Chapter 3701-26 Expanded Camp Rules

3701-26-01 Definitions.

(A) "ASSE" means the American society of sanitary engineering.

(B) "Backflow" has the same meaning as set forth in rule 4101:3-2-01 of the Administrative Code.

(C) "Combined park-camp" means any tract of land upon which a combination of five or more self-contained recreational vehicles or portable camping units are placed and includes any roadway, building, structure, vehicle or enclosure used or intended for use as part of the park facilities. A tract of land that is subdivided for lease or other contract of the individual sites is a combined park-camp if a combination of five or more recreational vehicles or portable camping units are placed on it for recreation, vacation or business purposes. "Combined park-camp" does not include any tract of land used solely for the storage or display for sale of self-contained recreational vehicles or portable camping units or solely as a temporary park-camp.

(D) "Dependent recreational vehicle" means a recreational vehicle other than a self-contained recreational vehicle and does not include a manufactured home or a mobile home.

(E) "Director" means the director of health or the director's authorized representative.

(F) "Dump station" means a facility designed to receive the contents from sewage holding tanks or self-contained recreational vehicles and may include both of the following:

(1) The components necessary for collecting and holding the sewage wastes; and

(2) The water service used for flushing vehicle sewage holding tanks and adjacent dump station areas.

(G) "Electrical system" means the wiring and utility service site connection from each recreational vehicle or portable camping unit, any other service connections, any service building and all parts of a distribution system connected to the service line entering the park or camp.

(H) "Gray water" means the liquids and other materials resulting from cooking and washing activities at a site which are normally deposited in a plumbing or disposal fixture but which contain no sewage.

(I) "Gray water disposal facility" means a receptacle used only for the collection or disposal of gray water.

(J) "Human consumption" means ingestion or absorption of water or water vapor by humans as the result of drinking, cooking, dishwashing, handwashing, bathing, showering or oral hygiene.

(K) "Licensed contractor" means an individual licensed under section 4740.06 of the Revised Code and is certified to perform electrical work.

(L) "Licensee" means the person specified on the application for a license to operate or maintain a recreational vehicle park, recreation camp, combined park-camp or temporary park-camp and to whom a currently valid license has been issued by the licensor.

(M) "Licensor" means either the board of health of a city or general health district or the authority having the duties of a board of health in any city as authorized by section 3709.05 of the Revised Code or the director when required under division (B) of section 3729.06 of the Revised Code. "Licensor" also means an authorized representative of any of those entities.

(N) "Manufactured home" has the meaning set forth in section 4501.01 of the Revised Code.

(O) "Mobile home" has the meaning set forth in section 4501.01 of the Revised Code.

(P) "One hundred year flood" means a flood having a one percent chance of being equaled or exceeded in any given year.

(Q) "One hundred year flood plain" means that area adjoining any river, stream, watercourse or lake that has been or may be inundated by a one hundred year flood.

(R) "Park or camp" means a recreational vehicle park, recreation camp, combined park-camp or a temporary park-camp.

(S) "Person" has the same meaning as in section 1.59 of the Revised Code and also includes this state, any political subdivision of this state and any other state or local body of this state.

(T) "Potable water" means water which is satisfactory for all drinking, culinary and domestic purposes.

(U) "Portable camping units" means dependent recreational vehicles, tents, portable sleeping equipment and similar camping equipment used for travel, recreation, vacation or business purposes and does not include a manufactured home or a mobile home.

(V) "Privy" means any sanitary waterless device for the collection and storage of human excreta and includes chemical commodes or other portable receptacles.

(W) "Recreation camp" means any tract of land upon which five or more portable camping units are placed and includes any roadway, building, structure, vehicle or enclosure used or intended for use as part of the facilities of such camp. A tract of land that is subdivided for lease or other contract of the individual sites is a recreation camp if five or more portable camping units are placed on it for recreation, vacation or business purposes. "Recreation camp" does not include any tract of land used solely for the storage or display for sale of dependent recreational vehicles or used solely as a temporary park-camp.

(X) "Recreational vehicle" has the meaning set forth in section 4501.01 of the Revised Code and does not include a manufactured home or mobile home.

(Y) "Recreational vehicle park" means any tract of land used for parking five or more self-contained recreational vehicles and includes any roadway, building, structure, vehicle or enclosure used or intended for use as part of the park facilities and any tract of land that is subdivided for lease or other contract of the individual sites for the express or implied purpose of placing self-contained recreational vehicles for recreation, vacation or business. "Recreational vehicle park" does not include any tract of land used solely for the storage or display for sale of self-contained recreational vehicles or solely as a temporary park-camp.

(Z) "Self-contained recreational vehicle" means a recreational vehicle which can operate independent of connections to sewer and water and has plumbing fixtures or appliances all of which are connected to sewage holding tanks located within the vehicle and does not include a manufactured home or a mobile home as defined in section 4501.01 or 3781.01 of the Revised Code.

(AA) "Sewage" means human or animal urine or excrement and the water or other medium used to transport it.

(BB) "Sewage collection system" means pipelines, pumping stations, force mains and appurtenances for collecting and conducting sewage and gray water to a point of disposal or treatment.

(CC) "Site" means a location inside a park or camp where self-contained recreational vehicles or portable camping units are placed.

(DD) "Solid wastes" has the same meaning as set forth in rule 3745-27-01 of the Administrative Code.

(EE) "Substantially alter" means to change the layout or the internal components of a park or camp, including but not limited to movement of utilities or changes in established roadways, sites or other facilities.

(FF) "Temporary park-camp" means any tract of land used for a period not to exceed a total of twenty-one days per calendar year for the purpose of parking five or more recreational vehicles, dependent recreational vehicles or portable camping units or any combination thereof, for one or more periods of time that do not exceed seven consecutive days or parts thereof.

Effective: 03/15/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/08/2012 and 11/15/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3729.02
Rule Amplifies: 3729.02
Prior Effective Dates: 4/3/1980, 5/24/92, 3/22/97, 5/1/07

3701-26-02 Plans: approval and content.

(A) No person shall construct, substantially alter or expand a recreational vehicle park, recreation camp, combined park-camp or temporary park-camp until both of the following have occurred:

(1) The proposed location of the park or camp has been evaluated by the licensor under paragraph (B) of this rule; and

(2) The plans for the construction, alteration or expansion have been submitted to and reviewed and approved by the director or the licensor, as appropriate under paragraph (C) or (F) of this rule.

(B) Before submitting plans to the director or licensor under paragraph (C) or (F) of this rule, the person who whishes to construct, substantially alter or expand a park or camp shall request an evaluation of the proposed location by the licensor. The licensor shall evaluate the location and shall prepare and sign a report on a form prescribed by the director. The report shall contain information about the location, which shall include but not be limited to its topography, soil conditions, previous uses and available utilities.

(C) Plans for recreational vehicle parks, recreation camps and combined park-camps shall be submitted to the director for review and approval at least forty-five days before submission of the application for a license to the licensor. The plans shall meet the requirements of paragraph (D) of this rule and shall be accompanied by all of the following:

(1) A completed plan application on a form prescribed by the director and signed by the person who prepared the plans. The form shall contain identifying information about the licensee or prospective licensee of the park or camp, the person who prepared the plans and the contractor for the project;

(2) A copy of the completed location evaluation form issued by the licensor under paragraph (B) of this rule;

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

(a) That the park or 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 park or camp.

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

(5) Written verification that the plans for the sewage disposal facilities, as specified in paragraph (A) of rule 3701-26-11 of the Administrative Code or sewage collection systems as specified in rule 3701-26-12 of the Administrative Code and the water supply system, as specified in paragraph (A)(1) of rule 3701-26-10 of the Administrative Code, have been approved by the Ohio environmental protection agency;

(6) A copy of the written plan documenting the proposed method of disposal of the contents of all holding tanks;

(7) Four copies of the completed recreational vehicle park, recreation camp and combined park-camp data sheet form prescribed by the director and signed by the person who prepared the plans. The form shall contain, but is not limited to, identifying information about the owner of the park or camp, the person who prepared the plans, the contractor for the project and information about the location and dimensional design of the park or camp relative to the sites, water supply and sewer systems, toilet facilities, waste water drains, dump stations, solid waste storage and collection; and

(8) A check payable to the "treasurer, state of Ohio" for the plan review fee in an amount determined under paragraph (I) of this rule.

(D) The plans submitted under paragraph (C) of this rule shall be submitted in quadruplicate and shall include the following information:

(1) The name and address of the proposed licensee and a letter of transmittal from that person requesting the review;

(2) A vicinity map, including the location and legal description of the park or camp and travel instructions for locating the park or camp;

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

(4) The number, location and size of all sites;

(5) The location and materials of all roadways and walkways;

(6) The location of all permanent buildings, sanitary facilities and other proposed structures, if applicable;

(7) Details and specifications of the water supply system, if applicable. Where a master meter is used and the water supply system is not subject to approvals of the Ohio environmental protection agency as a public water system, the plans shall be prepared in accordance with the standards of the Ohio environmental protection agency by a professional engineer registered to practice in Ohio and submitted to the director;

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

(9) Details and specifications of the gray water disposal facilities, if applicable;

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

(11) The method of storage and collection of solid wastes. The director, upon request of the applicant for plan approval, may waive submission of any of the items required by this paragraph if the director determines that they are not necessary to review the plans effectively. The director may request additional information and may return incomplete plans to the applicant without review. The director shall act upon plans within thirty days after the date of receipt of the information required by this paragraph and the complete plans.

(E) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (E)(1) of this rule, a plan approval issued by the director for a recreational vehicle park, recreation camp or combined park-camp under this rule shall be valid for two years after the date on which the director issues the approval.

(1) The director may grant one extension for a specified period of time if the director finds that the applicant for plan approval has made a good faith effort to complete the construction, expansion or substantial alteration of the park or camp, but has failed to complete it for reasons beyond the applicant's control.

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

(3) If the construction, expansion or substantial alteration has not been completed within the two-year period or within the limit of any extension granted under paragraph (E)(1) of this rule, the plans shall be resubmitted in accordance with paragraphs (C) and (D) of this rule.

(4) Approved plans, including applicable forms, documents and relevant correspondence shall be kept on record by the reviewing agency for as long as the facilities are licensed.

(F) Plans for temporary park-camps shall be submitted to the licensor for review and approval at least fifteen days prior to the opening of the temporary park-camp. Plans for temporary park-camps shall include the items listed in paragraphs (C)(1) to (C)(3) and (D)(1) to (D)(11) of this rule, except that the applicant is required to submit only two sets of plans. The licensor may request additional information or return incomplete plans to the applicant. The licensor may waive the requirement for submission, review and approval of plans under this paragraph and for the location evaluation required by paragraph (B) of this rule if both of the following are the case:

(1) The plans for the temporary park-camp were reviewed and approved less than two years before the proposed opening of the park-camp; and

(2) The information required to be submitted at that time has not changed since the park-camp last was licensed.

(G) The director or licensor may disapprove plans for either of the following reasons:

(1) The applicant for plan approval fails to comply with any requirement of sections 3729.01 to 3729.13 of the Revised Code or this chapter; or

(2) The proposed construction, alteration or expansion would not comply with any requirement of sections 3729.01 to 3729.13 of the Revised Code or this chapter.

(H) The person who submitted plans may appeal their disapproval by either the licensor or the director, whichever issued the disapproval. Such an appeal shall be governed by Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.

(I) The fee for plan review under this rule for a recreational vehicle park, recreation camp or combined park-camp shall be as follows:

(1) For projects received by the director on or after January 1, 2007, but before January 1, 2009, with a total proposed construction cost of five thousand dollars or more, the fee shall be three and one-half per cent of the total cost up to a maximum of two thousand five hundred fifty dollars. This fee does not include the cost of inspections that may be required under rule 3701-26-03 of the Administrative Code.

(2) For projects received by the director on or after January 1, 2007, but before January 1, 2009, with a total proposed construction cost of less than five thousand dollars, the fee shall be four hundred twenty-five dollars. This fee does not include the cost of inspections that may be required under rule 3701-26-03 of the Administrative Code.

(3) For projects received by the director after January 1, 2009, with a total proposed construction costs of five thousand dollars or more, the fee shall be three and one-half per cent of the total project cost to a maximum of three thousand one hundred dollars. This fee does not include the cost of inspections that may be required under rule 3701-26-03 of the Administrative Code.

(4) For projects received by the director after January 1, 2009, with a total proposed construction cost of less than five thousand dollars, the fee shall be five hundred twenty-five dollars. This fee does not include the cost of inspections that may be required under rule 3701-26-03 of the Administrative Code.

Replaces: 3701-25-52

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/05/2013 and 11/15/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3729.02
Rule Amplifies: 3709.09
Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/1965, 4/03/80, 5/24/92, 3/22/97, 9/24/04, 5/01/07

3701-26-03 Compliance with approved plans, verification inspections.

(A) The owner or operator of a proposed recreational vehicle park, recreation camp or combined park-camp for which plans have been approved in accordance with rule 3701-26-02 of the Administrative Code shall notify the director or licensor authorized by the director when construction, substantial alteration or expansion of the recreational vehicle park, recreation camp or combined park-camp has been completed but before the area has been placed into operation.

(B) The director or licensor authorized by the director shall inspect new construction, substantial alteration or expansion in a recreational vehicle park, recreation camp or combined park-camp to ensure that it is consistent with this chapter and the plans submitted and approved under rule 3701-26-02 of the Administrative Code. A newly constructed recreational vehicle park, recreation camp or combined park-camp shall be inspected prior to the issuance of the initial license to operate the new park or camp. Construction, substantial alteration or expansion in an existing and licensed recreational vehicle park, recreation camp or combined park-camp shall be completed prior to occupancy or before these portions of the park or camp are placed into operation. The director or licensor authorized by the director shall conduct the inspection within five business days of the notification required by paragraph (A) of this rule.

(C) The director or licensor authorized by the director may conduct inspections at any reasonable time and may conduct more than one inspection at any stage during the construction, substantial alteration or expansion of a recreational vehicle park, recreation camp or combined park-camp to verify that it is consistent with the approved plans. The director or licensor authorized by the director may require the operator of a recreational vehicle park, recreation camp or combined park-camp to provide written assurance from a registered professional engineer that any electrical, water supply system and sewage collection and treatment systems were completed in accordance with the approved plans.

(D) The fee for inspections specified in either paragraph (I) of rule 3701-26-02 or paragraph (B) of rule 3701-26-03 of the Administrative Code shall be charged at a rate of two hundred twenty-five dollars each for project received by the director prior to December 31, 2007. The fee for inspections specified in either paragraph (I) of rule 3701-26-02 or paragraph (B) of rule 3701-26-03 of the Administrative Code shall be charged at the rate of four hundred forty dollars for projects received on or after January 1, 2008. If any project is deemed complete and in compliance after one inspection, the fee that is charged shall be reduced by twenty-five percent of the otherwise applicable fee.

Replaces: 3701-25- 52.1

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/05/2013 and 11/15/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3729.02 , 3709.09
Rule Amplifies: 3729.02 , 3709.09
Prior Effective Dates: 3/22/1997, 9/24/04, 5/01/07

3701-26-04 Licensing.

(A) On or after the first day of April, but before the first day of May of each year, every person who intends to operate a recreational vehicle park, recreation camp or combined park-camp shall procure a license to operate such park or camp for said year from the licensor. If the applicable fee prescribed under section 3729.07 of the Revised Code is not received by the licensor by the close of business on the last day of April, the applicant for the license shall pay a penalty equal to twenty-five per cent of the applicable license fee. The penalty shall accompany the license fee. If the last day of April is not a business day, the penalty attaches upon the close of business on the next business day.

(1) A person who intends to open a new recreational vehicle park, recreation camp or combined park-camp shall apply for a license at any time after receiving written approval of the plans for the park or camp from the director under rule 701-26-02 of the Administrative Code, but not less than thirty days prior to the date the person intends to open the park or camp for business.

(2) The proposed licensee of a recreational vehicle park, recreation camp or combined park-camp shall make a written application for the license to the licensor on a form prescribed by the director.

(B) Every person who intends to operate a temporary park-camp shall obtain a license to operate the temporary park-camp from the licensor at any time before the person begins operation of the temporary park-camp during the calendar year. The person shall make written application for the license not less than seven days prior to the date the person intends to open the temporary park-camp for business.

(C) No recreational vehicle park, recreation camp or combined park-camp shall be maintained or operated in this state without a license. However, no person who neither intends to nor receives anything of value arising from the use of, or the sale of goods or services in connection with the use of, a recreational vehicle park, recreation camp, combined park-camp or temporary park-camp, shall be required to procure a license under this rule. In the event that any health hazard exists at such an unlicensed park, camp or park-camp, such health hazard shall be corrected in a manner consistent with the appropriate rule of rules 3701-26-01 to 3701-26-24 of the Administrative Code.

(D) No person who has received a license, upon the sale or disposition of the recreational vehicle park, recreation camp or combined park-camp may have the license transferred to the new operator. A person shall obtain a separate license to operate each recreational vehicle park, recreation camp or combined park-camp. No license to operate a temporary park-camp shall be transferred.

(E) A person shall obtain a separate license for each temporary park-camp the person intends to operate and such license shall be valid for a period of no longer than seven consecutive days. A person who operates a park-camp on a tract of land for more than twenty-one days or parts thereof in a calendar year shall obtain a license to operate a recreational vehicle park, recreation camp or combined park-camp.

(F) Any person who operates a county or state fair or any independent agricultural society organized pursuant to section 1711.02 of the Revised Code that operates a fair shall not be required to obtain a license for a recreational vehicle park, recreation camp or combined park-camp if recreational vehicles are parked at the site of the fair only during the time of preparation for, operation of, and dismantling of the fair and if such recreational vehicles belong to participants in the fair.

(G) The licensor shall conduct inspections of parks and camps as follows:

(1) Before a license is initially issued and annually thereafter, or more often if necessary, the licensor shall cause each recreational vehicle park, recreation camp or combined park-camp to be inspected relative to compliance with sections 3729.01 to 3729.13 of the Revised Code and rules 3701-26-01 to 3701-26-24 of the Administrative Code. A record shall be made of each inspection on a form provided or approved by the director.

(2) When a license is initially issued, and more often if necessary, the licensor shall cause each temporary park-camp to be inspected relative to compliance with sections 3729.01 to 3729.13 of the Revised Code and the applicable provisions of rules 3701-26-01 to 3701-26-24 of the Administrative Code, during the period that the temporary park-camp is in operation. A record shall be made of each inspection on a form provided or approved by the director.

(H) The licensor shall determine the licensed capacity of a park or camp based upon the number of sites that the director or the licensor, as applicable, has verified as complying with the approved plans.

(I) The licensor of a recreational vehicle park, recreation camp, combined park-camp or temporary park-camp may charge an annual fee determined in accordance with section 3709.09 of the Revised Code for the right to operate the park, camp or park-camp. The fee shall include the cost of licensing and all inspections

(1) In determining the amount of the annual fee, the licensor shall use the categories established by rule 3701-26-05 of the Administrative Code and the cost methodology established by rule 3701-26-06 of the Administrative Code.

(2) Except for the fee for a temporary park-camp license, the annual fee shall include amounts as specified in this rule. The amount required to be included as part of the annual fee under this paragraph shall be collected and transmitted by the board of health to the treasurer of state within thirty days of receipt to be credited to the general operations fund created in section 3701.83 of the Revised Code and used only for administering and enforcing sections 3729.01 to 3729.13 of the Revised Code and this chapter. The licensor is not required to provide notice or hold public hearings regarding the amounts to be collected and transmitted pursuant to this paragraph.

(a) For licenses issued on and after January 1, 2007, seventy-five dollars for recreational vehicle parks, recreation camps and combined park-camps with fifty or fewer sites and eighty-five dollars for recreational vehicle parks, recreation camps and combined park-camps with more than fifty sites.

(b) For licenses issued on and after January 1, 2008, eighty dollars for recreational vehicle parks, recreation camps and combined park-camps with fifty or fewer sites and one hundred dollars for recreational vehicle parks, recreation camps and combined park-camps with more than fifty sites.

(c) For licenses issued on and after January 1, 2009, eighty-five dollars for recreational vehicle parks, recreation camps and combined park-camps with fifty or fewer sites and one hundred ten dollars for recreational vehicle parks, recreation camps and combined park-camps with more than fifty sites.

(d) For licenses issued on and after January 1, 2010, ninety dollars for recreational vehicle parks, recreation camps and combined park-camps with fifty or fewer sites and one hundred thirty dollars for recreational vehicle parks, recreation camps and combined park-camps with more than fifty sites.

(3) Fees authorized or charged at the rate determined under paragraph (I) of this rule are in lieu of all license and inspection fees on or with respect to operation, ownership or placement of recreational vehicles in recreational vehicle parks, recreation camps, combined park-camps or temporary park-camps within this state except that the licensor may charge additional reasonable fees for the collection and bacteriological examinations of any necessary water samples taken from such a park, camp or park-camp.

(J) The licensor of the district in which a recreational vehicle park, recreation camp, combined park-camp or temporary park-camp is located or to be located, in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, may refuse to grant, may suspend or may revoke any license granted to any person for failure to comply with any rule of rules 3701-26-01 to 3701-26-24 of the Administrative Code.

Replaces: 3701-25-54

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/30/2013 and 11/15/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3729.02 , 3709.09
Rule Amplifies: 3729.02 , 3709.09
Prior Effective Dates: 4/3/1980, 8/31/90 (Emer.), 12/7/90, 5/24/92, 10/31/93, 3/22/97, 1/08/98, 9/24/04, 5/14/07

3701-26-05 License fee categories.

(A) The license fees established by a board of health of a city or general health district pursuant to section 3709.09 of the Revised Code for recreational vehicle parks, recreation camps or combined park-camps shall be based on the number of sites in the park, camp or park-camp and charged in accordance with the following categories:

(1) Recreational vehicle parks, recreation camps or combined park-camps with fifty or fewer sites.

(2) Recreational vehicle parks, recreation camps or combined park-camps with more than fifty sites. These parks, camps and park-camps shall be charged the fee determined in paragraph (A) (1) of this rule plus an additional amount for each individual site in excess of fifty.

(B) The license fee established by a board of health of a city or general health district pursuant to section 3709.09 of the Revised Code for temporary park-camps shall be specified in accordance with one of the following categories:

(1) Each day the licensee intends to operate the park-camp for a single event, which shall not exceed seven consecutive days.

(2) An entire event, which shall not exceed seven consecutive days.

Replaces: 3701-25- 54.1

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/05/2013 and 11/15/2014
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3729.02 , 3709.09
Rule Amplifies: 3729.02 , 3709.09
Prior Effective Dates: 8/31/1990 (Emer.), 12/7/90, 2/21/92 (Emer.), 5/24/92, 10/31/97, 5/1/07

3701-26-06 Cost methodology.

The city or general health district shall utilize the cost methodology specified in rule 3701-36-14 of the Administrative Code to calculate fees for providing services specified in sections 3701.344 , 3729.07 , 3730.03 , and 3749.04 of the Revised Code.

Effective: 03/15/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/08/2012 and 11/15/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3729.07
Rule Amplifies: 3729.07
Prior Effective Dates: 5/24/1990 (Emer.), 12/7/90, 2/21/92 (Emer.), 5/24/92, 5/1/07, 10/12/09

3701-26-07 Density.

(A) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (J) of this rule, each recreational vehicle or portable camping unit in a recreational vehicle park, recreation camp, combined park-camp or temporary park-camp shall be placed upon the site so as to provide not less than fifteen feet distance between the side of any recreational vehicle and the side of any other recreational vehicle or portable camping units located on an adjacent site. There shall be ten feet distance between the end of any recreational vehicle and any other recreational vehicle or portable camping units located on an adjacent site, and ten feet distance between portable camping units on adjacent sites. Recreational vehicles or portable camping units located on the same site shall maintain a distance of at least five feet.

(B) Each recreational vehicle or portable camping unit in a park or camp shall be placed upon the site so as to provide not less than fifteen feet distance from any building, public roadway, street, alley and any right-of-way designated for vehicular traffic as specified by the Ohio department of transportation or other local jurisdiction, and not less than seven and one-half feet distance from the park or camp property line.

(C) In computing the separation distances required by paragraphs (A) and (B) of this rule, the width of the recreational vehicle or portable camping unit includes any structure adjoining the vehicle or unit. An awning or similar structure which is partially supported by the vehicle or unit is not included in computing the width if the awning or structure is open on at least two complete sides.

(D) A recreational vehicle placed upon a site which is located within a one hundred year flood plain is subject to the flood plain management criteria established by the community with jurisdiction which is participating in the "National Flood Insurance Program."

(E) As of February 7, 1998, each existing permanently placed recreational vehicle in a recreational vehicle park or combined park-camp is not required to comply with paragraphs (A) and (B) of this rule unless the recreational vehicle is removed from the site. A replacement recreational vehicle must comply with paragraphs (A) and (B) of this rule. The operator of the park or camp shall assure that an existing permanently placed recreational vehicle that is not in compliance with the minimum spacing requirements of paragraphs (A) and (B) of this rule, pursuant to this paragraph, is not expanded, enlarged or otherwise extended in a manner that increases the noncompliance. As used in this rule, "permanently placed" means a recreational vehicle that cannot be easily moved without removing blocking, foundations or other supporting and anchoring materials.

(F) No freestanding auxiliary building shall be placed within five feet of any occupied recreational vehicle or portable camping unit other than the recreational vehicle or portable camping unit occupied by the owner of the freestanding auxiliary building.

(G) The licensee shall be responsible for defining site boundaries, requiring proper placement of the recreational vehicles or portable camping units and shall ensure that the occupancy of the park or camp does not exceed its licensed capacity.

(H) The density requirements for temporary park-camps, where open fires are prohibited by the operator, shall be determined by the licensor. The licensor shall request and consider recommendations from the local fire authority with jurisdiction.

(I) Within twelve months of the effective date of this rule, each site shall be marked so as to be readily identifiable and easily readable from the park or camp road. Each site shall be identified in numerals, letters or combination thereof in sequential order of at least two inches in size. In the case of temporary park-camps, site markings shall be determined by the licensor.

(J) Except in the case of a permanently placed recreational vehicle, the owner of a recreational vehicle park or park-camp that was in existence and licensed on February 7, 1998 and was constructed such that there cannot be fifteen feet distance between the sides of recreational vehicles or portable camping units, may apply to the licensor for a waiver from the side-to-side distance requirements for those existing sites. The licensor shall not grant the waiver unless:

(1) The applicant applies to the licensor in writing, specifying the location of the existing sites;

(2) The applicant demonstrates that all other reasonable alternatives for compliance have been investigated, considered and determined to be unreasonable;

(3) The applicant demonstrates that there will be unnecessary hardship in complying with the rule provisions; and

(4) The proposed waiver will not adversely affect public health or safety nor defeat the spirit and general intent of Chapter 3701-26 of the Administrative Code or sections 3729.01 to 3729.13 of the Revised Code.

(K) As of the effective date of this rule:

(1) No more than two manufactured homes or mobile homes are permitted in a newly constructed recreational vehicle park, recreation camp or combined park-camp. Such homes shall be for the exclusive use of the licensee and shall not be included in the total number of licensed sites in the park or camp.

(2) Within one year, the licensor shall survey all existing recreational vehicle parks, recreation camps and combined park-camps and document all manufactured homes or mobile home within the parks or camps.

(3) Except as provided in paragraph (K)(1) of this rule, any manufactured home or mobile home in an existing recreational vehicle park, recreation camp or combined park-camp can remain in the park or camp as long as the site is maintained in compliance with Chapter 3701-26 of the Administrative Code. If a manufactured home or mobile home located in an existing recreational vehicle park, recreation camp or combined park-camp is removed from the park or camp, another manufactured home or mobile home cannot be replaced on the site.

Replaces: 3701-26-55

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/05/2013 and 11/15/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3729.02
Rule Amplifies: 3729.02
Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/1965, 1/01/72, 4/03/80, 5/24/92, 3/22/97, 2/07/98, 5/01/07

3701-26-08 Site.

(A) The licensee of a recreational vehicle park, recreation camp, combined park-camp or temporary park-camp shall ensure that the park or camp meets all of the following requirements:

(1) Recreational vehicles or portable camping units shall be parked only on sites that have been verified as complying with plans approved by the director, or in the case of the temporary park-camps, by the licensor;

(2) Except as provided in paragraph (H) of rule 3701-26-07 of the Administrative Code, sites shall provide a minimum area of one thousand square feet;

(3) No more than the following number of units shall be permitted on any one site:

(a) One recreational vehicle and two portable camping units, or

(b) Three portable camping units.

(4) Separate access to each site shall be provided and maintained so that access to any site is not through or over any other adjacent site; and

(5) Sites shall be properly drained and kept free of all trash and debris.

Replaces: 3701-25-56

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/05/2013 and 11/15/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3729.02
Rule Amplifies: 3729.02
Prior Effective Dates: 7/01/1965, 1/01/72, 4/03/80, 5/24/92, 3/22/97, 5/01/07

3701-26-09 Water, sewage and gray water systems.

(A) All water, sewage and gray water systems shall meet the standards of the Ohio environmental protection agency, except where otherwise provided in rule 3701-26-10 , 3701-26-11 or 3701-26-12 of the Administrative Code.

Replaces: 3701-25-57

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/05/2013 and 11/15/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3729.02
Rule Amplifies: 3729.02
Prior Effective Dates: 4/3/1980. 3/22/97, 5/01/07

3701-26-10 Water supply.

(A) A water supply for human consumption is not required at a recreational vehicle park, recreation camp, combined park-camp or temporary park-camp. However, when such a water supply is provided, it shall be of adequate quantity and shall be from:

(1) A public water system or a system that meets the standards of the Ohio environmental protection agency specified in Chapter 3745-81 of the Administrative Code; or

(2) A private water system which meets the requirements of Chapter 3701-28 of the Administrative Code if the system has fewer than fifteen service connections and does not regularly serve an average of at least twenty-five individuals daily at least sixty days each year.

(B) The water supply system and equipment shall be maintained in a safe and sanitary manner so as not to create a health hazard to the occupants of the park or camp. No person shall install or maintain a connection within a water supply system which could contaminate the water system or provide a cross-connection between a source of contamination and the water system unless an approved backflow prevention device is installed.

(C) Water from a private water system shall be tested at least annually or prior to opening each year at an Ohio environmental protection agency certified laboratory. The water shall be tested for the presence of total coliform bacteria and other tests as required by the licensor or the director and as specified in Chapter 3701-28 of the Administrative Code. The most recent sample report shall be retained on file at the park or camp for review by the licensor.

(D) Water from a public water system owned and operated by the park or camp licensee shall be tested in accordance with Chapter 3745-89 of the Administrative Code. The most recent sample report shall be retained on file at the park or camp for review by the licensor.

(E) Water used for the flushing of holding tanks or toilets may be from a supply that does not meet the requirements of paragraph (A) of this rule only if all outlets from the supply are clearly and indelibly labeled to the effect that the water is "unsafe for human consumption."

(F) As of March 22, 1997, when water is supplied for human consumption, the primary water source in any new or substantially altered park or camp shall be protected at the point of connection by an ASSE number 1013 reduced pressure principle backflow prevention assembly or equivalent device. Such device shall be annually inspected and tested in accordance with paragraph (A)(3)(c) of rule 3701-26-14 of the Administrative Code.

(G) Each individual site, portable camping unit or recreational vehicle in a temporary park-camp that has a connection to a potable water supply shall be equipped with an ASSE number 1024 dual check valve backflow prevention device or equivalent device at the source and at the points of connection.

(H) All water hoses used for human consumption in a temporary park-camp must be rated for potable water use only.

Effective: 03/15/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/08/2012 and 11/15/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3729.02
Rule Amplifies: 3729.02
Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/1965, 1/1/72, 4/3/80, 5/24/92, 3/22/97, 5/1/07

3701-26-11 Sewage and gray water.

(A) Adequate facilities as specified in rule 3701-26-12 of the Administrative Code shall be provided for the collection and disposal of all sewage and gray water in parks or camps.

(B) All sewage collection systems and gray water disposal facilities shall be maintained in a safe and sanitary manner so as not to create a health hazard.

(C) All sites shall be maintained free of sewage and gray water nuisances.

(D) Adequate drainage shall be provided at all water service outlets.

(E) The operator shall not permit any individual within the park or camp to create a sewage or gray water nuisance.

(F) The ultimate disposal of sewage or gray water pumped from holding tanks (dump stations, vehicular or any other type) by the licensee shall be in any publicly owned (municipal, county, district) treatment works (potw) with a design flow of 100,000 gallons per day or greater, or any other sewage treatment facility approved by the Ohio environmental protection agency to receive such wastes, or the sewage or gray water may be land applied provided that such land application is in strict accordance with federal law 40 CFR part 503 (as published on July 1, 2006) and in accordance with any more stringent local regulation. Indiscriminate dumping of such sewage or gray water is prohibited. Such sewage or gray water shall be collected at individual sites in a closed container and may be transferred between holding tanks and dump stations prior to ultimate disposal. Any such transfer shall be accomplished with due care to avoid spillage.

(G) When the services of a septage hauler are utilized for the ultimate disposal of sewage or gray water pumped from holding tanks, a service agreement shall be kept on file by the operator on premise, including information regarding where the waste will be disposed, the dates of any service and the amount of any waste removed from the premises.

Replaces: 3701-25-59

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/05/2013 and 11/15/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3729.02
Rule Amplifies: 3729.02
Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/1965, 1/1/72, 4/3/80, 3/22/97, 5/01/07

3701-26-12 Required gray water and sewage facilities.

(A) The licensee of a recreational vehicle park, recreation camp, combined park-camp or temporary park-camp shall ensure that gray water is not discharged to the surface of the ground and that gray water is disposed of in a sewage collection system or facilities which meet the requirements of rule 3701-26-15 of the Administrative Code.

(B) The licensee shall ensure that the following gray water and sewage facilities, as applicable, are present at a park or camp:

(1) Recreational vehicle parks shall have dump stations that meet the requirements of rule 3701-26-14 of the Administrative Code or individual site connections to a sewage collection system for sewage and gray water disposal;

(2) Recreation camps shall have toilet facilities that meet the requirements of rule 3701-26-13 of the Administrative Code and gray water disposal facilities that meet the requirements of rule 3701-26-15 of the Administrative Code;

(3) Combined park-camps shall have individual site connections to a sewage collection system or dump stations that meet the requirements of rule 3701-26-14 of the Administrative Code. All combined park-camps shall have toilet facilities that meet the requirements of rule 3701-26-13 of the Administrative Code and gray water disposal facilities that meet the requirements of rule 3701-26-15 of the Administrative Code. A combined park-camp with fewer than twenty-five sites that was in existence and licensed on or before May 24, 1992, is not required to comply with this paragraph unless either of the following is the case:

(a) The park-camp is substantially altered or expanded in such a manner that plan approval is required under rule 3701-26-02 of the Administrative Code; or

(b) The licensor determines that a nuisance exists because there are an inadequate number of dump stations to serve the number of recreational vehicles or portable camping units located within the park-camp;

(4) Recreational vehicle parks or combined park-camps may utilize a septage hauler capable of removing the contents from holding tanks of recreational vehicles or portable camping units on site in accordance with paragraph (G) of rule 3701-26-11 of the Administrative Code. At least one dump station shall be provided in accordance with rule 3701-26-14 of the Administrative Code for emergency use or for temporary storage;

(5) Where a public or private water supply system provides service to individual sites in a new recreational vehicle park or combined park-camp, a sewage disposal plan shall be approved by the Ohio environmental protection agency prior to submittal to the director;

(6) Existing recreational vehicle parks or combined park-camps proposing expansion are subject to the requirements of paragraph (B)(5) of this rule when a public or private water supply system will provide service to individual sites; and

(7) Temporary park-camps shall provide adequate methods for dumping wastes from camping units which may include but are not limited to:

(a) On-site dump stations which comply with the requirements of rule 3701-26-14 of the Administrative Code;

(b) The services of a sewage or septage hauler that is registered by a local health district; or

(c) Individual site connections to a sewage collection system.

(8) All temporary park-camps shall have toilet facilities that meet the requirements of rule 3701-26-13 of the Administrative Code and gray water disposal facilities that meet the requirements of rule 3701-26-15 of the Administrative Code.

(9) Any proposed sewage collection system, including dump stations with attached sewers, in a recreational vehicle park, recreation camp or combined park-camp shall be approved by the Ohio environmental protection agency.

Replaces: 3701-25-60

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/05/2013 and 11/15/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3729.02
Rule Amplifies: 3729.02
Prior Effective Dates: 7/11/1965, 1/01/72, 4/03/80, 5/24/92, 3/22/97, 5/01/07

3701-26-13 Toilet facilities.

(A) When toilet facilities are required as established in rule 3701-26-12 of the Administrative Code, they shall:

(1) Be provided in accordance with the following minimum schedule:

Required Number of Toilet Facilities

SITES MEN - Urinals MEN - Toilets WOMEN - Toilets

5 - 15 1 1

16 - 30 1 1 2

31 - 60 1 2 3

61 - 90 2 2 4

91 - 120 2 3 5

121 - 150 3 3 6

151 - 200 4 4 8

201 - 300 5 5 10

301 - 400 6 6 12

401 - 500 7 7 14

501 - Up Add 1 per 200 Add 1 per 200 Add 2 per 200

(2) Be located so that no site is farther than one thousand feet walking distance from such facilities;

(3) Be properly designed, constructed, and maintained. In addition to standard water closets and fixtures, vault privies and portable toilets are acceptable for use at parks or camps. Where water is provided for these facilities, plans shall be submitted to and approved by the Ohio environmental protection agency;

(4) Provide facilities or rooms for men and women. Each facility or room shall be plainly designated. If a family facility is provided it shall be counted as one unit in the total required minimum;

(5) Provide adequate toilet tissue at each toilet fixture;

(6) Be provided with self-closing doors or modesty shields at the entrance and exits;

(7) Be installed and maintained in accordance with the approved plans.

(B) Vault privies shall be constructed of a water-tight holding tank capable of holding a minimum volume of one thousand gallons.

Replaces: 3701-25-61

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/05/2013 and 11/15/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3729.02
Rule Amplifies: 3729.02
Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/1965, 1/1/72, 4/2/80, 3/22/97, 5/1/07

3701-26-14 Dump station.

(A) The licensee of a recreational vehicle park, a recreation camp, a combined park-camp or a temporary park-camp shall ensure that the park or camp meets the following dump station requirements:

(1) Dump stations shall be provided in a ratio of one station for each one hundred park or camp sites. Where recreational vehicles or portable camping units with holding tanks are segregated in a combined park-camp, the number of dump stations required shall apply only to those segregated sites;

(2) Each dump station shall have an available water supply for the flushing of dump station areas;

(3) If connected to a potable water supply each dump station shall be constructed and operated so as to protect the water supply and all other water outlets within the park or camp from contamination due to backflow in accordance with the following requirements:

(a) For dump stations with tower washing equipment a backflow prevention device is required. Backflow prevention devices shall meet the following requirements:

(i) Devices installed to operate under continuous pressure shall be an ASSE 1020 pressure vacuum breaker assembly or equivalent device. Installation shall be at least twelve inches higher than the highest point of use on downstream piping;

(ii) A device installed that is not subject to back-pressure or continuous pressure shall be an ASSE 1001 pipe applied atmospheric vacuum breaker device or equivalent device. Installation shall be at least six inches higher than the highest point of use on downstream piping.

(b) For dump stations equipped with a threaded faucet and hose, an ASSE 1013 reduced pressure principle backflow prevention assembly or equivalent device shall be installed prior to the threaded faucet;

(c) All ASSE 1020 pressure vacuum breaker assembly devices and ASSE 1013 reduced pressure principle backflow prevention assemblies, or equivalent devices, shall be annually inspected and tested by a person certified by the Ohio department of commerce to make such inspections. The devices shall be labeled to show compliance with this requirement. Written verification of such inspections shall be maintained on file at the park or camp for review by the licensor.

(4) Each dump station shall have a holding tank which is of water-tight design and capable of holding a minimum volume of one thousand gallons or shall be connected to a sewage collection system;

(5) Each dump station shall be equipped with a concrete pad surrounding the drain. The concrete pad shall meet all of the following requirements:

(a) It shall be a minimum of four feet by six feet in size;

(b) It shall be a minimum of four inches in thickness;

(c) It shall have a drain opening which is at least four inches in diameter with a self-closing, weighted cover. The drain opening shall be located at one end of the pad;

(d) It shall have four-inch curbing bordering the drain end of the pad;

(e) The surface of the pad shall slope two inches from the edge to the drain;

(f) Four-inch piping shall run from the drain to the holding tank or sanitary sewer. The piping shall be provided with a trap;

(g) It shall have a separate opening for the purposes of determining the level of the tank's contents and pumping out the tank;

(h) Hoses used for flushing the dump station pad shall not exceed the length necessary to reach the entire pad.

(6) Each dump station shall be designed to be easily accessible to the entrance and exit area of the park or camp and have safe, all weather access;

(7) Each dump station shall be properly sealed to prevent nuisances;

(8) Each dump station shall be posted with signs that are clearly and indelibly labeled stating instructions for use and that the water supply is to be used for flushing and cleaning purposes only, and that the water shall not be used for human consumption;

(9) Each dump station shall be maintained in a clean and functional manner by the licensee;

(10) Each dump station shall be located such that any water source or service outlet used for filling water tanks or other uses for human consumption is at least fifty feet away from the dump station facility. Under no circumstances shall the licensee permit a hose that is long enough to reach a water outlet that is used for human consumption to be connected to a water service outlet at a dump station. The licensee also shall not permit a hose that is long enough to reach the dump station area to be connected to a water service outlet that is used for human consumption.

(11) A park or camp that was in existence and licensed on or before May 24, 1992 is not required to comply with paragraphs (A), (D), (E), and (F) of this rule unless either of the following is the case:

(a) The park or camp is substantially altered or expanded in such a manner that plan approval is required under rule 3701-26-02 of the Administrative Code; or

(b) The licensor determines that a nuisance exists because there is an inadequate number of dump stations to serve the number of recreational vehicles or portable camping units located within the park or camp.

(12) Dump stations shall be installed and maintained in accordance with the approved plans.

Replaces: 3701-25-62

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/05/2013 and 11/15/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3729.02
Rule Amplifies: 3729.02
Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/1965, 1/1/72, 4/3/80, 5/24/92, 5/5/97, 5/1/07

3701-26-15 Gray water disposal facilities.

(A) When gray water disposal facilities are required at a recreational vehicle park, recreation camp or combined park-camp as specified in rule 3701-26-12 of the Administrative Code, the licensee shall ensure that the gray water disposal facilities meet the following requirements:

(1) Gray water disposal facilities shall be located so that no park or camp site is farther than two hundred feet in walking distance and there shall be no more than one facility for every twelve sites. Whenever park or camp design or site spacing prohibits meeting both the distance and gray water facilities-to-site ratio of this rule, the number of gray water facilities may be increased only to the minimum extent required to meet the two hundred feet walking distance requirement. Where portable camping units are segregated in a combined park-camp, the number of gray water disposal facilities required shall be based on the number of those segregated sites.

(2) Gray water disposal facilities shall be easily accessible and provided with a sign indicating that the facility is for gray water only and that no sewage is permitted.

(3) Gray water disposal facilities shall be designed and constructed to accept gray water and maintained to keep the facility and the area around the facility free from any nuisances.

(4) Direct or indirect connection of any pipe, hose or direct discharge from any recreational vehicle, portable camping unit or other source to a gray water disposal facility is prohibited.

(5) Except as provided in paragraphs (A)(6) and (A)(7) of this rule, a gray water disposal facility installed in a park or camp after August 17, 1992 shall consist of one of the following:

(a) A plastic or concrete holding tank which is of a water tight design and is capable of holding at least two hundred fifty gallons. The drain opening through which gray water is deposited into the holding tank shall be installed in a plastic or concrete riser which shall extend a minimum of twelve inches above the ground surface. The drain opening shall be surrounded by a surface which extends from the opening to the sides of the riser and which slopes to the opening. The drain opening shall be covered by a drain grate and shall be located at least four inches below the top edge of the riser. As of March 22, 1997, the drain opening of a new or substantially altered holding tank shall be installed in a riser which shall extend a minimum of eighteen inches above the ground surface; or

(b) Individual site connections to a sewage collection system; or

(c) An alternative gray water disposal system approved by the director when it can be determined that the soil conditions are conducive for filtration of gray water.

(6) A park or camp that was in existence and licensed on or before August 17, 1992 is not required to comply with paragraph (A)(5) of this rule unless either of the following is the case:

(a) The park or camp is substantially altered or expanded in such a manner that an approval is required under rule 3701-26-02 of the Administrative Code; or

(b) The licensor determines that any existing gray water disposal facility is causing a nuisance because its location, installation or design is not in compliance with paragraph (A)(3) of this rule.

(7) Temporary park-camps shall comply with the requirements of paragraphs (A)(1) to (A)(3) of this rule and shall provide adequate methods for disposal of gray water from camping units which may include but are not limited to:

(a) On-site gray water disposal facilities which comply with the requirements of paragraph (A)(5) of this rule; or

(b) Disposal in accordance with paragraph (F) or (G) of rule 3701-26-11 of the Administrative Code.

(8) As of March 22, 1997, the Ohio environmental protection agency shall approve plans for gray water disposal facilities located within a one hundred year floodplain.

(9) All gray water disposal facilities shall be installed and maintained in accordance with the approved plans.

Replaces: 3701-25-63

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/05/2013 and 11/15/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3729.02
Rule Amplifies: 3729.02
Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/1965, 1/1/72, 4/3/80, 8/17/92, 3/22/97, 5/1/07

3701-26-16 Handwashing and shower facilities.

(A) When shower facilities are provided and will be used by more than one family at one time or by non-family groups, separate facilities shall be provided for each sex. If shower facilities for each sex are in the same building, they shall be separated by solid walls or partitions extending from the floor to the ceiling. A coved base at the juncture of walls and floors is required in new or remodeled rooms. Shower building entrances and exits shall be provided with self-closing doors or modesty shields.

(B) The floors shall have an easily cleanable non-skid finish, shall be impervious to moisture and shall be designed to drain water and facilitate cleaning.

(C) During night hours, the interiors of these facilities shall be illuminated by artificial lighting.

(D) Gray water from handwashing and shower facilities shall be disposed of in a safe and sanitary manner so as not to create a nuisance.

(E) Handwashing and shower facilities shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition.

(F) Where shower facilities are proposed, plans for Gray water disposal shall be submitted to and approved by the Ohio environmental protection agency.

Replaces: 3701-25-64

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/05/2013 and 11/15/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3729.02
Rule Amplifies: 3729.02
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/1972, 4/3/80, 3/22/97, 5/1/07

3701-26-17 Solid waste storage and collection.

(A) The storage and collection of solid wastes shall be conducted so as to avoid the creation of health hazards, rodent harborages, insect breeding areas and accidents.

(B) When solid wastes are stored at the site or at a central point within the park or camp, they shall be stored in durable, watertight, non-absorbent and easily cleanable containers with tight fitting covers. Containers and covers shall be maintained in a clean condition and in good repair. Solid waste containers shall be sufficient in number and size to accommodate all solid wastes between collections. Containers must be easily accessible and emptied at least weekly unless otherwise authorized by the licensor.

Replaces: 3701-25-65

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/05/2013 and 11/15/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3729.02
Rule Amplifies: 3729.02
Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/1965, 1/1/72, 4/3/80, 3/22/97, 5/1/07

3701-26-18 Safety.

(A) Fire fighting equipment of the type and quantity acceptable to the state fire marshal or local fire department shall be made available by the licensee for use in fighting fires. All fire fighting equipment shall be maintained in good operating condition and located so as to be readily available for use at all times.

(B) The licensee shall post a sign in the park or camp, either identifying a telephone or directions to the nearest telephone or other means of contacting emergency services. A sign with telephone numbers for emergency services, including but not limited to police, sheriff, fire or rescue unit, must be posted in the park or camp.

(C) First aid equipment consisting of unused disposable gloves and a sufficient supply of materials to stop bleeding, and to clean and cover minor cuts and abrasions shall be maintained and accessible in the park or camp area.

(D) The licensee shall maintain a record of all injuries occurring within the park or camp area that require the attention of medical personnel licensed under Chapters 4723., 4730. and 4731. of the Revised Code.

(E) The licensee shall insure that no motorized vehicles are used in such a manner in the park or camp that a hazard to life or safety occurs.

(F) All playgrounds and playground equipment shall be installed and maintained in a safe condition.

(G) When natural hazards to life and safety are identified within a park or camp area, the licensee shall eliminate them where possible.

(H) Firearms, potentially hazardous equipment and hazardous substances which are under the control of the licensee shall be used, maintained and stored in a safe manner.

(I) The licensee shall control any potentially hazardous activities or excessive noise in the park or camp area.

(J) Water and other recreation areas under the control of the licensee shall be operated and maintained in a safe condition.

Replaces: 3701-25-66

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/05/2013 and 11/15/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3729.02
Rule Amplifies: 3729.02
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/1972, 4/3/80, 3/22/97, 5/1/07

3701-26-19 Rules.

(A) The licensee shall establish rules for the patrons of the park or camp. Such rules shall include, but are not limited to, the following general areas:

(1) Traffic control;

(2) Overcrowding and spacing of camping units;

(3) Noise control;

(4) Use of hazardous materials and fire safety;

(5) Use of park or camp facilities and prevention of nuisances;

(6) Swimming area safety, if applicable;

(7) Pet control, if applicable.

(B) Rules shall be conspicuously posted or provided to patrons as they initially enter the park or camp.

Replaces: 3701-25-67

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/05/2013 and 11/15/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3729.02
Rule Amplifies: 3729.02
Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/1965, 1/1/72, 4/3/80, 3/22/97, 5/1/07

3701-26-20 Electrical service.

(A) New development, expansion, renovation and substantial alteration involving electrical work within a park or camp shall be according to the current edition of the national electric code (NEC), with written certification by a licensed contractor.

(B) When, in the opinion of the licensor, an electrical hazard exists, the licensor may:

(1) Allow the park or camp operator to abate the hazard, or

(2) Require written verification by a licensed contractor that a hazard does not exist, or

(3) Require written verification by a licensed contractor that proper repairs have been made to abate the hazard. Repairs that are necessary will apply only towards abating the hazard and will not be cause to renovate the entire electrical system due to other nonconforming issues with the current version of the NEC unless the licensed contractor verifies such renovation is necessary to abate the hazard.

(C) Written verification of the most recent permits and any documents from a licensed contractor certifying work performed within the park or camp shall be maintained on file at the park or camp for review by the licensor.

Replaces: 3701-25-68

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/05/2013 and 11/15/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3729.02
Rule Amplifies: 3729.02
Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/1965, 1/1/72, 4/3/80, 3/22/97, 5/1/07

3701-26-21 Lighting.

Whenever electrical service is available to the park or camp, all public service buildings shall be provided with external lighting sufficient to provide illumination and visibility.

Replaces: 3701-25-69

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/05/2013 and 11/15/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3729.02
Rule Amplifies: 3729.02
Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/1965, 1/1/72, 4/3/80, 3/22/97, 5/1/07

3701-26-22 Maintenance, control of insects, rats, mice and noxious plants.

(A) All park or camp buildings, sites and other facilities shall be maintained in a safe and sanitary condition at all times. The park or camp shall be properly drained and kept free of trash and debris. Park or camp roads and walkways shall be maintained to provide all-weather access and dust control.

(B) Insects and rodent control measures shall be employed by the licensee whenever an insect or rodent nuisance exists.

(C) The licensee shall reasonably control noxious plants such as poison ivy, poison sumac and other plants which could constitute a hazard to campers in public use areas.

Replaces: 3701-25-70, 3701-25-71

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/05/2013 and 11/15/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3729.02
Rule Amplifies: 3729.02
Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/1965, 1/1/72, 4/3/80, 3/22/97, 5/1/07

3701-26-23 Restrictions of animals and pets.

(A) The licensee shall require that all pets that are permitted within the park or camp be registered prior to entry.

(B) The licensee shall promptly report to the health commissioner of the health district cases of either domestic or wild animal bites inflicted upon any person in the park or camp area.

Replaces: 3701-25-72

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/05/2013 and 11/15/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3729.02
Rule Amplifies: 3729.02
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/1972, 4/3/80, 3/22/97, 5/1/07

3701-26-24 Responsibility of camp licensee.

(A) The licensee:

(1) Shall be responsible for the maintenance and sanitary condition of the park or camp;

(2) Shall attempt to prevent and shall abate any nuisances in the park or camp; and

(3) Shall maintain access throughout the park or camp area for guests and safety or emergency vehicles at all times the park or camp is in use.

(B) When a park or camp is in operation, the licensee shall maintain at least one responsible adult available at all times.

(C) The park or camp licensee shall limit and control the number of guests and vehicles in a park or camp to avoid overcrowding and to maintain separation of camping structures.

Replaces: 3701-25-74

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/05/2013 and 11/15/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3729.02
Rule Amplifies: 3729.02
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/1972, 4/3/80, 3/22/97, 5/1/07