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As used in this chapter,
(1) "assembly" means the gathering or meeting of a group of people for a common purpose;
(2) repealed 5/11/85;
(3) "campground" means an area developed and maintained by the division which contains one or more campsites as defined in (4) of this section;
(4) "campsite" means any space designated for camping within a campground;
(5) "director" means the director of the division of parks and outdoor recreation, Department of Natural Resources, or the director's authorized agent;
(6) "division" means the division of parks and outdoor recreation, Department of Natural Resources;
(7) "park officer" means a peace officer authorized by the commissioner under AS 41.21.955 (a), whose duties include responsibility for management, protection, and maintenance of a state park or state park facilities and enforcement of state laws and regulations;
(8) repealed 12/25/91;
(9) "snow vehicle" means a motor vehicle of 850 pounds or less gross vehicle weight, primarily designed to travel over ice or snow, and supported, in part, by skis, belts, cleats, or low-pressure tires;
(10) repealed 7/1/89;
(11) "state park" means any land or water managed by the division;
(12) "vehicle" means a mechanical device for carrying persons or objects over land, water, or through the air, including automobiles, motorcycles, snowmachines, bicycles, off-road vehicles, motorized boats, and aircraft; "vehicle" does not include non-motorized sailboats, canoes, kayaks, rafts, sailboards, hang gliders, gliders, or parasails;
(13) "firearm" includes a pistol, rifle, shotgun, revolver, mechanical, gas, or air-operated gun;
(14) "weapon" includes a bow and arrow, slingshot, crossbow, or firearm;
(15) "developed facility" includes a building, boat ramp, campground, picnic area, rest area, visitor information center, swim beach, trailhead, parking area, and a developed ski area;
(16) "stationary gear" means gear set from or retrieved to the shore above mean low tide, or operated on the shore between mean low and high tide, including set gillnets and beach seines;
(17) "service dog" means a dog specifically trained to aid disabled or handicapped persons;
(18) "camp" and "camping" mean to use a vehicle, tent, or shelter, or to arrange bedding, or both, with the intent to stay overnight in a park;
(19) "commercial activity" means the sale of, delivery of, or soliciting to provide, goods, wares, edibles, or services in exchange for valuable consideration through barter, trade, or other commercial means; a service offered in conjunction with another sale of goods, wares, edibles, or services, which service involves the use of state park land or water, is a commercial activity whether or not it is incidental to, advertised with, or specifically offered in the original sale; all guide, outfitter, and transportation services are commercial activities if any payment or valuable consideration through barter, trade, cash, or other commercial means is required, expected, or received beyond the normal and customary equally shared costs for food and fuel for any portion of the stay in the park;
(20) "commercial fishing" means as defined in AS 16.05.940 (5);
(21) "stationary gear" means all fishing gear left in park waters in contact with tideland, submerged land, or upland for more than 24 hours at a time, except for legal fishing pots;
(22) "traffic control device" means any physical barrier, including a boulder, ditch, berm, railing, fence, post, or gate;
(23) "aircraft" means a motorized device that is used or intended for flight or movement of people or goods in the air;
(24) "natural resources" means any plants, trees, minerals, water, or land of a state park unit that offer habitat, scenic, aesthetic, or economic value, and that are managed by the division;
(25) "state park unit" means an individual or group of facilities, structures, or natural resources and lands that are managed by the division;
(26) "structure" means something constructed or built in, or transported to, a state park unit, including a dock, cabin, floatcamp, building, shanty, or facility used for residential or commercial purposes; it does not include a vessel with overnight berthing whose primary use is not as a domicile, but for commercial or sport fishing, general recreational boating, or transportation.
(27) "explosive" means a chemical compound, mixture, or device that is commonly used or intended for the purpose of producing a chemical reaction resulting in a substantially instantaneous release of gas and heat; "explosive" includes dynamite, blasting powder, nitroglycerin, blasting caps, and nitrojelly; "explosive" does not include salable fireworks as defined by AS 18.72.050 ;
(28) "firework" means an explosive device or combustible material used to produce lights, smoke, or noise for entertainment.
History: Eff. 8/1/68, Register 27; am 1/13/73, Register 44; am 5/11/85, Register 94; am 8/10/86, Register 99; am 2/3/88, Register 105; am 7/1/89, Register 110; am 12/25/91, Register 120; am 4/20/2002, Register 162
Authority: AS 41.21.020
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