A human and pet crematory is a facility containing one or more combustion units, known as cremators or cremation units, used solely for the cremation of human and pet remains within appropriate containers.
Air Quality Permits for Crematories
All crematories will need an air quality permit of some sort before installation of each cremation unit to operate the crematory in compliance with Pennsylvania DEP requirements.
A general permit (BAQ-GPA/GP-14) is available for crematories as long as the terms and conditions are successfully met.
If the conditions in the general permit cannot be met, then an application for Plan Approval, and later an Operating Permit, should be submitted.
Application wait times once submitted could be around 1 month for a General Permit and up to 6 months for a Plan Approval.