Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Regulations for Enforcement of the Noxious Weeds Law [2 VAC 5 ‑ 317]
Amend noxious weed list
Action 5747
General Information
Action Summary The Noxious Weed Advisory Committee, which assists in the evaluation and risk-assessment of plant species that may be declared noxious weeds and makes recommendations to the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services regarding plant species that should be listed or delisted as noxious weeds, recommends that certain weed species be added to the noxious weeds list. The Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services has determined it is now appropriate to consider amending the current list of noxious weeds.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [6889]
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
9292 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 09/15/2021.
9551 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/08/2023.
10303 Final Final Adoption period is underway and will end on 07/03/2024.
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.