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Rules and Regulations for Enforcement of the Virginia Pest Law - Beach Vitex Quarantine [2 VAC 5 ‑ 316]
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Description By authority granted by Section 3.2-703 of the Code of Virginia, the Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services hereby establishes the Beach Vitex Quarantine in certain regulated areas of the state. Beach Vitex is a highly invasive, deciduous, woody vine native to Asia that grows rapidly along dunes and shorelines causing damage to these areas by crowding out native plants and threatening the habitats of various animals. The purpose of these proposed regulatory changes is to prevent the long distance, artificial spread of Beach Vitex from coastal areas of the Commonwealth which are infested with Beach Vitex to other areas which are not infested. The proposed amendments will reduce the impact of the Beach Vitex to coastal areas and protect Virginia’s native plants and wildlife.
State Authority Section 3.2-703 of the Code of Virginia, as amended
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 None entered
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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
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Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amends Regulations to Expand Beach Vitex Quarantine to Entire State Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/8/2010.
Establishing Rules And Regulations For Enforcement Of The Virginia Pest Law — Beach Vitex Quarantine Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/8/2010.