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Rules and Regulations for the Enforcement of the Virginia Seed Law [2 VAC 5 ‑ 390]
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Chapter Information
Description A regulation that establishes specifications and guidelines to assure quality seeds are available for sale in the Commonwealth. The regulation adopts the Rules for Testing Seed of the Association of Official Seed Analysts and establishes the methods of inspections, sampling, and testing for all seed offered for sale in the Commonwealth.
State Authority Sections 3.2-4001 and 3.2-4002 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
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 seed is truthfully labeled.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Andres Alvarez  / Director, Division of Consumer Protection
Address: P. O. Box 1163
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address: Andres.Alvarez@vdacs.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)225-3821    FAX: (804)371-7479    TDD: (800)828-1120
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None

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 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/4/2009.
Amend 2VAC5-390 to Temporarily Lower the Peanut Seed Germination Rate Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/11/2008.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
seed general NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 6/26/2006 after the comment period had ended.