Professionals / Mark N. Duvall
Mark N. Duvall
1350 I Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005-3311
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Mark Duvall has over two decades of experience working in-house at large chemical companies. His focus at 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 co-chairs the Firm's Chemicals, Products, and Nanotechnology practice group.
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/or 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 extensive experience with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, particularly with respect to regulation of antimicrobials, and with the Biocidal Products Directive in Europe.
He heads the Firm’s FDA practice, having worked on FDA regulation of food and food additives, dietary supplements, drugs, medical devices, and cosmetics, and European counterparts. He is knowledgeable about human testing requirements, having served as the Chair of an institutional review board for several years.
He has counseled clients on the regulation of consumer products by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Federal Trade Commission. He has reviewed hundreds of green marketing claims and counseled on federal, state, and international regulation of such claims.
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 regulation of the products of nanotechnology by FDA and by EPA under FIFRA and TSCA, and on related product stewardship issues.
He heads the Firm’s Occupational Safety and Health practice. He has extensive experience with OSHA and state OSHA inspections, enforcement litigation, compliance counseling, advocacy, and rulemaking, with particular emphasis on process safety. He has counseled clients on the EPA risk management program requirements under Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act and state worker protection programs, and on inspections by the Chemical Safety and Health Investigation Board.
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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EPA Continues to Improve Regulation of Public Health Antimicrobials, The Environmental Counselor, September 2012
Case Study: Solis V. Loretto-Oswego Health Care, Law360, September 2012
Retailer Sustainability and the Supply Chain, Natural Resources & Environment, Volume 26, Number 4, Spring 2012
TSCA Protects Confidential Chemical Identities In Health and Safety Studies From Disclosure, BNA Chemical Regulation Reporter, March 2012
FDA Regulation of Nanomaterials, February 2012
"Fixing the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act: Are We There Yet?" BNA Product Safety & Liability Reporter, October 2011
"How States Are Spearheading Chemical Regulation," Product Liability Law360, March 2011
"Regulating Chemicals in Products: The Case of Bisphenol A," BNA Chemical Regulation Reporter, September 2010
"Chemical Reaction: Revising Regulatory Science," The Environmental Forum, November 2009
"Using TSCA for 'Existing' Nanomaterials: The Case for Significant New Use Rules," BNA, Inc. Chemical Regulation Reporter, March 2009
“Nanomaterials – They May Be New, But Are They New Chemicals for TSCA Purposes?”, ABA SEER, Pesticides, Chemical Regulation, and Right-to-Know Committee Newsletter, Vol. 8, No. 1, Jan. 2007