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
9-10-14
Proposed rule to Remove the Oregon Chub from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife
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
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
6/11/2012
Proposed rule to List 38 Species on Molokai, Lanai, and Maui as Endangered and
Designate Critical Habitat on Molokai, Lanai, Maui, and Kahoolawe for 135 Species
Completed; Final Rule
August 2012
Proposed Rule Listing 15 Species on Hawaii Island as Endangered and Designating Critical Habitat for 3 Species
Completed; Final Rule
10/15/2012

Proposed rule to List Four Subspecies of the Mazama Pocket Gopher as Threatened and Propose the Designation of Critical Habitat

Completed; Summary of Comments
10/15/2012
Peer Review Plan for Proposed rule to List Taylor's Checkerspot Butterfly as Endangered and Streaked Horned Lark as threatened and Propose the Designation of Critical Habitat
Completed; Final Rule
November 2012
Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for the Northern Spotted Owl
Completed; Final Critical Habitat Rule
March 2012
Proposed rule to List and Designate Critical for Eriogonum codium (Umtanum desert buckwheat) and Physaria douglasii ssp. tuplashensis (White Bluffs bladderpod) under the Endangered Species Act
Completed; Final Rule and Peer Review Comments




Last updated: December 15, 2014
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