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28 Pa. Code § 1.21. Depth of graves.

INTERMENT, TRANSPORTATION AND DISINTERMENT OF DEAD
BODIES AND FETAL REMAINS


§ 1.21. Depth of graves.

 (a)  The distance from parts of the top of the outer case containing the casket may not be less than 1.5 feet (18 inches) from the natural surface of the ground.

 (b)  When a casket is not placed in an outer case or when a body is not placed in a casket, the distance from parts of the casket or body may be no less than 2 feet—24 inches—from the natural surface of the ground.

 (c)  The superintendent, sexton, caretaker or other person in charge of the cemetery shall be responsible for graves being dug to the depths required by subsections (a) and (b) and maintaining the depth requirements.

 (d)  This section does not apply to crypts for which there are no depth requirements.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  1.21 issued under the sections 2104 and 2111 of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. § §  534 and 541); and section 506 of the Vital Statistics Law of 1953 (35 P. S. §  450.506).

Source

   The provisions of this §  1.21 amended April 26, 1985, effective April 27, 1985, 15 Pa. B. 1523. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (43927).



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