Ariz. Admin. Code § R3-11-1005 - Minimum Standards for an Animal Crematory

The owner shall ensure that:

1. The animal crematory complies with all federal, state, and local laws;
2. The animal crematory is at a fixed location;
3. The retort is constructed to withstand temperatures high enough to reduce animal remains to bone fragments yet protect persons and property from damage from excessive heat or harmful emissions;
4. The retort is shielded from public view;
5. The retort is competently installed. If the retort is installed in Arizona after the effective date of this Article, the retort shall be installed according to the manufacturer's recommendations and in accordance with all state, federal, and local laws and ordinances;
6. If the retort is inside a building:
a. It is vented to the outside of the building; and
b. There is adequate exhaust to prevent heat buildup;
7. The cremation chamber receives fresh air to aid in combustion;
8. The animal crematory has a storage facility that:
a. Chills animal remains to at least 40 °F;
b. Is secure from access by unauthorized individuals; and
c. Preserves the dignity of the animal remains;
9. The animal crematory has the equipment and supplies necessary to conduct cremations in a manner that protects the health and safety of crematory employees and the public; and
10. All city, county, and other building codes, restrictions, and guidelines applicable to the animal crematory are followed.


Ariz. Admin. Code § R3-11-1005
New Section made by final rulemaking at 13 A.A.R. 513, effective April 7, 2007 (Supp. 07-1). Amended by final rulemaking at 19 A.A.R. 1887, effective September 7, 2013.

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