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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 2. Agriculture
Agency 5. Department of Agriculture And Consumer Services
Chapter 336. Regulations for Enforcement of the Virginia Tree and Crop Pests Law - Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine
7/14/2024

2VAC5-336-80. Issuance and cancellation of permits.

A. A person conducting business that requires the movement of a regulated article from a regulated area must obtain a permit from the commissioner.

B. To obtain a permit, a person conducting business that requires the movement of a regulated article from a regulated area shall:

1. Successfully complete department-approved training regarding identification of Spotted Lanternfly and compliance with this quarantine;

2. Submit to the department:

a. A completed Spotted Lanternfly permit application on a form provided by the department; and

b. Training credentials indicating successful completion of department-approved training;

3. Agree to train employees who move a regulated article out of a regulated area regarding identification of Spotted Lanternfly and compliance with this chapter;

4. Agree that before a regulated article is transported out of a regulated area, the person will require the regulated article to be inspected by a person who has completed Spotted Lanternfly training to ensure such article is free of Spotted Lanternfly;

5. Ensure the regulated article is moved in compliance with any additional condition deemed necessary under the Virginia Tree and Crop Pests Law to prevent the artificial spread of Spotted Lanternfly; and

6. Ensure the regulated article is eligible for unrestricted movement under all other domestic plant quarantines and regulations applicable to the regulated article.

C. An inspector may withdraw a permit orally or in writing if the inspector determines that the holder of the permit has not complied with all conditions for the use of the permit. If the withdrawal is oral, the inspector shall confirm the withdrawal and the reasons for the withdrawal in writing and communicate such to the permit holder as promptly as circumstances allow.

Statutory Authority

§ 3.2-703 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 36, Issue 9, eff. December 2, 2019.

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