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Air General Permits - Human Crematories

A human crematory is a facility containing one or more combustion units, known as cremators, used solely for the cremation of human bodies within appropriate containers. Cremators are usually made of high-grade steel plate and lined inside with heavy refractory tile or brick. Most cremators have a variety of automatic controls and use gas for heating the cremator.

Florida Statutes (470.025, F.S.) prohibit the use of chlorinated plastics in the containers used for cremations and require human crematories to comply with all applicable state and federal rules.

Rule 62-296.401(6), F.A.C. specifies that crematories be designed and operated for optimum combustion.

Continuous temperature monitors/recorders are also required at all human crematories to provide assurance of proper operation at these facilities

A human crematory may be eligible to operate as an emissions source in Florida under the terms and conditions of an Air General Permit.

An optional Human Crematory Air General Permit Example Worksheet [Fill-able PDF - 68 kb] is available Human Crematories are eligible to operate Florida under the terms of an air general permit pursuant to the requirements of the applicable Florida Rule 62-210.310(5)(c) F.A.C.

Please send your air general permit registration and the $100.00 processing fee payable to FDEP:
For regular USPS mail delivery:

Department of Environmental Protection
PO Box 3070
Tallahassee, FL 32315-3070

For overnight delivery:

Department of Environmental Protection
3800 Commonwealth Blvd.
Mail Station 77
Tallahassee, FL 32399

Last updated: August 04, 2014



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