5501:2-6-01 Definitions.

(A) "Advertising agreement" means an agreement or contract between the program manager and each business displaying a logo sign panel.

(B) "Alternative fuel" means a vehicle fuel other than gasoline or diesel, i.e. liquid propane gas, compressed natural gas, electric or other fuel that may become available in the future.

(C) "Convention center" means a building(s) that hosts conventions, industrial shows, and the like.

(D) "Director" means the director of the Ohio department of transportation or his designee.

(E) "Department" means the Ohio department of transportation.

(F) "Freeway" means a divided highway with full control of access.

(G) "Interchange" means a system of interconnecting roadways in conjunction with one or more grade separations that provides for the movement of traffic between two or more roadways or highways on different levels.

(H) "Legend message" means a word legend providing the name of a business.

(I) "Logo sign panel" means a reflectorized sign mounted on the specific service sign showing the trademark logo, non-trademark logo, legend message or combination thereof for a motorist service available on a crossroad at or near an interchange.

(J) "Motorist services" means gas, food, lodging, camping or attraction services.

(K) "Non-trademark logo" means a business logo that is not registered as a trademark with the appropriate U.S. governmental agency.

(L) "Program manager" means an independent contractor, selected by the director to manage the business logo sign program for the department.

(M) "Right of way permit" means a permit issued by the director to the program manager to occupy the highway right of way.

(N) "Rural areas" means any areas not meeting the definition of an urban area.

(O) "Shopping center" means a complex of retail establishments offering goods and/or services for sale to the public .

(P) "Specific service sign" means a guide sign that provides road users with business identification and directional information for services and for eligible attractions.

(Q) "Trademark logo" means a business logo that is registered as a trademark with the appropriate U.S. governmental agency.

(R) "Trailblazing signs" means signs that are installed on the interchange crossroad or beyond directing to eligible businesses not on the crossroad.

(S) "Urban area" means an area having a population of fifty thousand or more according to the most recent federal census and designated as such on federal aid urban area maps prepared by the department.

Replaces: 5501:2-6-01

Effective: 01/11/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/01/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4511.101
Rule Amplifies: 4511.101 , 5516.02
Prior Effective Dates: 9/15/91, 3/14/96, 10/6/97, 9/4/01, 4/3/03, 7/12/04, 7/22/05, 11/1/07