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Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
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Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
chapter
Regulations for the Application of Fertilizer to Nonagricultural Lands [2 VAC 5 ‑ 405]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Action:
Amend regulations to incorporate new requirements mandated in Chapters 341 and 353 of the 2011 Acts
 
General Information
Action Summary The existing regulations establish training, certification, and recordkeeping requirements for licensees and contractor-applicators who apply fertilizer for commercial purposes to nonagricultural lands. The 2011 General Assembly amended § 3.2-3602.1 of the fertilizer law (Va Code § 3.2-3600 et seq.) to extend the applicability of the regulations to employees, representatives, and agents of state agencies, localities, and other governmental entities who apply fertilizer to nonagricultural lands as part of their official duties. The 2011 General Assembly also amended § 3.2-3602.1 to require that the Board’s regulations establish reporting requirements for certain fertilizer applications. Contractor-applicators and licensees who apply lawn fertilizer and lawn maintenance fertilizer to more than a total of 100 acres of nonagricultural lands annually and employees, representatives, or agents of state agencies, localities, or other governmental entities who apply lawn fertilizer and lawn maintenance fertilizer to nonagricultural lands as part of their official duties shall submit an annual report on the location of such applications. This exempt regulatory action amends the existing regulations to incorporate the requirements described above that were mandated by the 2011 General Assembly. This action further amends the existing regulations to include a definition for the following terms: lawn fertilizer, lawn maintenance fertilizer, public sector applicator, and turf.
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: §§ 3.2-3601 and 3.2-3602.1
RIS Project Yes  [003049]
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
6061 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/01/2012.
 
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.