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Peer Review Plans


Title and Description:
Status Review of Hector's Dolphins (Cephalorhynchus hectori) under the Endangered
Species Act (ESA)

This status review report is the scientific review of the biology, status, and future outlook for Cephalorhynchus hectori based on the best available data and information. This status review
also includes an analysis of threats to the species and makes conclusions regarding the extinction risk of the species. The intention of this status review report is to provide a thorough
and accurate review and analysis of the available information to inform a subsequent determination about whether this species warrants protection under the ESA.

ID351 Info. Type:  ISI
Estimated Dissemination Date: 10/3/2016
Actual Dissemination Date: 9/15/2016
Actual Dissemination Date of Final Work Product: 3/31/2017
Contact Person: Michael Liddel NOAA Locator

Date First Posted in Peer Review Agenda: 7/29/2016
Estimated Peer Review Start Date: 7/8/2016
Review type:
Individual letters
Number of reviewers:
3 or fewer

Peer reviewers will be designated 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 and When? NMFS will request public comment on the status review report during the public comment period for the proposed listing determination. The request for public input on the status review report will be concurrent with peer review of the status review report. All comments will be addressed prior to developing and publishing a final rule.

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: Marine mammal biology and ecology, conservation biology, population genetics.

Comments on Peer Review:

Charge statement

Peer review report:

Combined comments

Peer review report summary

Final work product