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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 2. Agriculture
Agency 5. Department of Agriculture And Consumer Services
Chapter 318. Rules and Regulations for Enforcement of the Virginia Pest Law - Thousand Cankers Disease
7/18/2024

2VAC5-318-30. Definitions.

The following words and terms shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Board" means the Virginia Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

"Certificate" means a document issued by an inspector or person operating in accordance with a compliance agreement to allow the movement of regulated articles to any destination.

"Commissioner" means the Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

"Commonwealth" means the Commonwealth of Virginia.

"Compliance agreement" means a written agreement between a person engaged in growing, handling, receiving, or moving regulated articles and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, wherein the former agrees to comply with the requirements of the compliance agreement and comply with the provisions of this regulation.

"Department" means the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

"Infestation" means the presence of Thousand Cankers Disease or the existence of circumstances that make it reasonable to suspect that Thousand Cankers Disease is present.

"Inspector" means an employee of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services or other person authorized by the Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to enforce the provisions of this quarantine or regulation.

"Limited permit" or "permit" means a document issued by an inspector to allow the movement of regulated articles to a specific destination.

"Moved," "move," or "movement" means shipped; offered for shipment; received for transportation; transported; carried; or allowed to be moved, shipped, transported, or carried.

"Person" means the term as defined in § 1-230 of the Code of Virginia.

"Regulated area" means the localities, areas, or states listed in 2VAC5-318-50 of this regulation.

"Thousand Cankers Disease" means the disease complex caused by the fungus Geosmithia morbida that is vectored into walnut trees by the walnut twig beetle, Pityophthorus juglandis.

"Virginia Pest Law" means Chapter 7 (§ 3.2-700 et seq.) of Title 3.2 of the Code of Virginia.

Statutory Authority

§ 3.2-703 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 28, Issue 9, eff. January 2, 2012.

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