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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request: The Framingham Study

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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 Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review and approval of the information collection listed below. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on December 30, 1999, page 73564 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: Revision of a currently approved collection (OMB No. 0925-0216). Need and Use of Information Collection: This project involves physical examination and testing of the surviving members of the original Framingham Study cohort and the surviving members of the offspring cohort. Investigators will contact doctors, hospitals, and nursing homes to ascertain participants' cardiovascular events occurring outside the study clinic. Information gathered will be used to further describe the risk factors, occurrence rates, and consequences of cardiovascular disease in middle aged and older men and women. Frequency of Response: The cohort participants respond every two years; the offspring participants respond every four years. Affected Public: Individuals or households; Businesses or other for-profit; Small businesses or organizations. Type of Respondents: Middle aged and elderly adults; doctors and staff of hospitals and nursing homes. The annual reporting burden is as follows: Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,865; Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 3.398; Average Burden Hours Per Response: 0.6321; and Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours Requested: 6,154. The annualized cost to respondents is estimated at $80,485 assuming respondents time at the rate of $10 per hour and physician/medical staff time at the rate of $55 per hour. There are no Capital Costs to report. There are no Operating or Maintenance Costs to report.

Estimate of Hour Burden

Type of respondentsEstimated number of respondentsEstimated number of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseEstimated total annual burden hours requested
Framingham Original Cohort3403.9120.3496465
Framingham Offspring Cohort1,2675.6420.73005,218
Physician, hospital, nursing home staff6291.0000.6700421
Framingham next-of-kin6291.0000.080050

Request for Comments

Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected agencies are invited on one or more of the following points: (1) 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) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of methodology and assumptions used; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to 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, Project Officer, NIH, NHLBI, 6701 Rockledge Drive, MSC 7934, Bethesda, MD 20892-7934, or call non-Start Printed Page 25339toll-free number (301) 435-0456 or E-mail your request, including your address to:

Comments Due Date

Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect it received on or before June 30, 2000.

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Dated: April 20, 2000.

Peter Savage,

Acting Director, Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

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[FR Doc. 00-10793 Filed 4-28-00; 8:45 am]