Mark Duvall to Speak at CWS's Program on Chemical Commercialization

Beveridge & Diamond Principal Mark Duvall (Washington, DC) will speak at the Chemical Society of Washington (CSW)'s virtual meeting titled, "Chemical Commercialization: What to Know about Federal Regulations." This program will address the federal regulations at issue in chemical commercialization, from R&D to commercial sales. For example, laboratory synthesis of chemicals is regulated under the Toxic Substances Control Act, if synthesis is conducted with the goal of eventually commercializing the substance produced. 

The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act (FFDCA) regulates chemicals in foods and food contact products (e.g., packaging), as well as drugs and cosmetics.  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued hundreds of pages of regulations that govern food contact substances alone.  The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) are implemented by EPA regulations, also hundreds of pages in length. While chemical substances that are regulated under FFDCA and FIFRA are usually excluded from TSCA’s jurisdiction, a substance can be regulated under all three statutes. 

For more information, and to register, please visit CSW's website.