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July 11, 2021
Virginia Board of Agriculture to Meet on July 20 in Richmond
Contact: Michael Wallace

The Virginia Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services will meet at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 20, in Richmond. The meeting will take place at Hardywood Park in West Creek, 820 Sanctuary Trail Drive. Additional meeting information is available on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall website.

Tentative agenda:

  • Call to order
  • Roll call
  • Approval of draft Board meeting minutes from May 20, 2021
  • Board member reports
  • Commissioner’s Report to Board – Brad Copenhaver, Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services
  • Proposed stage – 2 VAC 5-105 (Regulations for the Inspection of Pet Shops Selling Dogs or Cats) – Dr. Carolynn Bissett, Program Manager, Office of Veterinary Services
  • Proposed stage – 2 VAC 5-405 (Regulations for the Application of Fertilizer to Nonagricultural Lands) – David Gianino, Program Manager, Office of Plant Industry Services
  • Proposed fast-track action to amend 2 VAC 5-675 (Regulations Governing Pesticide Fees Charged by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services) and 2 VAC 5-685 (Regulations Governing Pesticide Applicator Certification under Authority of Virginia Pesticide Control Act) – Larry Nichols, Director, Division of Consumer Protection
  • Response to Sacks Petition for Rulemaking pertaining to home service contract providers pursuant to Va. Code § 59.1-434.4 – Michael Menefee, Program Manager, Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs
  • Proposed appointment of Virginia Winery Distribution Company board member – Brad Copenhaver, Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services
  • Overview of options for electronic meetings – Kevin Schmidt, Director, Office of Policy, Planning, and Research
  • New business
  • Future board meetings
  • Public comment period
  • Adjournment

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