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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title U.S. Environmental Protection Agency peer review handbook /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Dearfield, Kerry L.Peer review handbook.
CORP Author U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, Science Policy Council, Washington, DC.
Publisher Science Policy Council, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 2006
Report Number EPA/100/B-06/002
Stock Number PB2007-101245
OCLC Number 84902056
Subjects Science and state--United States--Handbooks, manuals, etc. ; Peer review--United States--Handbooks, manuals, etc. ; Public administration--United States--Decision making--Handbooks, manuals, etc. ; Public administration--Decision making.
Additional Subjects United States.--Environmental Protection Agency--Decision making--Handbooks, manuals, etc. ; US EPA ; Peer review ; Checklists ; Reporting ; Guidelines ; Roles ; Information quality
Internet Access
Description Access URL
http://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=P1001XCG.PDF
http://www.epa.gov/peerreview/pdfs/Peer%20Review%20HandbookMay06.pdf
Holdings
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
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Status
EIAD  EPA/100/B-06/002 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 03/02/2007
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 100-B-06-002 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/01/2011
EJBD  EPA 100-B-06-002 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/11/2014
EKAD  EPA 100-B-06-002 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 01/25/2016
EKCD  EPA/100/B-06/002 NHEERL/GED Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 05/01/2018
ELBD RPS EPA 100-B-06-002 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/29/2015
NTIS  PB2007-101245 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 05/28/2007
Edition 3rd ed.
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 28 cm
Abstract
Science is the foundation that supports all of our work here at EPA. Strong, independent science is of paramount importance to our environmental policies. The quality of science that underlies our regulations is vital to the credibility of EPA's decisions and ultimately the Agency's effectiveness in protecting human health and the environment. One important way to ensure decisions are based on defensible science is to have an open and transparent peer review process. Consistent Agency-wide implementation of peer review has been an EPA priority for many years. Since issuing the Peer Review Policy in 1993, EPA has taken many steps to support and strengthen the policy. In January 1998, EPA issued the 1st edition of the Peer Review Handbook to provide guidance about peer review and peer review processes. The Handbook was updated in December 2000 to reflect feedback from EPA's science community on improvements to the usability of the Handbook. The science community found that the Handbook contributed greatly to the Agency goal of sound science and substantially improved EPA's peer review process. In December 2004, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued its 'Final Information Quality Bulletin for Peer Review.' This OMB Bulletin establishes government-wide guidance aimed at enhancing the practice of peer review of government science documents. The Bulletin includes guidance for all Federal agencies on what information should be subject to peer review, for selecting peer reviewers and for providing opportunities for public participation. It also defines a peer review planning process to allow the public to comment on peer review plans. While incorporating the provisions of the OMB Bulletin, EPA updated its Peer Review Policy to reiterate the Agency's commitment to peer review. This policy encourages and expects peer review of all scientific and technical information that is intended to inform or support Agency decisions and notes that influential scientific information, including highly influential scientific assessments, should be peer reviewed in accordance with this Handbook.
Notes
"EPA/100/B-06/002." Revised edition of: 2nd ed. 2000; first ed. published under title: Peer review handbook / Kerry L. Dearfield, A. Robert Flaak. 1998. Includes bibliographical references.