Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Rules and Regulations for the Enforcement of the Virginia Seed Law [2 VAC 5 ‑ 390]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Amend 2VAC5-390 to Temporarily Lower the Peanut Seed Germination Rate
Action 2612
General Information
Action Summary This action seeks to temporarily reduce the minimum germination rate for peanut seed from 75% to 70% in order to ensure adequate supply of seed for Virginia’s producers for the 2008 growing season. This action is initiated at the request of the State Certified Seed Board. Unfavorable weather conditions during the 2007 growing and harvesting season adversely affected the germination rate of peanuts produced for seed. Germination tests conducted by the Seed Laboratory in the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services indicate that the amount of seed failing to meet the minimum germination standard established by regulation will result in insufficient seed of certain varieties of Virginia grown peanuts to plant during the 2008 season. This action is necessary to ensure the adequate availability of peanut seed.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: 2.2-4002-A.13
RIS Project Yes  [001220]
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
4547 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/11/2008.
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.