county

Spring valley wildlife area Warren county

Tranquility wildlife area Adams county

Trimble wildlife area Athens county

Tycoon lake wildlife area Gallia county

Lake Vesuvius Lawrence county

Walhonding canal Coshocton county

Waterloo wildlife area Athens county

Waterloo lake Jackson and pike counties

Wellington reservoir Lorain county

Wolf creek wildlife area Morgan county

Woodbury wildlife area Coshocton county

(B) No person shall operate (start/run) or permit to be operated a motor, or combination of motors, exceeding a horsepower rating in excess of ten horsepower on Greenfield lake wildlife area in Fairfield county, Jackson lake in Jackson county, Kokosing lake in Knox county, Rush creek reservoir in Fairfield and Perry counties, Veto lake in Washington county, lakes on La Su An wildlife area except lake La Su An, Resthaven wildlife area, Rockmill wildlife area in Fairfield county, Killdeer Plains wildlife area, lakes on Oxbow lake wildlife area except Oxbow lake, Fulton ponds wildlife area, Aldrich pond wildlife area, Clouse lake in Perry county, Fox lake in Athens county, Monroe lake in Monroe county, Clark lake in Clark county, Grant lake in Brown county, Rush Run lake in Preble county, Jockey Hollow wildlife area ponds in Harrison county and Zepernick lake wildlife area in Columbiana county.

(C) No person shall operate (start/run) or permit to be operated a motor, or combination of motors, exceeding a horsepower rating of ten horsepower on Knox lake in Knox county, Rupert lake in Vinton county, lake La Su An, and Oxbow lake unless motors in excess of ten horsepower are operated at idle speed and do not create a wake.

(D) No person shall operate (start/run) or permit to be operated an electric motor exceeding four horsepower to propel a vessel on or within any water area owned or controlled by the division of wildlife.

(E) No person shall operate (start/run) or permit to be operated a motor, or combination of motors, exceeding a horsepower rating in excess of ten horsepower on any body of water on the American electric power recreation area.

(F) Nothing in this rule shall prohibit vessels with higher horsepower motors from being present on these waters provided they comply with paragraphs (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) of this rule.

(G) No person shall operate (start/run), use, or permit to be operated or used, any watercraft on Barnesville reservoir no. 1.

Effective: 07/01/2008
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/03/2008 and 06/01/2013
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1547.52
Rule Amplifies: 1547.52 , 1547.61
Prior Effective Dates: 10/30/03, 5/17/01, 11/19/00, 9/1/99, 8/18/91, 10/10/90, 8/16/84, 10/30/77