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AAC R12-8-101. Definitions


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Arizona Administrative Code, Title 12 – Natural Resources, Chapter 8 – Arizona State Parks Board, Article 1 – General Provisions

Synopsis: These regulations from the Arizona State Parks Board applies to state parks and state park campgrounds. This is a list of definitions adding clarifications for all other regulations adopted by the Arizona State Parks Board.

R12-8-101. Definitions

In this Chapter:

“Board” means the Arizona State Parks Board.

“Cabana site” means a camping unit with a shelter and electricity available.

“Camp or camping” means overnight use of a camping unit.

“Camping unit” means a defined space within an area designated for overnight use in a state park.

“Commercial activity” means soliciting funds, offering to sell a good or service, advertising, receiving money or another thing of value in exchange for a good, service, or activity, or conducting a business or a portion of a business, whether for profit or on behalf of a non-profit entity, on property managed by the Board. Commercial activity does not include distributing written material that describes how to make a donation at a location that is not on property managed by the Board.

“Concession” means a contract issued by the Board for the use of land managed by the Board to provide goods, services, or facilities to the public.

“Day-use area” means a space within a state park that is closed to camping but open to the public during established hours.

“Director” means the Executive Director of the Board or a representative of the Executive Director.

“Disorderly conduct” has the same meaning as prescribed in A.R.S. § 13-2904.

“Fee area” means a space in a state park for which a fee is charged to use, occupy, or enter.

“Hook-up site” means a camping unit with a connection for water, sewer, or electricity.

“Interpretive program” means a scheduled program conducted by an employee or volunteer of the Board at a state park, to inform, educate, or interpret resources for the public.

“Park Officer” means an employee of the Board who is appointed under A.R.S. § 41-511.09 as a park ranger law enforcement officer with the authority and power of a peaceofficer.

“Park Ranger” means an employee of the Board responsible for protecting and preserving the property at a state park and providing information services to park visitors.

“Person” means an individual, corporation, firm, partnership,club, or association.

“Service animal” has the same meaning as prescribed in A.R.S. § 11-1024.

“Special use” means the following categories of use of property managed by the Board:

Private special event: A non-public use that requires exclusion of the general public;
Public special event: A commercial activity that is not conducted under a concession or commercial rental or retail permit;
Festival special event: An exhibition, performance, or competition, whether for profit or non-profit, that is open to the public and for which a special entrance fee is charged; and
Commercial photography use: Taking photographs for any medium or making a motion picture or video.
“State-park annual pass” means a document authorizing the holder to enter, remain in, and use state parks multiple times during one year, subject to some restrictions. “State Park System” or “state park” means the lands, waters,monuments, historical sites, state recreation areas, and any other areas managed by the Board. “Wildlife” has the same meaning as prescribed in A.R.S. § 17-101.

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