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Rules and Regulations Pertaining to the Disposal of Entire Flocks of Dead Poultry [2 VAC 5 ‑ 200]
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Chapter Information
Description A regulation establishing the disposal methods for entire flocks of dead poultry.
State Authority Section 3.2-6002 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 provision for the disposal of entire flocks of dead poultry affected by avian influenza or exotic Newcastle disease, including provisions for disposal pits, incinerators, landfills, and rendering; the provision of exemptions from the provisions of the regulation by the State Veterinarian; the provision for appropriate methods for the transportation of dead poultry subject to the regulation; and the provision for a process for the approval of the disposal of dead poultry subject to the regulation on all premises raising poultry for profit.
Meetings There is 1 future meeting that specifically targets this chapter for discussion. See all meetings (6) relating to this chapter.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Charles Broaddus, DVM  / Program Manager, Veterinary Services
Address: P. O. Box 1163
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)786-4560    FAX: (804)371-2380    TDD: (800)828-1120
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Adds composting as method for poultry disposal to prevent spread of disease Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/29/2009.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
CH 0200 Dead poultry regulation -