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(b) An amusement ride incident is any event, failure, or malfunction of a permanent amusement ride that:
(1) Results in the ride being closed to patrons for more than 12 consecutive hours; or
(2) Reasonably and substantially appears to have an impact on the safety of patrons.
(c) An aquatic device is a permanent amusement ride that involves the purposeful immersion of the patron's body partially or totally in the water. A permanent amusement ride which involves only incidental patron water contact, or which uses water primarily as a medium for carrying a conveyance vehicle, e.g., a log flume boat ride or a spillwater boat ride, is not an aquatic device.
(d) Authorized person means a person who:
(1) Has been authorized by the owner or operator, in a determination which defines the specific duties and rides to which the authorization pertains, to attend, operate, inspect, test, or perform maintenance on permanent amusement rides and associated equipment;
(2) Has successfully completed training (see Sections 3195.6 and 3195.7) in the duties to which the authorization pertains;
(3) Performs his or her duties within the scope of the authorization; and
(4) Is capable of reading and comprehending all written instructions, including those on operator controls, that are required to be available to or to be in view of a person performing duties within the scope of the authorization.
(e) A DIN Standard means a standard published by the Deutsches Institute of Normung.
(f) An existing permanent amusement ride is either of the following:
(1) A permanent amusement ride that was placed in operation and opened to the public for the first time prior to July 12, 2003; or
(2) A planned permanent amusement ride that has been substantially designed, manufactured, or fabricated prior to July 12, 2003.
(g) A facility means any single property or grouping of contiguous properties under the control of the owner or operator that contains one or more permanent amusement rides.
(h) A flume is a single descending pathway in or on a water slide.
(i) A patron means a member of the public who is not acting as an employee or as a consultant, contractor, or other agent of the owner or operator.
(j) Public operation means operation of an amusement ride with one or more patrons on board.
(k) A ride means a permanent amusement ride.
(l) A splash pool is a pool of water at the base of a flume, which constitutes the endpoint of a patron's travel along the flume.
(m) A TUV Standard means a standard published by the Technischer Uberwachungs Verein or Technical Control Organization.
(n) A water slide is an aquatic device using flowing water to provide low friction so that patrons can slide along a flume. There may be one or more flumes used on a water slide.
Authority cited: Sections 142.3 and 7923, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 142.3, 7921 and 7923, Labor Code.
1. New section filed 6-12-2003; operative 7-12-2003 (Register 2003, No. 24).