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159 APPENDIX K ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF REVIEWERS This Consensus Study Report was reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in making each published report as sound as possible and to ensure that it meets the institutional standards for quality, objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process. We thank the following individuals for their review of this report: Charles Cushing, C.R. Cushing & Co., Inc., New York City, New York; Neil Gallagher, Webb Institute, Glen Cove, New York; Thomas Gilmour, USCG (retired), Eugene, Oregon; Tim Graul, Timothy Graul Marine Design (retired), Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin; Tom Gruber, American Bureau of Shipping, Arlington, Virginia; Andrew Lebet, DeJong and Lebet, Inc., Jacksonville, Florida; Craig Philip, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee; Robert Tagg, Herbert-ABS Software Solutions LLC, Alameda, California; and John Waterhouse, Elliott Bay Design Group, Seattle, Washington. Although the reviewers listed above provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations of this report nor did they see the final draft before its release. The review of this report was overseen by Ellen Clayton, co-chair of the National Academiesâ Report Review Committee, and National Academy of Sciences member Susan Hanson, Clark University (emerita), Worcester, Massachusetts. They were responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried
160 out in accordance with the standards of the National Academies and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content rests entirely with the authoring committee and the National Academies.