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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Application for the Pharmacology Research Associate Program

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Under the provisions of section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve the information colleciton listed below. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on February 13, 2004, pages 7236-7237, and allow 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: Application for the Pharmacology Research Associate Program. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Need and Use of Information Collection: The Pharmacology Research Associate (PRAT) Program will use the applicant and referee information to award opportunities for training and experience in laboratory or clinical investigation to individuals with a Ph.D. degree in pharmacology or a related science, M.D., or other professional degree through appointments as PRAT Fellows at the National Institutes of Health or the Food and Drug Administration. The goal of the program is to develop leaders in pharmacological reserach for key positions in academic, industrial, and Federal research laboratories. Frequency of Response: Once a year. Affected Public: Individuals or households; Businesses or other for-profit.

The annual reporting burden is as follows:

Type and Number of RespondentsEstimated Number of Responses Per RespondentEstimated Total ResponsesAverage Burden Hours per ResponsesEstimated Total Annual Burden Hours Requested
Applicants 501502.00100
Referees 15011500.16725

Total Number of Respondents: 200.

Total Number of Responses: 200.

Total Hours: 125.

The annualized cost to respondents is estimated at:

Applicants: $5,500.00

Referees: $1,250.00

There are no Capital Costs, Operating Costs, and/or Maintenance Costs to report.

Request for Comments: Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected agencies should address one or more of the following points: (1) Evaluate 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) Evaluate 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) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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 estiamted public burden and associated response time, should be directed to the: Office of Manageament 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. Sally Lee, NIGMS, NIH, Natcher Building, Room 2AN-18H, 45 Center Drive, MSC 6200, Bethesda, MD 20892-6200, or call non-toll-free number 301-594-2755 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 within 30 days of the date of this publication.

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Dated: April 21, 2004.

Sally Lee,

Deputy Executive Officer, National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

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[FR Doc. 04-9683 Filed 4-28-04; 8:45 am]