Wash. Admin. Code § 332-52-010 - Definitions

When used in this chapter, the following terms are defined as follows:

"Applicant" means a person who applies for a permit, reservation, or other written authorization from the department.

"Authorized" means written approval given by the department.

"Business hours" means 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, except holidays.

"Campfire" means any open flame using wood as a fuel source as well as fuel made from materials such as manufactured fireplace logs.

"Campground" means a developed area consisting of more than one campsite used for the purposes of camping.

"Camping" means erecting a tent or shelter or arranging bedding, or both, or parking a vehicle for the purpose of remaining overnight on land.

"Camping party" means an individual or a group of two or more people who are equipped and capable of camping activity.

"Commissioner" means the commissioner of public lands.

"Contact" means via telephone, e-mail, mail, in person, fax, or other electronic methods as allowed by the department unless otherwise noted.

"Corridor" means that portion of the Milwaukee Road Corridor under the jurisdiction of the department.

"Day-use" means use during the period of one-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset.

"Day-use areas and facilities" means any department-managed lands, trailhead, picnic area, viewpoint, and designated parking areas for vehicles, boat launch or other facility that is designated for day-use only.

"Department" or "DNR" means the Washington state department of natural resources.

"Department-managed lands" means lands of the state of Washington administered by the department including but not limited to state lands, state forest lands, state-owned aquatic lands, natural area preserves, natural resources conservation areas, other city, county, state and federal lands under department management and department-managed roads.

"Department-managed roads" or "roads" when used in the context of department-managed roads means all roads designated as such and under DNR jurisdiction and all access roads across private lands through which the department has acquired the right of public use.

"Designated" means any facility, trail, or location that has been approved by the department for public use.

"Developed recreation facility" means any designated site or location built or improved for recreation on department-managed land such as a trailhead, vista, parking area, boat launch, picnic area, campground, or water trail site.

"Dispersed recreation" means recreation that occurs on department-managed lands outside of a developed recreation facility.

"Firearm" means a loaded or unloaded pistol, rifle, shotgun, or other weapon that is designed to, or may be readily converted to, expel a bullet or pellets by the ignition of a propellant.

"Livestock" means any animal used for agriculture, riding, pulling, or packing purposes.

"Motor vehicle or motorized vehicle" means any device that is moved or propelled by an internal combustion engine or electrically powered motor. It shall include, but not be limited to automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, motor bikes, motor-scooters and off-road vehicles, whether or not they can be licensed to operate on public roads. The term does not include vessels or personal mobility assistive devices, such as wheelchairs.

"Nonmotorized vehicles" means any device that is moved or propelled by means other than an internal combustion engine or electrically powered motor, including but not limited to bicycles, roller blades, mountain boards, animal drawn carriages or conveyances, excluding vessels and personal mobility assistive devices, such as wheelchairs.

"Off-road vehicle (ORV)" or "off-highway vehicle (OHV)" means any street or nonstreet licensed vehicle when used for recreational purposes on nonhighway roads, trails, or a variety of other natural terrain. Such vehicles include, but are not limited to, all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles, four-wheel drive vehicles, and dune buggies.

"Organized event" means: (a) Any planned activity on department-managed lands involving more than twenty-five people, unless otherwise posted; (b) conducted at an agreed upon date and place, such as events advertised to the general public or as a nonprofit club or group event; and (c) sponsored by any person. An organized event does not include informal small groups who use facilities and/or trails for their ordinary intended use.

"Parking" means the standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, other than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading property or passengers.

"Person" means all individuals, firms, partnerships, public or private corporations, limited liability companies, clubs, and all associations or combinations of persons when acting for themselves, by an agent, servant or employee.

"Pet" means a dog, cat, or any animal that has been domesticated; livestock and service animals are specifically excluded from this definition.

"Posted" means information displayed on any signs, information boards, kiosks, web sites, maps, or other medium that either allows or prohibits access or specific activities on department-managed lands.

"Public trust doctrine" means the legal principle as recognized by Washington courts under which navigable waters are subject.

"Recreation permit" means a nontransferable, revocable written document, which the department issues to allow a person to engage in activities specifically authorized at such times and in such locations as identified in the document, such as a land use license.

"Refuse or waste" means discarded material from any person, trailer, camper, automobile, other motorized vehicle, or vessel, including but not limited to bottles, broken glass, spent ammunition casings, ashes, waste paper, cans, garbage, or human bodily waste.

"Region" means a geographical administrative unit of the department of natural resources.

"Reservation" means setting aside department-managed recreation facilities or lands for a specific use at a defined location(s) for a specified time period.

"Service animal" means an animal that is trained for the purposes of assisting or accommodating a disabled person's sensory, mental, or physical disability.

"Snowmobile" means any self-propelled vehicle capable of traveling over snow or ice, which utilizes as its means of propulsion an endless belt tread, or cleats, or any combination of these or other similar means of contact with the surface upon which it is operated, and which is steered wholly or in part by skis or sled type runners, and which is not otherwise registered as, or subject to the motor vehicle excise tax in the state of Washington.

"Trail" means a route on department-managed land, other than a road that is suitable for travel by motorized or nonmotorized means.

"Vessel" means every description of watercraft used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on the water, other than a seaplane. However, it does not include inner tubes, air mattresses, and small rafts or flotation devices or toys customarily used by swimmers.


Wash. Admin. Code § 332-52-010

Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.30 RCW and RCW 43.12.065. 09-05-034, § 332-52-010, filed 2/11/09, effective 3/14/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 79.08.277 and 79.08.279. 87-18-035 (Order 516), § 332-52-010, filed 8/27/87; 84-21-038 (Order 435), § 332-52-010, filed 10/11/84. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.09.180 and chapter 77.68 RCW. 79-06-039 (Order 313), § 332-52-010, filed 5/18/79; Order 29, § 332-52-010, filed 4/17/70, effective 5/20/70.

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