Department of Natural Resources - Fees - Heavy equipment fees.


Published: 2020-05-08

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(A) Upon a finding that it will be for the best interests of the division, the chief may make available for dredging programs on state waters, or along the Muskingum river certain heavy equipment owned by the state of Ohio and utilized by the division in maintenance of the rivers, lakes, and lake channels, and qualified operators of such equipment who are employed by or are agents of the division. The fees charged for this service shall be as follows:

Equipment Fee
Suctiondredge $5.00 per cubic yard (1,000 yards minimum)
3/4 yd. bucketdredge and smaller $100.00 per hour (4 hourminimum)
All bucket dredges larger than 3/4yd $125.00 per hour (4 hour minimum)
Barge 19 ft x48 ft and smaller $50.00 per hour (2 hourminimum)
All barges larger than 19 ft x 48 ft upto 26 x 48 ft. $75.00 per hour (2 hourminimum)
Barges larger than 26 ft x 48ft. $100.00 per hour (2 hour minimum)

(B) These fees do not include cost of fuel and operator. Costs incurred in fuel and operator are to be paid by the lessee. No person shall operate equipment listed in this rule unless that person is a qualified operator and an employee or agent of the division.

(C) These fees do not include the costs of moving equipment. Costs incurred for transporting equipment to and from the dredging site are to be paid by the lessee.