Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Regulations for Tradespersons Installing Invasive Plant Species [2 VAC 5 ‑ 455]    (Under Development)
Promulgate regulations governing the installation of invasive plant species by tradespersons in Virginia
Action 6312
General Information
Action Summary Chapter 153 of the 2023 Acts of Assembly amended the Noxious Weeds Law (Va. Code § 3.2-800 et seq.) to require the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services to develop and adopt regulations requiring tradespersons involved with proposing or installing plants to provide written notification to property owners for all plants proposed for installation that are included on the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreations’ Invasive Plant Species List, established pursuant to Va. Code § 10.1-104.6:2.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [7681]
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 Regulation Governing Notification to Property Owners of Installation of Invasive Plant Species
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
10114 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/06/2023.
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.