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, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Information Quality Guidelines and Peer Review (June 2012).

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
1/30/18
Proposed rule to Remove the Borax Lake Chub from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife
In Progress
11/13/17
Tinian Monarch (Monarcha takatsukasae) Draft Species Status Assessment Report
In Progress
11/13/17
Proposed Rule to Remove the Foskett Speckled Dace from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife
In Progress
11/13/17
Proposed rule to Reclassify the Hawaiian Goose (Nene) from Endangered to Threatened, and a proposed 4(d) Rule
In Progress
6/16/17
Listing Decision for the Northern Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis caurina)
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
  Completed  
Posting Date
Draft Document Title
Status
1/4/17
Establishment of a Nonessential Experimental Population of the Oregon Silverspot Butterfly (Speyeria zerene hippolyta) in Northwestern Oregon
Completed: Final Rule
11/4/16
Proposed rule to list the i'iwi as a threatened species
Completed: Final Rule
1/23/16
Proposed rule to List Six Species from American Samoa as Endangered
Completed: Final Rule
9/9/15
Proposed rule to List 49 Species on the Hawaiian Islands as Endangered
Completed: Final Rule
9/10/14
Proposed rule to Remove the Oregon Chub from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife
Completed; Final Rule
9/10/14
Proposed rule to Reclassify the Columbian White-tailed Deerfrom Endangered to Threatened, and a proposed 4(d) Rule
Completed:  Final Rule




Last updated: January 30, 2018
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