32.6.1102 HANDLING OF DEAD ANIMALS OR FOWL
(1) All storing, skinning, and dismembering of bodies, or parts of bodies, of dead animals or fowl must be done within the rendering or disposal plant.
(2) Where bodies, or parts of bodies, of dead animals or fowl are to be rendered, the cooking vats or tanks must be airtight, except for proper escape vents for steam. Escaping steam must be released through a trap, or traps, or
otherwise in a manner that causes no public annoyance.
(3) Where bodies, or parts of bodies, of dead animals or fowl are to be converted into tallow and other inedible material, the processing or rendering and cooking must be done in a manner that insures that all material is sterile.
(4) Where bodies, or parts of bodies, of dead animals, or fowl (including viscera contents) are to be disposed of by burning, the burning must be complete. The place where burning is done must be located, constructed and arranged to not interfere with the comfortable enjoyment of life and property of residents of this state.
(5) Where bodies, or parts of bodies, of dead animals or fowl (including viscera contents) are to be disposed of by burying, they must be buried so that no part shall be nearer than 4 feet from the natural surface of the ground. Every part must be covered with quicklime and then 4 feet of earth. The burial pit may not be located near any river, stream, lake, pond, well, or any gulch or draw which is the source of any stream. The burial pit may not drain on any ground which may be flooded by the overflow water of any river, stream, lake or pond.
(6) If disposition of the viscera contents or parts of carcasses is to be made in any manner other than as provided in these rules, the disposition must be approved by the department after written application by the licensed renderer.
History: Sec. 81-9-302 MCA; IMP, Sec. 81-9-302 MCA; Eff. 12/31/72.