Martha Marrapese focuses on emerging technologies in the industrial chemicals, alternative energy, antimicrobial pesticides, plastic recycling and food sectors.
Ms. Marrapese facilitates the registration of emerging technologies in the global economy with a particular emphasis on biotechnology and nanotechnology applications. She has an expertise in the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and its counterparts in Canada, the European Union, and China. She provides legal counsel related to EPA, FDA, and associated regulatory needs for bio-based products and their production platforms including yeast, algae, bacteria and plants.
Ms. Marrapese is the immediate past Chair of the Pesticide, Chemical Regulation and Right-to-Know Committee (PCRRTK) of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section on Energy, Environment and Resources (SEER). Through SEER, under Ms. Marrapese's leadership PCRRTK issued a series of legal briefing papers on TSCA Reform.
A recipient of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Next Generation Leadership and Service Award, Ms. Marrapese served as a U.S. delegate to the International Standards Organization (ISO) TC-229 Committee on Nanotechnologies from 2005-2013 and chaired Working Group 1 Nomenclature and Terminology, for the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to TC-229.
Prior to joining Keller and Heckman, Ms. Marrapese was on staff with the EPA's Solid Waste office, served as law clerk for administrative appeals to the Chief Judicial Officer of the EPA, and worked as a legislative aide for environmental matters on Capitol Hill during the Reagan Administration.
•Jun 21, 2016 Tom Berger, Trent Doyle, Eric Gotting, and Martha Marrapese to Present TSCA Reform: The Big Deal
•Jun 10, 2016 Partners Tom Berger and Martha Marrapese Quoted in Bloomberg BNA Article Regulatory Policy: Law Firms Help Clients Prep for New Chemicals Law
•May 24, 2016 Chemical Safety Advisory Committee (CSAC) Status
•May 03, 2016 Martha Marrapese Quoted in Inside EPA Article Industry Reiterates Call to Narrow Nano Rule as EPA Seeks Further Clarity
•Apr 21, 2016 Martha Marrapese to Participate in the Environmental Law Institute's Workshop Scientific Uncertainty and Professional Ethics in Science, Law, and Journalism
•Apr 17, 2016 Martha Marrapese to Present at World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology
•Mar 22, 2016 Keller and Heckman Professionals to Attend GlobalChem Conference
•Jun 15, 2016 Webinar: Navigating the Regulatory Hurdles of TSCA Chemical Data Reporting (CDR)
•Jun 08, 2016 The New TSCA: A Roundtable Webinar
•Apr 16, 2015 Webinar: TSCA Reform, Ready for Prime Time?
•Sep 12, 2014 Science and Environmental Law Seminar - September 12, 2014 - Washington, DC
•Mar 04, 2014 Martha Marrapese to Present at GlobalChem 2014
•Jun 08, 2016 TSCA Reform Bill Passes Senate
•Jun 02, 2016 Status of TSCA Reform June 2
•May 25, 2016 House Passes TSCA Reform H.R. 2576 - Senate Vote Slated for Later this Week
•May 02, 2016 New TSCA Chemical Safety Advisory Committee (CSAC) Now Active
•Mar 15, 2016 Updating The Biotechnology Mission For The Bioeconomy
•Feb 24, 2016 New Hazard Alert on Tank Gauging and Sampling for the Oil and Gas Industry
•Dec 18, 2015 Senate Approves TSCA Reform