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Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Rules and Regulations Relating to the Virginia Plants and Plant Products Inspection Law [2 VAC 5 ‑ 450]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description A regulation that establishes 1) a nursery with one or more sales locations shall not be required to register each separate location; 2) that Narcissus plants, bulbs and vegetable transplants destined for shipment out of the Commonwealth are nursery stock; 3) field grown vegetable transplants inspected during the growing season, and again when pulled and packed may be eligible for certification and 4) that European black currant plants may not be moved to any destination in Virginia.
State Authority Sections 3.2-3800 through 3.2-3811 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation 1. The protection of the public's health, safety, and welfare with the least possible cost and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.

2. The prevention of the spread of plant pests when nursery stock is sold (and thereby enhancing the marketability of Virginia-grown nursery stock) by:

a) Facilitating the acceptance in interstate commerce of Virginia-produced narcissus plants, narcissus bulbs, and vegetable transplants.

b) Protecting Virginia's white pine plantings from the destructive disease White Pine Blister Rust, Cronartium ribicola, the spores of which can spread from infected currant plants to healthy white pines, resulting in death of the trees.

Contact Information
Name / Title: David Gianino  / Program Manager, Office of Plant Industry Services
Address: P. O. Box 1163
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)786-3515    FAX: (804)371-7793    TDD: (800)828-1120
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Changing Title 3.1 references to Title 3.2 as a result of the recodification of Title 3.1
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/04/2009.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
1/3/2023 Agency Completed Retain As Is
4/27/2017 Agency Completed Retain As Is
1/4/2013 Agency Completed Retain As Is
5/10/2001 Agency Completed Retain As Is