HOUSE BILL NO. 377
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE CONSTRUCTION AND INSPECTION OF A CREMATORY.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE :
Section 1. Amend Chapter 31, Title 16 of the Delaware Code, by striking § 3158 thereof in its entirety and by substituting in lieu thereof the following:
“§ 3158. Crematory; approval for construction; requirements; inspection.
(a) A person, firm, organization or association desiring to acquire, erect, or construct a crematory shall first obtain approval from the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.
(b) The crematory shall be constructed in accordance with regulations adopted under Chapters 60 and 79 of Title 7 and shall not be located, managed, or conducted at any time in such a way to be a public nuisance.
(c) The crematory shall be subject at all times to inspection by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, the Department of Health and Social Services, and by such officers of the State law enforcement departments as may desire to inspect it.”
Approved June 29, 2004