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Rule 3701-25-01 | Definitions.


As used in this chapter:

(A) "Board of health" means the board of health of the 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.

(B) "Camp" means a resident camp.

(C) "Gray water recycling systems" means systems that treat and reuse wastewater discharged from lavatories, bathtubs, showers, clothes washers, and laundry sinks that does not contain food wastes or bodily wastes.

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

(E) "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, or other domestic uses such as flushing toilets or doing laundry.

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

(G) "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.

(H) "Operator" means the person having responsible charge of a camp.

(I) "Permanent sleeping quarters" means buildings, platform tents, or other structures that are constructed in a fixed location and are used as primary sleeping quarters.

(J) "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.

(K) "Primitive camp area" means any camp in which only sewage and solid waste disposal facilities are required.

(L) "Privy" means a self-contained waterless toilet used for disposal of non water-carried human excreta that consists of a shelter built above an approved tank installed in the ground into which human excreta is deposited.

(M) "Resident camp" means a facility which is being primarily utilized for the purpose of camping, that requires overnight residence, indoor or outdoor activities, and exists on any tract of land together with any buildings or other structures pertinent to its use. A resident camp does not include the following:

(1) Any university, college, or other educational facilities; or

(2) Any use of a tract of land, or property determined by the board of health as not being within the intent of this chapter.

(N) "Sewage" means liquid waste containing animal or vegetable matter in suspension or solution that originates from humans and human activities. Sewage includes liquids containing household chemicals in solution commonly discharged from a residence or from commercial, institutional, or other similar facilities.

(O) "Sewerage system" has the same meaning as set forth in section 6111.01 of the Revised Code.

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

(Q) "Substantially alter" means a change in the layout or design of a camp, including, without limitation, the movement of utilities or changes in established roadways, camp areas, or other facilities.

(R) "Temporary shelters" means tents, adirondack shelters or other non-permanent structures used for overnight camping, field trips, and backpacking purposes.

Last updated September 16, 2021 at 1:34 PM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3701.13
Amplifies: 3701.03, 3701.13
Five Year Review Date: 9/16/2026
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/1972, 4/3/1980, 9/6/1998