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Jul 11, 2016

Mark Duvall explains the recent changes to regulation of chemicals in the U.S., specifically, what reform to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) means. In June, President Obama signed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act making significant reforms to TSCA. Now we discuss what comes next. The Environmental Protection Agency has many new obligations that were formerly handled by the States. Manufacturers and processors should begin to assess their obligations and opportunities now.

Mark Duvall has over two decades of experience working in-house at large chemical companies.  His focus at the law firm of Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. has been on product regulation at the federal, state, and international levels across a wide range of programs, and occupational safety and health. 

He heads the Firm’s Toxic and Harmful Substances/Toxic Substances Control Act practice.  His experience under TSCA includes enforcement actions, counseling, rulemaking, advocacy, and legislative actions.  He chairs the TSCA Dialogue Group, an informal group of companies that manufacture, import, distribute, and sell chemicals, and related trade associations, that address possible legislation to amend TSCA and alternatives to legislation.  He also works with foreign counterparts to TSCA, including REACH and CEPA.

He has worked on green chemistry issues at the federal and state levels, as well as a variety of voluntary programs that affect products.  He has helped clients with the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, the Controlled Substances Act, the Chemical Weapons Convention, and other chemicals-related requirements.

He has advised clients and written and lectured on the regulation of the products of nanotechnology by FDA and by EPA under FIFRA and TSCA and on related product stewardship issues.

He is Vice Chair and former Chair of the Committee on Pesticides, Chemical Regulation, and Right-to-Know of the American Bar Association’s Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources.

 

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Mark Duvall contact information and bio http://www.bdlaw.com/attorneys-150.html

Beveridge & Diamond TSCA Reform Resource Center http://www.bdlaw.com/f-tscareform.html

Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (as signed by President Obama, June 22, 2016) http://www.bdlaw.com/assets/htmldocuments/Frank%20R.%20Lautenberg%20Chemical%20Safety%20for%20the%2021st%20Century%20Act.pdf

Now That TSCA Reform Is Here—What’s Next? http://www.bdlaw.com/assets/htmldocuments/Now%20That%20TSCA%20Reform%20Is%20Here%20-%20Whats%20Next.pdf

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