Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
7/2/2022

Chapter 410. Rules and Regulations for the Enforcement of the Virginia Agricultural Liming Materials Law

2VAC5-410-10. Classification minimum screening standards.

All agricultural liming materials shall be labeled in terms of fineness by one of the following standards:

1. Pulverized limestone:

Mesh screen

Minimum guaranteed to pass

20

90%

100

70%

2. Ground limestone:

Mesh screen

Minimum guaranteed to pass

20

90%

60

50%

100

30%

Statutory Authority

§ 3.2-3701 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR115-04-11 § 1, eff. May 28, 1986.

2VAC5-410-20. Minimum calcium carbonate equivalent.

A. Agricultural liming materials shall be labeled to show a minimum Calcium Carbonate equivalent as listed below:

Material

Calcium carbonate equivalent

Burnt lime

not less than 140%

Hydrated lime

Not less than 110%

Limestone

Not less than 85%

Shells

Not less than 85%

Burnt Shell

Not less than 100%

Statutory Authority

§ 3.2-3701 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR115-04-11 § 2, eff. May 28, 1986.

2VAC5-410-30. Investigational allowances and penalties.

A. A penalty shall be assessed against the registrant when the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services analysis indicates a deficiency of 5.0% or more of the label statement for neutralizing value. The registrant shall refund to the purchaser a penalty equal to two times the actual cash value of the deficiency based on the delivered retail price. The minimum penalty shall be $.50 per ton.

B. A penalty of $.50 per ton shall be assessed against the registrant for each 5.0% variation below the labeled screen size. The registrant shall refund these penalties to the purchasers.

C. A penalty shall be assessed against the registrant when the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services analysis of available potash, in lime potash mixtures, indicates a variation of 10% or more below the label statement. The registrant shall refund to the purchaser a penalty equal to two times the actual cash value of the deficiency based on delivered retail price. The minimum penalty shall be $.50 per ton.

D. A penalty shall be assessed against the registrant when the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services analysis indicates a variation of 10% or more below the label statement for one or more of the following: Calcium Oxide, Magnesium Oxide, Calcium Carbonate, or Magnesium Carbonate. The registrant shall refund the purchaser at the rate of $1.00 per ton.

Statutory Authority

§ 3.2-3701 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR115-04-11 § 3, eff. May 28, 1986.

2VAC5-410-40. Methods of analysis and sampling.

Methods of analysis shall be those published by AOAC International (formerly the Association of Official Analytical Chemists) in "Official Methods of Analysis of AOAC International," 18th Edition, 2005.

AOAC Official Method

Sampling Procedures

924.01

Screen Analysis

924.02

Magnesium Analysis

965.09

Calcium Analysis

965.09

Calcium Carbonate Equivalent

955.01

Procedures used in sample preparation and analysis for enforcement of this chapter are available from:

AOAC International
481 North Frederick Avenue
Suite 500
Gaithersburg, MD 20877-2417

Statutory Authority

§ 3.2-3701 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR115-04-11 § 4, eff. May 28, 1986; amended, Virginia Register Volume 30, Issue 7, eff. January 16, 2014.

2VAC5-410-50. Results of official agricultural liming materials analysis.

The Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services shall report the results of official samples to all registrants of agricultural liming materials annually.

Statutory Authority

§ 3.2-3701 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR115-04-11 § 5, eff. May 28, 1986; amended, Virginia Register Volume 30, Issue 7, eff. January 16, 2014.

Forms (2VAC5-410-9999)

Official Methods of Analysis of the Association of AOAC International, 18th Edition, 2005, AOAC International (formerly the Association of Official Analytical Chemists), 481 North Frederick Avenue, Suite 500, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-2417

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