Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Regulations for the Application of Fertilizer to Nonagricultural Lands [2 VAC 5 ‑ 405]
Amendment to penalties
Action 5578
General Information
Action Summary Chapter 413 of the 2020 Acts of Assembly amended the Virginia Fertilizer Law, in part, by increasing from $250 to $1,000 the civil penalty that the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services (Board) may impose upon any fertilizer contractor-applicator or licensee who fails to comply with provisions of 2 VAC 5-405. Through this action, the Board will conduct a review of the regulation to (i) determine the appropriate increase to the current maximum penalty and (ii) assess the need for additional penalties that will ensure compliance with 2 VAC 5-405.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [6716]
New Periodic Review This action will be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9036 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 05/12/2021.
9395 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 04/01/2022.
9643 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/24/2022.
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.