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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Agricultural Health Study-A Prospective Cohort Study of Cancer and Other Diseases Among Men and Women in Agriculture

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Under the provisions of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), 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 June 12, 2001, page 31679 and allowed 60 days for public comment. No public comments were received. The purpose of this notice is 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.


Title: Agricultural Health Study—A Prospective Cohort Study of Cancer and Other Diseases Among Men and Women in Agriculture. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision (OMB 0925-0406, expiration 11/30/01). Need and Use of Information Collection: The Agricultural Health Study is in its third year of follow-up data collection on a prospective cohort of 89,189 farmers, their spouses, and commercial applicators of pesticides from Iowa and North Carolina. Follow-up is not yet complete; an additional two years of follow-up is being requested. Frequency of Response: One time. Affected Public: Individuals or households, Farms. Type of Respondents: Private pesticide applicators and their spouses. The annual reporting burden is as follows: Estimated Number of Respondents: 11,000; Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 2.2; Average Burden Hours Per Response: 1,196; and Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours Requested: 13,156. The annualized cost to respondents is estimated at $131, 554. There are no Capital Costs to report. There are no Operating or Maintenance Costs to report.


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.


Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the items(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: Michael C.R. Alavanja, Dr. P.H., Division of Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Executive Plaza South, Suite 8000, 6120 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20852, or call non-toll free (301)435-4720, or E-mail your request, including your address to


GComments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received on or before October 26, 2001.

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Dated: September 14, 2001.

Reesa Nichols,

NCI Project Clearance Liaison.

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[FR Doc. 01-24033 Filed 9-25-01; 8:45 am]