2 Va. Admin. Code § 5-200-10 - Definitions

Current through Register Vol.. 38, No. 17, April 11, 2022

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

"Composting" means the natural treatment process in which beneficial microbes reduce dead poultry into a biologically safe byproduct.

"Dead poultry" means poultry, exclusive of those intentionally slaughtered for food, that die or are destroyed as a result of a contagious and infectious disease through natural contagion on any premises in this state and poultry destroyed as the result of a natural or manmade disaster.

"Disposal" means to put dead poultry into a landfill or disposal pit; the treatment and complete destruction of dead poultry in an incinerator or treatment by rendering or composting; or the management of dead poultry by other methods approved by the State Veterinarian and in accordance with other state laws and regulations.

"Disposal pit" means an opening dug in the ground that is permitted in accordance with and meets criteria as specified in 9VAC20-80 of the Virginia Waste Management Board, Solid Waste Management Regulations.

"Entire flock" means all poultry within one group that has been designated as a flock for a period of at least 21 days.

"Flock" means all poultry on one premises, except that, at the discretion of the State Veterinarian, any group of poultry which is segregated from other poultry and has been so segregated for a period of at least 21 days may be considered as a separate flock.

"Incinerator" means a device designed for treatment of waste by combustion.

"Landfill" means an area permitted by the Department of Environmental Quality allowing the disposal of dead poultry.

"Off-farm disposal site" means any site for the disposal of dead poultry other than the farm on which the dead poultry died.

"Person" means any person, firm, partnership, corporation, or institution which engages in the raising or keeping of poultry in this state.

"Poultry" means all chickens, ducks, turkeys or other domestic fowls being raised or kept on any premises in the state.

"Premises" means the entire tract of land, including but not limited to the buildings thereon, owned, leased or used by any person for the raising or keeping of poultry.

"Raising or keeping of poultry" means the raising or keeping of 500 or more poultry at one time.

"Rendering" means treating dead poultry according to the process described in 9 CFR 82.1.


2 Va. Admin. Code § 5-200-10
Derived from VR115-02-18 § 1, eff. November 2, 1990; amended, Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 2, eff. October 29, 2009.

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§ 3.2-6029 of the Code of Virginia.

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