Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Board
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
 
chapter
Rules and Regulations for Enforcement of the Virginia Pest Law – Thousand Cankers Disease Quarantine [2 VAC 5 ‑ 318]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description This regulation establishes a quarantine that restricts the movement within Virginia of certain articles capable of transporting Thousand Cankers Disease. Thousand Cankers Disease is a disease complex that attacks walnut trees and has become established in the Commonwealth. The purpose of the quarantine is to help prevent the artificial spread of Thousand Cankers Disease to uninfested areas of the Commonwealth.
State Authority Section 3.2-703 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation To help prevent the artificial spread of Thousand Cankers Disease
Meetings See all meetings (1) relating to this chapter.

Contact Information
Name / Title: David Gianino  / Program Manager, Office of Plant Industry Services
Address: P.O. Box 1163
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address: David.Gianino@vdacs.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)786-3515    FAX: (804)371-7793    TDD: (800)828-1120
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Repeal of 2 VAC 5-318 Fast-Track Submitted to the Registrar and awaiting publication (07/01/2024).

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Expands Thousand Cankers Disease Quarantine
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/30/2012.
Expands Thousand Cankers Disease Quarantine
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/24/2012.
Establish quarantine to help prevent the artificial spread of Thousand Cankers Disease
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/02/2012.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Establish quarantine to help prevent the artificial spread of Thousand Cankers Disease
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Final Stage withdrawn on 07/23/2012 before submission to the Registrar.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
1/3/2023 Agency Completed Repeal
4/27/2017 Agency Completed Retain As Is