|(a) Maintenance and operation of primitive campsites.
Primitive campsites shall be maintained and operated in a safe and
(b) Drinking water at primitive camp, on hikes, or
on trips away. Drinking water used at primitive camps and on hikes
and trips away from permanent campsites shall be from a source known
to be safe or shall be rendered safe.
(c) Toilet facilities at primitive campsites. Primitive
campsites that are not provided with approved toilet facilities shall
have a separate toilet area designated for each sex. Slit trenches
or cat holes with a readily available supply of clean earth backfill
or other disposal methods approved by the department's Policy, Standards
and Quality Assurance Unit, shall be utilized for the disposal of
human excreta in these areas. Approval shall be received in writing
prior to implementation. Toilet areas shall be located at least 150
feet from a stream, lake, or well, and at least 75 feet from a campsite,
tent, or other sleeping or housing facility.
(d) Disposal of solid wastes at primitive campsites.
Solid wastes that are generated in primitive camps shall be disposed
of at a TCEQ approved sanitary landfill or other disposal facility
approved by TCEQ under 30 TAC, Chapter 330, Municipal Solid Waste.
(e) Food service at primitive campsites. Only foods
that can be maintained in a wholesome condition with the equipment
available shall be used at primitive camps.
(f) Use of hot water and detergent to wash food utensils.
Hot water and detergent shall be used to wash all food utensils after
each meal at primitive campsites.
(g) Supervision of campers at primitive camps. Campers
utilizing primitive camps shall be adequately supervised at all times
by a responsible adult who is knowledgeable concerning proper wilderness
camping techniques. A minimum ratio of one such supervising adult
for each ten campers shall be maintained in the immediate vicinity
(within sight and/or hearing) of the campers.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §265.14 adopted to be effective April 16, 2006, 31 TexReg 3049; amended to be effective May 16, 2010, 35 TexReg 3815; amended to be effective March 13, 2014, 39 TexReg 1713