Colorado Revised Statutes Title 25. Health § 25-13-103. Definitions

As used in this article, unless the context otherwise requires:

(1) “Board” means the state board of health.

(2) “Campsite” means any specific area within organized campgrounds or other recreation areas which is used for overnight stays by an individual, a single camping family, a group, or any other similar entity.

(3) “Department” means the department of public health and environment.

(4) “Operator” means the person responsible for managing the organized campground or recreation area.

(5) “Organized campgrounds” means all federal, state, municipal, and county owned and designated roadside parks and campgrounds and privately owned campgrounds which are made available, either with or without a fee, to the public.

(6) “Person” means any private or public institution, corporation, individual, partnership, firm, association, or other entity.

(7) “Public accommodation facilities” means all motels, hotels, dude ranches, youth camps, and other similar facilities rented out to the public in areas used predominantly for recreation.

(8) “Recreation areas” means all public lands and surface waters of the state, other than organized campgrounds, used for picnicking, camping, and other recreational activities.

(9) “Refuse” means all combustible or noncombustible solid waste, garbage, rubbish, debris, and litter.

(10) “Sewage” means any liquid or solid waste material which contains human excreta.

(11) “Surface of ground” means any portion of the ground from the surface to a depth of six inches.

(12) “Waters of the state” means all streams, lakes, rivers, ponds, wells, impounding reservoirs, watercourses, springs, drainage systems, and irrigation systems;  all sources of water such as snow, ice, and glaciers;  and all other bodies or accumulations of water, surface and underground, natural or artificial, public or private, located wholly or partly within or bordering upon this state and within the jurisdiction of this state.


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