Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Board
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
chapter
Rules and Regulations for the Enforcement of the Virginia Seed Law [2 VAC 5 ‑ 390]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Action:
Amend 2VAC5-390 to Temporarily Lower the Peanut Seed Germination Rate
 
General Information
Action Summary This action seeks to temporarily reduce the minimum germination rate for peanut seed from 75% to 70% in order to ensure adequate supply of seed for Virginia’s producers for the 2008 growing season. This action is initiated at the request of the State Certified Seed Board. Unfavorable weather conditions during the 2007 growing and harvesting season adversely affected the germination rate of peanuts produced for seed. Germination tests conducted by the Seed Laboratory in the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services indicate that the amount of seed failing to meet the minimum germination standard established by regulation will result in insufficient seed of certain varieties of Virginia grown peanuts to plant during the 2008 season. This action is necessary to ensure the adequate availability of peanut seed.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA Yes, this action is exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review.
Exempt Citation: 2.2-4002-A.13
RIS Project Yes  [001220]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
4547 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/11/2008.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: David Gianino  / Program Manager, Office of Plant Industry Services
Address: P. O. Box 1163
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address: David.Gianino@vdacs.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)786-3515    FAX: (804)371-7793    TDD: (800)828-1120

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.