3701-25-02 Plans: approval and content.

(A) No person shall construct, substantially alter, or expand a until both of the following have occurred.

(1) The proposed location of the camp has been evaluated by the health commissioner. A written report containing information about the location shall be prepared, which shall include at a minimum, its topography, soil conditions, previous uses, and available utilities.

(2) Each person shall obtain written approval of the plans and specifications described in paragraph (B) of this rule from the health commissioner before any construction, substantial alteration, or expansion begins

(B) The plans and specifications shall be submitted in duplicate and shall show:

(1) A site plan showing the general layout of the entire camp;

(2) Entrance and exit roads, access roads, and trails;

(3) Camp buildings and service buildings and other proposed structures;

(4) The area, dimensions, and elevations of the tract of land;

(5) Details and specifications of the water system, if applicable, but not including fixtures inside of structures;

(6) Method of storage, collection, and disposal of solid wastes;

(7) Swimming facilities, including swimming pools and other bathing places;

(8) That the applicable provisions of rules 3701-25-01 to 3701-25-22 of the Administrative Code can be adequately met.

(9) The location and details of the lighting and electrical systems, if applicable;

(10) Details and specifications of the waste water collection and treatment system, if applicable;

(11) Design and design plans for drainage of surface and storm waters;

(12) Details and specifications of the sewage collection and treatment system, if applicable; and

(13) The name, address, and telephone number of the proposed owner, camp operator and a person to contact with regard to the plans, and a letter of transmittal from the person requesting the review.

(C) The provisions of rule 3701-21-03 of the Administrative Code relating to submission of plans for proposed food service operations and rule 3701-31-03 of the Administrative Code relating to submission of plans for proposed swimming pools, spas, or special use pools shall apply to camps.

(D) The plans shall meet the requirements of paragraph (B) of this rule and shall be accompanied by all of the following documents:

(1) Written verification from the local zoning authority that the land use has been zoned and approved for the development of a camp;

(2) Written verification that all proposed buildings in the camp meet applicable state or local building requirements;

(3) Written verification by the fire protection authority or authorities that have jurisdiction in the area of all of the following:

(A) That the camp has adequate fire protection;

(B) The method and layout of fire protection; and

(C) That applicable fire codes shall be adhered to in the construction and operation of the camp.

(4) Written verification by the municipal corporation or board of county commissioners for unincorporated areas that the proposed new construction, substantial alteration, or expansion to a camp will be made in accordance with the municipal or county flood plain ordinances or resolutions and local flood plain requirements.

(5) Written verification that the plans for the sewage disposal facilities, as specified in paragraph (A) of rule 3701-25-08 of the Administrative Code or sewage collection systems as specified in paragraph (B) of rule 3701-25-08 of the Administrative Code and the water supply system, as specified in paragraph (A) (1) of rule 3701-25-07 of the Administrative Code, have been approved by the Ohio environmental protection agency.

The health commissioner, upon request of the person submitting the plans and specifications for approval, may waive submission of any of the items required by this paragraph if it is determined that they are not necessary to review the plans effectively. The health commissioner may request additional information and may return incomplete plans to the applicant without review. The plans shall be acted upon within thirty days after the date of receipt of the information required under paragraphs (B) and (C) of this rule.

(E) Except as otherwise provided in this rule, a plan approval issued for a camp shall be valid for three years after the date on which the approval was issued.

(1) One extension may be granted for an unspecified period of time, or until the rules in effect at the time of the approval are revised, if it is found that the applicant for plan approval has made a good faith effort to complete the construction, expansion, or substantial alteration of the camp, but has failed to complete it for reasons beyond the applicant's control.

(2) A request for an extension shall be filed in writing before the expiration of the initial three-year period.

(3) If the construction, expansion, or substantial alteration has not been completed within the three-year period, or within the limit of any extension granted under this paragraph, the plans shall be resubmitted in accordance with this rule.

(F) The plans may be disapproved for either of the following reasons:

(1) The applicant for plan approval fails to comply with any requirement of rules 3701-25-01 to 3701-25-22 of the Administrative Code; or

(2) The proposed construction, alteration, or expansion would not comply with any requirement of rules 3701-25-01 to 3701-25-22 of the Administrative Code.

(G) Plan disapprovals may be appealed to the board of health in accordance with fair hearing procedures adopted by the board of health.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/23/2008 and 07/01/2013

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: 3701.34

Rule Amplifies: 3701.13

Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/1972, 9/6/98