The U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has issued guidelines for the peer review of important scientific information before it is disseminated by the Federal government. OMB published its "Final Information Quality bulletin for Peer Review" in the Federal Register on January 14, 2005, at 70 FR 2664-2677. The Bulletin provides specific requirements for peer reviews of highly influential scientific assessments and influential scientific information that are disseminated by Federal agencies, including posting the agenda and plans for such peer review on agency Web sites.
You may comment on a peer review plan by sending an email to Vivian M. Salinas. On the subject line of the message, write an abbreviated title of the review.
You may also send a letter in hard copy to the following address:
APHIS Peer Review Agenda
US Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Vivian M. Salinas
4700 River Road
Riverdale, MD 20737