2 Va. Admin. Code § 5-336-30 - Definitions

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

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

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

"Commonwealth" means the Commonwealth of Virginia.

"Compliance agreement" means a written agreement between a person engaged in growing, handling, receiving, or moving regulated articles and the department, wherein the former agrees to comply with the requirements of the compliance agreement and comply with the provisions of this chapter.

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

"Infestation" means the presence of the Spotted Lanternfly or the existence of circumstances that make it reasonable to suspect that the Spotted Lanternfly is present.

"Inspection statement" means an official document provided by the department that must be completed and accompany regulated articles moving out of the regulated area.

"Inspector" means an employee of the department or other person authorized by the commissioner to enforce the provisions of this chapter.

"Moved," "move," or "movement" means shipped; offered for shipment; received for transportation; transported; carried; or allowed to be moved, shipped, transported, or carried.

"Permit" means a document issued by the commissioner to a person to allow the movement of regulated articles out of the regulated area under conditions specified within the permit.

"Person" means the term as defined in § 1-230 of the Code of Virginia, which includes any individual, corporation, partnership, association, cooperative, limited liability company, trust, joint venture, government, political subdivision, or any other legal or commercial entity and any successor, representative, agent, agency, or instrumentality thereof.

"Regulated area" means the localities listed in 2VAC5-336-50.

"Spotted Lanternfly" means the live insect, Lycorma delicatula, in any life stage.

"Training credentials" means documentation verifying successful completion of department-approved Spotted Lanternfly training.

"Virginia Tree and Crop Pests Law" means Chapter 7 (§ 3.2-700 et seq.) of Title 3.2 of the Code of Virginia.


2 Va. Admin. Code § 5-336-30
Derived From Virginia Register Volume 36, Issue 09, eff. 12/2/2019.

Statutory Authority: § 3.2-703 of the Code of Virginia.

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