Michael T. Novak: Lawyer with Keller and Heckman LLP

Michael T. Novak

Partner
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202.434.4485

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Practice Areas

  • Advertising and Promotion
  • Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR)
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Control
  • Environmental
  • Nanotechnology Strategy
  • Regulation and Defense
  • Pesticides
 
University University of North Carolina, B.A., 1989
 
Law SchoolUniversity of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1992
 
Admitted1998, North Carolina; 2001, District of Columbia
 
Biography

Michael Novak joined Keller and Heckman in 2001. Mr. Novak practices environmental and business law for chemical manufacturers and other clients, including agricultural, antimicrobial, and biochemical pesticide producers. His practice focuses on the regulation of pesticides and other chemicals under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA); the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA); TSCA; EPCRA; and other federal and state regulatory programs.

Mr. Novak has expertise in pesticide regulatory issues associated with product registration, including the registration of biochemicals and unique technologies; petitions to cancel or deny registration; data compensation matters; adverse effects reporting; enforcement issues; import and export requirements; tolerance petitions, including the approval of inert ingredients; and the treated-article exemption. Mr. Novak also drafts and negotiates business contracts for pesticide clients, including distributorship, supply, sub-registration (licensing), and registration/data transfer agreements.

As lead counsel, Mr. Novak has successfully obtained settlement of pesticide or chemical enforcement actions brought by U.S. EPA Headquarters (Washington, DC), EPA Region III (Philadelphia, PA), EPA Region IV (Atlanta, GA), EPA Region V (Chicago, IL), EPA Region IX (San Francisco, CA), the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, and the New York Department of Environmental Conservation. Mr. Novak also has obtained resolution of numerous Stop Sale Use and Removal Orders issued by EPA against clients alleging the unlawful sale of a pesticide under FIFRA.

Before entering private practice, Mr. Novak served as General Counsel for Riverdale Chemical Company and as Director of Regulatory Affairs for the Chemical Producers and Distributors Association (CPDA).

News

Jun 04, 2013 Mike Novak to Speak at the CPDA Inert Ingredients Symposium
Jul 02, 2012 Michael Novak, Eric Gotting, and Martha Marrapese Authored an Article for the ABA Pesticides, Chemical Regulation, and Right-to-Know Committee Newsletter
May 03, 2012 Partner Mike Novak to Speak at ABA Program on Pesticide Data Compensation Issues
Dec 02, 2011 Azim Chowdhury edits FDLI's Tobacco Regulation and Compliance: An Essential Resource publication

Events

Nov 07, 2012 Registration is Closed - Practical Primer on Pesticides Seminar November 7-8, 2012 in Washington, D.C.
Jul 18, 2012 Registration is Closed - A Practical Primer on Pesticides Seminar - July 18-19, 2012 - Indianapolis
Apr 18, 2012 Registration is Closed - Practical Primer on Pesticides Seminar April 18-19, 2012 in Washington, D.C.
May 24, 2011 Register Today! What U.S. Companies Need to Know: How to Manage the Regulatory Hurdles of TSCA, FIFRA & FDA
Oct 29, 2008 CPDA Pesticide Registration Workshop
Mar 20, 2008 Nanotechnology: The Future of EHS Regulatory Policy Conference
Oct 23, 2007 A Practical Primer on Pesticides

Articles

Jul 09, 2015 Recent Antimicrobial Registration Provides for Intermediate Master Batches
Dec 11, 2014 EPA Office of Pesticide Programs - Removal of Certain Inert Ingredients from Approved Chemical Substance List - Extension of Comment Period
Dec 01, 2014 Workplace Safety Guidance Information Resource: Highly Infectious Diseases
Oct 28, 2014 EPA Targets 72 Inert Pesticide Ingredients for Removal
Dec 23, 2013 Hazard Labeling and Adjuvants: A New World Dawns
Oct 04, 2013 What is California Up To? - The Initial List of Candidate Chemicals is Published
Aug 05, 2013 Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Holds Hearing on TSCA Reform

 
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Recent Antimicrobial Registration Provides for Intermediate Master Batches
John B. Dubeck,Michael T. Novak,David G. Sarvadi, July 15, 2015
On May 15, 2015, EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) (Antimicrobials Division) conditionally approved Nanosilva LLC’s registration of “NSPW-L30SS” as a materials preservative with an explicit clearance allowing the manufacture of intermediate master batches. EPA Reg....

EPA Office of Pesticide Programs - Removal of Certain Inert Ingredients from Approved Chemical Substance List - Extension of Comment Period
John B. Dubeck,Kristen J. Hendricks,Michael T. Novak,David G. Sarvadi, January 16, 2015
On October 22, 2014, EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) issued a Federal Register (FR) Notice concerning the removal of certain chemical substances from the current listing of inert ingredients approved for use in pesticide products. OPP initiated this effort, in part, because they...

Workplace Safety Guidance Information Resource: Highly Infectious Diseases
John B. Dubeck,Lawrence P. Halprin,Martha E. Marrapese,Michael T. Novak,Manesh K. Rath, December 29, 2014
Keller and Heckman LLP’s workplace safety and pesticide practices prepared this alert to be a general information resource for employers concerning the recent outbreak of a particularly fatal strain of viral hemorrhagic fever, also known as Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). Employees who may come in...

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Michael T. Novak

Suite 500 West, 1001 G Street, N.W.
WashingtonDC 20001




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