Office of the Chief Information Officer &
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Peer Review Plans


Title and Description:

Status Review Report of the Taiwanese humpback dolphin (Sousa chinensis taiwanensis)

The status review document for the Taiwanese humpback dolphin will consist of a report explaining the best available information on the biology and status of the species as well as the species' risk of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range. The information in the review will be used to make a 12-month finding determination on whether listing the species is warranted or not warranted under the Endangered Species Act.

ID370 Info. Type:  ISI
Estimated Dissemination Date: 3/15/2017
Actual Dissemination Date: 5/24/2017
Actual Dissemination Date (of draft twork product): 6/26/2017.
Contact Person:Michael Liddel NOAA Locator

Date First Posted in Peer Review Agenda: 4/12/2017
Estimated Peer Review Start Date: 2/15/2017
Review type:
Iindividual 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?

If the species is proposed for listing, the public will have opportunity to comment on the peer reviewed work product during the proposed rule stage.

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: Cetacean biology, ecology, genetics, population dynamics, threats.


Charge to peer reviewers

Peer review report

NMFS response to peer review report

Final work product (draft)