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Each year local watershed group Haywood Waterways gets every 8th-grade student in North Carolina’s Haywood County outside exploring the Pigeon River. Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.

Peer Review

Enhancing Quality and Credibility

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has 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 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 documents

We have identified the following documents as meeting the OMB criteria of peer review for influential scientific information. The links below provide all of the documents associated with the docket including proposed rules, supporting material, public comments, final rule and a regulatory timeline.

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