3701-29-01 Definitions.

As used in rules 3701-29-01 to 3701-29-21 of the Ohio Sanitary Code:

(A) "Aerobic type treatment system" means any system which utilizes the principle of oxidation in the decomposition of sewage by the introduction of air into the sewage or by surface absorption of air for a sufficient period of time to effect adequate treatment.

(B) "Alter" means to change by making substantive additions or deletions in location, design, or materials of existing household sewage disposal systems.

(C) "Bedroom" means any room within a dwelling that might reasonably be used as a sleeping room including but not limited to rooms designated as a den, office, or study.

(D) "Board of health" means 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.

(E) "Building drain" means that part of the lowest horizontal piping of a building drainage system which receives the discharge from soil, waste, and other drainage pipes inside the walls of any building, and conveys such discharge to the building sewer three feet outside the building wall.

(F) "Building sewer" means that part of the horizontal piping of a drainage system which receives and conveys the discharge from the building drain to the public sanitary sewer, private sanitary sewer, household sewage disposal system, or other points of disposal.

(G) "Curtain drain" means a subsoil drain that prevents the entrance of ground water into the area of the household sewage disposal system.

(H) "Dwelling" means any building or place used or intended to be used by human occupants as a single family, two family, or three family residence.

(I) "Easily accessible" means of such location and design as to permit exposure with the use of only simple tools, such as screwdriver, pliers, open-end wrench, or other simple tools supplied by the manufacturer.

(J) "Filter" means any device or material which separates matter in suspension from a liquid.

(K) "Health commissioner" means the health commissioner of a city or general health district or his authorized representative.

(L) "Household sewage disposal system" means any sewage disposal or treatment system or part thereof for a single family, two family, or three family dwelling which receives sewage.

(M) "Installer" means any person who installs or is in the business of installing a household sewage disposal system or part thereof.

(N) "Leaching system" means that part of a household sewage disposal system used to dissipate the effluent from a sewage tank by means of evaporation, transpiration, soil absorption, soil percolation. Or any combination thereof.

(O) "Leaching pit" means any covered pit with lining designed to permit effluent from a sewage tank to seep into the surrounding soil.

(P) "Lot" means the land area used or intended to be used as a single family, two family, or three family dwelling site.

(Q) "Normal ground water table" means the shallowest depth of soil which is saturated with water for an extended or permanent time period.

(R) "Nuisance" means any condition of sewage that is potentially injurious to the health, safety, comfort, or property of a person, or pollutes waters of the state.

(S) "Person" means the state, any political subdivision, public or private corporation, partnership, firm, association, individual, or other entity.

(T) "Point of discharge" means the point at which the effluent from a household sewage disposal system or curtain drain enters a public ditch or discharges to the surface of the ground or to a body of water.

(U) "Pollution" means the placing of any noxious or deleterious substance in any waters of the state or affecting the properties of any waters of the state in a manner which renders such waters harmful or inimical to the public health, or to animal or aquatic life, or to the use of such waters for domestic water supply, or industrial or agricultural purposes, or for recreation.

(V) "Privy" means any sanitary, waterless device for the collection and storage of human excreta but does not include chemical commodes or other portable receptacles.

(W) "Sanitary sewerage system" means any public or community sewerage collection system conveying sewage to a central sewage treatment plant.

(X) "Seasonally high water table" means the shallowest depth of soil which is saturated with water during a season, a temporary period of time, or as a temporary condition.

(Y) "Secured cover" means a removable cover or manhole that prohibits unwarranted or unauthorized removal.

(Z) "Septic tank" means any watertight, covered receptacle designed and constructed to receive the discharge of sewage from a building sewer, and to discharge the effluent from settled sewage.

(AA) "Sewage" means any liquid waste containing animal or vegetable matter in suspension or solution from water closets, urinals, lavatories, bathtubs, laundry tubs or devices, floor drains, drinking fountains, or other sanitary fixtures, and may include liquids containing chemicals in solution.

(BB) "Sewage tank" means any watertight tank designed to retain sewage and includes, but is not limited to, septic tanks and aerobic type treatment tanks.

(CC) "Sewage tank cleaner" means any person who engages in the collection, transportation, and disposal of the contents of sewage tanks, or privies.

(DD) "Subdivision" means that which is defined by section 711.001 of the Revised Code.

Replaces: 3701-29-01

Effective: 07/30/2007
Promulgated Under: 119.04
Statutory Authority: Sec. 120.02 of Am. Sub. HB 119 (127th G.A.)
Rule Amplifies: Sec. 120.02 of Am. Sub. HB 119 (127th G.A.)
Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/1974, 7/1/1977, 7/2/2007