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Regulations Governing Licensing of Pesticide Businesses Operating Under Authority of the Virginia Pesticide Control Act [2 VAC 5 ‑ 680]
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Chapter Information
Description A regulation that (1) establishes requirements of pesticide businesses to obtain an annual business license and specifies exemptions from the licensing requirement; (2) establishes requirements of each licensed pesticide businesses to keep records of who purchased restricted-use pesticides and of how those pesticides are used; (3) establishes requirements of each licensed pesticide business to provide proof of financial responsibility, as a means of compensating persons who may suffer legal damages because of pesticide-related mishap by the license holder, and provides several options for meeting this requirement; and (4) specifies the conditions for revocation, suspension, and denial of a pesticide business’s license.
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 establishment of standards for the licensure of pesticide businesses (and for the denial, suspension, or revocation of the license).

3. The establishment of record keeping requirements for licensed pesticide businesses, as a means of ensuring that pesticides are stored and used safely.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Liza Fleeson Trossbach  / Program Manager, Office of Pesticide Services
Address: P. O. Box 1163
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)371-6559    FAX: (804)371-2283    TDD: (800)828-1120
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amendments to clarify current requirements and address federal requirements Final Final Adoption period is underway and will end on 8/23/2017.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Transfers 2VAC20-40 from the Pesticide Control Board to the Board of Ag and Consumer Services Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/10/2012.