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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; The Framingham Study

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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 Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (MB) for review and approval.

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: The Framingham Study will conduct examinations and morbidity and mortality follow-up in original, offspring, and third generation participants for the purpose of studying 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 of Respondents: 2,833: Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 3.78; Average Burden Hours Per Response: 0.806; and Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours Requested: 8,639. The annualized cost to respondents is estimated at $44,080, assuming respondents time at the rate of $10 per hour for participant and $55 per hour for physicians and other professional health care respondents.

There are no Capital Costs to report. There are no Operating or Maintenance Costs to report.

Estimate of Annual Hour burden

Type of respondentsNumber of respondentsEstimated number of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseEstimated total annual burden hours requested
Participant examination2,1334.690.8368,376.5
1 Physician, hospital, nursing home staff3501.00.6700234.5
1 Participant's next-of-kin3501.00.080028
1 Annual burden is placed on doctors, hospitals, nursing homes, and respondent relatives/informants through requests for information which will help in the compilation of the number and nature of new fatal and nonfatal events.

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 the 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.

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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, Start Printed Page 21989MSC 7934, Bethesda, MD 20892, or call non-toll-free number (301) 435-0707 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 if received on or before July 2, 2001.

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Dated: April 19, 2001.

Peter J. Savage,

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

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[FR Doc. 01-10932 Filed 5-1-01; 8:45 am]