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]
Proposal to establish regulations to eradicate, suppress, and prevent the dissemination of noxious weeds in the Commonwealth
Action 3473
General Information
Action Summary The proposed action seeks to (i) establish a list of plants deemed by the Board to be noxious weeds, (ii) prohibit the movement of noxious weeds or articles capable of transporting noxious weeds into or within the Commonwealth, and (iii) provide guidelines for the eradication 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  [002814]
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
5861 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/21/2011.
6207 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 09/13/2013.
6825 Final Stage withdrawn on 05/15/2014 before the Governor's office completed its review.
6957 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/29/2015.
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.