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Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Rules and Regulations for the Enforcement of the Virginia Agricultural Liming Materials Law [2 VAC 5 ‑ 410]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description A regulation that establishes the minimum screening standards and calcium carbonate equivalent percentages for all agricultural liming materials; penalties for deficient liming materials; and adopts the testing and sampling methods of the Association of Official Analytical Chemists.
State Authority Section 3.2-3701 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 ensuring that liming material marketed within the Commonwealth will effectively neutralize soil acid within the growing season of the crop being grown in the field.

3. Since liming material is marketed in numerous forms and types, the regulations require the liming material be truthfully labeled to inform the consumer how the liming material will work.

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
Amendments to update obsolete references to AOAC and its official test methods Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/16/2014.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
1/3/2023 Agency Completed Retain As Is
5/11/2018 Agency Completed Retain As Is
10/5/2012 Agency Completed Amend
5/8/2001 Agency Completed Retain As Is