PEER REVIEW COMMENTS AND EPA'S RESPONSE FOR THE PROPOSED INDICATORS FOR THE U.S. EPA'S 2007 REPORT ON THE ENVIRONMENT: TECHNICAL DOCUMENT (EXTERNAL PEER REVIEW)
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Initially, proposed indicators and then additional indicators for the U.S. EPA's 2007 Draft Report on the Environment (ROE): Technical Document were released in draft in 2005 for both an independent external peer review and a public review and comment period.
The goal of the ROE is to use available environmental indicators to answer questions pertaining to national environmental and human health trends.
- For the remainder of 2006, EPA will finalize the the report chapter text for the Science Advisory Board (SAB) review next Spring.
- EPA plans to release an external review draft of the EPA 2007 Report on the Environment Document in May 2007 for SAB Review.
- EPA plans to release the final report in Winter 2007.
|Jun 2003||EPA published the first national Draft Report on the Environment (ROE) Technical Document in 2003.|
|Jun 2005||EPA announced by Federal Register Notice an external peer review of the proposed indicators for the upcoming ROE.|
|Jul 2005||An independent contractor conducts an external, scientific public peer review workshop on the proposed ROE indicators.|
|Oct 2005||EPA announced a second peer review and public comment period for additional and updated proposed indicators for the 2007 ROE.|
|Mar 2006||EPA releases the updates to the Indicators and the External Peer Review Comments with EPA's Response to Comments.|