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Rules and Regulations for the Enforcement of the Virginia Fertilizer Law [2 VAC 5 ‑ 400]
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Chapter Information
Description A regulation that establishes the methods of expressing plant nutrients on the product label of fertilizer containers; minimum guarantees for nutrients; registration requirements; and monetary penalty assessments for deficiencies.
State Authority Section 3.2-3601 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation 1. The protection of the public's health, safety, and welfare with the least possible cost and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.

2. The ensuring that fertilizer is truthfully labeled.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Debra Martin  / Program Manager, Office of Plant Industry Services
Address: P. O. Box 1163
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address: Debra.Martin@vdacs.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)786-3515    FAX: (804)371-7793    TDD: (800)828-1120
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Changing Title 3.1 references to Title 3.2 as a result of the recodification of Title 3.1
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/4/2009.
Amends 2 VAC 5-400 based on recommendations by the Attorney General's Government and Regulatory Reform Task Force Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 6/12/2008.
fertilizer Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/1/2002.