National Marine Fisheries Service's Development of Recommended Behavioral Disturbance Criteria for Assessing the Effects of Anthropogenic (ID274)

Description: NMFS is developing draft recommendations for assessing the effects of anthropogenic sound on the behavior of marine mammal species under NMFS' jurisdiction. The document provides updated received levels, or acoustic threshold levels, based on the best available science, above which individual marine mammals are predicted to experience changes in their behavior for all underwater anthropogenic sound sources. This document is intended to be used by NMFS analysts and managers and other relevant user groups and stakeholders, including other federal agencies, when seeking to determine whether and how their activities are expected to result in particular types of impacts to marine mammals via acoustic exposure.


ID: ID274         Info. Type:  HISA

Start date of Peer Review: 4/30/2023

Estimated Initial Dissemination Date :  7/30/2023

Actual Dissemination Date of peer review report and final work product:  12/30/2023

Contact Person: Amy Scholik-Schlomer Get contact information

Review Type:  Individual letters

Expected Number of Peer Reviewers: 4-10

Peer Reviewers will be selected by: Center for Independent Experts

Will the public, including scientific or professional societies, be asked to nominate potential peer reviewers?  No.

Will there be opportunities for the public to comment on the work product to be peer reviewed? Yes.

How: There will be a public comment period.

When: The public comment period will occur after the document has been peer reviewed.

Will the agency provide significant and relevant public comments to the peer reviewers before they conduct their review? No.

Primary disciplines or expertise needed in the review: Reviewers will have expertise in acoustics, acoustics in the marine environment, acoustic ecology, and behavior.

Comments on Peer Review:

Charge statement: NA: Peer review has not started

Peer review report and final work product: NA: Peer review has not started