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Burial at Sea Reporting Tool: Fact Sheet

The MPRSA general permit for burial at sea requires that EPA be notified of a burial at sea within 30 days following the event. All burials at sea conducted under the MPRSA general permit must be reported to the EPA Region from which the vessel carrying the remains departed.  

To facilitate reporting and reduce paperwork burden, EPA developed the online Burial at Sea Reporting Tool. The Burial at Sea Reporting Tool may be used for reporting burials at sea of human remains authorized under the MPRSA general permit. The fact sheet provides additional information about the Burial at Sea Reporting Tool.

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