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Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Validation of Questionnaires Used for Occupational Exposure Assessment in Case-Control Studies: Occupational History Questionnaire With Foundry Worker and Textile Industry Job Modules

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SUMMARY:

In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.

Proposed Collection

Title: Validation of Questionnaires Used for Occupational Exposure Assessment in Case-Control Studies: Occupational History Questionnaire with Foundry Worker and Textile Industry Job Modules.

Type of Information Collection Request: New.

Need and Use of Information Collection: This study will investigate the validity and reliability of exposure assessments based on occupational history questionnaires supplemented with industry specific job modules as compared to exposure assessments made based on actual measurement taken in the workplace environments. The results will be used to assess the potential magnitude of exposure misclassification in case-control studies using these types of exposure assessment methods.

Frequency of Response: One time study.

Affected Public: Large and small factories in Shanghai, China.

Type of Respondents: Factory workers.

The annual burden is as follows:

Estimated Number of Respondents: 120.

Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.

Average Burden Hours per Respondent: 0.5 hours.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours Requested: 60.

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 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 the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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.

Comments Due Date

Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received on or before March 12, 2001.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, contact Dr. Joseph Coble, Project Officer, National Cancer Institute, 6120 Executive Blvd, EPS 8110, Rockville, MD 20892-7240, or call non-toll free number (301) 435-4702, email your request to jcoble@mail.nih.gov.

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Dated: January 3, 2001.

Reesa Nichols,

NCI Project Clearance Liaison.

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