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Peer Review Plans


Title and Description:

Leatherback Turtle Status Review

This status review provides the scientific basis (i.e., the best available scientific and commercial data) for management decisions regarding a petition to identify the North Pacific leatherback turtle as a distinct population segment and list it as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

ID384 Info. Type:  ISI
Estimated Dissemination Date: 9/20/2019
Contact Person:Michael Liddel NOAA Locator

Date First Posted in Peer Review Agenda: 5/31/2018
Estimated Peer Review Start Date: 9.20/2018
Review type:
Individual letters
Number of reviewers:
3 or fewere

Peer reviewers: 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? A proposed rule will be generated using information from the status review. We will solicit public comments on the proposed rule and status review through announcement and publication in the Federal Register. The proposed rule is due September 20, 2018.

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: Sea turtle biologist, population biologist, conservation biologist, geneticist, ecologist.

Charge to peer reviewers

Peer review report

NMFS response to peer review report

Final work product