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Virginia Imported Fire Ant Quarantine for Enforcement of the Virginia Pest Law [2 VAC 5 ‑ 315]
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Chapter Information
Description The imported fire ant has become established in portions of the Commonwealth, and has the potential to spread to uninfested areas by natural means or through the movement of infested articles. The purpose of this quarantine is to prevent the artificial spread of the imported fire ant to uninfested areas of the state by regulating the movement of those articles that pose a significant threat of transporting the imported fire ant.
State Authority Section 3.2-703 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA Yes, changes to this chapter of the VA Administrative Code are exempt from the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation To prevent the artificial spread of the imported fire ant to uninfested areas of the state by regulating the movement of those articles that pose a significant threat of transporting the imported fire ant.
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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
Establishing Rules and Regulations for Enforcement of the Virginia Pest Law – Virginia Imported Fire Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/31/2009.