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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 2. Agriculture
Agency 5. Department of Agriculture And Consumer Services
Chapter 405. Regulations for the Application of Fertilizer to Nonagricultural Lands

2VAC5-405-100. Recordkeeping requirements and reporting for the application of fertilizer.

A. Licensees, contractor-applicators, and state agencies, localities, or other governmental entities subject to this regulation shall maintain records of each application of fertilizer to nonagricultural land for at least three years following the application. These records shall be available for inspection by the commissioner. Each record shall contain the:

1. Name, mailing address, and telephone number of customer, as well as address of application site if different from customer's mailing address;

2. Name of the person making or supervising the application;

3. Day, month, and year of application;

4. Weather conditions at the start of the application;

5. Acreage, area, square footage, or plants treated;

6. Analysis of fertilizer applied;

7. Amount of fertilizer used, by weight or volume; and

8. Type of application equipment used.

B. Contractor-applicators and licensees who apply lawn fertilizer and lawn maintenance fertilizer to more than a total of 50 acres of nonagricultural lands annually, and state agencies, localities, or other governmental entities that apply lawn fertilizer and lawn maintenance fertilizer to nonagricultural lands under their control, shall submit an annual report on or before February 1 indicating the total acreage or square footage by zip code of the land receiving lawn fertilizer and lawn maintenance fertilizer in the preceding calendar year. The report shall be submitted on a form prescribed by the commissioner.

Statutory Authority

§ 3.2-3602.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 28, Issue 1, eff. October 12, 2011; amended, Virginia Register Volume 28, Issue 9, eff. February 1, 2012; Volume 37, Issue 4, eff. November 11, 2020.

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