Peer Review Agenda
Last Updated January 2014
Template for FY'13 Report pursuant to the
Information Quality Bulletin for Peer Review
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_____
Number of highly influential scientific assessments (HISA) 0
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
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
Number of HISAs 0
Number of peer review panels that held public meetings:
Number of peer review panels that allowed public comment:
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