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Environmental Compliance

Funeral directors, like other owners and operators of businesses in the United States, are required to meet the environmental requirements established by federal, state, and local agencies that apply to their businesses. Requirements applicable to funeral homes include those that govern wastewater discharge and the handling, storage, and disposal of chemicals, such as those included in embalming fluids.

The following materials are intended to assist and guide NFDA members in understanding and complying with the environmental laws.


EPA Fact Sheets:


Related Articles from The Director:


NFDA Environmental, Health and Safety Studies and Reports

Learn more about:

  • Funeral Home Wastestream Audit Report
  • Septic Study: Investigation of the Removal of Formaldehyde and Phenol by Funeral Home Septic Systems
  • Prep Room Ventilation Study: Formaldehyde Vapor Reduction in the Funeral Home Preparation Room: Recommendations for Effective Preparation Room Ventilation  
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