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Proposed Collection; Comment Request; NIH-American Association for Retired Persons (AARP) Short Follow-Up Questionnaire 2008

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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 Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.

Proposed Collection: Title: NIH-American Association for Retired Persons (AARP) Short Follow-Up Questionnaire 2008. Type of Information Collection Request: New. Need and Use of Information Collection: The purpose of this short 2-page questionnaire is to obtain information on 18 different medical conditions, several medical procedures, and lifestyle characteristics from 513,225 participants of the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study. The questionnaire will support the ongoing examination between cancer and nutritional exposures. This questionnaire adheres to The Public Health Service Act, section 412 (42 U.S.C. 285a-1) and section 413 (42 U.S.C. 285a-2), which authorizes the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to establish and support programs for the detection, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancer; and to collect, identify, analyze and disseminate information on cancer research, diagnosis, prevention and treatment. Frequency of Response: Once. Affected Public: Individuals. Type of Respondents: U.S. adults (persons aged 50-85). The annual reporting burden is as follows: Estimated Number of Respondents: 513,225; Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1; Average Burden Hours Per Response: .0668; and Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours Requested: 34,283. The annualized cost to respondents is estimated at: $302,158. There are no Capital Costs, Operating Costs, and/or Maintenance Costs to report.

Type of respondentsNumber of respondentsFrequency of responseAverage burden hours per responseAnnual hour burdenHourly wage rateCost to respond
Senior Adults513,22511.066834,283$17.68$302,158
1 (4 minutes).

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 Start Printed Page 62661information 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 Arthur Schatzkin, M.D., Dr.P.H, Chief, Nutritional Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, NIH, DHHS, Executive Plaza South, Room 3040, 6120 Executive Blvd., EPS-MSC 7242, Bethesda, MD 20892-7335 or call non-toll-free number 301-594-2931 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 60 days of the date of this publication.

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Dated: October 26, 2007.

Vivian Horovitch-Kelley,

NCI Project Clearance Liaison, National Institutes of Health.

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[FR Doc. E7-21759 Filed 11-5-07; 8:45 am]