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37.111.201    DEFINITIONS

Terms defined in 50-52-101 , MCA, supplement those defined herein. The following definitions apply when used in this subchapter unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

(1) "Act" means the campgrounds and trailer courts act, found in Title 50, chapter 52, Montana Code Annotated.

(2) "Alter" means to change the purpose or use of an existing trailer court or campground by the public.

(3) "Applicant" means the person whose signature appears on the license application or plan submittal.

(4) "Approved" means authorized in writing by the department.

(5) "Building authority" means the building codes bureau, department of labor and industry, or its local authorized agent.

(6) "Cabin" means a hard-sided structure occupying a campsite that is set on a permanent foundation and may have:

(a) plumbing, including running potable water or a toilet; and

(b) linens or daily housekeeping service.

(7) "Camping trailer" means a vehicular portable unit mounted on wheels and designed for travel, recreation, and vacation, and constructed with collapsing partial side walls that fold for towing by another vehicle and unfold at the campsite to provide temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, or travel use.

(8) "Campsite" means that part of a campground where a cabin is located or that is designated for a tent space or trailer space.

(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 38, subchapter 6 or 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 recreational vehicle" means a recreational vehicle that lacks one or more of the following: toilet, lavatory, or waste water tank.

(11) "Enlarge" means to add trailer spaces or campsites onto an existing trailer court or campground.

(12) "Fifth wheel trailer" means a vehicular unit that is:

(a) mounted on wheels;

(b) designed to provide temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, or travel use;

(c) of such size or weight that it does not require a special highway movement permit;

(d) of gross trailer area not to exceed 400 square feet (37.2m2) in the set-up mode; and

(e) designed to be towed by a motorized vehicle that has a towing mechanism mounted above or forward of the tow vehicle's rear axle.

(13) "General services campground" means a campground used for public camping that provides on-site water supply, sewage disposal, solid waste disposal, and other services such as laundry or groceries.

(14) "Independent recreational vehicle" means a recreational vehicle that has a toilet, lavatory, bathing facilities, and waste holding tank. Omission of one or more of these facilities will classify the recreational vehicle as a dependent recreational vehicle.

(15) "Lateral" means that portion of the water system or sewerage system that extends horizontally from the water or sewer main to the water or sewer riser pipe.

(16) "License" means a written permit issued by the department authorizing a person to operate a campground or trailer court under the provisions of this subchapter.

(17) "Limited services campground" means a campground used for public camping that is accessible by a motorized vehicle and provides the following services only:

(i) an adequate and potable water supply, if required and as determined under ARM 37.111.206.

(ii) adequate sewage disposal, as determined under ARM 37.111.207; and

(iii) adequate solid waste disposal, as determined under ARM 37.111.217.

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

(19) "Manufactured home" includes a mobile home as referred to in 50-52-101 (7) , MCA, and means a structure in one or more sections that:

(a) is 8 body feet or more in width or 40 body feet or more in length in the traveling mode;

(b) when erected on-site, is 320 or more square feet in size;

(c) is built on a permanent chassis; and

(d) is designed to be used as a dwelling for human occupancy or use upon connection to required utilities, including plumbing, heating, and electrical systems.

(20) "Motor home" means a vehicular unit designed to provide temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, or travel use that is built on or attached to a self-propelled motor vehicle chassis or to a chassis cab or van.

(21) "Park trailer" means a recreational vehicle that:

(a) is built on a single chassis mounted on wheels;

(b) has a gross trailer area that does not exceed 400 square feet in the set-up mode; and

(c) is certified by the manufacturer as complying with American national standards institute (ANSI) A119.5 standards.

(22) "Plan submittal" means the information and fees required under ARM 37.111.205.

(23) "Potable water" means water that is safe for human consumption in terms of bacteriological and chemical quality, as determined by the department using public drinking water standards set forth in ARM Title 17, chapter 38, subchapter 2.

(24) "Primitive campground" means a campground that is used for backcountry camping and does not have any services.

(25) "Public" means individuals in general without restriction or selection.

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

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

(28) "Recreational vehicle" or "RV" means a vehicular unit designed primarily as temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, travel, or seasonal use, and that either has its own power or is mounted on, or towed by, another vehicle. The basic types of RVs are: camping trailer, fifth wheel trailer, motor home, park trailer, travel trailer, and truck camper.

(29) "Sanitary station" means a facility designed for accepting wastes from holding tanks on recreational vehicles.

(30) "Service building" means a structure housing shower or bath, toilet, lavatory, or other facilities required by this subchapter.

(31) "Sewer connection" means the connections consisting of all pipes, fittings, and appurtenances from the drain outlet of the trailer to the inlet of the corresponding sewer riser pipe of the sewage system serving the campground or trailer court.

(32) "Sewer riser" means that portion of the sewer lateral which extends vertically above the ground elevation and terminates at each trailer space.

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

(34) "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.

(35) "Tent" means a collapsible shelter of canvas or other fabric stretched and sustained by poles and used for camping outdoors.

(36) "Tent space" means that part of a campground designated for the placement of a single tent and the exclusive use of its occupants. A tent space does not include a pitched tent on a designated trailer space that is used for sleeping purposes by persons who have rented the trailer space.

(37) "Trailer" means a trailer as referred to in 50-52-101 (7) , MCA. Trailers include, but are not limited to, manufactured homes and recreational vehicles. A trailer may be either dependent or independent, depending upon its features.

(38) "Trailer space" means that part of a campground or trailer court designated for the placement of a single trailer and the exclusive use of its occupants.

(39) "Travel trailer" means a vehicular unit, mounted on wheels, that:

(a) is designed to provide temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, or travel use;

(b) has a size and weight that does not require a special highway movement permit when towed by a motorized vehicle; and

(c) has a gross trailer area of less than 320 square feet (29.7m2) .

(40) "Truck camper" means a portable unit constructed to provide temporary living quarters for recreational, travel, or camping use, consisting of a roof, floor, and sides, and designed to be loaded onto and unloaded from the bed of a pickup truck.

(41) "Water connection" means the connection consisting of all pipes, fittings, and appurtenances from the water riser pipe to the water inlet pipe of the distribution system within the trailer.

(42) "Water riser" means that portion of the water lateral which extends vertically above the ground elevation and terminates at a designated point at each trailer space or water station.

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

History: Sec. 50-52-102, MCA; IMP, Sec. 50-52-102, MCA; Eff. 12/31/72; AMD, 1982 MAR p. 1098, Eff. 5/28/82; AMD, 1995 MAR p. 634, Eff. 4/28/95; TRANS, from DHES, 2001 MAR p. 2425.

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