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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; The Jackson Heart Study (JHS)

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Summary: Under the provisions of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review and approval the information collection listed below. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on October 25, 2006, pages 62476-62477, and allowed 60 days for public comment. No 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: The Jackson Heart Study (JHS). Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection (OMB NO. 0925-0491). Need and Use of Information Collection: This project involves annual follow-up by telephone of participants in the JHS, review of their medical records, and interviews with doctors and family to identify disease occurrence. Interviewers will contact doctors and hospitals to ascertain participants' cardiovascular events. Information gathered will be used to further describe the risk factors, occurrence rates, and consequences of cardiovascular disease in African American men and women. Frequency of Response: One time. Affected Public: Individuals or households; Businesses or other for profit; Small businesses or organizations. Type of Respondents: Individuals or households; Businesses or other for profit; not-for-profit institutions. The annual reporting burden is as follows: Estimated Number of Respondents: 600; Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.0; Average Burden Hours Per Response: 0.5 and Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours Requested: 300. The annualized cost to respondents is estimated at $9,500. There are no Capital Costs to report. There are no Operating or Maintenance Costs to report.

Estimate of Annual Hour Burden

Type of responseNumber of respondentsFrequency of responseAverage time per responseAnnual hour burden
Morbidity & Mortality AFU 3rd Party/Next-of-kin decedents30010.5150
Morbidity & Mortality AFU 3rd Party Physicians30010.5150

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 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: Ms. Cheryl Nelson, Project Officer, NIH, NHLBI, 6701 Rockledge Drive, MSC 7934, Bethesda, MD 20892-7934, or call non-toll-free number 301-435-0451 or E-mail your request, including your address to: NelsonC@nhlbi.nih.go v.

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: May 22, 2007.

Peter Savage,

Acting Director.

Dated: May 22, 2007.

Suzanne A. Freeman,

Project Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 07-2698 Filed 5-30-07; 8:45 am]