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Title: Section 6-3.2 - Definitions

Effective Date


6-3.2 Definitions.

(a) Adequate shall mean sufficient to accomplish the purposes for which something is intended, and to such a degree that no unreasonable risk to health or safety is presented. An item installed, maintained, designed and assembled, an activity conducted or act performed, in accordance with generally accepted standards, principles or practices applicable to a particular trade, business, occupation or profession, is adequate within the meaning of this Subpart.

(b) Foot shower shall mean a shower head or similar water fixture for use in rinsing debris from patrons’ feet.

(c) Patrons shall mean those individuals utilizing the spray grounds.

(d) Permit-issuing official (PIO) shall mean the State Commissioner of Health, the health commissioner or health officer of a city of 50,000 population or over, the health commissioner or health officer of a county or part-county health district, the State regional health director or district director having jurisdiction, or any county or public health director having all the powers and duties prescribed in section 352 of the Public Health Law. The permit-issuing official may designate additional persons to act in his/her behalf to issue permits required by this Subpart.

(e) Qualified swimming pool water treatment operator shall mean an individual who has successfully completed an adequate course of instruction regarding the safe and effective operation and maintenance of pool water treatment equipment.

(f) Recreational aquatic spray grounds, also known as “spray grounds”, are the buildings and appurtenances used in conjunction with a spray pad in which sprayed water is continually drained and collected in a treatment and recirculation system.

(g) Spray features shall mean the devices and plumbing used to convey the treated water to the spray pad to spray the patrons.

(h) Spray pad shall mean the specific area consisting of the play surface, spray features, and drains, upon which the patrons stand and are sprayed with water.

(i) Spray pad treatment system shall mean the equipment and processes used to filter, disinfect and circulate the water used for the spray pad and spray features.

(j) Spray pad treatment tank shall mean the vessel used to collect the water that has been sprayed on the spray pad and returned through the spray pad drains.

(k) Supervisory staff shall mean individuals responsible for supervising the patrons to ensure compliance with regulations for use, and trained in the operation and maintenance of the spray pad treatment system.

(l) Uniform Code shall mean the 19 NYCRR Chapter XXXIII, Subchapter A - State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code.


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