Peer Review of Scientific Information
Pacific Region
 

Enhancing the Quality and Objectivity of Scientific Information

To improve the quality and objectivity of the scientific information we use to make decisions, the Fish and Wildlife Service will implement a more structured “peer review” process for influential scientific information and highly influential scientific assessments, per OMB Bulletin on Peer Review, “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 this checklist.


Peer Review Agenda

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.

  In Progress  
Posting Date
Draft Document Title
Status
9/9/15
Proposed rule to List 49 Species on the Hawaiian Islands as Endangered
In Progress
9/9/15
12-month finding on a petition to delist the Southern Selkirk Mountains Population of Woodland Caribou and proposed rule to amend the listing
In Progress
9/10/14
Proposed rule to Reclassify the Columbian White-tailed Deerfrom Endangered to Threatened, and a proposed 4(d) Rule
In Progress
8/1/2014
Proposed rule to Reclassify the Borax Lake Chub from Endangered to Threatened
In Progress
  Recently Completed  
Posting Date
Draft Document Title
Status
9/10/14
Proposed rule to Remove the Oregon Chub from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife
Completed; Final Rule
11/15/2013
Peer Review Plan for Proposed Rule to List Oregon Spotted Frog as Threatened and Proposed Rule to Designate Critical Habitat
Completed; Final Rule




Last updated: February 2, 2016
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