2010 Pennsylvania Code
Title 3 - AGRICULTURE
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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