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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; The Framingham Study

Summary

Under the provisions of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has submitted to the Office of the Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review and approval the information collection listed below. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on March June 30, 2004, page 39486, and allowed 60-days for public comment. No public comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. The National Institutes of Health may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Proposed Collection: Title: The Framingham Study. Type of Information Collection Request: Reinstatement of a currently approved collection (OMB No. 0925-0216). Need and Use of Information Collection: This study will conduct examinations and morbidity and mortality follow-up in original, offspring, and third-generation participants to study the determinants of cardiovascular disease. Frequency of Response: The participants will be contacted annually. Affected Public: Individuals or households, businesses or other for profit, small businesses or organizations. Type of Respondents: Adult men and women; doctors and staff of hospitals and nursing homes. The annual reporting burden is as follows: Estimated Number or Respondents: 5,649; Estimated Number of Responses Per Respondent: 2.29; Average Burden Hours Per Response: 0.6; and Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours Requested: 6,886. There are no capital, operating or maintenance costs to report.

 
Type of respondents Estimated number of respondents Estimated number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Estimated total annual burden hours requested
Participants 3,513 2.86 0.606 6,085
Physician, hospital, nursing home staff 1,068 1.0 0.67 716
Participant's next of kin 1,068 1.0 .08 85
Total 6,649 2.29 6,886

Request for Comments: Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected agencies should address one or more of the following points: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the function of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

Direct Comments To OMB: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to the: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Regulatory Affairs, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk Officer for NIH. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, contact: Dr. Paul Sorlie, NIH, NHLBI, 6701 Rockledge Drive, MSC 7934, Bethesda, MD 20892-7934, or call non-toll-free number (301) 435-0707 or E-mail your request, including your address to: SorlieP@nhlbi.nih.gov.

Comments Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30-days of the date of this publication.

Dated: December 7, 2004.

Peter Savage,

Director, DECA, NHLBI.

[FR Doc. 04-27724 Filed 12-17-04; 8:45 am]

BILLING CODE 4167-01-M

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