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Regulations Governing Pesticide Applicator Certification Under Authority of Virginia Pesticide Control Act [2 VAC 5 ‑ 685]
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Chapter Information
Description A regulation that requires any person who uses or supervises the use of (1) restricted use pesticides as a private applicator, (2) general or restricted use pesticides as a commercial applicator or registered technician or (3) general or restricted use pesticides as a commercial applicator not-for-hire to participate in approved training, pass an approved written examination and be certified as a pesticide applicator by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. This regulation also establishes several subcategories for commercial applicators.
State Authority Section 3.2-3906 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 all persons who apply pesticides as private applicators, registered technicians, commercial applicators, or commercial applicators not for hire in Virginia have up-to-date approved pesticide training, have demonstrated their knowledge of pesticide use through agency approved testing, and are certified that they have met all requirements of state law governing the application
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Liza Fleeson Trossbach  / Program Manager, Office of Pesticide Services
Address: P.O. Box 1163
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address: Liza.Fleeson@vdacs.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)371-6559    FAX: (804)371-2283    TDD: (800)828-1120
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amendments to reflect current program practices. Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/22/2016.
Amendment to remove requirement of concurrent certification in the agricultural plant pest control c Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/12/2013.
Transfers 2VAC20-51 from the Pesticide Control Board to the Board of Ag and Consumer Services
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/10/2012.