Missouri Code of State Regulations. Title 19 - Department of Health and Senior Services. Division 20 - Division of Community and Public Health. Chapter 3 - General Sanitation. 19 CSR 20-3.040 Environmental Health Standards for the Control of Communicable Diseases
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United States - Missouri
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Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
19 MO ADC 20-3.040
19 Mo. Code of State Regulations 20-3.040
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This regulation sets sanitation standards for the disposal of animal waste and prohibits the keeping of animals in a manner that creates a public health threat or which constitutes a nuisance.
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PURPOSE: This rule provides general sanitation rules which will help assure conditions that are not injurious to the health of the people.
(1) Spitting upon the floors or walls of a public building(s) used for public assemblage, or a building used for manufacturing or industrial purposes, or upon the floors for platforms or any part of any railroad or ferry boat, or any other public conveyance is prohibited.
(2) No person(s), firm(s), corporation(s) or authority(ies) owning, in charge of, or in control of any lavatory or washroom in the hotel, theater, lodging house, restaurant, factory, school, church, store, office building, railway station or public conveyance by land, water or air or other institution or conveyance frequented by the public, or which may be used for the purpose of public assembly or as a place of employment, shall provide in or about such lavatory or washroom any towel for common use. The term common use in this section shall be construed to mean the use of all or any portion of a towel by more than one (1) person without adequate cleansing.
(3) No person(s), firm(s), corporation(s) or authority(ies) owning, in charge of, or in control of any hotel, theater, restaurant, lodging house, factory, school, church, store, office or public conveyance by land, water or air, or other institution or conveyance frequented by the public or which may be used for the purpose of public assembly or as a place of employment, is permitted to furnish any cup, vessel or other receptacle for common use in any such place for drinking or eating purposes. The term common use in this section shall be construed to mean for use by more than one (1) person without adequate cleansing.
(4) The Department of Health may make investigation(s) as necessary of all private water supplies. If this investigation(s) shows that such a water supply is or may be a menace to health, the supply shall be abandoned, in a manner that will prevent its further use for drinking purposes or the alterations or changes shall be made as are necessary to produce a safe drinking water in accordance with the rules of and within a time limit set by the Department of Health.
(A) All plants for the preparation of water for sale in bottles or other containers for drinking purposes and the sources of the water supply shall be inspected as frequently as necessary by a representative of the Department of Health and samples of water collected for sanitary analysis at the Department of Health laboratories.
(B) Bottles or other containers in which water is sold for drinking purposes shall be sterilized before refilling. The method of sterilization shall be approved by the Department of Health.
(C) Processes of purification of waters that are to be sold for drinking purposes shall be approved by the Department of Health before the water can be sold or offered for sale.
(D) Any company, corporation or individual outside of the state of Missouri shall file full information with the Department of Health as to the sources of supply, methods of sterilization of bottles, equipment for handling the water and any other information requested by the Department of Health.
(E) For the purpose of this rule, private water supplies are individual drinking water supplies available to the general public not included under the rules governing public water supplies.
(5) No ice shall be sold, offered for sale or rendered available for use to the public unless the ice is of a sanitary quality approved by the Department of Health.
(6) No privy contents, drainage from a building or the effluent from any sewage treatment device shall be discharged directly into any well, either abandoned or constructed for that purpose that is carried to a depth as to penetrate the water-bearing strata.
(A) No privy contents, drainage from a building or the effluent from any sewage treatment device shall be discharged into any crevice, sinkhole or other opening, either natural or artificial, in a rock formation which will or may permit the pollution or contamination of groundwater, except with the approval of the Department of Natural Resources.
(7) All methods or devices for the disposal of human excreta within any city, town or village or within normal travel of insects and rodents of any residence other than that of the owner or tenant, or of any public building or place, or of any place where food is prepared for sale or sold shall be approved by the Department of Natural Resources.
(A) Whenever one (1) or more water-flush toilets are provided the contents from the toilets shall be discharged into one (1) of the following:
1. A public sanitary sewer, provided a public sanitary sewer is now or shall hereafter be located in a street, alley, easement or thoroughfare, upon which the residence, public building or place abuts; and
2. A suitable sewage treatment device, provided no public sewer is available as specified in paragraph (7)(A)1. of this rule the sewage treatment device to be constructed in a manner approved by the Department of Natural Resources.
(B) In the absence of flush toilets, a privy, chemical toilet or other toilet device constructed and maintained in a manner approved by the Department of Health shall be installed.
(8) For the purpose of this rule, the terms used are defined as follows:
(A) Garbage shall mean all solid and semisolid kitchen refuse subject to decay or putrefaction and all market waste of animal and vegetable matter which was intended to be used as food;
(B) Trash and rubbish shall mean all waste material not of a putrescible nature, which for the purpose of this rule shall include ashes;
(C) Offal shall mean waste-animal matter from butcher, slaughter or packing houses;
(D) Dead animals shall mean all animals large and small which may die or which may be killed for other than food purposes; and
(E) Manure shall mean cleanings from all barns, stables, corrals, pens or cars used for stabling or penning of animals or fowl.
1. Garbage, offal, dead animals and manure; or rubbish, trash and ashes mixed with garbage, offal, dead animals or manure shall be disposed of by incineration, burial, sanitary fill or other method approved and within a time limit set by the Department of Natural Resources. This material shall not be disposed of by being deposited in any ditch, gulch, ravine, river, stream, lake, pond nor upon the surface of the ground on any highway where it may become a nuisance or menace to health through the breeding of flies, harboring of rodents or pollution of water.
(9) Any person, firm or corporation is prohibited from keeping or sheltering animals in a manner that a condition resulting from same shall constitute a nuisance.
(10) The Department of Health, after investigation, may prescribe necessary rules for the control of mosquitoes to apply to those localities in the state of Missouri where malaria fever exists or where mosquitoes capable of carrying malaria are known to propagate. This rule shall be enforced by the county health officer and adopted and enforced by the legislative bodies of incorporated communities not under the jurisdiction of the county health officer.
(11) Any municipality, community, institution, corporation, association, firm or person who owns, operates or maintains on or near any public highway, a place catering to the traveling public, shall maintain and operate the place in a way that it does not constitute a menace to public health or a public nuisance.
(12) A public building shall be construed to mean any theater, public hall or any other public building not covered by specific rules.
(A) All public buildings supplied with water under pressure shall be equipped with sanitary drinking fountains of an approved type. Where water supplied for drinking is not obtained from a public water supply, the water shall be of a quality approved by the Department of Health. When not under pressure, drinking water shall be stored in a covered container of an approved type. The use of the common drinking cup is prohibited.
(B) All public buildings shall be properly lighted and ventilated according to the type of building and the uses to which it is put.
(13) Every public building shall be provided with adequate sanitary toilet facilities for each of the sexes; and the facilities shall be convenient and accessible. It shall be the duty of the owner, manager or other responsible person in charge to see that the toilet system is properly installed and maintained in a usable and sanitary condition at all times. The method of sewage disposal for all public buildings shall comply with the rules of the Department of Natural Resources.
(14) All public buildings shall be kept at all times in a clean and sanitary condition and the cleaning shall be carried on under proper sanitary conditions. All rooms used for public meetings shall be cleaned after each meeting. In construing this rule, all meetings held during the course of a single day shall be regarded as one (1) meeting.
AUTHORITY: section 192.020, RSMo 1986. This rule previously filed as 13 CSR 50-83.010. Original rule filed May 12, 1949, effective May 22, 1949.