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Peer Review Plans

Title and Description:

Status Review for Endangered Species Act consideration of three foreign corals

The information is a review of the biological and conservation status of, and extinction risk to, three species of foreign coral petitioned for listing under the Endangered Species Act.  Status reviews are required under Section 4 of the Act. The three species of coral are: ACantharellus noumeae, Siderastrea glynni, and Tubastraea floreana

ID: 265 Info. Type:  ISI
Estimated Dissemination Date: 6/1/2014
Actual DIssemination Date: 12/15/2014
Contact Person:  Michael Liddel NOAA Locator

Date First Posted in Peer Review Agenda: 516/2014

Estimated Peer Review Start Date: 1/15 /2014
Review type: Individual letters
Expected number of peer reviewers: 4-10
Peer reviewers will be selected by: the agency

Will the public, including scientific or professional societies, be asked to nominate potential peer reviewers?  no

Will there be opportunities for the public to comment on the work product to be peer reviewed? yes

How? Federal Register notice of the 12-month finding will give public access to, and opportunity to comment on the status review as well as the 12-month finding.

When? During Federal Register notice public comment period in Winter 2014.

Will the agency provide significant and relevant public comments to the peer reviewers before they conduct their review? no

Primary disciplines or expertise needed in the review: Ecology, conservation, extinction risk, coral ecology.

Comments on Peer Review:

Charge statement

Final peer review report

Final work product