Pacific Southwest Region
California, Nevada and Klamath Basin

Peer Review of Scientific Information

Enhancing the Quality and Credibility of Information In order to ensure the quality and credibility of the scientific information we use to make regulatory decisions, the Fish and Wildlife Service has implemented a formal "peer review" process for influential scientific documents. While we have always consulted experts to ensure that our decisions are based on sound science, through this peer review process we follow the guidelines for Federal agencies spelled out in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) "Final Information Quality Bulletin for Peer Review," (PDF, 263 KB) released December 16, 2004. Part of the peer review process is to provide information on the Web about how each peer review is to be conducted, as described in the checklist in the opposite column.

peer Review of Region 8 Scientific Information:

We have identified the following documents as meeting the OMB criteria of peer review for influential scientific information. Click on a title to get more information about that document and the peer review process we have set up for it. This list will be updated as necessary.

FY 2015 Documents Peer Review Plans Status
Peer Review Reporting Plan for the Draft Santa Ana sucker (Catostomus santaanae) Recovery Plan Peer Review Reporting Plan for the Draft Santa Ana sucker (Catostomus santaanae) Recovery Plan

Final Rule: In-pogress
Comments: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,

     
FY 2014 Documents Peer Review Plans Status
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat
for Mount Charleston Blue Butterfly
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat
for Mount Charleston Blue Butterfly
Final Rule: In-progress
Comments: 1, 2, 3, 4
Proposed Downlisting of Arroyo Toad (Anaxyrus californicus) Proposed Downlisting of Arroyo Toad (Anaxyrus californicus) Final Rule: In-progress
Comments: 1, 2
Bi-State Sage Grouse Bi-Sate Sage Grouse Final Rule: Completed
Comments: 1, 2, 3, 4
West Coast DPS of Fisher Peer Review Plan for the West Coast Distinct Population Segment of Fisher Proposed Rule

Final Rule: In-progress
Comments:

Modoc Sucker Proposed Delisting Modoc Sucker Proposed Delisting Final Rule: In-progress
Comments: 1, 2, 3
     
FY 2013 Documents Peer Review Plans Status
Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle 12-Month Finding/Proposed Delisting Rule Reporting Checklist for VELB Final Rule: In-progress
Comments: 1

12-Month Finding and Proposed Delisting of the Island Night Lizard (Xantusia riversiana) Proposal to Remove the Island Night Lizard From the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife Final Rule: Complete
Proposed Listing of 3 Sierra Amphibians Proposal for Listing 3 Sierra Amphians Final Rule: Complete
Proposed Critical Habitat for 3 Sierra Amphibians Proposed Critical Habitat for 3 Sierra Amphibians Final Rule:Complete
12-Month Finding, Proposed Threatened Species Status, and Proposed Critical Habitat for Ivesia webberi 12-Month Finding, Proposed Listing, and Proposed Critical Habitat for Ivesia webberi Final Rule: Complete
     
FY 2012 l Documents Peer Review Plans Status
Munz's Onion and San Jacinto Valley Crownscale Revised Critical Habitat Munz's Onion and San Jacinto Valley Crownscale Revised Critical Habitat Final Rule: Completed
Proposed Critical Habitat for Lost River and Shortnose Sucker Proposed Critical Habitat for Lost River and Shortnose Sucker Final Rule: Completed
Draft Recovery Plan Revision for Lost River Sucker and Shotnosed Sucker Draft Recovery Plan Revision for Lost River Sucker and Shotnosed Sucker Final Rule: Completed
San Clemente Island Plants 12-Month Finding San Clemente Island Plants 12-Month Finding Final Rule: Completed
Island Fox Recovery Plan Island Fox Recovery Plan Final Rule: In-progress