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 Agendas:
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.
Posting Date / Title
June 20, 2012 -- Klamath Dam Biological Opinion and Conference Opinion
June 20, 2012 -- Munz's Onion and San Jacinto Valley Crownscale Revised Critical Habitat
June 20, 2012 -- Proposed Critical Habitat for Lost River and Shortnose Sucker
June 20, 2012 -- Draft Recovery Plan Revision for Lost River Sucker and Shotnosed Sucker
June 20, 2012 -- San Clemente Island Plants 12-Month Finding
June 20, 2012 -- Island Fox Recovery Plan