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Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Regulations for the Application of Fertilizer to Nonagricultural Lands [2 VAC 5 ‑ 405]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Amendment to the acreage threshold for the reporting requirement for certain fertilizer applications as required by
General Information
Action Summary This amendment to 2 VAC 5-405, Regulations for the Application of Fertilizer to Nonagricultural Lands, is necessary to align the regulation with legislation enacted by the 2020 Session of the General Assembly. Chapter 413 of the 2020 Acts of Assembly (Senate Bill 849) amended the Virginia Fertilizer Law (Va. Code ยง 3.2-3600 et seq.), in part, to reduce from 100 acres to 50 acres the maximum number of acres of nonagricultural land to which a contractor-applicator or licensee may apply lawn fertilizer or lawn maintenance fertilizer before the applicator is required to submit an annual report to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA Yes, this action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
Exempt Citation: Section 2.2-4006(A)(4)(a)
RIS Project Yes  [006415]
Is Federal action a driving factor in this regulatory change? If so, please provide a specific reference to the law, regulation or court case.
Associated Mandates Reporting the Acreage of Nonagricultural Land Receiving Certain Fertilizers
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9035 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/11/2020.
Contact Information
Name / Title: David Gianino  / Program Manager, Office of Plant Industry Services
Address: P.O. Box 1163
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)786-3515    FAX: (804)371-7793    TDD: (800)828-1120

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.