R. David Peveler, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist

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BS, Georgia Institute of Technology, Chemistry, 1969

Ph.D., Northwestern University, Organic Chemistry, 1975

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Maine

MBA, Rutgers University, 1984 



R. David Peveler, Ph.D. is a chemist with several areas of specialization. His areas of expertise include domestic and Canadian product regulatory compliance, Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) Indirect Food Additive and packaging matters, Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) product registration and labeling matters, Department of Transportation (DOT) classification and labeling issues, and product safety (Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)/Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) compliant Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and labels). He is an authority in the Premanufacture Notification (PMN) review process and guides clients in preparation of PMNs, including any needed interaction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in support of the PMN after submission. Dr. Peveler also provides preparation and submission of New Substance Notifications in Canada.

Dr. Peveler is very familiar with the Systems, Applications and Products (SAP) enterprise resource planning software for the environmental, health and safety (EHS) module and the role it plays in support of regulatory compliance. He is extraordinarily adept at putting EPA’s eTSCA/e-PMN software to good use for Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) clients.

Representative Engagements:

  • Submitted a PMN for a key component of a system for the detection of chemical weapons and overcame various issues that EPA had with the PMN substance.
  • Presented on global implementation of the GHS at a corporate meeting of regulatory affairs managers, which was well-received.
  • Submitted a Significant New Activities Notice (SNAN) in Canada for carbon nanotubes.
  • Prepared and submitted over a dozen e-PMNs for assorted clients.


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