Code of Virginia - Title 10.1 Conservation - Section 10.1-559.1 (Repealed effective October 1, 2008) Definitions

§ 10.1-559.1. (Repealed effective October 1, 2008) Definitions

As used in this article, unless the context requires a different meaning:

"Agricultural activity" means any activity used in the production of food and fiber, including, but not limited to, farming, feedlots, grazing livestock, poultry raising, dairy farming, and aquaculture activities.

"Agricultural stewardship plan" or "plan" means a site-specific plan for an agricultural activity to manage, through use of stewardship measures, one or more of the following: soil, water, plants, plant nutrients, pest controls, wastes, and animals.

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

"Complaint" means an allegation made by any person to the Commissioner that an owner's or operator's agricultural activity is creating or, if not changed, will create pollution and that states the location and nature of such agricultural activity.

"Informal fact-finding conference" means an informal fact-finding conference conducted in accordance with § 2.2-4019.

"Operator" means any person who exercises managerial control over any agricultural activity.

"Owner" means any person who owns land on which an agricultural activity occurs.

"Person" means an individual, a partnership, an association, a corporation or any government or unit of government.

"Pollution" means any alteration of the physical, chemical or biological properties of any state waters resulting from sedimentation, nutrients, or toxins.

"State waters" means all water, on the surface or in the ground, wholly or partially within or bordering the Commonwealth or within its jurisdiction.

"Stewardship measures" or "measures" means measures for controlling the addition of pollutants from existing and new categories and classes of nonpoint sources of pollution which reflect the pollutant reduction achievable through the application of the best available nonpoint pollution control methods, technologies, processes, siting criteria, operating methods or other alternatives. "Stewardship measures" or "measures" includes (i) agricultural water quality protection management measures described in the Virginia Agricultural Best Management Practices Manual and (ii) agricultural water quality protection management measures contained in the United States Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service Field Office Technical Guide.

(1996, c. 773; 2000, c. 973.)

§§ 10.1-559.1. through 10.1-559.11.

Repealed by Acts 2008, c. 860, cl. 9, effective October 1, 2008.

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