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Title: Section 7-3.1 - Definitions

Effective Date


7-3.1 Definitions. For purpose of this Subpart, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
(a) Adequate. Sufficient to accomplish the purpose 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) Campground. Any parcel or tract of land including buildings or other structures, under the control of any person, where five or more campsites are available for temporary or seasonal overnight occupancy.
(c) Camping cabin. A hard sided tent or shelter less than 400 square feet in area which is on skids or otherwise designed to be readily moveable and which does not have cooking facilities, sinks, showers, laundry or toilet facilities.
(d) Camping unit. A tent, camping cabin, recreational vehicle or other type of portable shelter intended, designed or used for temporary human occupancy.
(e) Campsite. A portion of a campground, with or without connections to water supply, electrical service or sewage systems, used by one camping unit.
(f) Permit-issuing official. The State Health Commissioner, 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, or the State 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.
(g) Person. An individual, group of individuals, partnership, corporation, association, political subdivision, state or local governmental agency, municipality, or any other legal entity.
(h) Potable water. Water fit for human consumption, food preparation, lavatory, culinary, bathing or laundry purposes.
(i) Recreational vehicle. A vehicular camping unit primarily designed as temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, travel or seasonal use that either has its own motive power or is mounted on or towed by another vehicle. Recreational vehicles include, but are not limited to, camping trailers, fifth wheel trailers, motor homes, park trailers, travel trailers, and truck campers.
(j) Refuse. All putrescible and nonputrescible solid wastes, including garbage, rubbish, ashes, incinerator residue, street cleanup, dead animals, offal and solid commercial waste.
(k) Scavenger equipment. A combination of a portable holding tank, pumping or other waste transfer method, and water tight hose connections, whereby a water tight seal can be made between the sewer connection of a recreational vehicle and a portable holding tank to empty the contents of the recreational vehicle sewage holding tank for transport to an approved sewage disposal system.
(l) Seasonal campsite. A campsite intended to be occupied by the same individual or group for 30 days or more.
(m) Self-contained recreational vehicle. A recreational vehicle equipped with at a minimum a toilet, a holding tank for sewage, a holding tank for drinking water and/or a connection through which the vehicle can be connected to the campground's water supply. These vehicles may also have electrical connections, showers, or other appliances.
(n) Sewage. Excreta and the waste from a toilet, privy, bath, shower, sink, lavatory, dishwashing or laundry machine, or the water carried waste from any other fixture or equipment or machine.
(o) Uniform code. Chapter 1, Subtitle S, Volume B of Title 9 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York, known as the "State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code".


VOLUME A (Title 10)