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Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Regulations for Enforcement of the Virginia Tree and Crop Pests Law - Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine [2 VAC 5 ‑ 336]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Expand quarantine to Clarke and Warren Counties
General Information
Action Summary Section 3.2-703 of the Code of Virginia authorizes the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services (Commissioner) to extend or reduce areas currently regulated for plant pests. Pursuant to this authority, the Commissioner has expanded the regulated area of the Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine to include the counties of Clarke and Warren due to an increase in spotted lanternfly populations in these localities. Expansion of the regulated area became necessary after surveys conducted by VDACS indicated that populations of the spotted lanternfly had become established in these localities. Eradication efforts targeted to these populations in the counties of Clarke and Warren are no longer feasible.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA Yes, this chapter is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required.
RIS Project Yes  [6710]
Is Federal action a driving factor in this regulatory change? If so, please provide a specific reference to the law, regulation or court case.
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
9235 Final Submitted to the Registrar and awaiting publication (04/26/2021).
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: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.