Ariz. Admin. Code § R3-11-1006 - Minimum Operating Standards for an Animal Crematory

The owner shall ensure that:

1. The animal crematory accepts delivery of animal remains only from:
a. The owner of the animal remains;
b. An animal shelter or humane society;
c. A veterinarian licensed under this Chapter;
d. An individual or entity with whom the animal crematory has a written contract regarding collection, pick-up, or delivery services;
e. An authorized agent of a person described under subsections (1)(a) through (1)(d); or
f. A state, county, city, or other corporation authorized to remove dead animals.
2. Animal remains that cannot be cremated immediately upon receipt are placed in the storage facility described in R3-11-1005(8) but for no more than 30 days;
3. If animal remains are submitted for individual cremation:
a. The animal remains are cremated separate from other animal remains;
b. The cremated remains are not commingled with other cremated remains;
c. The cremated remains are removed from the cremation chamber to the extent feasible and placed in an appropriately sized and securely closed container;
d. A label containing the following information is permanently affixed to the container in which the cremated remains are placed:
i. Name of the crematory,
ii. Name of the animal cremated, and
iii. Date of cremation; and
e. The cremated remains are disposed according to instructions from the authorizing person or agent;
4. All animal remains submitted for cremation are cremated;
5. Animal remains that are communally cremated are disposed of in a legal manner;
6. The cremation chamber is:
a. Operated in a safe and sanitary manner and maintained so the cremation chamber functions in an effective and efficient manner; or
b. Operated and maintained according to the manufacturer's recommendations if the retort is installed in Arizona after the effective date of this Article;
7. Employees of the animal crematory who handle animal remains use universal precautions and exercise reasonable care to minimize the risk of injury or transmitting communicable disease; and
8. Instructions for operation of the cremation chamber, including emergency shut-down procedures, are located at the animal crematory and easily accessible.


Ariz. Admin. Code § R3-11-1006
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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