This website is an Interactive Public Docket(IPD) which allows the public to participate in each stage of the development of a regulatory document from pre-proposal, to proposal, to promulgation, to litigation. This IPD has its roots in the United Nations program to Conserve and Sustainably Use The Oceans, Seas and Marine Resources for Sustainable Development.

In response to the kind invitation of the UN for interested parties to participate in the program by volunteering their services to develop and implement a program which advances the aforementioned goal, the Center for Regulatory Effectiveness volunteered to develop consensus international data quality and peer review standards applicable to supporting studies used to fulfill the program objectives.

This Interactive Public Docket is managed by the Center for Regulatory Effectiveness.