2010 Pennsylvania Code
Chapter 23 - Domestic Animals
2352 - Disposal of dead domestic animals.

     § 2352.  Disposal of dead domestic animals.
        (a)  Requirements.--The following requirements shall be met
     regarding the disposal of the bodies of dead domestic animals:
            (1)  Persons owning or possessing domestic animals that
        they know to have died of dangerous transmissible disease
        shall report the occurrence of the disease to the department
        and dispose of the domestic animals under the supervision and
        instruction of the department.
            (2)  Persons caring for or owning domestic animals that
        have died shall prevent exposure of the carcasses of such
        dead domestic animals to other living animals, domestic
        animals and the public and shall dispose of the carcass
        within 48 hours after the domestic animal dies. Disposal
        shall be accomplished in accordance with the requirements of
        this chapter.
            (3)  Dead domestic animals, parts of dead domestic
        animals, offal and animal waste may not be transported on
        public highways for any purpose unless such materials are
        transported in a manner that precludes contamination of the
        environment or danger to animal or public health.
            (4)  Dead domestic animals, parts of dead domestic
        animals, offal and animal waste shall be disposed of only in
        accordance with one of the following methods or a method
        hereafter approved by the department:
                (i)  Burial in accordance with regulations governing
            water quality.
                (ii)  Incineration in accordance with regulations
            governing air quality.
                (iii)  Processing by rendering, fermenting,
            composting or other method according to procedures and
            product safety standards established by the department.
        (b)  Feeding restricted.--No uncooked dead animal or uncooked
     dead domestic animal parts, including offal of any description,
     shall be fed to domestic animals unless processed in accordance
     with regulations adopted by the department.
        (c)  Importation restricted.--No dead domestic animal, offal
     or parts of dead domestic animals may be transported into this
     Commonwealth unless transported directly to a diagnostic
     laboratory or consigned and delivered to a dead domestic animal
     disposal plant licensed by the department.

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