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Subchapter: Trailer Courts, Campgrounds, Youth Camps, and Work Camps
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37.111.1201    DEFINITIONS

In addition to the definitions contained in 50-52-101, MCA, the following definitions apply to this subchapter:

(1) "Alteration" means an expansion, change in purpose, or change in use of any portion of an existing trailer court, campground, work camp, or youth camp. The term includes changing from a trailer court to a campground, adding additional spaces, or changing from a work camp to a campground. The term does not include landscaping alterations that do not affect the number of spaces.

(2) "Applicant" means the owner or person responsible for the license application or plan submittal.

(3) "Approved" means acceptable to the regulatory authority, based on its determination of conformance with Montana statutes, this subchapter, and good public health practices.

(4) "Bedding" means a mattress, box springs, mattress cover, mattress pad, sheets, pillow slip, pillow, pillow cover, blanket, comforter, quilt, duvet, and/or bedspread.

(5) "Building authority" means the Department of Labor and Industry Building Codes Program or its local authorized agent.

(6)  "Camp" means a parcel of land on which facilities are provided including designated sites, barracks or structures, any appurtenant water supply and distribution system, wastewater collection and treatment system, solid waste collection and disposal system, or food service and dining facilities.

(7)  "Camping unit" means a portable, temporary dwelling supplied by the occupant, including a camping trailer, recreational vehicle, motor home, bus, van, pickup truck, yurt, tipi, or tent.

(8)  "Connection" means a line that provides water or sewer service to a designated site, a mobile home site, or a single building or main building with accessory buildings and that is designed to service line specifications.

(9) "Contamination" means impairment or other alteration of the physical, chemical, or biological properties of water, including causing violation of the surface water quality standards contained in ARM Title 17, chapter 30, subchapter 6 or of the maximum contaminant levels for public water supplies contained in ARM Title 17, chapter 38, subchapter 2, or otherwise creating a hazard to human health.

(10)  "Dependent unit" means a camping unit or a shelter unit without a water storage tank and a wastewater holding tank as an integral part of the unit and plumbing for potable water and a toilet.

(11) "Designated site" means the permanent area that is designated or used for a camping unit or a shelter unit.

(12)  "Independent unit" means a camping unit or shelter unit containing a water storage tank and a wastewater holding tank as an integral part of the unit and plumbing for potable water and a toilet.

(13) "Local regulatory authority" means the local health officer, local sanitarian, or other authorized representative of the local government having jurisdiction.

(14)  "Mobile home" means a trailer equipped with necessary service connections that is designed for use as a long-term residence and not on a permanent foundation.  The term may include mobile homes, trailers, manufactured homes, modular homes, park model homes, and tiny houses.

(15)  "Mobile home space" means a space used for the accommodation of a single mobile home located within a trailer court.

(16)  "Permanent foundation" means concrete, concrete block, or wood pier, resting on embedded concrete or concrete block footings. The term does not include mud sill, pier and post, wood blocks, concrete block, or other types of temporary support, resting on the ground.

(17)  "Permanent structure" means a structure attached to a permanent foundation.

(18)  "Pest" means insects, rodents, and other animals of public health concern.

(19)  "Plumbing fixture" means a receptacle or device that:

(a) is permanently or temporarily connected to the water distribution system of the premises and demands a supply of water from the system; or

(b) discharges wastewater.

(20) "Potable Water" means water that meets the standards for drinking purposes of the regulatory authority having jurisdiction, or water that meets the quality standards prescribed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's National Primary Drinking Water Regulations (40 CFR Part 141).

(21) "Public sewage system" means a public sewage system as defined in 75-6-102, MCA.

(22) "Public water supply system" means a public water supply system as defined in 75-6-102, MCA.

(23) "Regulatory authority" means the department, the local board of health, the local health officer, or the local sanitarian.

(24)  "Sanitary dump station" means a facility connected to an approved wastewater treatment system and designed for receiving liquid and water-carried waste from camping unit holding tanks.

(25) "Service building" means a structure that provides bathing, toilet, hand washing, or other facilities required by this subchapter.

(26) "Sewer riser" means that portion of the sewer connection which extends vertically above the ground elevation and terminates at each camping unit, shelter unit, or mobile home space.

(27)  "Shelter unit" means a structure supplied by the licensee, which may have plumbing, including potable water or a toilet.  The term includes barracks, dorms, tents, cabins, yurts, and tipis.

(28) "Side by side separation" means a measure of distance between the two closest points of adjacent structures.

(29)  "Solid waste" means solid waste as defined in 75-10-203, MCA, and includes abandoned, damaged, or dismantled mobile homes and recreational vehicles.

(30) "Special event campground" means a temporary or occasional use campground, work camp, or youth camp operated by a single operator at one location for individual events such as a fair, rally, or project involving the gathering of camping units for a maximum period of 14 consecutive days.

(31) "State waters" means state waters as defined in 75-5-103, MCA.

(32) "Stop and waste valve" means any unit that permits the outlet valve to be drained through a port or drain hole provided in the valve.

(33)  "Trailer" means a dwelling intended to be portable and mounted on wheels.

(34)  "Wastewater" means water-carried waste including household, commercial, or industrial wastes, chemicals, human excreta, or animal and vegetable matter in suspension or solution.

(35) "Wastewater treatment system" means a system that receives wastewater for purposes of treatment, storage, or disposal.  The term includes public wastewater treatment systems and all disposal methods described in Department of Environmental Quality Circulars DEQ-2 and DEQ-4.

(36)  "Water riser" means the portion of the water connection which extends vertically above the ground elevation and terminates at a designated point at each designated site, mobile home space, or water station.

(37) "Water station" means a facility for supplying potable water to the water storage tanks of camping units or other potable water containers.


History: 50-52-102, MCA; IMP, 50-52-102, MCA; NEW, 2022 MAR p. 1748, Eff. 9/10/22.


MAR Notices Effective From Effective To History Notes
37-975 9/10/2022 Current History: 50-52-102, MCA; IMP, 50-52-102, MCA; NEW, 2022 MAR p. 1748, Eff. 9/10/22.
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