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Chapter 98-60 WAC

Last Update: 5/15/07


WAC Sections

HTMLPDF98-60-020Permits and endorsements.
HTMLPDF98-60-030Compliance with all laws.
HTMLPDF98-60-040Records and documentation.
HTMLPDF98-60-050Permits and endorsements—Terms—Fees.



The following definitions shall apply to this chapter:
(1) "Dedicated cemetery property" as used in this chapter means private cemetery property which has been dedicated in compliance with chapter 68.24 RCW, and cemetery property belonging to a public or religious cemetery as defined by RCW 68.05.400.
(2) "Board" as used in this chapter means the cemetery board.
(3) "Department" as used in this chapter means the department of licensing.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 68.05.100. WSR 93-07-040, § 98-60-010, filed 3/12/93, effective 4/12/93.]


Permits and endorsements.

(1) Anyone not authorized to control the disposition of remains under RCW 68.50.160 must register to obtain a permit or endorsement to bury or otherwise dispose of cremated remains by land, sea, or air, where such disposition is made outside dedicated cemetery property.
(2) Authorization under subsection (1) of this section for those holding licenses issued by the cemetery board shall be by an endorsement to their existing license. All other authorization shall be in the form of a permit issued by the board.
(3) In the case of a corporate applicant, the corporation shall apply for and hold the endorsement or permit.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 68.05.100. WSR 93-07-040, § 98-60-020, filed 3/12/93, effective 4/12/93.]


Compliance with all laws.

Permit and endorsement holders shall comply with all federal, state, and local laws related to the disposition of cremated remains.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 68.05.100. WSR 93-07-040, § 98-60-030, filed 3/12/93, effective 4/12/93.]


Records and documentation.

(1) Permit and endorsement holders must provide a Certificate of Disposition of Cremated Remains to the person authorizing the cremation or disposition. The certificate shall identify:
• The name of the deceased.
• The location and date of the disposition of the cremated remains.
• The manner of disposition (boat, air, or other).
• The name of the authorizing agent.
• The name of the funeral home, crematory, or cemetery arranging the service, if applicable.
(2) Permit and endorsement holders must:
• Maintain copies of records required under subsection (1) of this section for seven years from the date of disposition.
• Make records available for inspection by the board.
(3) Permit and endorsement holders shall report the number of dispositions performed in the previous year on the annual renewal form supplied by the department. Failure to provide such a report shall automatically suspend the permit or endorsement. Such permit or endorsement may be restored by making the proper report to the department.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 68.05.105 and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 07-11-088, § 98-60-040, filed 5/15/07, effective 6/15/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 68.05.100. WSR 93-07-040, § 98-60-040, filed 3/12/93, effective 4/12/93.]


Permits and endorsements—Terms—Fees.

All permits or endorsements issued under this rule shall be issued for the year and shall expire at midnight, the thirty-first day of January of each year, or at whatever time during any year that ownership or control of any permit or endorsement holder is transferred or sold.
The fees shall be as set forth in chapter 98-70 WAC and the department shall collect in advance the fees required for licensing.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 68.05.100. WSR 93-07-040, § 98-60-050, filed 3/12/93, effective 4/12/93.]