R. David Peveler, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist


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.

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.

Articles and Writings

  • Lynn L. Bergeson, Charles M. Auer, and R. David Peveler, “TSCA and the Regulation of Renewable Chemicals,” American Oil Chemists’ Society INFORM, July/August, 2013.


  • Lynn L. Bergeson, Charles M. Auer, and R. David Peveler, “TSCA and the Regulation of Renewable Chemicals,” Industrial Biotechnology, October 2012.

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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