Matthew Feinberg
Matthew I. Feinberg
Managing Scientist
Chemical Regulation & Food Safety
District of Columbia

Mr. Feinberg has over 7 years of experience in EPA’s Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) regulatory affairs and specializes in pesticide product registration and support at the Federal, State, and International levels, including Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA). His expertise includes EPA and PMRA registration and support strategies; product development; and stewardship. Mr. Feinberg’s primary focus is pesticide regulation, including conventional chemicals, biochemicals, and microbial products, in the areas of insecticides, fungicides, rodenticides, antimicrobials, repellents, and plant growth regulators. He focuses on incorporating science, risk assessment, and regulatory affairs into developing strategies to obtain new product approvals.

Mr. Feinberg’s experience includes new active ingredient and end-use product registrations, registration review, tolerance petitions, import tolerance petitions, regulatory strategy development plans, reduced risk petitions, and general registration support including label amendments and notifications. He works with clients to develop appropriate regulatory strategies and data development plans, based on their specific needs and the regulatory requirements for each product. Mr. Feinberg has extensive experience with biochemical and microbial pesticides under FIFRA and Canada’s PMRA. This experience includes preparation of registration strategies, data development, bridging of data, preparation of submissions, and successful approval of pesticide active ingredients and/or end-use product registrations.

Mr. Feinberg has a strong research background in U.S. and international pesticide and chemical regulations, and is experienced in understanding the connections between these regulations. Mr. Feinberg has extensive experience researching pesticide and chemical related regulatory issues using a variety of resources and databases including NPIRS, EPA and FDA dockets, the Federal Register, and various EPA and PMRA databases.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • M.S., Environmental Management, University of Maryland University College, 2010
  • B.S., Biological Sciences, Marine Biology, University of Maryland, 2005
  • President, Rho Beta Chapter, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, 2000–2001

    Awarded Presidential Academic Scholarship at the University of Maryland University College for the 2009–2010 academic year

Publications

Posters

Andrews K, Feinberg MI, Roseland JM, Zhao C, Middleton A, Holden JM, Dwyer J, Picciano MF. Vitamin D content of adult multivitamin/mineral products: Preliminary data for the dietary supplement ingredient database. Presented at the Association of Analytical Communities International Meeting, Orlando, FL, September 26–29, 2010.

Andrews K, Roseland JM, Middleton A, Feinberg MI, Zhao C, Holden JM, Dwyer J, Picciano MF, Saldanha L, Sempos C, Bailey R, Douglass L. The Dietary Supplement Ingredient Database (DSID): Comparison of adult and children’s MVM products. Presented at the Experimental Biology Conference, Anaheim, CA, April 24–28, 2010.

Zhao C, Roseland JM, Andrews K, Feinberg MI, Middleton A, Holden JM, Douglass L, Dwyer J, Picciano MF. Levels of the antioxidant nutrients, vitamin C, vitamin E, and selenium in the Dietary Supplement Ingredient Database: NHANES data applications. Presented at the AICR Annual Research Conference on Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer, Washington D.C., November 5–6, 2009.

Middleton A, Andrews K, Roseland JM, Feinberg MI, Zhao C, Holden JM, Dwyer J, Yetley E. Preliminary disintegration analysis of commercially available multivitamin/mineral dietary supplements in the adult US market. Presented at the Association of Analytical Communities International (AOAC) Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, September 14, 2009.

Feinberg MI, Andrews K, Roseland J, Zhao C, Middleton A, Holden J, Dwyer J, Picciano MF. Assessment of vitamin D in multivitamin/mineral dietary supplements. Presented at the Association of Analytical Communities International (AOAC) Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, September 14, 2009.

Roseland JM, Andrews K, Holden JM, Zhao C, Middleton A, Feinberg MI, Douglass L, Dwyer J, Picciano MF, Fisher K, Saldanha L. Multivitamin/mineral calculator for assessing nutrient intake using the Dietary Supplement Ingredient Database (DSID). Presented at the International Conference on Diet and Activity Methods (ICDAM), Washington D.C., June 5–7, 2009.

Holden JM, Feinberg MI, Andrews K, Roseland JM, Zhao C, Middleton A, Dwyer J, Picciano MF. Assessing vitamin D levels in dietary supplements. Presented at the International Conference on Diet and Activity Methods (ICDAM), Washington, D.C., June 5–7, 2009.

Bai X, Adolf J, Bachvaroff T, Sengco M, Feinberg MI, Place A, Coats DW. Dinoflagellate host and parasite defense mechanisms against karlotoxin-membrane sterol composition. Presented at the Gordon Conference on Marine Microbes, Biddeford, ME, July 23–28, 2006.

Prior Experience

Senior Research Assistant, Johns Hopkins University, 2008–2010

Biological Science Technician, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, 2006–2008

Professional Affiliations

American Chemical Society, 2010-present

Member of Biopesticide Industry Alliance, 2010-present

Project Experience

Assisted with the review and development of registration strategies for several novel conventional and biochemical pesticide products. These projects included assisting with the review of protocols and placement and monitoring of studies, coordinating with the analytical laboratory, and managing submissions to EPA and PMRA.

Submission of tolerance petitions, import tolerance petitions, and product amendments and notifications to EPA and PMRA.

Specializes in providing FIFRA regulatory support for new active ingredients, registered active ingredients, food-use and non-food use pesticide products, new end-use products, new uses of registered products, and supplemental/distributor registrations.

Conducted extensive literature searches and research in support of EPA, PMRA, and state submissions.

Managed the data development for multiple active ingredients and end-use products in support of Federal and State pesticide registration, EPA registration review, EPA re-registration, special reviews, and other data requirements under FIFRA. This work included general regulatory consulting services, coordination of client and laboratory interactions, and managing and monitoring ongoing health and safety studies at contract laboratories.

Managed reduced risk EPA petitions in support of expedited review of applications for registration for food and non-food uses. Developed the regulatory strategy and rationale to support the submission.

Performed due diligence reviews of pesticide products and supporting data for potential acquisition.

Performed EPA FIFRA and PMRA registration training for clients.

Expert with EPA CDX and Canada’s E-Index builder submissions.

Prepared tolerance exemption petitions for polymers (qualifying for polymer exemption), including submission of all supporting data and tracking of the EPA review and approval of the new food-use polymer inert ingredient and associated tolerance exemption.

Prepared and submitted multiple new non-food use inert (other) ingredient petitions to EPA.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • M.S., Environmental Management, University of Maryland University College, 2010
  • B.S., Biological Sciences, Marine Biology, University of Maryland, 2005
  • President, Rho Beta Chapter, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, 2000–2001

    Awarded Presidential Academic Scholarship at the University of Maryland University College for the 2009–2010 academic year