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Disposal location and measures of cremated remains
Cremated remains shall be buried in or on ocean waters without regard to the depth limitations specified for non-cremated remains in the above paragraph provided that such burial takes place at least three nautical miles from land.
Decomposable flowers and wreaths
Flowers and wreaths consisting of materials that are readily decomposable in the marine environment may be placed at the burial site.
Notice to EPA within 30 days
All burials conducted shall be reported within 30 days to the EPA Region in writing. The following information should be included and mailed or faxed to the Region 4 contact at the bottom of this page. You can copy the information below or complete and print the Region 4 burial at sea form (PDF) (1 p, 228K, About PDF).
NAME OF DECEASED:
DATE OF BURIAL/SCATTER:
TYPES OF REMAINS:
Cremated ( )Non-Cremated ( )
LOCATION OF BURIAL/SCATTER
Distance from shore:
(minimum of 3 nautical miles)
Depth of water:
VESSEL POINT OF CONTACT
PORT OF DEPARTURE:
FOR NON-CREMATED REMAINS
Did the remains appear to rapidly sink to the ocean floor?
Yes ( ) No ( )
DIRECTOR OR PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR BURIAL ARRANGEMENTS
California, Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Marianas and Trust Territories
Allan Ota (email@example.com)
Burial At Sea Coordinator
U.S. EPA Region 9
75 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105