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Template for FY'13 Report pursuant to the
Information Quality Bulletin for Peer Review

II.Agency Report

GENERAL INFORMATION

Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)
Agency Contact for Implementation of the Peer Review Bulletin

Name and title: Sheila McConnell (Deputy Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances)

Email address: McConnell.Sheila.A@DOL.GOV

Phone number: 202-693-9440

URL for Agency’s Peer Review Agenda http://www.msha.gov/REGS/PEERReview/PEERreview.asp
** ensure link is working

What pathway(s) can a member of the public use to find the Agency’s peer review agenda if she/he did not have this URL? 

X    Link from Departmental or Agency home page,
O    Link from Agency Information Quality home page,
O    Link from science, research, or regulatory pages (please specify) ____________
O    Other (please describe) _____________

Does the agenda provide links to peer review reports for all completed peer reviews? No

Have you checked to make sure all of the information and links on the agency’s peer review home page are current?  Yes

INFORMATION ABOUT REVIEWS CONDUCTED

Number of peer reviews conducted subject to the Bulletin in FY'13.  (see instructions for what should and should not be included here). 

Number of influential scientific information peer reviews (ISI) (not including highly influential scientific assessments)  ____0_____

  • Health Effects Analysis and Risk Assessment for Occupational Exposure to Respirable Coal Mine Dust (completed).
  • Number of highly influential scientific assessments (HISA)   0
    List the title of each HISA. Indicate whether the Peer Review Report has been Completed (Y/N) add more lines as needed

    Provide the titles of ISIs and HISIs for which Waivers (W), Deferrals (D), or Exemptions (E) were invoked or Alternative Procedures used (A).  If deferral is marked, please indicate the duration of the deferral.

    Title of Document                                          Type of Document        W, D, E, or A
                                                                           ISI or HISA                (and duration)

    None                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                      

    Number of peer reviews that included at least one peer reviewer appointed pursuant to any exception to the applicable independence or conflict of interest standards of the Bulletin, including determinations by the Secretary or Deputy Secretary pursuant to Section III (3) (c)?

    Number of ISIs (not including highly influential scientific assessments)     0    

    List Titles                                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                      

    Number of HISAs     0    

    List Titles                                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                      

    Number of peer review panels that held public meetings:
         Number of ISIs  (not including highly influential scientific assessments)___0____
         Number of HISAs      0    

    Number of peer review panels that allowed public comment:
         Number of ISIs  (not including highly influential scientific assessments)     0    
         Number of HISAs      0    

    Number of public comments provided on the agency’s peer review plans during FY'13, regardless of whether the peer review was actually completed during FY'13 ___0__

    Number of times agency specifically solicited peer reviewer nominations from professional societies.      0    
         If such nominations were solicited, were any recommendations provided?
        Yes ___    No ___