Peer Review of Scientific Information
Proposed Rule Listing 15 Species on Hawaii Island as Endangered and Designating Critical Habitat for 3 Species
About the Document
Title:Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing 15 Species on Hawaii Island as Endangered and Designating Critical Habitat for 3 Species.
Estimated Dissemination Date:Estimated dissemination date: August 2012
Estimated Peer Review Timeframe: Letters to peer reviewers requesting peer review will be distributed within five days of publication of the proposed rule. The comment period for the Hawaii Island species will be a minimum of 60 days following publication of the proposed rule. The peer review report will be made available within 60 days following the close of the comment period.
Type of review: Influential
About the Peer Review Process
In accordance with the requirements of the Office of Management and Budget’s Final Information Quality Bulletin for Peer Review and the Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service’s interagency peer review policy, we will initiate peer review of the science relevant to the Proposed Rule Listing 15 Species on Hawaii Island as Endangered and Designating Critical Habitat for 3 Species.
Will the public and/or scientific or professional societies be asked to nominate peer reviewers? No.
Are waivers or deferrals being invoked? No.
Estimated Start Date of Peer Review: Letters to peer reviewers requesting a peer review will be distributed within five days of publication of the proposed rule.
About Public Participation
The public is invited to comment on this plan and on the proposed rule during the public comment period on the proposed rule. We expect the public comment period to be open from August to October 2012, however these dates are subject to change and are dependent upon publication of the proposed rule.
Contact Loyal Mehrhoff, Field Supervisor, Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office, 300 Ala Moana Boulevard, Box 50088, Honolulu, HI 96850; by telephone at 808–792–9400; or by facsimile at 808–792–9581, for additional information regarding this peer review plan.