Burials at Sea

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

According to regulations (40CFR 229.1) based on the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuary Act of 1972, human remains transported from U.S. ports or on U.S. vessels or aircraft may be buried at sea under specified conditions.  These include cremated as well as non-cremated remains.  Requirements for burying remains at sea are listed below.  (Burial in inland waters are regulated according to the Clean Water Act. For inland waters burial, a permit is required from the appropriate state agency).   Please note the requirement that the (EPA) be notified within 30 days after burial.

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