4101:14-1-05 Registration and inspections.

(A) Registration:

(1) Before any passenger tramway may be operated for the public, the ski operator shall submit an "Application for Registration of Passenger Tramways" to the ski tramway board. The application shall be submitted on a prepared form provided by the board, and shall provide such technical information as the board may require.

(2) Upon receipt of the completed application and designated fees, the board shall issue a "Certificate of Registration." The "Certificate of Registration" shall be valid from the date of registration until the thirtieth day of September next ensuing.

(3) No passenger tramway shall operate for public use without a valid, current "Certificate of Registration."

(4) The ski area operator shall post, in a conspicuous place, the "Certificate of Registration" at all times when operating passenger tramways.

(B) Inspections:

(1) Inspections required by this board shall concern the mechanical operation of all passenger tramways and their safety equipment.

(2) Pursuant to division (A) of section 4169.04 of the Revised Code, the board requires that the ski area operator submit a "Schedule of Tramway Inspection." The schedule shall indicate the date the area will be ready for inspection by the state or the date the area's liability insurance underwriter will inspect. Any tramway inspection shall be before the first day of December or prior to the first date of commencement of operations, whichever occurs first. The schedule shall be on a prepared form provided by the board and submitted with the "Application for Registration of Passenger Tramways."

(3) When an inspection by an insurance company authorized to insure passenger tramways in this state is conducted, A copy of the inspection report shall be forwarded to the department of industrial compliance within one week of any such inspection.

(4) The inspection and testing requirements of "ANSI B 77.1 -2006," sections ; 3.3.4; 4.3.4; 5.3.4; 6.3.4; and 7.3.4; respectively, apply to operators subject to this chapter. Upon written request by the board, copies of the inspection reports shall be sent to the board by a ski area operator. If an operator fails to comply with a request of the board or reports are, in the opinion of the board, inadequate or indicate that further inspection is necessary, the board may request an inspection by the division of industrial compliance. A copy of this inspection report shall be filed with the board and a copy shall be forwarded to the ski area operator. A review of the findings of the inspection may be sent to the operator with a listing of any deficiencies and a date for completion. If any such deficiencies are not corrected within the period of time fixed by the board, an "Emergency Order" may be issued.

(5) A copy of the most recent wire rope inspection report as provided in "ANSI B 77.1 -2006," section A. 4.1.2 "inspection" shall be sent to the division of industrial compliance annually by the thirtieth day of September.

(6) A copy of the most recent grip and/or clip test report provided in "ANSI B 77.1 -2006," section 4.3. 4.3, shall be sent to the division of industrial compliance annually by the thirtieth day of September.

(C) Penalties for noncompliance:

(1) Failure to comply with an order issued by the board under division (E) of section 4169.06 of the Revised Code, may subject the operator to suspension of "Certificate of Registration" by the board.

(2) Any person who violates rules 4101:14-1-01 to 4101:14-1-09 of the Administrative Code and division (D) of section 4169.03 of the Revised Code shall be fined one hundred dollars.

(3) Any violation of division (E) of section 4169.06 of the Revised Code shall be fined fifty dollars for each day of violation.

Effective: 04/26/2007
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/23/2010
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4169.02(B)
Rule Amplifies: 4169.04
Prior Effective Dates: 12/1/86, 10/5/98, 4/6/06