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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 2. Agriculture
Agency 5. Department of Agriculture And Consumer Services
Chapter 440. Rules and Regulations for Enforcement of the Virginia Pest Law - Cotton Boll Weevil Quarantine
5/24/2024

2VAC5-440-10. Definitions.

The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Authorized inspector" means any person employed by a state or federal regulatory plant pest agency and trained to inspect for and identify boll weevil in any living stage.

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

"Boll weevil" means the live insect, "Anthonomus grandis grandis" Boheman, in any stage of development.

"Boll Weevil Eradication and Exclusion Program" or "program" means the program conducted by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Southeastern Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation, Inc., to eradicate the boll weevil and subsequently prevent its reintroduction into areas where it has been eradicated.

"Certificate" means a document issued or authorized by an inspector to be issued under this chapter to allow the movement of regulated articles to any destination.

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

"Compliance agreement" means a written agreement between a grower, dealer, or mover of regulated articles, and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, United States Department of Agriculture, or both, wherein the former agrees to comply with the requirements of the compliance agreement.

"Cotton" means parts and products of plants of the genus "Gossypium," before processing.

"Cottonseed" means cottonseed from which the lint has been removed.

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

"FSA" means the United States Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency.

"Gin trash" means all of the material produced during the cleaning and ginning of seed cotton, bollies, or snapped cotton, except for the lint, cottonseed, and gin waste.

"Grower" means a farm operator or producer, whether the owner of the land or not.

"Infestation" means the presence of the boll weevil, or the existence of circumstances that make it reasonable to believe that boll weevil is present.

"Inspector" means any employee of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, or other person authorized by the commissioner to enforce the provisions of the quarantine and regulations.

"Limited permit" means a document issued by an inspector to allow the movement of noncertifiable regulated articles to a specified destination for limited handling, use, processing, or treatment.

"Lint" means all forms of raw ginned cotton, either baled or unbaled, except linters and waste.

"Move," "moved," or "movement" means shipped; offered for shipment to a common carrier; received for transportation or transported by a common carrier; or carried, transported, moved, or allowed to be moved by any means.

"NASS" means the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

"Person" means any individual, corporation, company, society, or association or other organized group.

"Regulated area" means any state or country in which the boll weevil is known to exist or areas where circumstances make it reasonable to believe that the boll weevil is present.

"Scientific permit" means a document issued by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to authorize movement of regulated articles to a specified destination for scientific purposes.

"Seed cotton" means cotton as it comes from the field prior to ginning.

"Used cotton harvesting equipment" means equipment previously used to harvest, strip, transport or destroy cotton.

"Waybill" means a document containing the details of a shipment of goods.

Statutory Authority

§ 3.2-703 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR115-04-14 § 1, eff. May 15, 1986; amended, Virginia Register Volume 3, Issue 6, eff. January 22, 1987; Volume 20, Issue 12, eff. March 25, 2004; Volume 30, Issue 26, eff. September 24, 2014.

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