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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 5. Department of Conservation And Recreation
Chapter 30. Virginia State Parks Regulations

4VAC5-30-10. Definitions.

Whenever used in this chapter, the following words and terms shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Bicycle path" means any path or trail maintained for bicycles.

"Bridle path or trail" means any path or trail maintained for persons riding on horseback.

"Camping unit" means a tent, tent trailer, travel trailer, camping trailer, pick-up camper, motor home, or any other portable device or vehicular-type structure as may be developed, marketed, or used for temporary living quarters or shelter during periods of recreation, vacation, leisure time, or travel.

"Department" means the Department of Conservation and Recreation.

"Electric power assisted bicycle" means a vehicle that travels on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground and is equipped with (i) pedals that allow propulsion by human power, (ii) a seat for the use of the rider, and (iii) an electric motor with an input of no more than 750 watts.

"Foot path or trail" means any path or trail maintained for pedestrians or disabled persons.

"Immediate family" means relatives living at the same common household of residence.

"Motor vehicle" means any vehicle that possesses a motor of any description used for propulsion or to assist in the propulsion of the vehicle.

"Owner" means any person, firm, association, copartnership, or corporation owning, leasing, operating, or having the exclusive use of a vehicle, animal, or any other property under a lease or otherwise.

"Park" means, unless specifically limited, all designated state parks, recreational areas, parkways, historical and natural areas, natural area preserves, sites, and other areas under the jurisdiction or management of the Department of Conservation and Recreation.

"Permits" means all written licenses issued by or under authority of the department, permitting the performance of a specified act.

"Person" means any corporation, company, association, firm, an individual, proprietorship, partnership, joint venture, joint stock company, syndicate, business trust, estate, club, committee, organization, or group of persons acting in concert.

"Power-driven mobility device" means any mobility device powered by batteries, fuel, or other engines, whether or not designed primarily for use by individuals with mobility disabilities, that is used by individuals with mobility disabilities for the purpose of locomotion, including golf carts, electronic personal assistance mobility devices (EPAMDs), such as the Segway® PT, or any mobility device designed to operate in areas without defined pedestrian routes, but that is not defined as a "wheelchair."

"Swimming area" means any beach or water area designated by the department as a swimming area.

"Wheelchair" means a manually-operated or power-driven device designed primarily for use by an individual with a mobility disability for the main purpose of both indoor and outdoor locomotion.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-104 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR215-01-02 § 1, eff. May 4, 1983; amended, Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. March 18, 2010; Volume 36, Issue 1, eff. October 17, 2019; Volume 38, Issue 12, eff. March 2, 2022.

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