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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Individual National Research Service Award Application and Related Forms

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SUMMARY:

Under the provisions of section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Extramural Research, 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 April 5, 2001, page 18097 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, revisesd, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Proposed Collection

Title: Individual National Research Service Award Application and Related Forms. Type of Information Colelction Request: Revision, OMB 0925-0002, Expiration Date 11/30/01. Form Numbers: PHS 416-1, 416-9, 416-5, 416-7, 6031, 6031-1. Need and Use of Information Collection: The PHS 416-1 and 416-9 are used by individuals to apply for direct research training support. Awards are made to individual applicants for specified training proposals in biomedical and behavioral research, slected as a result of a national competition. The other related forms (PHS 416-5, 416-7, 6031, 6031-1) are used by these individuals to activate, terminate, and provide for payback of a National Research Service Award. Frequency of Response: Applicants may submit applciations for published receipt dates. If awarded, annual progress is reported. Related forms are used at activation, termination, and to provide for payback of a National Research Service Award. Affected Public: Individuals or households: Business or other for profit, Not-for-profit institutions; Federal Government; and State, Local or Tribal Government. Type Respondents: Adult scientific trainees and professionals. The annual reporting burden is as follows: Estimated Number of Respondents: Start Printed Page 4602029,748; Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.0834; Average Burden Hours Per Response: 2.658; and Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours Requested: 85,679. The annnualized cost to respondents is estimated at $1,985,472 (Using a $35 physician/professor average hourly wage rate, and a $12 trainee average hourly wage rate.) There are no Capital Costs to report. The annual Operating and Maintenance Costs to report are $148,740.

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 ifnormation technology.

Direct Comments to OMB

Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the esitmated public burden and associated repsonse 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 Ms. Jan Heffernan, Division of Grants Policy, Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration, NIH, Rockledge 1 Building, Room 1196, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892-7974, or call non-toll-free number (301) 435-0940, or E-mail your request, including your request, including your address to: Heffernj@OD.NIH.GOV

Comments Due Date

Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received on or before October 1, 2001.

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Dated: August 21, 2001.

Carol Tippery,

Acting Director, OPERA, NIH.

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[FR Doc. 01-21986 Filed 8-30-01; 8:45 am]

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