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28 Pa. Code § 17.11. Minimum program activities.


§ 17.11. Minimum program activities.

 The following shall be considered minimum activities in the organized camp program:

   (1)  Issuance of permits. Issuance of permits shall conform with the following:

     (i)   It shall be the responsibility of local health departments to issue organized camp permits to all organized camp facilities within their jurisdictional boundaries based on compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, and standards. This permit shall be issued for a period of one year.

     (ii)   DER will retain responsibility for issuing Certificates of Registration as required by the act of November 10, 1959 (P. L. 1400, No. 497) (35 P. S. § §  3001—3004); however, local health departments shall be responsible for making available Registration Applications which will be provided by DER. These application forms shall subsequently be forwarded to the DER Licensing Permit Unit for processing.

   (2)  Inspections. All existing organized camp facilities shall be inspected prior to issuing or renewing the permit. Regular inspections of organized camps shall be made throughout the year as often as is necessary to maintain satisfactory compliance with established rules, regulations and standards.

   (3)  Plan review. Plans and specifications for new and remodeled organized camps shall be reviewed prior to construction of such facilities to ensure compliance with the appropriate regulations and standards for the design, construction, and installation of facilities and equipment.

   (4)  Rules and regulations. The provisions of Chapter 19 (relating to organized camps and campgrounds) and 7 Pa. Code Chapter 79 (Reserved) shall be the basis for minimum requirements in the organized camp program. Local health departments may adopt and enforce that chapter in accordance with applicable laws or may adopt ordinances or regulations which are as stringent as and are consistent in intent and purpose with that chapter.

   (5)  Educational programs. Educational activities which may include training programs should be provided for organized camp operators, employes, and the public to increase the knowledge and awareness of operating principles and practices and thereby improve the operational level of the establishment.

   (6)  Meetings. Local health departments are required to attend periodic meetings with DER for the purpose of program planning, development, reporting, evaluation, and coordination to provide an orderly, efficient delivery of this environmental health program on a Statewide basis.

Cross References

   This section cited in 28 Pa. Code §  17.3 (relating to meetings).

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